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jj0011

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I have Acer A500 with Android 4.0.3
I'm trying to install apk Youtube 11.01.70

Youtube won't run without Google Pay services

Google Play services is not present
I try to install apk Google Play services 14.3.69. When I try to install it, it tells me there is a problem parsing the package

Any more ideas?
 

jj0011

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So it's not possible at all? I thought for an old version of Android I just had to find the right old version of the apps (apk) and installed them.
 

jj0011

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And you can't manually just add all the apps you need? (like Google Play Services in my case)
I find it surprising that this old Android cannot go back to the state it was 10 years ago, if I can get the same software (apk)
 

James_Watson

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In general, the problem parsing the package means that your system software is too old to install that apk file.

Can't you upgrade your Acer A500 system software via OTA at first?

On the other hand, does your mobile phone system really have no built-in Google service framework?
 

LR7875

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I have Acer A500 with Android 4.0.3
I'm trying to install apk Youtube 11.01.70

Youtube won't run without Google Pay services

Google Play services is not present
I try to install apk Google Play services 14.3.69. When I try to install it, it tells me there is a problem parsing the package

Any more ideas?
Install this apk ( google play services) .
 

jj0011

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In general, the problem parsing the package means that your system software is too old to install that apk file.

Can't you upgrade your Acer A500 system software via OTA at first?

On the other hand, does your mobile phone system really have no built-in Google service framework?
Thanks for the idea. I have never done something like that. Where can I find a OTA image for A500? If you have any instructions for installation it would be also appreciated
 

jj0011

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Thanks for all the answers. To clarify:

I had Google Services Framework 4.0.4-278776
I just installed Google Play Services 8.1.04 (2215451-036) (036) (successfully, as per indications in this post)
I had install Youtube 11.01.70

When I try to run Youtube tells me that there is a newer version and doesn't go further.
 

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LR7875

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This tablet won't run anything past android 4.0.3, at least without some hacks. With hacks this will run with android 5.1, thus allowing the installation of YouTube.
Follow this guide
Custom ROM zip:
 

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