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Hello,

I would like to install sideload apps on Ouya. I was reading the forum and I see that I can either to install an unofficial (I always do that for my Android phone) or to root Ouya and install Google Play Store. I am not sure what to do.

What do you suggest?

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Hello,

I would like to install sideload apps on Ouya. I was reading the forum and I see that I can either to install an unofficial (I always do that for my Android phone) or to root Ouya and install Google Play Store. I am not sure what to do.

What do you suggest?

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Right now, you're better off just rooting the stock ROM. That may change whenever Stockplus gets updated.
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I'm seriously considering backing up to stockplus. I don't really care about the ouya launcher or store. I am getting pretty sick of some Play apps immediately force-quitting (not sure if stockplus will fix this, but it's sure worth a try)

otherwise my next step is simply going to be CM10...
 
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I'm seriously considering backing up to stockplus. I don't really care about the ouya launcher or store. I am getting pretty sick of some Play apps immediately force-quitting (not sure if stockplus will fix this, but it's sure worth a try)

otherwise my next step is simply going to be CM10...
You could try go to Settings -> Developer options and check "Don't keep activities".

that worked for me
 
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Rooting the stock FTW. There is even an apk created by an XDA dev that can root the Ouya without a PC. Makes it much easier when they update it and you lose root again
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thanks cabrerachaparro - a while ago you or one of the other helpful denizens had mentioned that too. I unchecked that setting some time ago but sadly it doesn't help.

things like google voice or linphone or mx player or latest es file explorer, start and look to be running just fine, but then quit. (and usually the error is related to google framework service). other things like gmail, es task manager, nova launcher, connectbot, terminal, all work fine.

the funny thing is, it's not restricted to applications installed from the play store - e.g. I can install linphone from either f-droid or from the play store, and both f-quit.

I have been too lazy to check things out with catlog (which runs just fine lol)
 
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thanks cabrerachaparro - a while ago you or one of the other helpful denizens had mentioned that too. I unchecked that setting some time ago but sadly it doesn't help.

things like google voice or linphone or mx player or latest es file explorer, start and look to be running just fine, but then quit. (and usually the error is related to google framework service). other things like gmail, es task manager, nova launcher, connectbot, terminal, all work fine.

the funny thing is, it's not restricted to applications installed from the play store - e.g. I can install linphone from either f-droid or from the play store, and both f-quit.

I have been too lazy to check things out with catlog (which runs just fine lol)
Oops...then maybe I should stay on StockPlus for a while, as I seldom get any crashes and I get all the Media apps I need (Youtube, Netflix, XBMC).
Guess I need to sit tight if I want a quiet Christmas break
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