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[Q] Titanium, Detach from market, not stick

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9th May 2014, 03:54 AM   |  #1  
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I have an app which I do not want updates to...
The developer is making changes to the app to fix issues with other brands/models...
The current version works well on mine and I don't want it to update to a version which might break it for my brand/model...
In the playstore I disabled auto-update, but it still shows up in the manual and group update list...
I went into titanium (pro) and detached it from the market and it showed 'attach to market (forced)'
I checked playstore and it is off my app list...
Several minutes later it re-appeared in playstore and titanium went back to 'detach from market'
So the detach function is not sticking...
Any Ideas?
9th May 2014, 05:33 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by KaptainRandom

Sprint gs5, CM-root, TWRP, SDfix...

I have an app which I do not want updates to...
The developer is making changes to the app to fix issues with other brands/models...
The current version works well on mine and I don't want it to update to a version which might break it for my brand/model...
In the playstore I disabled auto-update, but it still shows up in the manual and group update list...
I went into titanium (pro) and detached it from the market and it showed 'attach to market (forced)'
I checked playstore and it is off my app list...
Several minutes later it re-appeared in playstore and titanium went back to 'detach from market'
So the detach function is not sticking...
Any Ideas?

Its been an issue with Titaniium before and appears as it does on your device. Try this:
1) get the Apk you wanna detach (ex using TitaniumBackup) into location you can easily get to (ex. SD card)
2) install ZipSigner from play store
3) re-sign the extracted Apk using ZipSigner and test key
4) uninstall the original app and install the re-signed Apk you made
5) profit
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7th October 2014, 05:30 AM   |  #3  
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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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