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How to check an application's checksum or hash on Google Play?

Some free applications on Google Play are limited to the United States so the rest of the world has to use dodgy sites to get them. However the security of such sites are questionable as the apps ...
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Can't get into Google Play Store after changing Gmail password

After resetting my Gmail password, my Android phone (Galaxy S4) can't get into the Google Play Store. It keeps telling me "A change in your account requires that you sign in again." I sign in with ...
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Unknown Android devices in Google Play

In Google Play when I go to an app (e.g. Facebook) It says this app is compatible with all your devices (I have no Android devices currently) and shows 'No carrier GT-I9100' (Samsung Galaxy S II) and ...
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categorization of reviews on playstore listing

recently i noticed that there is some count is displayed on review listed under the product listed on play store. The attached image is reviews of google Chrome browser for android. But the ...
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What resources are available to investigate the disappearance of an app from Google Play?

I used to use an app called "Image Privacy" to strip EXIF data from images on my phone. I noticed that it was not installed on my current Android phone and went to the Google Play app store to ...
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How do i find apps which weren't installed from Android Market

The Sky Go application will not work for me because it thinks my Samsung Galaxy Nexus is rooted even though I have never rooted it. According to the Sky customer service agent I chatted to, this can ...
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How to find a paid version of an app? [on hold]

I want to buy Clash of Clans pro version and install it on my device. I found that this game has pro/premium version available. I went to Play Store to install it. I searched this game's pro version ...
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How to get notified about removed apps from play store?

Recently I found some apps (which I already installed) have been removed from play store for different reasons according to google. Is there a way to get notified about removed apps from play store? ...
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Can't authenticate account on the Google play store

I've been having authentication issues on the google play store for a while now while using my tablet. I have a Galaxy tab II 10.1, My phone authenticates just fine. I just reset the password on ...
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Filtering Play Store

I often look for "best" application among other similar. Of course, what is best for me, is not necessarily best for anyone else. When I look for "best" application for desktop operating system, I ...
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How we can hack the WiFi login password another than admin [on hold]

How to crack WiFi login password by an android phone with an unroot device
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App lock by domobile lab… How does they earn? [on hold]

Applock by domobile lab has more than 100 million downloads.... I don't see any ads while using it? How does they earn from their app ? Please answer if you know . Thanks in Advance :)
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Two errors that refuse to be resolved, Google Play, Android 2.2.1

I have an old phone (LG Optimus V) running Android 2.2.1. I recently took it out and would like to download some apps on it. It automatically updated Android Market to Google Play by itself, but for ...
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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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False insufficient memory error with an specific App

Before posting I've read all the topics under insufficient memory tag and nothing helped or didn't understand very well.... Like lot of users, im getting the "insufficient memory" error, but im ...
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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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Where can I find out when I installed an app?

Is there a Play Store log file? Or should I be looking where apps are installed on the phone for time/date stamps?
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Free android app for resource busy / free management [migrated]

I have a fleet of vehicles (around 20 trucks). I want an app where I can create a list of the vehicles and then assign task to each vehicle (say vehicle1 is going from A to B) and the approx time ...
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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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How to get rid of update notifications for a given app in Google Play Store?

General question I have an app X installed on my device in version Y. I don't want to update it to any newer version (Y+z) for some reason. Still, the Google Play Store app always lists updates for ...
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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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How to tell when Google Play Store credit will expire?

For Google Play Store credit that does expire, how does one see when it expires? For credits that do not expire, see this QA.
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Unable to upgrade and install whatsapp

I didn't checked whatsapp in a few days, so I tried clicking into it, I got a message like this version of whatsapp is too old, please upgrade. I clicked the upgrade button and was led to the google ...
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How to transfer app from one account to another account [closed]

I installed many app from my friends email, because i have create google play publish account through my friends. Now, I have credit card and i create self from my email address.Here, first i created ...
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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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Is Factory reset can fix my problem?

I installed lucky patcher and and there's an option there says Install Modded Playstore then I try what is that then after a while it prompts an error it says not enough space in \system and when I go ...
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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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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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Package name not working with apk downloader

I am trying to open a google play store app on my PC. I have followed all the instruction (twice) to make sure I had it right. I downloaded a package name viewer too. When I copy and paste the package ...
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Server Error! Play Store failing

I can't go on to the Google Play Store! I do not know why. Last time I did, I tried to download 'HOM 2' which is a game, and cannot download it. It says "package invalid" and "phone storage is getting ...
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How can I stop Google play from automatically updating?

How can I stop Google play from automatically updating to the latest version? I tried deleting my hosts file but it's not being deleted. My phone is rooted.
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The problem still remains [closed]

I had constant errors `google play services has stopped.So I did a factory data reset.The phone rebooted but even then the same error comes.What is the solution to this particular problem?
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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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Apps on SD-Card moved back to device storage after being updated?

On my Samsung Galaxy S5 (running Lollipop 5.0), I noticed the following behavior: I moved some apps to my external SD-Card storage. Every time, Google Play Store tells me to update one of these ...
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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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“Error while retrieving information from server [DF-DFERH-01]” on Play Store

I have a Storex eZee Tab 702 tablet. My Google Play Store was working very well until a few weeks ago, when it started saying, Error while retrieving information from server [DF-DFERH-01] I ...
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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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Generic way to find the real reason why an app is incompatible

So I recently saw this app in a science magazine (which normally don’t advertise things). However, when I went on the play store, I got a message telling my device was incompatible with that version ...
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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 ...