I was using an application. Then the multiplayer mode stopped working, so I decided to reinstall it. After I uninstalled the app, I realised that an update had been made and my Android version is too old to use the new version of the application.

Is there anything I can do to be able to use the application again (except for buying a phone with a newer version of android)?

I checked, there are no updates of the system for my phone.

I downloaded the appplication via Google Play Store.

  • You could try finding an older version that's compatible with your Android version. E.g. ask the dev to provide it (then side-load it). Also see our alternative-markets tag-wiki for other sources.
    – Izzy
    Jan 23, 2016 at 15:30
  • How can I ask my device to provide an older version of the application? Jan 23, 2016 at 15:37
  • You can't ask your device for that. You can ask the app's developer, he might have kept copies or at least links to them.
    – Izzy
    Jan 23, 2016 at 15:39
  • There's a possibility that using the older version won't make multiplayer work again if the developer add version checking on their code. So, you can still try to do that, but don't have too much hope.
    – Andrew T.
    Jan 25, 2016 at 16:10

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Clearly, the app's developer has changed the minimum API level for that particular app. So the latest version won't work on your version of Android.

You can side-load the APK file of an earlier version onto your device to get it working again.

You may request the app's developer for an older APK or you can download from other sites that provide APKs. APKMirror is a trusted repository, for example.

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