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Is there a way to change device type on Google Play

I have an HTC One V, but I rooted it and installed CyMod 10.1. The problem I am currently facing is that the device shows up on Google Play as HTC One V which came with 4.0, whereas my phone now has ...
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unknown error code -24 [duplicate]

I have Android 4.1.2 on Samsung galaxy S2 I install an app and get this error: unknown error during appliaction install -24 googling this line should clearing Google play cache might help but it ...
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In Explorer, after performing factory reset Google play store converted to Market place

I performed factory data reset of my another device "HTC Explorer". And before performing the reset Play store was there but now it disappears, and instead of play store now its Market place. So how ...
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Is it possible to enable in-app purchases for Restricted Profiles?

I've set up a restricted profile on my Nexus to enable my children to have relatively controlled access to the device. Now one of them is asking for me to unlock a couple of features within an app ...
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Samsung G S3 Mini: UK Apps 'not available in your country'?: in UK, with new UK phone from UK provider!

Just got my new Samsung Galaxy s3 mini, from t-mobile UK. Trying to download UK apps (e.g. BBC News) from Google Play, but getting the "app not available in your country" messages.... Am in the UK, ...
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Getting Error Code -24 when installing Battle Beach from Play Store

I kept on getting Error -24 whenever I try to install Battle Beach from Google Play Store. What is causing this error, and how can I fix it? I am running Jellybean (4.1) on a Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0. ...
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will i lose my pictures during a factory reset?

I accidentally deleted my app store and cant figure out how to get it back or open it again. I've read that I should do a factory reset. What will I lose if I do that? Im worried about my pictures.
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Any way to stop ridiculous translations in Google PlayStore?

Most of the translations are nonsense in Google Playstore. Looks stupid, amateurish and most of all they are annoying. Words by words meaning nothing! My mother language is finnish and Im using ...
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Application downloading error (919)

I am experiencing a problem with Google Play in my Android phone. When I download new apps from the Play Store, it completes 100% and then shows me an error: (unknown Error code during application ...
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Market won't show some apps on custom rom

I installed cyanogenmod 10.2 on my samsung galaxy s3 and asus tf101g, and it looks like both of them have one problem with apps showing in play store. For example I have buyed Mantano Reader Premium ...
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Play store not connecting on MIUI rom

After updating MIUI from 3.8.23 to 3.10.25, I get the annoying error message "No connection" when opening Play Store (which is version 4.3.11). Wifi is on and all other apps work fine. Tried to delete ...
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Is there a way to sort apps by popularity (number of 'downloads') in the Google Play Store, or otherwise?

Google's Play Store does not sort its 'Top' apps by number of downloads. This prevents you from discovering the true order of which apps people are downloading the most, making you often not know ...
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Difference between exported apk and app backed up apk [closed]

Hi I have signed an android project with my signature and exported it as .apk file. I uploaded it to Google play and installed it in my mobile. I use an app to take a backup of the file and then as my ...
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How to check if application on Google Play would work on other (not own) phone?

Is there a way to (at least approximately) check if an application I have found in Google Play store would work on friend's phone. I'd rather not suggest an app that would not work on friend's phone. ...
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Can there be malicious apps on Google Play?

Do I need to worry about malicious apps on Google Play, or can I trust everything I install, so long as I install it from Google Play? And if I need to worry, what red flags should I look for - ...
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Why do I get the same “updates available” for apps even though I have already updated that app before on my S3?

I have noticed that my Google Play apps keep notifying me of apps with new updates but when I click on it I see that's it's sometimes an app a old update which I have already installed but the ...
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Droid - what won't function properly on device if I disable background data usage for google play store?

I just upgraded to a new droid razor maxx from an older version. With the older version I never went over my 150 mb of data. Since I received the new phone Google Play Store is eating up my data and ...
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Error installing apps

I'm trying to install a game on the Play store, and I get the following error every time: Sorry, we had trouble processing your request. We're working on fixing the issue. Please try again later. ...
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how to ask google to repair nexus 4?

Glass on my Nexus 4 is broken (touch doesn't work) after it falled from relatively small bed (just about 50 centimeters from the floor). I purshased Nexus 4 on google play, can they fix this by ...
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When I tried getting free book from google store it asked for credit card details and I provided [closed]

Though it was showing as Rs 0 for the book, Rs 50 got deducted from the credit card? Why did this happen? If I was to pay, why is it shown in free book list and why is it asking for credit card ...
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How do I install, update, and remove apps for multiple devices in the Google Play online store?

I've got several Android devices. I like to use the online Play store to manage installs because it's much faster than doing so through each device. However, I do not see a way to determine which apps ...
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Unable to connect to network after factory reset

Today I did a factory reset on my phone (Galaxy y GT-S5360T) to attempt to free up some space (it worked, thankfully) and now I can't seem to connect to any wifi network. I am currently running the ...
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How to prevent applications to donwload data automatically?

I have many applications installed on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. And it always download something from internet, in order to update and upgrade applications. It does it all the day and night, when I ...
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Managing Multiple accounts for apps

My wife and I just bought new android phones for the first time, and are new to the google play store, and I am wondering the best way to manage app store purchases. Occasionally I'd like to have an ...
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Can't connect to Play Store. Asks to sync app data instead

Device: Droid Razr Maxx Every time I go to the Google Play store, a dialog box asks if I want to turn on background data. So I click enable, and it just brings up popup of a bunch of apps I have on ...
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How can I download apps from Google Play to my Tab using my PC's Internet connection? [duplicate]

I don't have access to the internet on my Samsung Tab 3 and don't have wifi either. Only my PC has internet access through a landline and non wireless modem. How can I download apps from Google Play ...
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How to stop Google's Play Store from auto-updating itself (without rooting)?

I have a problem with my tab. With the new version of Play Store, My tablet PC keeps restarting. So, I restored Google Play to the Factory Default. Soon after, it updated itself, causing the device to ...
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How to synchronize Google Play after a ROM change

After flashing a new ROM I recovered some of my installed application from a backup (it was also an opportunity to clean up). Unfortunately the view Google Play has is the one from the old ROM (all ...
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Play Store Not Downloading Large Apps

When I try to download any large app from the Play Store (v 4.3.11), it stays at "downloading" and doesn't go anywhere. I'm able to download small apps such as Angry Birds without a problem. My GApps ...
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Languages in Nexus 4 from Germany

I hope my question is not too strange. I would like to buy the current Google Nexus 4 16GB in Germany from Google Play. But I am interested if anyone can confirm that it has English language installed ...
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Is there any way to know the cause I cannot install app from Google Play [duplicate]

I'm using Sony Xperia S (also I have old SE Xperia X10 Mini) and want to install mytaxi app. But Google Play says that I'm not eligible to do this and I do not understand why! I've found an apk in the ...
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handling multiple devices on the play store

I have multiple Android devices, and each time I go to the play store website to install an app, I get a list of devices to install to. my questions: Is it possible to change the order of them? ...
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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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Removing App from Play Store (Unpublish) - What happens with the users that have the App already installed?

I have to temporarily unpublish my app from Play Store for legal reason until I sort them out. What happens with the users that have the app already installed? I understand they are not allowed to ...
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How are apps ranked differently between GooglePlay search and Category listings

When I do any search like "games" or "business" in GooglePlay, I get a certain way in which the apps are ranked. But for some reason, in the category listings, the app are listed in an entirely ...
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Possible to estimate the number of users for an Android app?

Are there any statistics that indicate how many users an Android app has based on the number of reviews for it? Are there other ways to tell how many users are using an app?
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How can I see what the search results in GooglePlay are in different countries for the same search term? [closed]

I have an app and I am wondering where it ranks for a certain GooglePlay search in different countries. Is there a way to determine that? Thank you!
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How to search within the app that I bought in Google Play?

I bought an app (.99 cents) a few years ago. I try to use a keyword to find the app in my Google Play, but it is not easy. In the last couple years I downloaded/installed 200+ free and paid. If I go ...
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Does GooglePlay search show different results for different cities?

I have a few different Android apps and for some reason, one is very heavily downloaded in India and Nigeria. And the others have at least 35% US downloads. Would anyone know whether the GooglePlay ...
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How do I remove apps from my apps on the webpage [duplicate]

Is there a way to remove apps that I've uninstalled from the My Apps section on the website?
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Can I “purchase” a free book from the Store without providing a credit card number?

There are a few books on Google Play that are free. Can I obtain said books without providing a credit card number?
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Start with Second Tablet on Google Play

My old tablet was a LePan II from QVC. It quit on me. It wasn"t worth the money to have a pro look at/repair it. So, I got a Proscan PLT9045K (from ShopNBC). After I got it charged, I went straight ...
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Getting into the trending list

What are the criteria being used to decided which apps go into the trending apps lists on Google Play? When I look on the trading lists, I don't see a lot of consistency, I see apps with as little ...
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Update an app that is not in Google Play

I have an app which is currently in beta testing. With every new version I have to send it to the users, they have to download it, uninstall the previous version (sometimes), and then install the new ...
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Restrictions of Play Store on custom ROMs

Please could someone correct my understanding? I read that once a phone has a custom ROM loaded, the play store can not be used on it again. However after more reading I'm not sure if this is the ...
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Run/Download Android Apps on a PC (Windows)

I tried running android 4.1.1 in virtualbox, but it was to slow and sluggish to do anything. I came across Windroy which runs Android as a windows app. I found a google play apk but it won't run when ...
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Why can't I see Google Play “Staff Picks”?

I used to see the Staff Picks section in Google Play, both on the website and on my device. Recently, I can't find it - I can see only the "Editor's Choice", this seems to be the only lists of apps ...
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Installing Google Maps giving error “Application requires newer SDK version”

I have a galaxy S 3(d2att,US variant). Today I got an update for Google Maps. But when I try to update it after downloading play store gives error as "Application requires newer SDK version". I'm ...
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If I insert a Japanese SIM into my Nexus 4, can I have unlimited access to the Japanese Google Play Store?

I read this thread (How does Google Play determine the region on a tablet without SIM card) and it seems like the region is determined by IP, but if I insert a SIM purchased in Japan into my Nexus 4, ...
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Paid app uninstalls after reboot of the device

I have one paid app, which is uninstalls after a reboot of the device. So, I have to re-install it from Google Play after every boot. All other apps are still installed. Does anyone know what the ...