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Apk and zip files are essentially the same, compressed. Before the system can use the file it needs to decompressed. So the file is one size when downloaded and another size when installed. Also note sometimes when apk's are installed, after being opened some data may need to be downloaded. So file size file will increase again. Differences in size are ...


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Unfortunately, no. The Google Play Gift Card TOS (US) includes the following which mentions that once a Gift Card is purchased it can only be spent within the Google Play store and cannot be transferred or refunded: 2. Limitations. [...] The Gift Card is not redeemable for cash or other cards, is not reloadable or refundable, cannot be combined by you ...


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No - not yet.... I'm restricting my reply to answering the question rather than yet more discussion about the pros & cons of ratings, filters and sorting. For now there is no way to filter/sort "Android Apps" except by the following parameters: Search query: What you type in the search box Price: All Free Paid Rating: All 4 stars+ That's the ...


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Google doesn't allow a free app to switch to paid status. So if you download a free app and they later choose to charge for it, they'd have to do so via an in-app purchase, in which case there's nothing you can do about it beyond raising a stink to the developer and Android blogs. Something else developers regularly do is make a SECOND app available on the ...


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The only way I know of to remove an app from the update process is to disable it - but then of course, you can't USE it at all. I tend to disable a lot of built-in stuff (usually after the first time it decides to 'notify' me about something I don't care about). But as I said, that also means I can't use the apps in question.


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You don't install all the APKs individually. Since you've installed an AOSP ROM, what you are looking for is a gapps package that you flash in a similar way to how you flashed your ROM. You can get a minimal gapps package that will install everything you mentioned here. You need not worry about converting them to system apps. When you flash the package from ...


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You should be able to add an alternate email to your Google account. Afterwards, you can sign in with any of your alternate email addresses, using the same password for your main address. Once your current email is invalidated, you should also be able to remove that address from your Google account and continue using your alternate email as the primary ...


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[T]he Play Store is missing in the phone. It is because Exodus doesn't come with Google Apps (aka gapps). You'll have to flash them explicitly. You may try these links to download Gapps: AndroidFileHost PA-Google Apps Plus(All ROM's) at XDA Caution: Always flash gapps package meant for your ROM only. E.g. Do not flash gapps for 5.1.1 over a 5.0.2 ...


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That should be easy to fix, simply make sure you have enabled "Unknown sources" in your Security section of your settings app and download and install this APK file from this reputable source: http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/04/03/play-store-5-4-10-makes-the-notification-bar-transparent-on-app-pages-apk-download It's simply a download link for the ...


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The Google play store, and other app stores, only list the main application (APK) size, not the total app size, which includes the OBB (Opaque Binary Blob) expansion files. OBBs are the extra files that an app downloads to run. There should be no difference in file size before the extra files are downloaded. From the Play Store Developers section: The ...


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Because Play Store shows download size, and download file (probably apk) is compressed. When you install app, apk is decompressed and larger.


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Ok I let an update attempt to download then came back to my phone about 10-15 min later, to see an error code 495, saying the update cannot download. So I Googled that error code and found this page: http://techknowzone.com/how-to-solve-fix-error-code-495-in-google-play-store/. I went down the list and followed each suggestion step by step. The one that ...


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If you're sure that you never login to any Android physical devices recently, then there's a possibility that you're using Android emulator with Google Play services (e.g. BlueStacks), and login your Google account on it. Based from observation (this question, self-testing, and another source), BlueStacks tends to emulate Samsung devices. As explained by ...


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This is an issue for me with a couple of apps as well, specifically a torch flash light app, where the newest version doesn't play well with Lollipop, but the previous version does. My solution to this in the past was to use Change Droid, but as has been stated above, if you open the play store it can return. Currently the solution I use is to run a ...


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Do it with in 5 minutes Method : Change package name so that android will recognize it as a different app. No apktool, no adb, no super user skills needed. Tools required - PC with JAVA ( Windows, Linux, Mac ) ( JDK 8 prefered ) - ApkRename Steps - Backup/Downlaod a copy of the desired app (app.apk) - Transfer to PC - On PC download JAVA and ...



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