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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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3answers
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Disable or lock Google Play on my android phone

How can I disable/lock Google Play on my phone(may be restrict it with a password)? I tried this way and followed the steps given there. But it's not asking any password for free apps.
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1answer
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Google Play deducted extra Rupee 50 after first-time Play Store purchase of an App/Game. Why is that?

Today I bought Temple Run: Oz from Google Play. When I filled all the credentials in to pay rupee 53.18 for this application then it automatically deducted rupee 50.00 from my credit card and after ...
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How can I view webpages locally?

Is there an app available on the Play Store that allows us to view websites/webpages that have been transferred to the SD Card? I've tried several android browsers and none of them allow me to open a ...
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1answer
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I want to uninstall Playstore

I need to uninstall the Playstore on my Android device due to internal memory issues. All my updates are done externally. I want to inquire if it is safe to do so?
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publish an android app on behalf of my client [on hold]

Recently one of my apps that I've developed for a client got rejected due to deceptive behaviour and impersonation. If I'm to appeal for a reinstate of the app or to publish it again with a new ...
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1answer
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Regarding the “Error Downloading: insufficient space” error in the Google Play store [duplicate]

I've spent a long, long time searching for a viable, long-term fix for this problem; though I'm beginning to believe that Google Play (or Google Play Services) is to blame. I recently factory reset my ...
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0answers
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Install an app using ADB and set originating uri or referrer

I'm trying to install an APK through adb shell with the command pm install <APK Path>. I want to add an originating URI or a referrer to the Google play referrer. I tried this pm install ...
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2answers
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How do I stop Play Store from randomly opening when I'm in other apps?

Play Store is randomly opening when I'm in another app. It is simply showing me an app it thinks I would like, even though I haven't initiated any action on Play Store. I'm running Jelly Bean on a ...
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1answer
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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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Does putting my app in alpha/beta counts towards the 30 days to get on top new app list? [on hold]

I have my app in closed beta for two weeks and released it to production two days ago. I just found out about it's much harder to get on the "top new app" after 30 days. Does anyone know if google ...
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1answer
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Google Play Store doesn't auto update apps on my Motorola Moto G

I have a German retail Motorola Moto G (2013) running Android 4.4.4 stock, no root. I have the Google Play Store not auto updating my apps despite it being set to do so (over Wifi only). I tried ...
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2answers
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How to reset the device information in Google Play Store?

I was using Samsung Galaxy with android, then I bought the new Motorola DROID RAZR using same SIM card. when I'm trying to download any app from Google Play Store, it still refers to my previous ...
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2answers
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How do you leave a review on the Google Play Store without a Google+ account?

I would like to leave reviews for some of the Android apps I really appreciate. But leaving reviews on the Google Play Store requires signing up for Google+. Like many others, I refuse to add ...
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How to search the Play Store by permissions?

How do I specify that I do not wish to see apps that require for example internet access? Or to only show apps that use a specific permission? A specific repository with search on its webpage? An app ...
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1answer
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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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0answers
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Error 931,401..in android 4.4 while downloading apps [duplicate]

I have 4GB memory card but still its showing insufficient storage unavailable and also shows error 501,931.. in Android 4.4 version while downloading apps from Google play store and i also installed ...
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0answers
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Why doesn't Google Play perform partial updates, rather than re-downloading the entire app? [duplicate]

I would like it if Google Play could download only partial app updates, instead of re-downloading the entire .apk file. On my 4.3 device this doesn't exist. Is there any reason behind this?
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Real voice lie detector apps for Android? [on hold]

When browsing the Google Play Store for "lie detector" apps, I was only able to find "fake" apps (used for pranks, but that don't really work). But I've seen several TV programs where the protagonists ...
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0answers
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Google Play keeps asking for an account (new or existing) and does not start anymore

Suddenly Google Play stopped working and now it is always asking me to provide an existing account or that i create a new one. When i try to use my existing one, it tells me that that account is ...
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how to root the new version for galaxy 3? [on hold]

how to make sure that i make the right steps for the new downloading? if i did the steps right how could i confirm it on other Here's a link! And a reference-style link to [a panda][1]. References ...
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1answer
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what's the directory location for Newsstand documents?

System: ASUS MemoPad 302C I saved a few magazine issues using the options available in the Google Play Newsstand app, but can't figure out where the files are stored. Nothing showed up in the ...
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1answer
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How can I install Google play services on Android 2.2?

I have an unbranded tablet running android 2.2. I was trying to develop an application using gcm and wanted to test it on the tablet. But somehow SERVICE_NOT_AVAILABLE error was coming. I then came ...
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1answer
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Error while buying apps in Google Play store in Android Jelly Bean

Anyone on the Android Jelly Bean OS and not able to buy Apps/Books through wallet? I have just bought the Samsung GalaxyNote 800 and am facing this issue. The error is (RPC:S-7:AEC-0). What is the ...
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App review keeps disappearing

I've written a review for an app on the playstore which was not positive. Basically I questioned the permissions the app requires after an update. After a few days I checked the app and saw I could ...
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1answer
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How Google can check whether an application is installed from Play Store or Not?

If a developer turns ON Google Play's Anti-Piracy setup, the application cannot access the play services if it is not installed from Play Store(so says Google). My question is how Google verifies ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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How do I change my email address on Play Store as the one I have is no longer in use

The email address I have on Play Store is no longer verified and I wish to change to my current provider as I do not seem to be able to download apps
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2answers
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How to root a Samsung Note 3 Neo bought in China?

I bought a brand new Samsung Note 3 Neo here in China, just to find out that all the major google apps are obviously not working. Could have thought of it before! I found some comments in this forum ...
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Downloading from Play Store gives error 491

When I try to download anything from the Play Store it shows error 491 and can't finish the download. I have a Samsung Salaxy S 7582. How do I fix this?
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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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Xperia U USB connection and companion problem

When I connect USB to my phone , then it starts charging and my pc companion software also cannot find my mobile ?
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My app was suspended due to an issue with ads [closed]

today Google suspended my app saying that my ads violated Google TOS but I don't know what did it actually violate. I think there might be something wrong with my code structure i guess because I ...
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1answer
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“there is insufficient memory on the device” [duplicate]

Well my dad just bought some phone for me "x-touch ocean" and I've beeeeeen trying to download apps but it keeps saying "insufficient memory on the device" I tried deleting apps I already found in the ...
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2answers
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Can't log into Google Play Store or my Google account

Through a series of mishaps, I deleted Google Play Services, Google+ and probably many other apps. I did a factory reset, but it did not bring back my missing apps. My phone was rooted and I used ...
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5answers
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Always seeing “No connection: Retry” in Android Market

I have an HTC Touch with Froyo installed that I use for app development. I haven't used it for a couple of months, and when I fired it up today I'm seeing the same error every time I launch the Market ...
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Can I purchase app use Direct Carrier Billing method that its SIM card in other phone?

Currently there is only 1 mobile operator that its balance can be directly deducted if I purchase app in Play Store. Unfortunately, my Android phone doesn't use that supported mobile operator and I ...
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0answers
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cannot download music album via google play on medion junior tab S7316 [duplicate]

help please, i am trying to download Christmas album for my 9 year old who wants to learn "Walking in the air". when click to buy it comes up with Error ... error while retrieving information from ...
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2answers
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 won't sync with google play

I just got my new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 SM-N900, but I've already got problems: First, everytime I sync my phone with google it always comes up with sync error, I don't know how to fix this. I've ...
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3answers
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How to change the Play store language

I live in Hong Kong, and the play store displays everything in the local Cantonese language. I have set everything I can (Android language, Account language, even the app locale via Xposed Module "App ...
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1answer
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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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How does this behaviour get marked in the Play Store?

It's my understanding that when somebody has an app in the Play Store, they can monitor the number of installs and uninstalls of their app. A few days a go I flashed my phone from the L preview to ...
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Google Play Language Setting

I am currently using Samsung Galaxy S2. Recently I found that there are a lot of different language application in the Google play store. I can understand both English and Chinese but It seem like I ...
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Can't login with Gmail App/Play Store on tablet; Username/Password OK on desktop web browser

I've spent the last 15 or 30 minutes trying to login to the Gmail app and the Play Store on an ASUS TF-101 tablet. During the same time, I've visited a desktop computer, logged out, re-entered the ...
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1answer
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Avoid opening Play Store after NFC scan for unlocking with Smart Lock

I want to use the Smart Lock feature of Android 5.0 Lollipop together with NFC. I've configured it and it works well, but my problem is, that after scanning the NFC Tag (and also after unlocking the ...
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2answers
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Huawei bought in China, can't access Google Play (g510 t8951)

I bought this huawei cellphone in China and I can't access the google store. I can access some apps through Baidu Store but then some doesn't work because I don't have Google Play Service. I've tried ...
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1answer
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Update Market Application to Google Play Market Application

I have the problem with latest update which re-brands "Market" app to "Google Play Market" app. At one moment "Market" icon disappeared from both home screen and applications. I was seeking for the ...
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0answers
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How to avoid update and go right into the application?

Whenever i open Clash of Clans, it gives a popup saying Update is available! Good news! A new version of the game is available There is no cancel option. No matter if I click the back button or ...
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3answers
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How can I stop being redirected to the App Store/Google Store by dodgy ad-scripts?

There are a load of sites that do this now, and it's really annoying: I visit a content site on my Android device. 10-15 seconds after loading starts the site hangs for a few seconds. Google play ...