My son accidentally erased the play store from his next book tablet. Is there anyway I can get it back? Would resetting the tablet bring it back?

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    Not sure how he did that; are you sure he's not just removed the icon from the homescreen? What happens if you go to the Play Store online (play.google.com/store) and download something (anything) and while it's downloading select the app; does that take you to the Play Store?
    – user5506
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:24
  • I've looked everywhere and I can't find it. When I go online to try and download something, it won't let me.
    – user47781
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:35
  • As the playstore app is a system app, it cannot be "erased by accident" (except with root-powers). So I second Poldie. To add: Also check settings→apps on the "all" tab. Maybe he just disabled it. If it's there and shows "disabled", open the entry, and tap the "enable" button.
    – Izzy
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:36
  • "It won't let me" is rather vague. I'm suggesting you use a regular PC to download the app using the link I provided, onto your phone (it'll push it onto it over 3G/wifi).
    – user5506
    Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 22:39
  • It's not my phone, it's his tablet. I've been into settings, I've looked everywhere. There is no sign of the play store anywhere. I can only get to the play store if I search for it online. It won't let me put any games on the tablet going that route. If I reset it will it put it back on?
    – user47781
    Commented Dec 7, 2013 at 0:10

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By default NextBook Tablets comes with no PlayStore Application, so you will need to re-download (re-install) the PlayStore Manually

check this link, it may help you http://www.makeuseof.com/answers/how-can-i-download-google-play-to-my-nextbook-tablet/


I found the apk (the installer binary file) by searching on Google. Here is a link to the file which if you access on your phone, will install the latest version of the Google Play Store.


PS: I cannot claim that this file is actually what it says it is, just a suggestion that looks legit.

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