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Google play fails to install application with RPC:S-5:AEC-0

Someone has reported me that he cannot install or upgrade applications on Google Play. It fails with error RPC:S-5:AEC-0 What does that mean? How to fix this?
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How can I turn off the “allow automatic updating” for an app?

Once I've checked off the box to "allow automatic updating" for an app in the market, is there any way to undo this without uninstalling and reinstalling the app? Moto Droid running 2.2 UPDATE: ...
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Deleting a device from the Google Play Store?

Yesterday I bought a new Android smartphone & performed a factory reset on my previous HTC handset. Naturally (I think) I set up my new phone under the same Google account as was registered for my ...
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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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Remove credit card from google wallet, will it affect purchased apps?

I use my credit card to buy app on Google Play Store and now that I changed my credit card, I want to remove my credit card info from my account, but Google gives me this message: You are about to ...
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How to keep Apps, that are banned from the offical market, up to date?

Sadly, a few fine Apps are banned from the official Market by Google (e.g. Transdroid): How can I keep those Apps up to date, without visiting the project sites regularly?
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How to remove Google Account that is set for Android Market in device?

In my Device I have entered the the xyz@gmail.com as google account and I have also set that account as the Market account. Now I want to use abc@gmail.com as my market account but I am not able to do ...
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Marketplace offers downloads in notifications but when I tap notification none are available

I've seen some other places with this question, but no answers that explain/help with what's going on. I've got a Droid 3, and about once a day I get a notification that there are updates available ...
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How to post a link to an android market app?

You can post a link to an android market application by useing a link that looks like: market://search?q=pname:package While browsing the market, is it possible to find an app's package name? ...
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Google play disappeared from my phone

While uninstalling some app I may have accidentally uninstalled Google play app. But even then I have updated Google play app before and while uninstalling it should remove only updates from my phone ...
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Any reason why Swype isn't in Play Store? [closed]

Have developers of Swype keyboard ever told anywhere why they haven't added their app in Play Store yet? As Play Store is easiest way of installing and updating apps, it'd be nice..
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Searching for Android apps [closed]

Searching an app on the Play Store for new apps results in a failure most of the time. By failure I mean we don't find the desired app although the name matches exactly. Popular examples are Temple ...
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Who runs the Android market?

Does Google run the Android Market?
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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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How enable monetary parental control for Google Play ?

The last Google Play update removed the PIN option. The new solution is email login. My kids know, and should know, their email logins, so that is not protecting me from Google Play purchases. How ...
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how to fake my personal information

I downloaded a game from Google Play. In the permission page, I noticed that it asks for my personal information. Allow this application to: Your personal information read sensitive log data. Why ...
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Can't I install or update Apps from Play Store: Error 905. How to fix?

Suddenly (after a Play Store update?) I can't install or update any Apps. I always get error code 905 when I try to do so. How can I fix this?
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Is there a way see if any of the apps on my phone have updates available?

Is there a way see if any of the apps on my phone have updates available? I occasionally get a notification that updates are available but is there a way of checking manually? If I clear the ...
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Why do apps legitimately purchased from Android Market warn about missing license?

A few weeks ago I purchased two paid apps, 3G Watchdog Pro (3GWP) and The Photographer's Ephemeris (TPE). Both of them displayed warnings that the license is missing, and advised to visit Android ...
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What does it mean the “WIFI” label on the market? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Wi-Fi icon next to apps in android market I've noticed that a few items on "My applications" on the Android Market client have a gray "WIFI" label on them. What does ...
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Using Multiple Devices With the Play Store

I've been using a Droid (original model) for a while and recently I bought an Archos 7 Home Tablet at Office Depot (I think it was on clearance, but I don't remember why it was marked down). I ...
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Reapplying market updates after using “uninstall updates”

I had an issue with an application that couldn't be updated, and solved it by uninstalling the market updates (maybe there was another method, but in my case it worked). Problem is, now I can't find a ...
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One purchased app stuck at “Starting download…” but others download fine

I purchased an app from the Android Marketplace and the download will not start. It is stuck at "Starting Download..." and none of the suggestions on the support site worked. I can download other apps ...
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How to revive crashing market app?

My Android 2.1 tablet crashed while the marked app was installing some apps. If I open the marked app now, it always shows that two apps are installing right now, and crashes immediately. Any ideas on ...
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Sometimes Market update gets stuck downloading. How can I cancel?

Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, ...
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View just the “App” apps, without the games?

The Android Market / Play Store is structured with three main headings at the moment (at least in Australia, might be different elsewhere): Apps Games Books However, when you delve into the "Apps" ...
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Android Market: Comments not consistent

I've noticed that for each app i see different comments if i'm going from the web version or mobile version of the market althought I click "Read All User Reviews" on both. Have you also noticed ...
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I want to remove credit card information from Play Store

Please let me know how can I change my credit card information that I entered when I set up the Play Store.
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Override PlayStore Application Android Minimal version requirement? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I tell the Android Market that I'm running an updated version of Android? In fact, I installed an higher Android version on my phone (4.0 on a ZTE Blade ...
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Are apps downloaded from an unrestricted market disabled when the phone is used in a restricted market?

I am currently on t-mobile in the US and have access to a lot apps that are not available in the Indian android market. What happens to the apps that I download off the US market when I return to ...
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Is there any way to force market to update and install apps one at a time?

I'm having problems with my Samsung galaxy Captivate where whenever I attempt to update all the apps in market, every single app begins downloading and installing all at the same time and the result ...
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Error 504 when downloading apps from Play Store?

My device is Motorola Xoom MZ604. The internet connectivity is 4G WiMax via my laptop as hotspot. The problem is when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it gives me an Error 504 ...
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Can't install from market: INSTALL_FAILED_DEXOPT

I have an LG Optimus V with CyanogenMod 7.1. I cannot install/upgrade anything from the Market. I keep getting "Package File Invalid". I think it may have something to do with s2e, though I only ...
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Deleted Google Talk on accident

Okay, got a bit carried away in Root Explorer and deleted GTalk. Cant access Google Play. I tried reinstalling versions online, those crashed instantly. Then, i grabbed my ROM zip and pulled out ...
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Google Playstore force-closes [closed]

I have a Samsung Galaxy 10.1 tablet. I cleaned up some applications, deleting them via settings, and now I receive an error message when I open some applications. The message reads The ...
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App installs result in “Process System Not Responding” message [closed]

After installing or updating an app in the newest version of the android market I receive the warning "Process System is not responding" with the option to either force close or wait. I choose "wait" ...
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“device isn't compatible with this item” - why? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why are some Apps on the market be incompatible with my device? I would like to download and install this app on my Samsung Continuum SCH-I400 running Android 2.2.2 but ...
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Remove google accounts from Android Market

I have 2 accounts synced with the device, lets call them Account A and Account B. When I got the device, I first entered A to be the account for the market, for gmail and everything else. Then, I ...
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Searching and filtering Android Market app reviews

There seems to be no way of filtering or searching the app reviews in Android Market. This is a problem because it's usually the low-scored reviews that are most useful - they give an idea about what ...
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How can I control which device gets downloaded apps on the Google Play website?

I have two devices, a Note 2 and a Nook HD Plus. I can download apps to each device with their Google Play apps with no problem. but I don't know how to choose which device gets the app download on ...
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“There are no android phones associated with this account.”

I recently bought an eLocity A7 Internet Tablet. I'm unable to download any apps from the Android Market, even though I have a Google account. I keep getting the reason, “There are no android phones ...
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Can I restore downloaded paid apps after a factory reset?

I need to factory reset my phone. However, I need to know whether I will be able to download the applications I paid for on Google Play once I do the reset, and download them onto my phone at no ...
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How can I disable the Android Market temporarily?

My kids play games on my tablet, and I would like to disable the Android Market and in-app purchasing for the duration of their use of the device. Is there any option, third-party software or any ...
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Android marketplace with PayPal support

Are there any Android market alternative that support PayPal payment?
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How many times can I install an application I've purchased on the Market?

I have just bought an HTC HD2 and I immediately installed a custom Android ROM. I will probably change ROMs often. If I buy an application from the Android Market how many times can I download and ...
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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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Application unpublished from Google Play Store but user still can add their review

I just came across such a strange thing from Google Play Store . I unpublished my application from Google play store 3 days ago. But i see users still adding their reviews. I cannot understand how ...
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Error when downloading application from the play store: RPC: S-3

I just got an Android tablet and when I try to install an app on the Play store it says: error retrieving information from server [RPC:S-3]. I've tried clearing the data for the Play Store app ...
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How to remove app from wishlist?

How can I remove an app from wishlist? I clicked the add to wishlist button by mistake.. I'm looking for this but i can't find, is there a way? I tried to unistall the app, search in the app page ...
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How to re-activate android device (with another email address)

I have an android device (registered to my gmail account), which I want to give to someone else. What steps do I have to take, so that the device is no longer activated/registered/linked with my ...