My friend accidentally deleted his Google Play Store app. It is a Samsung phone. I don't know much about android because I use apple.

I clicked on settings --> app manager. It shows that Google Play Services is still running.

  1. Does this mean the phone is jailbroken? How can someone delete a system app?

  2. How can I get this app back?

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    please explain, how play store deleted? maybe he just removed app icon from home screen.
    – Rahul Gopi
    Mar 14, 2017 at 6:48
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    He doesn't speak English very well, but he says that he just deleted it. Assuming that he just removed the app icon, how can I get it back?
    – Lumo5
    Mar 14, 2017 at 6:53
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    it will be there inside apps(app launcher), press on playstore and drag it to home screen.
    – Rahul Gopi
    Mar 14, 2017 at 6:56
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    The app is not there
    – Lumo5
    Mar 14, 2017 at 7:15
  • You can download playstore apk from any below answers, and install it, that will solve this issue.
    – Rahul Gopi
    Mar 14, 2017 at 7:26

2 Answers 2


first of all not jailbroken the word is used for Apple. for android, we use Root

The device is rooted I think. Otherwise, the system app cannot be deleted.

This google search will give you a lot of result. Download and install a playstore from it.

google play store apk download

  • Agreed on "The device is rooted I think. Otherwise, the system app cannot be deleted." As OP would know if he rooted the device, I rather assume it's not rooted, and the app was simply disabled accidentally.
    – Izzy
    Mar 14, 2017 at 10:40

The other day I did a hard reset on a htc that I didn't know was rooted I found out it most defiantly rooted when it booted up and it didn't have google play services no App Store. I basically did the same thing they are suggesting for you to do it works fine. I used a site called APKbucket I thought it was a little sketchy at first but it been safe so far and I've downloaded some pretty kickass apps. Good luck

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