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App that lets me display Battery as a bar on top of status bar [on hold]

App ID request. A while back I came across an article talking about an app that lets you display battery percentage (And other notification counts or capacities) as bars along the edges of your ...
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Error downloading apps in Google Play Store with Samsung Galaxy S3: “Package file invalid”

Whenever I try to download an app in the Google Play Store on my Samsung Galaxy S3, it keeps saying "package file invalid" and won't let me download anything. The message also has a triangle with a ! ...
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Error: Duplicate Provider Authority

My android phone is asking me to update Google Play Store services, however when I hit update it will stop with the Duplicate Provider Authority error. Ive noticed that others who had this error with ...
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cannot longer share apps on latest version of Google Play Store

Stock Galaxy S4 GT-I9505, latest public version of Google Play Store, now when I open an app I do see the uninstall / Open or Update buttons and a new visual showing nicer/bigger application icon and ...
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How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?

I have recently installed a custom ROM and cannot find the Play Store. It seems like all apps that belong to Google are missing. How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, ...) on my ...
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Google Play Error - could not be downloaded due to an error(403)

Today I got brand new Cubot GT-99, added my Google acc but when I try to install any app it throws error: "Some App Name" could not be downloaded due to an error(403) Also app update throws a ...
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Play Store 4.9.13 insufficient storage error and icon issues

I've been having issues with the Play Store's recent 4.9.13 update on my Blu Dash 4.5. Every time I try to install or update any app that is more than 1 MB, I keep getting an "insufficient storage" ...
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Can i create new google play developer account through payoneer [on hold]

Is there any possibilities to create new Google play developer account for publish android app? with free and paid aap.
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Can ROM APKs self-update without violating Google Play policies?

Last year Facebook's hands were slapped by Google for updating their APK outside of the Google Play update process. Google then introduced language in their Developer Program Policies. An app ...
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Play store icons are not in transparent

From past few days I am noticing that play store icons are visible with black background. Even I have done factory reset settings for the phone. I am facing the problem with every icon in the play ...
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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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Keep getting invalid package error when downloading app from Play store

I can't download any app from Google Play, I get invalid package message. I know this is an old problem and I that I have to clear Dalvik cache. Problem is that I can't down load the file manager to ...
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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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Android affiliate programme

I'm new to the Android world having lived in iOS for a long time. Does Google have an affiliate programme like the Apple store does with LinkShare? If not, is there a reason why? If not, is there ...
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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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How to change the name for different publish in google android market? [on hold]

I need to publish with different name of Id in google market. Is it possible to do? For eg: https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=SNK+PLAYMORE in this, Metal Slut defect comes under id ...
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Cannot connect my Galaxy Ace to my Google account

I have 'Market' and every time I attempt to log into it using my Google account it says that it 'Can't establish a reliable data connection to the server.' Any idea what could be done to get it ...
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How do I change accounts on Google Play Store on a Blu Studio handset? [duplicate]

I bought a Blu Studio from someone and they have their account hooked up to it. I want to remove it and setup mine. How do I do so?
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Changing Play Store default language and/or country

I bought a Samsung S4 here in the Philippines but the default language in the Play Store is Korean. Also, the prices of the apps for sale are in Won (Korean currency). How do I change the language to ...
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Region restricted apps

So Google Play Store isn't global and has a region restriction, but does the apps restricted because of region problems even show up? Or might people have downloaded them from an external download ...
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Which BusyBox is legitimate on Play Store?

BusyBox is a collection of *nix utilities. I am attempting to install it via the Play Store (I've had a lot of trouble in the past trying to cross-compile BusyBox). The problem I am having: there are ...
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How to purchase an app on Google Play without a credit card?

I live in India and I don't have a credit card. I have tried using debit cards, internet banking and a virtual credit card from my bank (State Bank of India), but none of them work. How can I ...
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Galaxy s3 backup contacts google play [duplicate]

How can I get my contacts backs from my galaxy s3 when the LCD doesn't work and the screen is pitch black ?
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Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 - Google Play Store Installing

I hava Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and my Android version is 2.2.1 I have not Google Play app on my phone. Can I install Google Play app with this specifications. If not how can do it? I just do not ...
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Google Play store crashes and gapps process not working since upgrading to Jelly Bean on Samsung Galaxy S II

My phone is about 9 months old and has not given me any problems before I upgraded to the latest Android version - Jelly Bean 4.1.2. I downloaded an original version (not a cracked version) when I got ...
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Can't download apps from Google Play store via mobile network

I have a Sony Xperia sola in Egypt. I bought it with Gingerbread, then I upgraded to ICS 4.0.4. After the upgrade, I became unable to download any apps from Google Play using my mobile network, and ...
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Icon issues in Google Play Store 4.8.20

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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How to renew Google Play Access All Access from an Android?

I got the 30 days free trial for Google Play Music, but cancelled it. I'd like to renew it. How can I? I can't find a way. Here's an image:
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Will Google play store auto update in future if I install latest store APK manually for now?

I'm desperately waiting for play store to update to 4.9.13, now it's been three weeks since update release and I'm losing control now. I want to ask that for now if I update play store manually with ...
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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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Confirm if apps have successfully installed from Google Play (Without looking at the phone)

My girlfriend recently had her phone stolen and I'm trying to track it down by remotely installing apps on her phone via Google Play, but I can't tell if the apps are successfully installed. For ...
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Google Play does not work and shows “No connection” or “There was a problem connecting to the network”

I've got a Droid X, running Android 2.3.4 and System version 4.5.621.MB810.Verizon.en.US. Just recently, Google Play stopped working. Whenever I open Google Play, it immediately displays: No ...
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Market App crashes on Samsung Galaxy Ace

i have samsung galaxy ace, yesterday i rooted my phone and installed the link2sd application, everything was fine, today when i tried to install an application using market, the market just crashes ...
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Android App - Same phone - Different versions on App Store

I'm using an Android application called 'Out of Milk'. I have it installed on two identical phones (hardware and software). However on one phone it is version 4.2.2 and on the other phone it is ...
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How to disable Play store from updating itself?

I don't quite like the new design of the play store, and wish to stay with version 3 of it. Is it possible (by root if needed, and I think it is needed) to disable it from auto-updating? Will I even ...
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Re-Installing an unpublished purchased app?

Can i install a purchased app from playstore even if its unpublished from store? I know it will be displayed on my apps list, but i think we can delete apps from that list too.In that case how I can ...
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I need Google Settings again in my phone, but I can't install it again without the Google Play Store

I have uninstalled an application called "Google Settings" by accident. So now whenever I go to the Google Play Store it says "server error". Whatsapp need to be updated, but for me to do update it I ...
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Download failed because you may not have purchased this app

I purchased this app from the Google Play store. After it installs and attempt to open it I get the error message: "Download failed because you may not have purchased this app" Screenshot (click for ...
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Google Play Store behaving strangely: apps don't install

Lately, when I try to install apps from the GPS, the following things happen: When I tap "install," the blue "waiting" bar shows up. (I don't know whether there's a better name for it.) Instead of ...
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How to remove android update [duplicate]

I have upgrated my grand 2 by kitkat (4.4.2).BT when i am going to make a call the netwrk vanishes.the message shows "the process com.android has been stopped".I want remove the kitkat virsion.How can ...
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Google Play Services and Play Store crashing

I have very little internal memory (user memory 150mb), so after the auto update of Play Service and the Play Store, I took a back up (using ES File Explorer). I have root access, so I pasted those ...
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Force to buy app with old version of Android

I need to buy some apps from a HTC desire with Android 2.2 but those app are available only for Android 4.0 and newest. I would like to use that apps on my Nexus4 (both smartphone are logged with my ...
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Locked out of Playstore

Play Store locked me out saying "Couldn't log in. This account has been disabled." This because Play Store required that I create a Gmail account, which I did, but then I was unsuccessful in logging ...
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Older version of Plenty of Fish or POF application [duplicate]

I need an older version of Plenty of Fish or POF I have searched for it everywhere and I can not find it. I had version 1.92 which worked great and stupid me went and updated the app, now I can't see ...
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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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How can I reset the Play Store content filter pin?

I have forgotten my Google Play Content filter pin and would like to reset it so I can download some apps that are being blocked. Does anyone know how I can reset the pin?
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On android, is there any way to sign into Google Play without also signing into Gmail?

I have an android tablet. I would like to sign in into the play store in order to get other apps, but I do not want to sign in gmail/contacts/calenders/g+ etc. This device will be shared among ...
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How to pay for my kids apps?

Here is the story. I have two kids (5-7 years), they have their Android tablets... and I have the credit card. I have created two google accounts, each for one tablet. I want to buy apps for them, but ...
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Is displaying invalid content a violation on the play store

I have a suspicious app which requires all sorts of permissions Omega Status Bar. I was facing an issue with the notifications,I reported this behavior to the developer and was surprised to know that ...
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App reporting privacy - is there any?

When you report an app (for violation) through Google Play, does the developer have access to (any parts of) your Google identity? Does the fact that you've reported this app show up in any of your ...