[APP] Get your Old Android Market Back

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Installation:
1. Download files below, do not rename them! Transfer to SD Card.


2.* Use any file explorer and mount system as RW and delete file name (Root Explorer works nicely)‘Vending.APK’ and ‘MarketUpdater.apk’ from /system/app/. You can also delete folders com.android.vending and com.android.vending.updater in /data/data.
*Do a reboot.
* Open File explorer/ Root Explorer and Mount your file system as RW and copy ‘updater.apk’ from SD Card to /system/app/ and do a reboot.
* Now, mount your file system as RW from explorer and copy ‘market.apk’ from SD Card to /system/app/ and Reboot phone.






Edit: I feel retarded.. forgot to mention that this method is iffy on my rooted stock ROM, but it works great on my rooted custom rom.

[B said:
acolwill[/B];16952837]What functionality? All I see is fancy graphics designed for children and iRetards, there's no discernible change in how apps are grouped or searched for since version 2.12.
I have 5 android devices ranging from the HTC Hero up to the Samsung Galaxy Tab and the new market looks **** on every one. Application presentation is marred with oversized text and incessant scrolling, making it slower to actually see information pertinent to what you are looking at. Emphasis should be on the applications contained within the market, not the market application itself.
Other than that, the obfuscated way that application permissions are presented to a user in the newer versions makes it far too easy for the layman to install things with less than honourable permission requests. At least in version 2.12 you HAD to move your fingers around to accept permissions, since then all it takes is two jabs with a finger with little or no perceived consequence.

The fault lies with Google for forcing the new market style on users, no choices outside of root&destroy.

So thanks for actually taking the time for making the Google apps look nice, just let those whom want the 'clean' version have their say.

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The attached Vending.apk is the "old" market. In order to install it, you must be rooted and you need either a little knowledge of ADB or Root Explorer from the market.

Using ADB;
Reboot into recovery and plug into pc, mount /system using your recovery
From your preferred ADB console:
adb push Vending.apk /system/app
adb shell rm /system/app/MarketUpdater.apk
adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/Vending.apk
adb shell chown root.root /system/app/Vending.apk
Reboot.

Using Root Explorer;
Download apk to sdcard
mount /system rw
browse to /system/app
remove MarketUpdater.apk
remove Vending.apk
browse back to sdcard and copy the Vending.apk to /data/local/tmp
copy the Vending.apk from /data/local/tmp to /system/app
using permissions action, set permissions on Vending.apk [Owner: Read Write. Group: Read. Others: Read]
using set owner action, set owner to 0 - root, group to 0 - root.
Close and reboot.

The Root Explorer method may not work for all phones, and will not work on HTC phones which do not have s-off. The ADB method should work on any rooted device which previously had market access.
[B said:
here.david[/B];16956089]Thanks that worked BTW, on the Vibrant (MiUi) here is the command I used to mount without going into CWM....

From your preferred ADB console:
adb shell mount -o rw,remount -t ext4 /dev/block/stl9 /system
adb push Vending.apk /system/app
adb shell rm /system/app/MarketUpdater.apk
adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/Vending.apk
adb shell chown root.root /system/app/Vending.apk
Reboot.
[B said:
nygmam[/B];16959137]I use a simple method, which works very well, and so far has not had a down side:

1) Using Titanium Backup (Or another app that lets you do this) either Freeze (Paid app) or Backup, then delete Market Update (Free App)
2) Go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, and scroll down to market, and select
3) Uninstall updates from Market

This is very easy to do, and you may be able to use other freeze or backup apps to achieve the same result. Also note, no reboot required.
 

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nygmam

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I use a simple method, which works very well, and so far has not had a down side:

1) Using Titanium Backup (Or another app that lets you do this) either Freeze (Paid app) or Backup, then delete Market Update (Free App)
2) Go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, and scroll down to market, and select
3) Uninstall updates from Market

This is very easy to do, and you may be able to use other freeze or backup apps to achieve the same result. Also note, no reboot required.
 
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Scratch0805

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For some people the new market lags a lot especially on lower end phones, the last version was terrible for me so I had to use the old one but this latest update is a huge improvement, so i'll stick with it.

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nikosrs4

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If you change the density of your phone's display, you wont't be able to download many apps(shazam free for example). It says that your device is incompatible, that's why I reverted back to the old market.

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Any chance this will work without root? My wife hates the new market.

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Have you given a brief look at the benefits of root vs stock? Well worth it.. Just a little research about rooting your particular phone and you can do it quite simply
 

nygmam

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I use a simple method, which works very well, and so far has not had a down side:

1) Using Titanium Backup (Or another app that lets you do this) either Freeze (Paid app) or Backup, then delete Market Update (Free App)
2) Go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, and scroll down to market, and select
3) Uninstall updates from Market

This is very easy to do, and you may be able to use other freeze or backup apps to achieve the same result. Also note, no reboot required.
 

nygmam

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i just downloaded the old market apk again and replaced it over the new one , and it worked :) , i have samsung galaxy s2 ,but still the new market is slow
If you don't delete or disable Market Updater, new market will return... Maybe not right away, but it will be back. Also no need to reinstall old market, it is still on your phone. Just see my post above on how to uninstall the updates to market (Step 2 and 3), just uninstall updates, and go back to market, accept teh T&C and you will be back using old market again.
 

bgodd

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hello.

i'm using an xperia x10 mini E10i, and just did those steps. My market dissapeard, and now i don't know how to install it back( i didn't make a backup of the apks i deleted =( ). Can you please tell me what should i do?

I also tried GRRemlin's version and still doesn't work.

Thanks in advance. :)
 

nygmam

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Try restoring your apps and following the directions posted in post 2 it really is easier, and you don't have to mess with chmod and renaming and rebooting.

Sent from my ACA Gingerbread HTC HD2 using XDA App
 
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