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[FIX/ HOW-TO] Detach App from Market to Enable Purchase

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By moonzbabysh, Senior Member on 14th March 2012, 08:34 PM
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Archer posted an easier solution a few post down, to this problem.
Make sure to thank him a few posts down.
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Nice find - a lot of people have been complaining about this problem recently.

For anyone who doesn't want to do the above, simply copy and paste this code into the address bar when you're on the relevant Google Play page...

Code:
javascript:document.getElementsByClassName("buy-link")[0].setAttribute("data-ispurchased", false)
You could create a bookmark of that if you expect to need it often.


Old Method:

Prerequisites : Desktop/Laptop computer Browser with ability to "inspect element"
Must have a valid credit card and a registered wallet account for this to work
And must be able to follow directions

Thank - jollyb for Finding/Translating THIS fix he found on a croatian forum.


1. Open Google play (Market) in Chrome browser (on your desktop/laptop) and find the wanted app (best would be that you backup the app via Ttitanium backup if you can, and uninstall it)

2. 'Right-Click' on "PURCHASED and select Inspect element

3. Above the selected row you'll see [data-ispurchased="true"]


4. Change "true" to "false" and press ENTER
(Having problems with downloading another app? Change the inspect element back to "true", app should start downloading now)

5. Click PURCHASED that will open the popup to buy via Google Wallet so you can purchase the app.



Tested on Google Chrome browser, please post if you've had success with/on different browsers.



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What would people use this for?
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What would people use this for?

People who have downloaded apps from Amazon app store for the free app of the day, and now since the Android Market has been updated to the Play Store, alot of those amazon apps are showing as purchased in Play Store but aren't downloadable or able to be purchased at all since it's linked to your Google account as I guess a pirated app or something.

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Awesome. I've been wondering how to do this. I traded phones with someone a while back and made a backup of all apps before I wiped the phone and I have been unable to purchase ADW Launcher EX because I restored the backup and then the market said it was purchased already but wouldn't let me download it.

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I also found that if you uninstall the market updates (temporarily) and go back to the older style market, you can properly purchase them, even if it said "purchased" when using the newer market versions.

The amazon free app a day is a great example of what causes this problem.
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Man this is so awsome, it works like a charm and solved many headaches of not being able to update stuff..
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Nice find - a lot of people have been complaining about this problem recently.

For anyone who doesn't want to do the above, simply copy and paste this code into the address bar when you're on the relevant Google Play page...

Code:
javascript:document.getElementsByClassName("buy-link")[0].setAttribute("data-ispurchased", false)
You could create a bookmark of that if you expect to need it often.
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For anyone who doesn't want to do the above, simply copy and paste this code into the address bar when you're on the relevant Google Play page...

Code:
javascript:document.getElementsByClassName("buy-link")[0].setAttribute("data-ispurchased", false)

To clarify, this goes into mobile browser while using google play app?
24th March 2012, 06:39 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by dirtyreturn

For anyone who doesn't want to do the above, simply copy and paste this code into the address bar when you're on the relevant Google Play page...

Code:
javascript:document.getElementsByClassName("buy-link")[0].setAttribute("data-ispurchased", false)

To clarify, this goes into mobile browser while using google play app?

In your Desktop Browsers address bar.
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Worked great thanks alot
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