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How to skip app updates?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by kvannatten, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. kvannatten

    kvannatten Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hi all,

    This is my first time posting here, I've searched a little around the internet but haven't been able to find a good solution (or even others with the same problem).

    I have a few apps, (Bing on VZW, My Verizon, TuneWiki, Rhapsody, Verizon Video) that Android Market has alerted me that there is an update available. However, my phone is rooted and using Titanium BackUp, I've frozen those apps because I don't use them. I have no plans to update any of these apps. How can I clear the list so that every morning I don't see these listed as having updates available?

    Another case in point, Pandora recently released an update that says "Fix crashes on devices with Android OS prior to 2.0. So only devices with Android OS 1.5 and 1.6 need to install this update."

    Okay great... I have OS 2.3.4 so I don't need to install the update - how do I remove the update notification from my "My Apps" list?

    It seems to me that the Android App Market would benefit from adding a "skip this update" feature. Does anyone know of a way to get the Market to clear the updates list? (besides installing the updates). I understand that AppBrain's app may do what I want, but that's yet another app that I'll have to download to my already over-bloated (thank you VZW) device.

    My device: LG Revolution OS 2.3.4 - I'm rooted, but only so I could Freeze apps with Titanium Backup.

    Thanks in advance for reading.

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  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Extreme Android User

    In Market's settings you could choose "Don't notify me" :)

  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    That's not what he's looking for.

    He doesn't want to see the app as needing an update when he goes into my apps in the market.

    Up until the 3.4.4 market, you could use titanium and "detach from market". With the new 3.4.4. market, it gets re-attached very quickly. Titanium says there's nothing they can do to get that feature working again without google changing something on their end.
  4. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    I've wondered how to do this myself. I have the Facebook app that needs updating. I don't want to update it as many have complained about the updated causing problems. So now, I have to update each app, separately, instead of all at once. (What a pain.)
  5. John Redcorn

    John Redcorn Android Enthusiast

    I've backed up market app apks with es explorer, uninstalled the app then installed it from the apk. Seemed to remove the market link for me but it's been a while, new market might still link it just like titanium mentioned above.
    UssjTrunks and itsallgood like this.
  6. chrisjz

    chrisjz Member

    "Appbrain, another application, allows disabling of individual apps before you do a mass update (using Fast Web Installer.) You can disable it permanently too.

    I have a lot of apps installed and get update notifications of 100 or more when I procrastinate about it. So updating them all at once is essential. This feature is greatly needed for updates that break an app.

    Make sure that "allow automatic updating" is turned off for the individual app in the Market though, or it will still update.

    Also turn off update notifications in the Market app since Appbrain is already notifying you. "


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