Help section of Google Play Store (accessible from Google Play Store menu button on left > help and feedback> search for returns and refunds> Apps and games refunds) relevant to your question, says (emphasis mine)
After 2 hours or more,Contact the developer
If Google Play's 2-hour return period has passed, the developer is responsible for deciding if ...
There is no limit. From Google Support:
Downloading previously purchased & downloaded apps
When you download a paid or free app on Google Play, the app is
connected to your Google Account, meaning that you get several
If you get a new device, remove an app to free up space, or reset your
device, you can reinstall the app ...
In addition to Martyn's answer on encryption.
This might be a bit on the developer side, however, Google offers Application Licensing:
With Google Play Licensing, your application can query Google Play at
run time to obtain the licensing status for the current user, then
allow or disallow further use as appropriate.
You're correct that app piracy in Android is a problem, and it's a reason a lot of app developers have gone for a more in app purchase model, rather than selling their apps on the play market. You're also correct in your method - ripping an APK file off a rooted phone is trivial. Google have recognised this and responded by added App Encryption which will ...
Go to Playstore menu → Account → Order history, you will find all details of purchases made using the linked account. Click on the apps you wish to install from there and you are done
Edit: Added additional pics to depict the process, seeing that there are answers saying it cannot be done (App chosen is purchased but currently not installed)
Once bought, always yours. New device, factory-reset, does not matter -- as long as your account stays the same. Paid apps are bound to the Google-Account you've purchased them with.
To give some proof: I use several apps I bought once on 3 devices simultaneously. I never was asked to pay again when installing them on the next device. Provided I used the ...
According to the Google Play Business and Program Policies, you may re-install any app you have purchased, unlimited. (also if the app has been updated since you bought it).
Based on my experience it works like that indeed: I have updated and re-installed paid apps without any issue. Please note that the re-install/update also works on any other android ...
(1) Check out Legacy Play Store. You can get the list on UNINSTALLED PAID apps. INSTALLED list includes both PAID and UNPAID.
If you decide to install it, you may need to:
use Root Explorer (I had troubles with Astro and File Expert)
copy the apk to /system/app
chmod the apk to 644
NOTE: It works on my Samsung Galaxy S2, running CyanogenMod9.
The best you can really do currently is to buy them from the Market (web or app) and then just cancel the download/installation when it starts on your device. This only works with apps your device supports, though. Purchasing unsupported apps was the topic of this related question.
There are multiple possibilities for this. One is using the appropriate counter-parts from the µg project (pronounced "micro-G"; formerly known as NOGAPPS) – in this case Phonesky (the inofficial Google PlayStore Client) or BlankStore (same thing, basically). Each of these two would run directly on the device, no Google-Apps required (hence the name "NOGAPPS"...
It's not a problem. Sometimes it takes time to refund. It's happened to me earlier.
Nothing to worry about since you got your confirmation mail as also transaction is cancelled
If you wish to be doubly sure, you can call or chat with Google help from the Google Play Settings → Help and feedback
Edit: Just stumbled on this from
Google Play Refund ...
To answer your question 'Are there any alternatives to get the mighty eagle back?' Unfortunately not. It's up to app developers to support redownloading of in app content, and it certainly seems that you have found a bug.
Get in contact with Rovio at http://www.rovio.com/en/about-us/contact or email@example.com and explain your issue - they will be able ...
When you sign out of the account from which you purchased apps , they will stop working as licencing checks are carried out in the background. Thanks to Izzy who pointed out in comments that this valid only for apps having vending.CHECK_LICENSE active and running. Apparently , all purchased apps don't have this permission running
I have not personally tried ...
When you download an app (whether free or paid), it is tied to your Google account, so you can get all updates for this app as long as the developer is maintaining it.
Every app has a package name. This can be something like
This is the package name for SwiftKey. If you buy it*, the app is tied to your Google account. You can ...
Answer is in their FAQ:
The free version is advertisement supported while the premium version
is not. Both the free and premium versions have the same set of
features at this point except the premium version will get faster
Can an app installed from Play Store being dropped support due to changing requirement in Android version?
App developer (free/paid app) is at complete liberty to support/not support later Android versions, with or without continuing support for earlier versions. You will find many apps not supporting Lollipop or Marshmallow, and on other hand supporting/...
From play store support:
You can use apps you bought on Google Play on any Android device
without paying again. However, each device must have the same Google
Account on it.
Reinstall an app you bought but deleted
Install an app on more than one Android device.
Install an app on a new Android device.
Even though the app ...
If you want this list on browser then you can go for the Greasemonkey Artem script which can show your paid and free apps in different lists.
Check out full detail and installation guide here Greasemonkey Artem script
The only way I've found to do this is to edit the XML file that stores the name directly. It should be at /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs/APP_CATALOG_Index.xml:
# cd /data/data/org.adwfreak.launcher/shared_prefs
APP_CATALOG_1.xml APP_CATALOG_Index.xml adw_ex_preferences.xml
The only competing powerful market alternative available is Amazon AppStore. It provides a paid app for free daily. The only thumbs down thing about it is that its available for only few countries. But, this limitation can be by-passed easily (Google it).
Another alternatives worth looking:
You get 15 minutes trial of all paid apps listed in Play Store. Its Google's policy to refund money if you aren't satisfied but you'll have to claim refund within 15 minutes. After purchasing an app, just look for Refund button on app page in Play Store app.
From http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/mobile/android/market-policies.html ,
Product Removals: From time to time, Google may discover a Product on
the Market that violates the Android Market Developer Distribution
Agreement or other legal agreements, laws, regulations or policies. In
such an instance, Google retains the right to remove those
Before doing factory reset, you can backup your phone settings to the cloud by going to Settings > Backup & reset and checking the box that says Backup my data.
Once done, you can reset your phone, and when you set it up again with your gmail ID it was backed up with, the settings and apps, everything will be restored (wifi APs as well).
The reason the OP cannot see an app due to a message not available in your country is down to the very simple check on the SIM card. Each SIM card has a carrier identification, and country code identification. When Android powers up, the Radio Interface Layer (RIL) obtains the carrier and network information in which the baseband receives over the air, here ...
Not every developer creates and puts a premium version of an app separately into a market. A developer can have a single app but have mechanism to make the user unlock certain parts of the app by paying for it. This is called in-app billing.
Google in the document In-app Billing noted:
In-app Billing is a Google Play service that lets you sell digital ...
Using the account page on the web you can filter for just apps from all purchases.
https://play.google.com/store/account?purchaseFilter=apps. On an android device open the link with a browser instead of the Play Store. The Play Store app cannot filter apps from other purchases.
From the web you can also install apps on any devices connected with your ...
Right now, you can do the following:
Open the play store app.
Open the options by swiping in from the left of the screen.
Select my account", then scroll down to see your order history.
Tap " more" and you'll see a list of everything you've paid for on the play store.
This worked as of November 2015 with Android 6.0. I'm sure Google will change it ...
I feel stupid for not trying this earlier, but I simply re-installed angry birds (again) and I had immediate access to the Mighty Eagle. It didn't even show me the promo and purchase screen. Strange thing is that this isn't how it went first time around, but I'm glad this is all it took.
Rovio still hasn't responded to my support ticket at the time of ...
Yes, the applications can be downloaded on each device as long as each device uses the same Google account in the Android Market. Your account's ownership of the app persists even if you have to delete it for some reason, such as running out of space.