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alien dalvik crashes if trying to install payed app from play store [answered]

asked 2013-12-25 20:00:37 +0300

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updated 2014-01-03 11:44:45 +0300

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If trying to install a payed app (here Osmand+) from the google play store (i know not supported but ether way an dalvik bug) alien dalvik crashes

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The question has been closed for the following reason "the question is answered, an answer was accepted" by molan
close date 2015-08-26 23:14:44.546145


Please refer closing as "crashing". Breaking mostly means it stops working altogether.

parasemic ( 2013-12-25 20:04:39 +0300 )edit

Can confirm this for some other payed apps, too.

Kondou ( 2013-12-25 20:04:59 +0300 )edit

I can confirm this too. None of the paid apps install. Its a real downer if you thought you can hack Jolla to run your paid Google Play apps.

jsalonen ( 2014-05-17 13:39:57 +0300 )edit

As of all apps purchased from Play Store either crash or don't even install.

Wizah ( 2014-07-15 14:49:59 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-25 20:20:22 +0300

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Google play store is not officially supported.

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That's what he said in the question.

Kondou ( 2013-12-25 20:20:50 +0300 )edit

And that happens to be the official answer. You may not like the answer, but we as Jolla company cannot currently give you support on that. Voting negative on the answers that you dont like doesn't make it less true.

rainisto ( 2013-12-25 20:31:47 +0300 )edit

Jolla employees should have a badge/icon or something alike saying that they are. Thought you just repeated what the question said, which isn't helpful at all.

Kondou ( 2013-12-25 21:32:01 +0300 )edit

Good point, I'll ask internally if we can improve askbot a bit in the future for somehow indicate of answer is "Jolla answer" or not.

rainisto ( 2013-12-25 22:46:42 +0300 )edit

I understand you cannot give support on the play store, nevertheless is the store able to kill alien dalvik. This should not happen. If the installation fails, maybe the store itself should crash, but the dalvik app with all the apps inside it sould not die.

renegade22 ( 2013-12-25 22:52:29 +0300 )edit

answered 2013-12-25 20:06:18 +0300

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updated 2013-12-26 04:43:40 +0300

You can download the APKs directly with this chrome extension: https://lekensteyn.nl/apk-downloader/

The APKs work without problem, as the bug seems to be in the installation phase of the Play Store.

E: You need the extension to download paid apps. Website can only download free apps, as it works without login. E2: First link was sketchy, changed to the clean one.

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This link can't download payed apps (it says so). The installation of other apps do work.

renegade22 ( 2013-12-25 20:13:13 +0300 )edit

The website cannot, but the chrome extension can, as it logs in as your google play account. I've done this with a couple of paid apps myself.

parasemic ( 2013-12-25 20:15:27 +0300 )edit

DO NOT USE THEIR APK DL CHROME EXTENSION! It contains spyware (you could've guessed it by the looks of their page, right?). Use the original one here: https://lekensteyn.nl/apk-downloader/


b0bben ( 2013-12-25 22:49:46 +0300 )edit

Really? wtf? my avast didn say anything

parasemic ( 2013-12-25 22:52:52 +0300 )edit

parasemic: according to the original author, the extension contains spyware...

b0bben ( 2013-12-25 23:00:33 +0300 )edit

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