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How would you uninstall a rogue Home (Launcher) application?

If you were to install a Home Screen application that does not give you access to the System Settings screen (to go to Manage Applications), and also does not let you launch Apps (such as the Market ...
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how can I auto connect to open wifi?

I have Galaxy Note2. Is there a way to tell it to auto connect to open wifi when availble? Whitout me needing to scan and choose open wifi?
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whenever I attempt to update or install an app I get and error

I have been trying to update apps and install games for a month. I have looked all over for help. I was told to turn phone off and then back on and go to step two which didn't work. The problem I'm ...
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1answer
199 views

Google play store not working when default install location is SD card

I have a non-rooted Android 5.0 device. The Android installation of my phone provides an option to set the default storage location (analogous to adb shell pm set-install-location 2, I think). After ...
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Can't remove stolen phone from account

So I had an Android phone stolen - nearly two years ago now. When it was taken, I immediately reset my Google account password (and most others). I have 2-factor auth on my Google account. I have ...
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Play Store won't download or update apps

I am using Samsung Galaxy Duos GT-I8262. Yesterday I encounter this strange problem. Whenever I download or update an app from Play Store, it only shows downloading bar and the app won't download in a ...
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Reset Google Play password

I forgot my son's password to filter which apps he download through the Google Play Store. How can I reset it?
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Locked out of my Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0

I have been locked out of my Galaxy Player. When I clicked on "forgot password" it told me to log in to my Google Play account. I forgot my password to it too. I need help to figure out how to change ...
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701 views

Remove Google Account from a lost phone

Is there any way to remove a device from google play without having the phone ? I've lost my phone a while ago and i can't log in into Google Play from a new phone without removing it from the lost ...
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Apps I never installed appear in web store under “Other apps in my library”

TL;DR version--do you have apps in your Google Play "Other apps in my library" that you know you've never installed? In my Google Play account, under the section labeled "Other apps in my library", ...
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Why will a video game from the google play store be asking me for root/super users permissions?

So I don't know if this is a question for here or security.stackexchange.com but the thing is I installed a game that ask me for root access to my system it seems suspicious and strange why will a ...
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How to select content language on Google Play Movies

I'm in Germany and I want to download movies in English from the Google Play store to watch my Android tablet, however I can only get movies in German. How can I get the English versions?
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How to force built-in apps to update on a brand new android device?

I've just unpacked a new phone Moto G 2nd Gen and noticed that the Google Play My Apps is completely empty (it's for my wife, she didn't use android before). So I updated several essential apps ...
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Can an app installed from Play Store being dropped support due to changing requirement in Android version?

Can an app installed from Play Store being dropped support due to changing requirement in Android version? If a very low percentage of app users still uses a very old Android version, and the ...
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How can I replace stock download manager that Google Play uses?

Yesterday I upgraded my rooted LG Optimus One (P500) running v20g 2.3.3 to CM10 (unofficial) 4.1.1 through this post. Since the new ROM is unofficial and is in alpha/beta stage there are few known ...
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How do you change the language on Google Play? [duplicate]

How do you change the language on Google Play? I'm American, so I want it in English. I live in Luxembourg, have a Lux SIM card and bought my phone in Thailand and yet the Google Pay Topics are all in ...
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Problem Sync'ing/Downloading from Google Play

Android Enthusiasts I've been having problems when trying to download apps from Google Play. I'm relatively new to the Android Scene. Whenever I try to download and install from Google Play, I get a ...
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Is it possible to use a Google Play Gift Card with In-App billing and purchases?

I have installed the free version of an app on my phone from Google Play. Now I want to purchase the full version of that application using in-app billing or purchase option already available in that ...
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How to gift in-app purchase?

I'm trying to gift my SO the pro mode of an app (Pomodoro challenge, specifically). This is an in-app purchase, not a separate, premium app. Is there a way to do this?
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How to export conversations from Bluestacks to an Android?

I used to have WhatsApp on Bluestacks but now I own a cellphone and want to restore my conversations and contacts from bluestacks to my phone. How could this be done? Is it possible!? When I try to ...
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How to get updates for apps which use Google Play on my Kindle Fire?

A number of apps on my Kindle Fire indicate that updated versions are available and prompt me to "tap here to update" or words to that effect. The trouble is this: so far all the apps with updates -- ...
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3answers
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Is it possible to disable Google Play indefinitely?

I have an HTC Desire. This phone sadly has very limited internal memory although plenty of memory card memory. Since owning it I've become accustomed to moving any apps I download onto the SD card and ...
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How anonymous are ratings/reviews in the Android Market?

I can see from reviews other people have given to apps in the market that at the very least your account name is made public. However, I was wondering: Is that the only thing made public? If I only ...
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1answer
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Google Play Store is not working

I updated my Galaxy S3 three months ago and since then, my Play Store went wrong. I can't open it anymore, not to mention my phone often got stuck for hours. I tried every method I could find like ...
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How to reinstall google play store app in jellybean?

I have telus samsung galaxy s2x with android jellybean 4.1.2 (non rooted). When going on play store I got an error about authentication needed. So I did uninstall updates from application manager (as ...
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One device does not show on Google Play

I just purchased two identical Android tablet for my kids, running ICS 4.0, both using the same gmail account. I have the Google Play store installed on both of them, but only one of them show on my ...
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Is apkmirror.com safe?

Is it safe to download and install Google Play from apkmirror.com? How can I check this is a safe download? Backstory: I had to factory reset my original Samsung Galaxy Tab as it refused to start ...
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Can I have more than one tablet on the same email account?

I have two tablets for each of my kids and I set them both up with my email account on the app store to get them games. But when trying to use the PC to choose the games for me it will only let me ...
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How do I get my keyboard back?

I recently got an Android Polaroid tablet and I noticed it was incredibly slow so I disabled and force stopped a lot of the apps that were pre-downloaded onto the device because I knew I'd never need ...
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2answers
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Android google play no connection error

About a month ago my application updates ate all of the memory of my phone (samsung galaxy young), so I decided to uninstall, or disable and downgrade applications. I did this to google play as well. ...
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Phoenix OS and gapps : strange behaviour on my nexus 10

I've just installed the latest version of Phonenix OS on my tablet Nexus 10. Since a little of space is left,I have installed the pico version,that I found here : ...
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prevent google play from showing books only

I want to prevent google play from showing any books because there are some inappropriate books and google play's parental control didn't work perfectly(as they said not 100%). I don't want to ...
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5answers
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Uninstalled apps still show up on “Apps installed on” in Google Play Store

I already uninstalled the unwanted applications from my device, but they still show up on "Apps installed on" in my Google Play account. Does it mean that the apps I got rid of are still stored in ...
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How can I see a list of my unrated apps?

It's important to me to provide feedback on the apps I use. However, I don't remember which apps I already rated, and I find myself checking my apps one by one to find the ones I haven't rated yet. ...
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How to use an older version of an application?

I was using an application. Then the multiplayer mode stopped working, so I decided to reinstall it. After I uninstalled the app, I realised that an update had been made and my Android version is too ...
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Google Now - “no app found to open url”

I've been having this problem for about two days. It started happening at random and I've not been able to find solution to the problem. Basically if I try to open a link to a website that has an ...
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2answers
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Can't use Google Play app from Restricted Guest Account

I made a restricted guest account for others to use my device (Android 4.4.4. with CyanogenMod 11) and I am unallowed to give the account access to the Play Store. If I try and use the Play Store from ...
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Unable to download apps from google playstore via wifi

Is there any possibility to block app downloads from google play store via WiFi? I tried all the steps like Clear cache data from playstore app Delete google account and recreated it Factory reset ...
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Is there a way to turn off app updates when global and app-specific autoupdate setting is already set to Never/Off?

On Monday, January 18th, 2016, on a never-network-locked-or-branded Nexus 5, I've noticed that the Google Chrome app was suddenly updated, together with the user-installed "My Cricket" and one other ...
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Get a list of all applications I have ever installed on any phone [duplicate]

This is strongly related to Android market. I have once used an application which I now cannot find using the search function. Unless it was withdrawn, it must still exist and I want to find it. ...
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Google Play says my device isn't compatible with the app even though it meets required Android version

I have a Hisense HS-U601 with Android 4.4.2 but when I try to download apps on Google Play that requires 4.0 and up it always says it's not compatible. For instance I can't update my Instagram app ...
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Verification Phone Play Store

I want to create a different/new Play Store account in my new device, but when the Play Store asks me for my phone number, it says that it was used too many times. Is there a way to fix this? ...
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Will existing users be able to update the app if the app is blocked in their Play Store country

I have a published Android app open to US, Singapore and UK. There are users on app from all these countries but for content reasons I would like to block the app on Google Play to users in US and ...
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Chrome Browser is not supported on this device (Samsung GT-P7500)

I have a tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (P7500) with stock firmware P7500XWLPG (Android 4.0.4). I want to install Chrome Browser on it. But when I find it in Google Play I see message "This app is ...
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Samsung Twitter for Android

On a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition, Twitter (version 4.1.3) is pre-installed. This app can be updated via the "Galaxy Apps" app, to version 5.49.0. However, the version of the Twitter app in ...
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2answers
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Error 492 in Google Play Store

I have android 4.0 and I am getting Error 492 while downloading any app from Play Store. I have tried resetting my SDCard and doing Factory Reset. I have HCL ME U1 Tablet and It isn't rooted and I ...
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Installing apps issue

I have Samsung Note 2. I can install neither play store apps nor APK. I can simply download APK, but the installation is never finished. When I download apps from play store, it simply downloads ...
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Hide games in “apps” in Play Store?

I'm hoping for a way for Play store to stop promoting games to me all over the place. I don't mind them listed in the Games category, but I can't stand to have them in the Apps category. Any way to do ...
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Samsung Galaxy S6 64GB “Insufficient Storage Space” after Hard Reset and tried every fix

I have tried all the fixes I can find online about deleting the cache but I just hard reset my phone and installed apps. This has happened twice so not sure what to do. Could it be the formatting was ...
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Huawei ascend g6 complaining about internal storage when installing an app

I'm having a problem with my Huawei Ascend G6 smartphone. I'm using this smartphone without an SD card, the device has 8GB internal storage. The operating system is android 4.3 with Huawei EmotionUI ...