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Play Store app downloads stuck in "pending" while using Gnirehtet USB debugging for reverse tethering

I wanted to use a phone with a wired connection by reverse tethering to PC. Internet and apps works through all configurations and setups, but there are some issues. The main one is not being able to ...
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Does the Google Play Store app requires a SIM card?

I noticed on a device that the Play Store app didn't work until I inserted a SIM card: is this just a bug or does the Google Play Store app requires a SIM card being present? Background: I've ...
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Android apps for "armeabi-v7a" and "x86" architecture: SoC vs. Processor vs. ABI

While downloading Android apps, sometimes I have seen apps for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. I read some references for armeabi-v7a and x86 architecture. However, at the end, I couldn't finalize ...
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Google Play Store claims background data is disabled when I'm not on cellular

When I try to run the Google Play store app on my Android 6.0 device, I get an error message telling me: Background data disabled Google Play Store needs background data to be enabled. When I click ...
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How to receive notifications when an app goes on sale on Google Play store

I would like to know if there's a way to receive notifications on the computer (online) or smartphone (offline) when a customized list of apps goes on sale on Google Play store. (Maybe through e-mail, ...
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Google Play Store: "Country not supported" error when making Family Library

I see a few related questions but I still ask this question (android.stackexchange.com#246629 mentions the same error although the situation is not exactly the same with mine). Issue On Play Store I ...
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In Genymotion, a couple of apps are not visible in Play store. Reason?

In Genymotion, a couple of apps, for example, Brawl Stars are not available in the Google Play Store on any of the OS I tried. Why is this? and how do I sort it out? Any workarounds?
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How can I see what people are searching for on the Android Market? (i.e. Google Insights for Android Market?)

I'm interested in launching my application to the Android market, however I'm not sure if there is a market for my idea. I'd like to be able to put in a query and see how many searches there are for ...
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Links redirecting to Google Play store instead of app

I have this annoying problem where when i open a link, that should direct me directly to an app, it opens the app in Google Playstore like i haven't downloaded it. When i then press "open" ...
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How to download OBB files without using the Chrome/Firefox Extension?

First of all, let me emphasize that I AM NOT TRYING TO PIRATE ANYTHING. My situation is that I have this game which needs to be updated, but I have been failing to finish the update every single time....
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After I update my Samsung A14 to android 14, Play Store says that many apps are not compatible, even google apps like Chrome, YouTube, and Google Maps

Recently apps like X/Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Spotify, YouTube, Google Chrome, Google Maps, and many others are said to be not available for my device, which is really odd. The ...
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Google Play keeps asking for an account (new or existing) and does not start anymore

Suddenly Google Play stopped working and now it is always asking me to provide an existing account or that i create a new one. When i try to use my existing one, it tells me that that account is ...
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What is the cost of Android apps?

I have purchased apps from Google play store which were recurring charges and I've purchased some with one-time cost. I don't see an indicator from Google Play to distinguish between $1.99 one-time ...
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Purchase cancelled from Google Play Store, but verification fee deducted

Yesterday I was trying to purchase an app from the Play Store. So I added my card details to the dialog window that appeared, and Google deducted a small sum from my A/C (Rs.51 INR), which I know, is ...
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Error 495 when downloading apps from Google Play Store via WiFi

I tried downloading apps from Google Play Store via WiFi, but I got error 495. I tried all the steps like: Clear cache data from the Play Store app Delete Google account and recreate it Factory ...
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How to stop Play Store from auto-updating itself?

How can I stop Google play from automatically updating to the latest version? I tried deleting my hosts file but it's not being deleted. My phone is rooted.
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Block access to Google Play Store app from Wi-Fi router

I was wondering how can I block the Play Store Android app from the router itself? My router has a function to block a web address or an IP address. So does anyone know what website/IP address should ...
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How can I set up 35 tablets for a class of school children, so that I can manage all the device settings remotely?

We have purchased 35 Lenovo M8 tablets to use for online survey data collection. The all have 4G and will not be used on wifi. We will give the tablets to children and ask them to fill in an online ...
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"Couldn't complete your purchase. Check that you have the correct country selected in your Play account." error on Play Store

How can I fix the following error when purchasing from Play Store? Couldn't complete your purchase. Check that you have the correct country selected in your Play account. It keeps saying that even ...
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How to reinstall all Google Play Store dependencies, specifically Google Account Manager to make the Play Store work again?

I'm using GNU/Linux and the adb command connected on a Samsung phone (specifically the SM-N9600 model, on Android version 10) without root, and also termux to find paths easily on the phone. I ...
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Edit build.prop to download unsupported TV apps on a non-TV device

I am trying to turn an old Samsung Galaxy S8 into a TV box. I want TV apps to be available in Google Play (like YouTube TV), but they are still showing as unsupported even after changing build.prop. I ...
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App Won't Download

I have a TCL_T501C, Cricket Wireless, US Android, (I am in Canada, on "roaming" network,) I have 2 Google accounts, the country in "account 1" is set to United States, while the ...
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Clearing recommendations in the Google Play Store?

Due to some careless browsing being hacked, definitely hacked, my Play Store recommended apps are somewhat NSFW... I looked in privacy settings for my Google account, but only found the option for ...
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Cannot make purchases on any Gmail, Google keeps flagging it as fraud even though it's my credit card

How can I start making in-app purchases again in Coin Master on my Google Play Store when it keeps flagging every Gmail account I make as a fraud? No matter which one I use, it won't let me make the ...
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Google Play Store download stops to a certain percentage on large programs

When I download large apps from the Google Play Store, it always pauses at a certain percentage, for example: Angry Bird 2 (about 120 MB of download size), the download always stopped at 61%. Need ...
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List of purchased apps and app install/uninstall history log anywhere? [closed]

My device was damaged and since then I've had to order a hardware replacement. Given that all purchases and application installs/uninstalls via Google Play Store are carried out in connection with my ...
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Can I resume downloading app in Google Play store? [closed]

I started downloading a game using Wi-Fi, the game was about 1.5GB . When almost 800 MB was done I closed Wi-Fi. The download paused. Will I be able to continue from 800 MB when I connect to Wi-Fi ...
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Android app downloading but not installing

My Device is Motorola Moto G 1st Gen. running Android Lollipop 5.0.2 From the last 2-3 months, my phone is not installing apps. It downloads the app and even shows installing but never completes. ...
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Continued access to paid-for app that has been deleted from Play Store?

I paid for an app from the Google Play Store some years ago. I have been using it successfully up to yesterday. Today, I tried to use it and it complained I wasn't licensed and redirected me to the ...
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How does Google test and check Android apps uploaded to Play Store?

I have found so many apps on the Google Play Store which are just useless. There are so many apps whose names are like "Useless App", "Nothing" and just rubbish, even in their app ...
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Can't update or install app with new Google Account

I have two accounts on my phone institutional google managed workspace - [email protected] private gmail - [email protected] The institution that manages ([email protected]) ended relationship with Google and ...
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Why does Google Play say "purchase successful" after installing free app?

I just installed WiFi FTP Server app from my PC. I confirmed the installation from my PC and it required a password. After installation, it says "Purchase successful" - see the screenshot ...
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Testing Play Integrity API in Android SDK emulator

I want to test my app with the Google Play verdict API, especially MEETS_STRONG_INTEGRITY. To test, I plan to use Android Studio as I have always done, but when I create a device, I cannot approve the ...
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What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity?

What does "Apps management notification shown" mean in Google My Activity history?
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CM 10.2 with Google Apps version 20130813 won't download from Play Store

I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 from Telcel, Mexico running CyanogenMod 10.2.0, upgraded from 10.1.3 with the upgrade feature and using TWRP for this purpose. I am unable to download anything from the Play ...
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Want to change country in Google Play store

This is not duplicate of other questions. I've been struggling with this issue for last 3 weeks and have contacted Google over chat, forums and other avenues too without any luck. I moved from USA to ...
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When I remove a payment profile, will I still be able do install my purchased apps?

I purchased a few apps a few years ago, and my credit card expired a long time ago. So, if I close my payment profile on Google Play, will I still be able to install the apps I purchased?
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How can I circumvent regional restrictions in Google's Play Store?

I'm travelling to country X. I want to install an application which isn't available in my country, but is available in country X; but I prefer to download and install it in advance, while the data ...
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Does Google get a list of APK packages installed outside of Google Play?

I use Gmail on my Android 11 phone, not only for email but also for some other services of Google such as Maps). Due to privacy concerns, I've been thinking about installing some applications (such as ...
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Still can't change Google Play country

I've tried: updating my Google wallet (UK credit card & billing/home address). setting default home address. changing postal code on Gmail. forcing stop and clearing cache on Google Play app. ...
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How to use a small balance in Google Play store

I need to change the country of my Google account. However, since there is less than a Euro on my balance I cannot to do so unless I make my Google balance zero. I cannot split a payment between my ...
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Play store stuck on 'Download Pending' or 'Waiting to Download'. How to fix?

TL;DR - How to uninstall the Google Play store? A friend of mine deleted my Google Account as a prank (don't know how it is a prank). When I came home, I just logged in and tried to install some apps,...
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All new purchases from Play Store are failing from my Google Account

How do you fix the problem when you try to make a paid purchase it says "Couldn't complete your transaction. Your Play balance can only be used in Canada. See the fit card terms of service."....
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Can an app tell if it's been downloaded through an unofficial store?

Let's say I download an app using Aurora Store and I start using it, can this app know what source it has been downloaded from? Can it tell if the download source was different from the Play Store?
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Block specific settings in Android [duplicate]

Is this possible to block a specific setting in Android using accessibility permission and if yes then how can it be implemented? The best example I can find is this app named Cleanbrowsing and it is ...
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Block Specific settings in Android for self control

Is there any way to block changing of specific settings in Android. Like I am using Familysafe dns to avoid pornography on my device. Is there any way I can lock that specific setting on my device. ...
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Uninstalled apps still show up on "Apps installed on" in Google Play Store

I already uninstalled the unwanted applications from my device, but they still show up on "Apps installed on" in my Google Play account. Does it mean that the apps I got rid of are still stored in ...
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Can I fake a device in Google Play?

Somewhat recently, Google has made the change that apps need to use a recent API level for people on newer Android versions to be able to see it in the Play Store. This means that many apps (mostly ...
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How can I remove a device that is displayed when installing an application from Google Play's "Choose a device" list?

I am trying to install an application from Google Play on my Android device, but I see several devices listed in the "Choose a device" screen that I no longer use or own. This range from ...
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Why is Google Play Store popping up in my activity when I didn’t use it?

I check my Google Activity religiously and yesterday saw that it showed that I visited the Google Play Store three times at 2:19pm. Device Connected message also popped up at this time. I didn’t get ...

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