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Support Installing previous version apps

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Toddzilla1108, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. Toddzilla1108

    Toddzilla1108 New Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 26, 2011
    So I want an app in a previous version (because the newer version ruins it)...I try and install the .apk, and whenever I try, it says it wasn't installed. No error message or anything...I would uninstall the current and reinstall the previous version, but then I would lose all of my data.
    Any help is appreciated


  2. txwolf1980

    txwolf1980 Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2011
    Wherever my 18 wheels take me
    There is no cut and dry way to do this one. A couple of questions:
    1. are you rooted,
    2. is this a system app or a user app (downloaded from market)

    If you are rooted, I would get titanium backup, and back up the data associated with that app. Then, you can uninstall the new version and reinstall the older version (my choice of method would be a cut and paste via root explorer, or some other file explorer). After that, restore the data with titanium backup

    If you are stock, I would double check to make sure unknown sources is checked in system/applications. If it is not, it could prevent an overwrite. The other thing I've run into is, if the application you are trying to install has a slightly different name, it may not install. Especially if this is a system app.
    If it is a system app, and you are stock, you may not be able to roll it back... You probably could using adb, but that's a whole other learning process.
    Let me know the answers to my questions, and (if you are comfortable) what the app is, and I'll see if I can be of more help.

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