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Icon issues in Google Play Store 4.8.20 [duplicate]

I'm running Android 4.2.1 and recently the Play Store app updated to version 4.8.20 and since then I'm facing icon issues within the store. Click for larger version As you can see, there's a weird ...
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cannot view bookmarked map in android google maps engine

I have a bookmarked map in my Google maps engine when viewing via Chrome browser. When I open the Google maps engine android app, I can only see maps created by me or shared with me. Not ones save as ...
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GOOGLE PLAY - APPS show as installed, but device grayed out?

SO, my DROID 4 went into the drink yesterday - I am in the process of getting a new DROID - while preparing to learn how to reload my GOOGLE APPS - I went to the PLAYSTORE and noticed that while ...
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apps downloading to old phone instead of new phone!

Help! I've just bought a new phone and I've viewed my apps on Google Play but when I try to install they say they have already been installed and opens a drop down box with my old phone name. There ...
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View “What's New” in landscape in the Play Store

When I'm on my Nexus 7 (2013) in landscape mode, the Play Store shows me the permissions list, but nothing about what's changed in the application being updated. In portrait mode I get the full ...
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How does my phone start installing apps so quickly when initiated from the play on-line store?

When I go to the Google Play on-line store and install an app, how does my phone know to install it? Is it using push notifications? Quite often it happens within a few seconds so presumably it can't ...
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Why might an app not auto-update, despite not requiring any new permissions?

I have an app installed from the Google Play Store with "Auto-update" enabled. Normally such apps update silently, with a notification when it's complete. Such apps usually only prompt me when they ...
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Change gmail account which will make in-app purchase?

What is the procedure to change email account which you want to use to make in-app purchase? Take a look at the image. I am using 2 gmail account and only 1 has credit card attached. The primary ...
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Insufficient storage error on Google play store [duplicate]

I tried to install an app from Google play, which said it was about 12mb to install. According to Storage in settings, I have 90mb available on external memory and 144mb in internal memory. When I ...
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Android secret hidden code to open settings [duplicate]

I have rooted the phone. After few days I reset the phone. Thereafter it didnt showed anything .My phone is Intex Aqua 4.0 with android 2.3.5 Can you tell me the telephone code to open the settings ...
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I have insufficient storage space [duplicate]

On my Samsung Galaxy y, I tried to update watsapp but found there was insufficient storage space. I deleted apps, videos,pictures and downloads. I also tried all suggestion on the internet but none ...
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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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Why does the Play Store need access to NFC?

In xPrivacy, I can see that the Play Store asks for getNfcAdapter. What does it need it for?
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Error problem with market on my ZTE score x500M

Tried to download several different apps but with each one I got "App name could not download due to error" I tried all suggestions listed here and it still doesn't work. One thing I did notice was ...
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Google Play site says the app is compatible but the Google Play app says otherwise

I am trying to download a game from Google Play to my VirtualBox. The site (browsed with my Windows 7 laptop and Firefox) says the app is compatible with all of my devices. I happily clicked the ...
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Installing Whatsapp on Galaxy Note Pro

I have installed whatsapp in my galaxy note pro previously but uninstall a few days later. Now that I want to install back again, it says device does not support whatsapp. Please advise why am I ...
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Error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-7:AEC-0] [duplicate]

I keep getting this error when trying to install any application from the Play Store. I've tried steps described here Error when downloading application from the play store: RPC: S-3, but to no avail. ...
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Google Play Store No connection

Why when I enter Google Play Store using my LG-P875 phone, it shows only "No Connection Retry"? A few days ago I was deleting some apps and other stuffs to save up my storage space, and I wonder if I ...
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Why is my phone not an available option on the online Play market?

I have to Android devices, a phone and a tablet. I recently upgraded both to Android 4.4. When I go to Google Play's website using a browser on my computer, and select an app to install, my list of ...
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Play store - Wishlist server error DF-DFERH-01 - ZTE Blade III

My android was working fine until one day, i saw Error retrieving information from server. [DF-DFERH-01] with a RETRY button. This is happening only in the "My wishlist" menu. No errors before. ...
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Best rated apps ? Any list of them?

Thousands of apps on playstore but there is no way to sort them on best rated.is there any site of way to find best rated apps (from playstore or otherwise) ???
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Minimal .apks for play store

Introduction I just installed CyanogenMod 10.2 on HTC One X+ and I want to install ONLY the Google Play Store. I know there is Gapps, but I want to have even less apps on my phone than what is in ...
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Is it possible for Google to detect app updates that have not been delivered through Play Store?

I'm playing a game that is developed by a sub-division of Google. (Ingress/Niantic) Usually new versions of this game pushed out through staged roll-outs, which means if you are not one of the lucky ...
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Cyanogen and Google Play compatibility

I already read, how to install Google Play on Cyanogen. But then what? Do the apps from Play store install seamlessly, like on "standard" Android? Some apps require minimum version of Android. ...
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unable to log into google+ account or google play acount via chrome or app

I have a new smartphone (samsung galaxy s4) without a SIM currently. when i try to login to my google+ account with it google says that the password is wrong although it works on my desktop computer ...
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Including permissions in searches

Is there a browser (firefox, chrome) plug-in or other method to search google play not only by keywords, but by also limiting certain permissions? Wouldn't this be a great way to filter out a ...
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What are the pros and cons of allowing Google Play store to automatically update apps?

Automatically update apps on my Android phone: Upsides: Apps get new feature, bug fixes, performance improvements, etc. Downsides: The UI layout or some features that I am already used to ...
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ART makes Facebook app non installable (Error: -24) [duplicate]

I have an Android 4.4.2 phone and I enabled ART instead of Dalvik. When I go to the Google Play Store and try to install Facebook, it can't install the app. I get two errors, sometimes I get ...
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Why there is a delay when I install app from play store on my pc

When I install any app from Google Play from pc, it wont install soon. I need to click 2 or 3 times install to install the app in my phone. But when I click install it will show as installed but it ...
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-24 Google Play Error on installing eBay [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install the eBay app from the play store I get a -24 error code: "unknown error when installing application". I have googled the error and I cannot find anything relating to this. ...
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Where the apps from google play get downloaded?

If I am installing an application in windows, I will be downloading the exe and clicking the exe will install the application. Even if I uninstall the application, I can reinstall the application from ...
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Does 'installation unsucessful' apps occupy space in SD card

After downloading some of the apps from google store I get a notification stating phone memory low and subsequently the installation gets failed.My question does these not installed app files get ...
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How to remove Google Play sample books from my library without them coming back?

I have the Google Play Books app on my Android tablet, and there are three books included with it: Alice in Wonderland, The Three Musketeers, and Treasure Island. When I go to my library and hit the ...
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My Samsung Galaxy S2 Android v4.1.2 won't auto-update my apps

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, SHV-E120K and auto-update from Google Play store won't start for already installed apps. The auto-update checkbox is checked and there is an updated version ready on the ...
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Google Play not working with firewall

I installed a firewall on a rooted device (tried two: Avast and Droidwall) but I was not able to make Google Play work (download apps from internet). What apps or services do I have to whitelist ...
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Find when an app was released on the google play store [duplicate]

I tried searching for a tool online but couldn't find how you can find out when an android app was first released on the google play store? On google play it just mentions when it was last updated. ...
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Why can't I download apps on my android phone?

I have a Huawei ascend y300 4.1 android jelly bean .Every time I try downloading apps from google play it says "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD Card" I try deleting apps I don't use for memory ...
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Error while installing APK without Play Store

I've downloaded some app* from the play store via the bluestacks emulator and then copied the apk off the emulated system to my android phone. But when I want to install it, I'll get an error which ...
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Autodownload apps that installed on another tablet?

Is there a solution without any extra app or software for the following: I have here an old Acer A510 Tablet with my account, also a new Xperia Z2 Tablet - I would like to force the play store on the ...
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How to get specific contact's “+1” Play Store applications list?

I would like to get list of "+1" Play Store applications of specific contacts. Are there any ways to do this?
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I get an application error 919 when updating Chrome. How to proceed?

While updating Chrome, I repeatedly get the following error: Unknown error code during application install: "919" This is on a Wolfgang AT-AS43D4, running stock 4.1.2. I have about 100 MB free ...
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Prevent Google Play from reinstalling apps after factory reset

I've got multiple Android devices and have a plethora of apps. I've just done a factory reset on one in order to use it for development purposes only, however there are a couple of apps that I need ...
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Download previously purchased [duplicate]

I've two android devices galaxy Note2 and galaxy S4, i purchased apps in my note device, can i use the same app that i purchased in the other one? i saw in this page ...
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when i download apps from my computer to send to my new motorola i1 they go to my old phone

My Problem: My device doesn't show up on Google play. Only my old phone, the one my Grandmother is using. The apps I download go to her phone! Please help!
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Rooted Huawei Ascend Y300 reboot fails when play store process is opened

I'm on jellybean (4.1.1) using my Huawei Ascend Y300's stock ROM, however with root, as already stated in the title. Every time I attempt to reboot my phone and the google play process is opened the ...
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Rooted Android Phone - Add Latest Google Play Store to System App for future factory reset

I rooted my Android Phone and deleted some unwanted apps with google play store, google play services and google text to speech. Now how to add these apps again (latest version) as a system app for ...
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When is an “in app purchase” not an in app purchase?

The Play Store policy on in app transaction fees reads like this: For applications and all in-app products that you choose to sell on Google Play, the transaction fee is equivalent to 30% of the ...
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Where can I see all my +1 and app ratings?

Where can I see all my +1 and app ratings?
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How to delete google play?

I want to disable or delete google play store (I don't want the person who has access to the device to install any apps, and I want to free up some space while I'm at it). I have root. Where are the ...
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Why do apps on the Google Play Store have com. at the start?

When you get an app from the play store, the apps are always given in this format (For example): https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.king.candycrushsaga I'm not interested in the main ...