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I need to reinstall Google Camera, and I tried to remove it via Settings -> Applications. Everything went fine, but when I tried to install it back via Play Store, it said:

Unknown error code during application install: -505.

I've then attempted to install it's APK via ADB. It showed the error INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS. But I'm pretty sure it's removed, I've checked /system/app, /data/app, and /data/data for any residual files, but there's none.

Installing APK with -r key yields INSTALL_FAILED_UPDATE_INCOMPATIBLE.

Package manager pm list packages doesn't list Google Camera, which is only logical, since it's removed. But then how could it "already exist"? I wonder what to do and how to bring Google Camera back.

  • Ah, yes. Uninstalling via pm also fails with internal error, probably because there's no such package. – CubiX Jul 28 '15 at 13:46
  • Was Google camera a system app? Did you install it at first along gaps in a fresh cyanogenmod install or before from Google play? – xangua Jul 28 '15 at 15:58
  • No, it was installed via Google Play after CM installation. – CubiX Jul 28 '15 at 16:05
  • Have you seen How do I deal with unknown installation error code -505? (hint: our google-play-store tag-wiki has a list of errors with links to the corresponding questions ;) Running CM you've got root, try a pm uninstall <package_name> to get rid of potential remains – and also check your SD card (yes, the internal, I know it's a Nex) for such. – Izzy Jul 28 '15 at 16:29
  • Yeah, I've already tried to remove it via pm, but it fails with an internal error (as far as I understand, that means such package is not installed, which is confirmed by pm list packages that doesn't list Google Camera). – CubiX Jul 28 '15 at 17:52

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