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[Q] Market/Play apps

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28th April 2012, 06:30 AM   |  #1  
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It seems that since Google updated Market to Google Play, I can't access or install a bunch of apps that I want.

The two that bother me right now are 'Lookout Mobile Security' and 'Firefox for Android'. If I search Google Play, neither show up in search results. If I use the browser and go directly to either Firefox's or Lookout's site to install, I get redirected to Google Play and the Install button in both cases is grayed out and nothing happens.

And I'm very unhappy that I can no longer download the apks using my computer and side load/install it.

????????????

I'm on a standard Nook Color, with the newest stable release running in EMMC:
Android version: 2.3.7
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
Mod version: CyanogenMod 7.1.0-encore
Build No: GWK74

Everything else works fine and I have no other problems or complaints.
Can someone give me some things to try and get this working???
28th April 2012, 03:08 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by macevanscb

It seems that since Google updated Market to Google Play, I can't access or install a bunch of apps that I want.

The two that bother me right now are 'Lookout Mobile Security' and 'Firefox for Android'. If I search Google Play, neither show up in search results. If I use the browser and go directly to either Firefox's or Lookout's site to install, I get redirected to Google Play and the Install button in both cases is grayed out and nothing happens.

And I'm very unhappy that I can no longer download the apks using my computer and side load/install it.

????????????

I'm on a standard Nook Color, with the newest stable release running in EMMC:
Android version: 2.3.7
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
Mod version: CyanogenMod 7.1.0-encore
Build No: GWK74

Everything else works fine and I have no other problems or complaints.
Can someone give me some things to try and get this working???

Thats weird, I'm having no problems with google play. I can't get the Amazon app store. Have you been able to download that?
29th April 2012, 05:53 PM   |  #3  
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Whoops lol wrong thread. I'm half asleep.
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29th April 2012, 09:49 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by macevanscb

It seems that since Google updated Market to Google Play, I can't access or install a bunch of apps that I want.

The two that bother me right now are 'Lookout Mobile Security' and 'Firefox for Android'. If I search Google Play, neither show up in search results. If I use the browser and go directly to either Firefox's or Lookout's site to install, I get redirected to Google Play and the Install button in both cases is grayed out and nothing happens.

And I'm very unhappy that I can no longer download the apks using my computer and side load/install it.

????????????

I'm on a standard Nook Color, with the newest stable release running in EMMC:
Android version: 2.3.7
Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
Mod version: CyanogenMod 7.1.0-encore
Build No: GWK74

Everything else works fine and I have no other problems or complaints.
Can someone give me some things to try and get this working???

You can download Firefox_10_0_multi.apk from several sites. The md5 of all downloads I tried is 3c490ee533fae7166fa589aa88ba59f1. I have not had, or found any reference to, any problems with it. I just downloaded it again from http://fiberupload.com/v1r9xzkzpbr8.

I have also downloaded and am now using Firefox v10.0.1.apk. Its md5 is 59a29173879c040ca781299f7b193197. I don't have any more info about it at hand and don't have time now to look it up. Should be easy to find, though!

BTW, I don't, as a matter of principle, register my devices with Google, nor with Barnes and Noble or Amazon. I believe in anonymity, where possible, vis-a-vis the government and corporations that cooperate with it.
1st May 2012, 06:19 AM   |  #5  
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I'm having issues as well.

I downloaded Nook Odds and Ends and ran the "Fix Netflix" and "LCD Density Changer" to try it out. I reverted the settings back and verified that the build.prop settings were correct.

Ever since then, when I go into the Play store, I can't see certain apps... like Amazon Store, Rdio, etc. and the list will never display more than 24.

[EDIT - SOLUTION]

So I've learned a lesson I'd like to share with anyone who might need it...

After restoring build.prop from a backup file, do the following IN ORDER:
1. Open Settings > Applications > Manage
2. Open Google Play Store in Downloaded tab
3. Tap on Clear Data
4. Tap on Clear Cache
5. Reboot

I figured out that the Play Store had me down as an HTC NookColor, and wouldn't revert back to BN NookColor until everything was cleared.
Last edited by derekr44; 1st May 2012 at 04:18 PM. Reason: Found solution
2nd May 2012, 05:19 PM   |  #6  
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Using Rack's Mirage CM7/CM9 Dual Boot from SDHC and when I search Play, I get about a dozen different Firefox Apps (including Firefox itself).

I would say that the clearing cache and data would work if you couldn't access Play at all or couldn't download specific apps, but just not being able to see certain apps is unusual.

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10th May 2012, 10:37 PM   |  #7  
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I think that this is the same problem that I just posted.

I think that it is just Google's interpretation of "BN NookColor", because the same apps are unavailable if I go to the Market/Play on a laptop - it reports "unavailable for your device BN NookColor" when the developer says that app is available for all Android versions from 1.6 to 4.0

So, it seems to me that Google must be saying "your BN NookColor needs to use the special BN Market".

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