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  1. darryl_co

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    Hi,
    I have a Spice Mi-270 dual sim, GSM, Android 2.2 version mobile phone and Samsung Galaxy S Advance GT-I9070 running Gingerbread.
    Using App backup and restore I made a backup of the apk of google play store on Samsung.
    I rooted the Spice phone and installed root browser.
    I deleted the vending.apk from the system/app folder and copied the backed up play store apk renaming as vending.apk to the system/app folder of Spice Mobile.
    Then Rebooted the phone.
    I can launch the Play store but cannot search for any app in the search box.on clicking the magnifying glass lie icon in the upper right corner the search box does not appear.
    The backup google play store version is 4.1.6
    Please guide how do get the search box?
     

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    The Nook Simple Touch has a similar problem after rooting. The workaround is to use the searchmarket app to search the Play store.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=youten.redo.searchmarket

    Of course you can always use other app stores like Amazon appstore and Appbrain which catalogs Play apps and sends you to Play to get them once you find one you like.
     
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    That would take away the whole reason of installation of google play store
     
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    Perhaps I'm misunderstanding something here...what functionality do you want to get out of the Play store?
     
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    The search is buggered on it. The op wants to be able to search for apps.
     
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    That's what I thought. The app I posted solves that problem. Although it doesn't search from within the Play app, the result is the same and workflow is barely different.
     
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    If I have to use a different app for searching apps, than my old market works best. The play store gives more information about the apps like a video and image preview of the app. Thanks for alternate suggestions but I need suggestions to make the search box in google play store to work. Please
     
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    I don't think it's possible to repair that on devices where Play isn't properly supported...either it works or it doesn't and you're stuck with it either way. I haven't heard of any successful repairs, although I mostly have only researched it for my device.

    I am unable to see any difference in the results when I use Searchmarket or Play. Searchmarket initiates the search but the results are displayed in Play in exactly the same format, hosted by Play. The only difference I can see is which icon I tap to get started and where on the screen I enter my search term.

    Searching:
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    Results:
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    Details:
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    A big THANKS to the user devinebovine for the help.
    I am also sorry for not trying the app suggested by you, SearchMarket. On looking at the images provided by you, I gave it a try. It's an alternative solution but solved my requirement. A Big thanks once again.
     

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