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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Eugene, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Eugene

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    I had to uninstall the latest nearly unusable Google map update so now every time I get other app updates I have to update one at a time. is there any way to prevent Google maps from wanting to update until they fix it?
     

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    Unrooted i dont think so man.
    Imo its better to do all app updates manually anyway to prevent another bad update :thumbup:
     
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    I have Automatically Install Updates ticked off, so I have to go the Play Store and tap My Apps to allow updates individually. Then I have to ignore Maps and about five other Google apps I seldom or never use.
     
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    Does anyone know what "break market links" or whatever on Titanium does? does that stop you being notified about an update to an app? :beer:

    P.s @Jef, i hate how Play store keeps nagging us to turn on automatic update :banghead:
     
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    I think mine did that back in my Optimus life, but I haven
     
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    I still get it man. Usually when i manually update an app and it doesnt have a "dont ask again" option grr its not a huge PITA but its the principle that annoys me lol. Its not how i think android should be :)
     
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    DOWNLOAD offline google maps
     
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    That functionality of Titanium Backup no longer works. If you break a market link, at first all seems fine and the app is no longer in the "My Apps" view of Google Play, but after a few hours, or after a reboot of the device, they return. I have emailed the TB developer about this weeks ago, but never got a reply.

    With more and more so called updates that break perfectly good versions (not only from Google), we really need this option. Wish there was another way to do it.
     
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    This works for me too. Does it not work for most people?
     
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    yes, I have auto update turned off but then when I want to update everything else I have to update those one at a time instead of just hitting update all.
     
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    Best way to do it imo. Read reviews and then update :thumbup:
     
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    The TiBu dev didn't reply because it was already answered in the update logs a long time ago. For all intents and purposes he really should just go ahead and remove the option since Google isn't going to implement the feature.

    Note: Current TiBU version (at the time of this post) is 6.0.5.1

    Titanium Backup v4.8.4.1
    "Added support for Google Play Store 3.5.15. Please note that Play Store is capricious with Market links because it relies more on Google’s servers than before. If you want more control we encourage you to ask Google. Remember: it’s their app. Let them know the legitimate goal you want to achieve (eg: simply detach an app that you purchased on a different app store) and ask them how the heck you’re supposed to do it. Once they provide a solution, we’ll strive to give you full control of it!"

    This is why it's important that we take the time to read the changelogs when a dev has provided them (good ones will provide them right on their Play Store page).
     
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    "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

    In mobile apps I've found that updates break stuff too often to install them when I don't need them. I have auto-updates turned off and, until I need a specific update, I don't install any.
     
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    You can try contacting them again. Not really sure what else can be done at this point. :(
     

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