Originally Posted by lord lucan
Did this and it didn't work. It did uninstall the app by the way so had to reinstall the apk file
Clearing the data isn't supposed to uninstall an app, so something really wonky happened there. Even when you uninstall, it should only uninstall the updates and not the entire app... unless the phone is rooted. And then the only way to reinstall it would be to boot into recovery and flash Gapps. Did you flash Gapps to get it reinstalled?