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Here's my direct experience with something similar on a much smaller scale: My girlfriend and I setup a joint Google account so we could share purchased apps. I added to it a card of mine that was already on my own Wallet account. The new account was IMMEDIATELY frozen and I couldn't make any purchases. After digging into it, I was told that if there's any ...


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I don't see why it wouldn't be possible. As long as you're using a non-Google-Wallet card, like a MasterCard or Visa, and adding it to each account, I think you're fine. If you're looking to use a Google Wallet card, its unclear. I know you definitely cannot have more than one Google Wallet card per account. (They verified this with me on the phone) ...


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There is no swap partition on Android by default. The reason they don't use a swap partition is because flash tends to be slow to write. As Matthew said, the kernel itself supports swap files (yay linux!). You could replace the kernel and you would have swap support. However, Android does do paging. Look at this answer on stackoverflow as its quite useful.


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You can also make use of no root firewall if you want only some apps to access the Internet from your phone if your device is not rooted. and if your device is rooted you can use AFWall+


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I tried using the app "Permission Manager" (have to be rooted I think). I disable a permission that is not important for the app I don't want to updaten (ex. disabled vibrate permission in ES File Explorer and wakelock in Quickpic). Permission Manager recompiles the app, uninstalls the original, and reinstalls the newly compiled app. After I did this, I ...


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Its a play store bug. Uninstalling updates of Play store in settings should fix the issue.. It is drastic but app opening everytime you update it is annoying.... This fixed my issue, when whiping cache partition did not


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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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The way the Google Play Store works is that they simply tell the device to download the app from the playstore. The device then initiates the download directly from the play store. It is difficult to replicate this, so instead what applications tend to do is send the apk itself rather than just a link to the apk. AirDroid is one application that lets you ...


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Best option would be to change location in gmail under Themes, then it worked for me.


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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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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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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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Well I managed to solve it, got the idea from here: Application stuck in "Installing..." stage in Market. I went to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications. Force stop the Google Play Store application Uninstall updates for the Google Play Store application It warned me that Google Play Store would be restored to its original state, I ...


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An recent update to MarketMarks has fixed this bug, and it now works as expected. Furthermore, the user can now customize the folder where the backups are stored.


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Solution: Galaxy S(First Series) will easily handle 4.0 Kit to JB Get the latest working galaxy toolkit, unlock the boot-loader: Yes, You can uninstall updates for Google Play but that gimps your device. How to: Links are hit or miss dead. Look up "Galaxy Tool Kit" Those kits include step by steps.


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I just found a new incompatibility causing something similar (at least right now: May 2015). Updates and reinstall of Facebook were repeatedly failing with "Package invalid" using both Google Play and 1Market. It seems that the problem was my home program: Nova launcher. This was on Bluestacks using my PC, by the way. I changed my home program back to ...


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It may be the package problem. I hope you've tried all the methods for solving the problem so I will give you a manual way to use Play Store. Below are the links for XDA-Developers (for reference) and Google Play (.apk) file which was featured on XDA-Developers website last week. See if it works. * XDA-Dev Get it now! * Google Play v5.5.12


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If you have root, try to delete your hosts file in /system/etc/hosts. Back it up first.


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Hey men try to factory reset your device, if not work uninstall update the google play and install with other version of google play ithink that should work...


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Try to download SD maid in your device clear your phone cache and reebot you device i think that should work, if works don't forget to download anti virus in your device like avira..


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You can download the apk version from this link: Google Play store 5.5.12 And install it after you downloaded it. You might change the security settings of your phone to download apps from other sources.


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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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Use a cleaning application like clean master to clean junk from your device, then move as much applications to sd-card to alleviate device storage (clean master does that too). If you're rooted try removing system applications that you are no using Can you fully remove Google system apps from Android including the Play Store updates?


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Take a look at this answer. Apps are stored only on the /data partition, which is only a part of internal storage. So even though you have space on your SD card, (either internal or external), you may not have enough space to install your apps.


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If you are rooted, try editing 'hosts' file in system/etc folder. It should contain the following line only (without quotes). "127.0.0.1 localhost"


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If Internet connection is working, but Google apps are not, the simplest solution is to manually configure Wi-Fi settings. Change your settings from DHCP to "Static IP", and then edit the parameters manually.


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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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Try moving apps to sdcard, or external_sd. Try using Link2SD app (root needed). Try deleting useless apps. Try clearing some space on sdcard too (not only in internal storage).


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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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A similar problem happened with me and I try to factor reset a few times. It did not work. What worked was as follows: Factor reset the phone. After setting the language, the phone will ask you to connect to wifi. While connecting with wifi, go to top taskbar, swipe data, and disable mobile data. Once the wifi is connected go through the process and while ...


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I find it quite annoying that there is no easy way to sort the reviews of an Android app It is because Such ordering would've been useless to separate the cream from the crop. With this logic, The best rated app is the app that is rated 5-star by one person. As you may agree, sorting on rating alone is insufficient. Consider this situation: A ...


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You're getting that error because your too low on free disk space, not because you're completely out of it. Android will not let you install certain apps once you're using too much of your internal memory. Either get a MicroSD card and use an app like AppMgr III to move a couple of apps to it, or the one the other person that commented mentioned, or ...


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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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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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Recent shared activity on Play shows items you have rated or +1'd. Just installing an app, buying a book, or renting a video does not make the action listed.


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do NOT root or do any other huge thing, you just need a VPN so download a VPN in your computer, and download play store in your computer aslo, connect your phone to your computer and install both, that is it, i was in a town close to Shanghai and i had the same problem, it solved so easily,


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Get the latest play store apk from androidpolice and install it over the system apk. Check if it works. Alternatively, you can also try uninstalling updates of google play services and check.


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From OP themself: I got it fixed although I'm not sure which one of these things did the trick. I went into the Application Manager and scrolled across to "All" I then scrolled down Google Play Store and cleared the data. Next I scrolled down to Chrome, I force stopped it, cleared the data, then turned it off and then back on. Doing that seemed to ...


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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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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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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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