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  1. armeN0317

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    I'm on the latest Gingerbread Stock Rooted ROM;

    [ROM][STOCK][Rooted] 4.53.651.1 - Odexed & De-Odexed - xda-developers

    I still have the old market which oddly enough came with the ROM. I downloaded the latest MikG v2.56 ROM which I will not be using. I'm wondering if it is a good idea to pull the market.apk off that ROM and install with my current ROM so as to have the latest market version. I know most people hated the new market when it first came out but it's had some updates since then and I'm wondering if it would be a good idea to upgrade. Any thoughts? Thanks a bunch.
     

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    have you tried the other 4.53 gingerbread roms out there. i heard that the swag rom and the sns rom are pretty sweet. i beleive that they have the new market as well.

    i really do not mind the new market. not sure why people have issue with it.
    here is a flashable zip of it if you want. it also includes the apk as well at the bottom of the op:
    New Market 3.0.26 - xda-developers
     
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    Is this the absolute latest version?
     
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    The latest market is 3.2, it also can be found in the latest release of Supersonic 3D. Not much different from 3.1.5 though
     
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    thanx, i cant keep with all these updates.
     
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    When installing should I move the apk into system/app and overwrite the old one or should i delete the old one first?
     
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    The updates keep coming:)


    It will overwrite the older market
     
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    i would use titanium backup to freeze it first then use a file manager to install the new market.
     
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    I downloaded the apk, moved it to the root of my sdcard, used root explorer to try and install it and it almost went through. At the end I get a message of application cannot be installed. Any thoughts?
     
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    try and delete the original market apk and then try installing the new one.
     
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    Tried that with no success. Here's what worked:

    I installed 3.0.26 using root explorer. Restarted and apparently the Market app updated itself immediately after to 3.1.5. Still can't install 3.1.6 but it seems like a lot of other people can't get that one installed either so it maybe a problem with that apk.
     
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