1. Check out our app, Forums for Android! Download and leave feedback here!

New Market Version

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tdosthp, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. tdosthp

    tdosthp Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Jun 23, 2010
    10
    0
    15
    Had to restarted my phone this morning then notice I have a new version of the Market. Like the one in Froyo and those in other countries are getting. Comments are now on separate tab, you can update all and it includes a widget. Not sure what the widget does....maybe displays updates?
     

    Advertisement

  2. Billy_617

    Billy_617 Well-Known Member
    16

    Jul 31, 2010
    88
    2
    16
    Boston, MA
    is there a way to get the update without restoring ?
     
  3. sho95

    sho95 Well-Known Member
    56

    Nov 11, 2009
    266
    8
    56
    Quality Control
    Moreno Valley
    I don't think he "restore" anything just restarted which can be done by turning the device off or pulling the battery out.

    As for my self I didn't received any changes and still have old market.
     
  4. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    To all: com.android.vending.apk
    Download it to your sdcard and then install [using something like Astro].
     
    irishpride likes this.
  5. wtherrell

    wtherrell Well-Known Member
    43

    Aug 1, 2010
    371
    34
    43
    North Carolina
    Should I be using this instead of AppBrain? So far I have thought AppBrain to be much better than standard market.
     
  6. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    Rather than instead of, I say in addition to. Each has its pluses and minuses
     
  7. irishpride

    irishpride Well-Known Member
    98

    Mar 2, 2010
    561
    76
    98
    Emerald City
    I installed using Dropbox and it's working great. Thanks!
     
  8. Agapens

    Agapens Active Member
    16

    May 11, 2010
    41
    3
    16
    I keep trying to install this but its not working properly. When I open it up in Astro it only opens up the contents of the zip file, doesn't give me the option to install. I removed the .zip extension at the end but got the same result. Any help?
     
  9. Moonfire

    Moonfire Well-Known Member
    73

    Sep 11, 2010
    409
    74
    73
    Co-op'ing, doing software development in IT
    Ohio, US
    How are you opening it? When it's zipped, just tap the file (don't tap and hold) and it should bring up two options: Browse File and Open App Manager. Choose the second one, and one of the buttons on the next screen should be Update.
     
  10. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    ^^^This
     
  11. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    Anyone else have no problems with free apps after side-loading this, but unable to download new PAID apps? This is what I am experiencing after loading the new market form the .apk above. It "pays" for the app, then never downloads it. Worse yet, if I then try to refund, I get "unable to refund".

    Not good ...:mad:
     
  12. Did you reboot, Don?
     
  13. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    Yes Several times unfortunately. :(
     
  14. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    I havent bought any new paid apps since I installed the new market. But Sunday I had to do a factory reset and I applied the new market. Then I re-downloaded/installed the apps I already had paid for and they went thru fine. Admittedly, thats a slightly different situation than yours but I guess Im saying I have not encountered your problem with paid apps...yet
     
  15. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    Does anyone have the old .apk so I can revert? please? :thinking:
     
  16. Don, a short time ago I remember you posting as having over 100 apps downloaded, not counting the stock drawer apps.

    I'm wondering if you've seen any of the paid apps at all load into your device, and also if you have pressed menu > downloads to see if they're included in that list.

    Here's a page with the Market apk on it, by the way:

    http://www.filecatch.com/?q=android+market+apk
     
  17. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    Thanks, you are correct - that was me. The previous paid apps are still there, still working, and still listed in "menu", "downloads" section of the market. Since I just updated to the 2.2 Market a few hours ago, I haven't had any paid apps "update" yet, so I can't be sure of all the behavior I may be experiencing just yet. What I do know is that the 2.2. Market is nice, but totally not needed for me now if I can't buy apps. (more precisely can buy, can't download!)

    It's odd, because I first thought it might be some account issue since it was just for paid apps, but it actually lets me pay for it, sends me a confirmation e-mail and all, but then hangs forever on "Authorizing" and doesn't actually download.

    At this point I'd really just like the 2.1 .apk so I can go back I think.

    p.s. Thanks!! Just noticed your market link now.! I will try reverting.
     
  18. I just finished the new apk download and install. I went in to purchase a paid Spanish dictionary app and it allowed the transaction but not the download.

    After waiting for a few minutes I went into Market and cleared the cache. The download almost immediately began. I am not certain if it was just a coincidence timed to the cache clearing.

    I do know that computers hate redundancies. ;) Are there any remnants of the old Market in with the new one on your device's applications list?

    It's working fine. Reminds me of the one provided in Froyo ROMs I was using on my Eris.
     
  19. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    I can't find one of these that are actually the 2.1 (haven't tried the paid link at the top)

    Thanks again. I tried clearing the cache from the Manage Applications in Settings after seeing this. No luck though. Is that what you meant?
     
  20. I was not clear.

    My routine when installing a new version of an app is to remove the old one first by clearing cache and data and then uninstalling via the applications manager.

    I then go into Root Explorer and do a search for the name of that app for any remnants and delete them as well.

    I reboot the device and then download and install the new app.
     
  21. Don S likes this.
  22. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    Thanks, you are so helpful. that is the link that asks me to register and pay to download it. Maybe I am missing the correct link somewhere on that page, I'll check again.
     
  23. Heh.. I'd forgotten that I registered there a while back.. sorry.

    ..doing a search for "vending.apk" now..


    ..[edit].. ok, it's a (free) zip on this page at XDA (you'll need to log in there to download the zip):

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=7465197&postcount=13
     
  24. Don S

    Don S Well-Known Member
    93

    Oct 30, 2009
    629
    180
    93
    Male
    Bayville, NJ USA
    So its just magically started working. I am on the road now, But I will check into this more tonight And I will report back my findings. My initial download from 2 hours ago Is now downloaded And I even quickly tested a new 1 and it worked
     
  25. saps

    saps Well-Known Member
    233

    Sep 12, 2010
    5,092
    504
    233
    Top Secret
    WA
    Good to hear it. I grabbed a paid one since my last post in here and it was normal as always
     

Share This Page

Loading...