I have RedMi 3s (Android 6.0.1) phone. Also, I don't like Google, don't use their email and don't work with a Google account - so I don't use the Google Play Store.

For a few years, I have been using the APK Pure app to update all of my other apps. But - a while ago (perhaps early this year?) - somehow, it kind of stopped working. That is, it recognizes the apps that need updates, but never manages to actually get the updates going.

So what I'm looking for is another method/venue/app for routinely updating my apps. Preferably - one in which I don't have to actually press "INSTALL" for every single update, but I'm willing to live with that.

Alternatively, if I could someone overcome my APK Pure issue, that would be good too.

Any ideas?

Note: Manually updating individual apps works fine.

  • Maybe switch to APKMirror or one of the other alternatives? Not sure whether a non-system app can do automated installs/updates, though.
    – Izzy
    Oct 21, 2020 at 23:32
  • @Izzy: Isn't APKMirror based on you manually searching and navigating their site, rather than itself finding the relevant updates?
    – einpoklum
    Oct 22, 2020 at 7:33
  • Have you tried to reinstall the apkpure app, or cleared at least it's data? have you tried to manually update an app? May be you don't get any updates because there are no longer updates for your apps on Android 6? Have you checked the Android logcat for errors?
    – Robert
    Oct 22, 2020 at 7:47
  • @einpoklum I've never tried it (I'm using F-Droid and nothing else), so I cannot tell. Hence just the comment as possible pointer.
    – Izzy
    Oct 22, 2020 at 8:57
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    You could try Aurora Store from F-Droid. It uses anonymous accounts to access the Play Store itself.
    – Grimoire
    Oct 22, 2020 at 12:23

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Eventually, Aurora Store worked for me. It's an app which access Google Play without requiring the user to have an account there or to provide his credentials.

On the other hand, APK Pure stopped misbehaving on mi MI 9 SE. Not sure if the problem was on my end or with the APK Pure app itself.

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