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16th October 2010, 08:10 PM   |  #24  
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Restore Android Market without hard reset
I did the following and it resurrected Market:

Instructions copied from google forum:

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To get the Marked app back, without doing a hard reset.

Install a file manager like.Estrongs or Astro
To make it less complicated load the Estrongs from here: <HERE_WERE_URL_BUT_XDA_REJECTED_IT_FROM_THE_POST >
transfer it with e.g. bluetooth or USB to your phone and install.

After installing the FIle manager.

1. Go to internal memory root
2. navigate to /system/app
3. Locate Vending.apk
4. push on it to install it

It may force close the first time you run it but the second time it should work

If you still encounter Force Close or download issues. Do the following ( you might want to do it anyway as it is sometimes better to start with a clean slate)

1. Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications
2. Chose All
3. Find Market
4. Push on it and select Clear data

Now it should work as advertised

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BTW, I use to install applications with Dropbox. Just copy apk file to your dropbox folder
on a PC or Mac and then on your Android phone run Dropbox application and directly
click the apk appearing in the file list within the application. Fast and neat.
Last edited by rinne; 16th October 2010 at 08:15 PM. Reason: Fixed a typo or two and added instructions for installation.