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By Taxmaster, Senior Member on 9th August 2013, 05:35 PM
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Hello all!

Is there any way to PERMANENTLY detach an installed app (that you wish to keep installed) from the Google Play store in order to prevent it from updating or checking for updates? Titanium Backup provides a detach option but for some reason it isn't permanent (lasts hours and/or next reboot).

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10th August 2013, 02:24 PM |#2  
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Get the apk from /data/app and make a copy and put it on /sdcard/. Uninstall from the play store and then install from the apk. Make sure you have unknown sources checked. Then it won't update from the play store because it'll be installed by something other than the play store. I hope this helps.
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11th August 2013, 01:59 PM |#3  
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Hello! I will let you know if this works for me! I just did the installation !

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11th August 2013, 02:49 PM |#4  
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Alright awesome let me know!
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Alright awesome let me know!

Unfortunately, this didn't work for me , as I keep getting prompted to update the app.

Does it matter that it's a Google app like maps or music?

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If you have titanium backup, you should be able to detach it from the market...
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If you have titanium backup, you should be able to detach it from the market...

As noted in the OP, the effects are only temporary.

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17th August 2013, 08:17 AM |#8  
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I have found the way to so this... At long last I have found a way.


In the play store press menu / my apps / scroll over to the right to view all previously downloaded apps. There is a x on th left of all of them.

This removes them from the list.

I have looked for this for years, only to notice it this afternoon.

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I have found the way to so this... At long last I have found a way.


In the play store press menu / my apps / scroll over to the right to view all previously downloaded apps. There is a x on th left of all of them.

This removes them from the list.

I have looked for this for years, only to notice it this afternoon.

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That just deletes the apps from your previously installed list, it doesnt permanently detach them from the Play store.

AFAIK nothing really works anymore. I have tried myself and can get anything to permanently detach them. The only thing I can think of is to decompile them and take out anything that has to do with the Play store and then recompile them.

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18th August 2013, 12:13 AM |#10  
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That just deletes the apps from your previously installed list, it doesnt permanently detach them from the Play store.

AFAIK nothing really works anymore. I have tried myself and can get anything to permanently detach them. The only thing I can think of is to decompile them and take out anything that has to do with the Play store and then recompile them.

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Ahh I thought you wanted to get it off the list of previously installed apps. I see what you mean now. You want to install it without plays tore showing it's installed.

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Ahh I thought you wanted to get it off the list of previously installed apps. I see what you mean now. You want to install it without plays tore showing it's installed.

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I'm not the OP but yes I am in the same boat, I have a couple apps I got from elsewhere that show as different apps in the Play store, because my version is only sold on Amazon (ie Angry Birds Ad Free), and it keeps getting updated with a different version.

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