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Google account and installed apps disappeared after an unexpected restart

I have a Note 3 N9005, Lollipop installed on it. My phone just restarted in my pocket, by my clothes "pressing" power and home button (why does that restarts the phone?). After it restarted various ...
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How do I force Google Play Store to download new apps on a roaming mobile connection?

I am often on a roaming mobile connection, and I have found that Google Play Store does not allow you to install apps while roaming. Clicking the "Install" button puts the app in a "Downloading..." ...
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Adding uninstalled apps to wishlist in Play store

There is something in the Play store app that bugs me ever since I found out the problem exists: I cannot add previously uninstalled apps to the wishlist. I made my research and found this thread on ...
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How do I remove orphaned permissions that are preventing an app reinstalling on Android lollipop

I have a ZTE phone I'm unable to reinstall facebook on using the Google Play Store - I get the notorious -505 unknown error. If I install a downloaded facebook apk using adb I get the following error....
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Why is the first step always 73.73 kB while downloading from Google Play Store?

My phone is a OnePlus 5T running Android 8.1. While downloading or updating apps from Google Play Store, the first step is always 73.73 kB. I'm just curious. Is there any technical reason (e.g. file ...
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How to install Google Play or other repo's on Waydroid?

Having just installed waydroid, how is the Google Play Store installed? nicholas@mordor:~$ nicholas@mordor:~$ sudo waydroid shell /system/bin/sh: No controlling tty: open /dev/tty: No such file or ...
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Formatting Play Store review text

I wrote a fairly long review with 4-5 paragraphs, but when posted the Play store seems to strip out all the newlines and just have a giant wall of text instead. I also tried using simple html (just ...
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Is there a way to force a new update to show up on Google Play?

Since apkmirror.com is not an official source, I would like to download directly from the Google Play Store. But say, Pokemon Go updates have always been announced, and not available on Google Play ...
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Can't Donwload/Install/Update any app - Waiting for download

I've got a problem while trying to install/upgrade any app on my android phone, after tapping on install/upgrade it just get stuck with the message waiting for download. Nothing works for me, I ...
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Downloads start minutes after clicking the button

Recently I've been getting an issue that when I start any download from an app such as the Play Store or Google drive, when I click the download button I get a indication that the download has begun ...
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Bug in google play store?

Google Play store reports my apps sizes as "null" but AFAIK my app is working. It says "null" where app size should be listed. Is this a bug? At my other app, it says "size undefined".
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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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What is tested in the Google Play Pre-Launch Security Report?

The Google Play store includes a pre-launch security scan in Pre Launch Report -> Security. I am trying to find out what it is actually testing for. Are there any resources that get into detail on ...
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When my Google account is deactivated/expires, will my phone delete/lock my apps?

Short version: I'm afraid my Android (HTC One M8) will freak out and delete/lock all the apps connected to my soon-to-be-deactivated Google account. Long version: So my college email ("Account 1") is ...
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Can't install Play Store anymore (CM12.1 peregrine)

Today I uninstalled my gapps (removed files in /system/addon.d, reboot, reflash CM, uninstall Google apps) and then tried to reinstall gapps. Nearly everything was installed properly (GMail, Calendar ...
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Is Google Play Store geo-targeted?

Some companies are telling me that my games are better listed in some countries than in the US. I'm using VPN to try to check if it's true, but the top free games seems to be the same in all ...
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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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Android Market not showing full list of app updates

When I have app updates, the android market notifies and takes me to the list of apps that have updates but some apps that have updates are not shown sometimes. Only when I go to search and key in the ...
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Play Store won't download or update apps

I am using Samsung Galaxy Duos GT-I8262. Yesterday I encounter this strange problem. Whenever I download or update an app from Play Store, it only shows downloading bar and the app won't download in a ...
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Play Store can download but not install apps; getting error code 927

On my Pixel phone, apps will download on Play Store, but once the download completes, it doesn't install. After some time, there's a notification from the Play Store that says Google Play isn't ...
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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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Is there a way to block the flexible update flow monits?

There are apps I don't want to update for some reason, like missing features, new unwanted features, or tons of video ads with newer versions. Often when I launch some apps, I get the monit asking me ...
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Getting google/google play to work on an android 4.04 tablet

Currently, the tablet seems to be in a chicken and egg situation: Can't login to google (presumably) because of outdated software (we get a "invalid login" message, but the credentials are ...
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Google Play: "Developer has responded to your review" notification but no response

These questions Where can I see if a developer responded to my comment on the Google Play? Google Play allows publishers to respond to users' comments? Are very old, but they both suggest that I ...
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How to revive an old 4.2.2 phone?

Because of "reasons" (or at this point mostly out of curiosity) I find myself with an old Wiko Iggy phone running Android 4.2.2 that after being factory reset is unable to install anything ...
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Service "Finsky" loops indefinitely scheduling jobs and using large amounts of data traffic

Connected with ADB to a work device I manage, I see logcat with tag "Finsky" looping multiple times per second scheduling jobs and completing it. The logcat output albeit spammy is not a ...
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Google Play Store showing an app on "All apps" but not on any of the devices

It is possible to see where an app is installed on a device on the Google Play Store web. I go to Apps - My Apps, and have a drop-down menu with all the devices. However, there is one particular app ...
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How can I download the last supported/compatible version of an app by knowing the Android OS version?

I have a very old samsung phone (Galaxy Ace) which runs Android Eclair. Surprisingly, Google Play and other apps still work and connect to the Internet, but there's a few problems. I had to hard reset ...
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Possible to view history of apps LOOKED at on Google Play?

I was wondering, is it possible to view a history of apps I looked at on Google Play, but didn't necessarily download? I went down a lengthy rabbit hole of suggested apps and then my Play Store app ...
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How to investigate/solve Google Play Store high memory usage (-> high CPU -> battery drain)?

Ever since my (not-rooted stock Android) Nokia 6.1 phone was upgraded to Android 10, last January, I have a performance issue with it: A couple of times per day it becomes near or completely unusable, ...
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Play store downloaded more than 100%

What is happening? Play store keeps downloading after 100% how to fix this ?
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How to disable auto update Google Play Store and Google Play Service

My phone broken WiFi (couldn't scan WiFi around). So, I have to use phone data. However, I'm having problems with two apps: Google Play Store and Google Play Services usually updating, consume a lot ...
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Tangerine app security warning?

I recently got the Essential phone and I started downloading all my apps back. I downloaded the Tangerine banking app, and I got this security warning as soon as I opened the app. "It seems your ...
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Autoupdate not working automatically

I have set the Play store to autoupdate on wifi, and all the individual app settings allow autoupdate, but still I am being asked to approve individual updates for each app. When I approve them, there ...
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Deleted Google Play app by accident

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 ...
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Mystery application called "Add Contacts"

After a factory reset there is no application present on the phone that is called Add Contacts. On such a clean unit I used Google Play Store to install Skype. I think Google Play Store requires some ...
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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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Is it possible for Google to detect app updates that have not been delivered through Play Store?

I'm playing a game that is developed by a sub-division of Google. (Ingress/Niantic) Usually new versions of this game pushed out through staged roll-outs, which means if you are not one of the lucky ...
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How to search Android Applications by size?

Is there any way I can search or filter android apps by size less than 1MB or 2MB on any android app store? I have a low end android phone with less memory and installation space. Light weight apps ...
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Why do certain apps always try to install to a specific Google account?

I have 3 Google accounts on my Android phone: gmail and 2 Google Apps accounts (one at my full-time job and one for my small business). I want all my apps to install under the gmail account, so I've ...
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Whenever I try to download an app, it keeps wanting to download it to my old Android phone

I bought a used Coolpad, but like new. Whenever I try to download an app, be it an old one already installed on old phone or a new, never before loaded one, it keeps wanting to send data to old phone, ...
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One device does not show on Google Play

I just purchased two identical Android tablet for my kids, running ICS 4.0, both using the same gmail account. I have the Google Play store installed on both of them, but only one of them show on my ...
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Google Play app hangs during updates

I have Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman with android 2.3.4. Recently, every time I try to update my apps over WiFi, the updates get stuck and I have to cancel that particular update to proceed. Now, ...
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Which market am I currently in?

I am on an SGS2 purchased in Germany, located in the UK, sometimes using VPN to the US and have used Market Enabler to change Play Store codes in the past. By now I am confused as to what local market ...
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Show only new available and new updated apps in Google Play Store

Is there a way to show only new apps and games or new updated games and apps in the Play Store? I don't mean the top new games section because apps in there are mostly old (few days/weeks). A few ...
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Play Store showing wrong HTC phone type

This was previously addressed for another device, but I have the HTC Inspire and my google account sees it as HTC Desire and won't allow me to download some apps. how can I correct it?
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When I search for apps, what determines the order in which they are ranked?

When I search for apps in the Google Play Store, what is the determining factor of the order in which they are presented to me? Is it the number of downloads? Or reviews? Or total star rating? ...
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Can I view the sales reports/information from Android Market for my apps somewhere?

Is there a way to download the sales information for my Android apps? For the iTunes store, Apple provides a tool for the same on iTunes Connect Sales and Trends Guide. Are there similar tools for the ...
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Who or what can trigger an app installation from Google Play Store?

I was more then sure that my actions in the Google Play Store (either mobile app or through website) are the only way to trigger installation of some app. My phone was lying alone and dark for the ...
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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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