I have telus samsung galaxy s2x with android jellybean 4.1.2 (non rooted).

When going on play store I got an error about authentication needed. So I did uninstall updates from application manager (as described in this answer). Now the play store app got replaced with com.android.vending, which is like the old "market" app.

That app seems to crash frequently. How can I restore the new play store app again?

  • First, "authentication needed" means you've got to enter your credentials (so I don't know what made you uninstall updates). Second, the playstore app usually auto-updates itself; but in a state where "authentication needed" is asked by it, I'm not sure whether this auto-update still works. If it does, it usually takes between some minutes and a few days. So how long ago did you uninstall updates? And does this error message for authentication still appear?
    – Izzy
    May 25, 2014 at 11:03
  • I got the idea from the selected answer here: android.stackexchange.com/questions/20369/…
    – omega
    May 25, 2014 at 16:30
  • Ah, OK – thanks! I've integrated that hint with your question. And I see you've found your answer, good news :)
    – Izzy
    May 25, 2014 at 16:43

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Android Police has all the apks. Here's the lastest one.

  • reinstalling the app fixed it.
    – omega
    May 25, 2014 at 16:29

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