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.


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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