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[Q] How to permamently detach an app from Android Market

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2nd July 2014, 11:34 AM   |  #1  
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With the app DicePlayer I want to stay at version 2.0.53, because from 2.0.54 on AC3 support was removed.

To not accidently update to a version >2.0.53 (e.g. by hitting Update All) I've used the function Detach from Market that is offered by Titanium Backup.

Unfortunately this detachment is being resetted on every reboot of the phone (Nexus 5 with 4.4.4).

Is there a way to permamently detach an app from Android Market?
7th October 2014, 04:29 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Sharky444

With the app DicePlayer I want to stay at version 2.0.53, because from 2.0.54 on AC3 support was removed.

To not accidently update to a version >2.0.53 (e.g. by hitting Update All) I've used the function Detach from Market that is offered by Titanium Backup.

Unfortunately this detachment is being resetted on every reboot of the phone (Nexus 5 with 4.4.4).

Is there a way to permamently detach an app from Android Market?

Hi, I realise this is an old post but it's something I've been trying to do for a while too. I've finally accomplished it successfully so I thought I'd share it on in some of the topics.

It works by changing the apk signature so the app typically becomes 'different' to the one on the Google Play Store and therefore doesn't appear in your Google Play Store list. But by doing this, you won't be able to update the app from Play Store.

How to:

Need Root.

First do a TB backup of current apk just to keep it.

With a file explorer, go to root\data\app and copy the app apk that you want to change and paste it somewhere on SD card.

Now uninstall the app

Download and install: ZipSigner by Ken Ellinwood from Play Store.

Open ZipSigner, choose input file and navigate to earlier copied apk

I used key/mode: auto-testkey

Sign the file

The new signed apk will be put in the same directory the original file was.

Now install that signed apk and your're done. Check market.

Worked for me - hope it works for you!
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