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Is sailfish blocked from Google Play Store ?

asked 2017-04-20 10:22:11 +0300

Bart S gravatar image

updated 2017-04-20 10:33:50 +0300

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Referring to this question, because I am facing the same problem right now. I can see there are updates, but all it says in Google Play Store is "Download pending" which may have to do with what is mentioned in this article.

One of the apps is completely blocked from running because it must update to the new version (because of security issues).

Does anyone know if Google now is blocking uncertified devices from app updates from the play store ?

Does anyone know how to downgrade the Google Playstore app on Sailfish OS ?

Device : Intex Aqua Fish Sailfish OS: (Haapajoki)

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It works for me, so the problem is not this one.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2017-04-20 11:22:57 +0300 )edit

@Giancomo: Did you update to the latest google play store ?

Bart S ( 2017-04-20 15:34:17 +0300 )edit

I guess so, since starting this morning the appearance of the application list has changed.

Giacomo Di Giacomo ( 2017-04-20 16:12:51 +0300 )edit

I too have the latest and it works fine. But maybe a couple of months ago I had the same issue as you. Restarted alien dalvik, rebooted the phone, cleared caches from the play store app, nothing fixed it. But then I just left it, and it had fixed itself the next day I think. Doesn't help in diagnosing the problem I guess, but perhaps "wait and see"?

vitaminj ( 2017-04-20 18:04:07 +0300 )edit

Even after downgrading, play store updates to latest version within seconds.

santhoshmanikandan ( 2017-04-20 19:39:58 +0300 )edit

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answered 2017-05-21 19:37:19 +0300

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Same issue with Jolla Tablet here... This sucks so bad, because I payed a lot for apps and can't install/ update them anymore

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Admittedly still on Haapajoki but downgrading to and changing attributes still works:link text Unfortunately do not have enough karma to include screenshot in comment link text

aspergerguy ( 2017-05-21 22:13:07 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-05-21 20:22:39 +0300

jbruggem gravatar image

This situation is getting me pretty worried. SailfishOS without play store will not stay relevant for me long...

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answered 2017-06-05 09:08:44 +0300

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It is the same problem described here: https://together.jolla.com/question/160541/is-sailfish-blocked-from-google-play-store/

use YALP in the meantime: https://fossdroid.com/a/yalp-store.html you can log in with your google account

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answered 2017-06-06 19:40:30 +0300

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downdate to 7.3.25

i.e. from. apkmirror.
turn off wifi, install apk, run it, turn auto update apps completely off, enable wifi, try to install any app, will work.

did it multple times already, worked everytime. just take care not to hit update all button. happened to me twice already

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I found i simple fix today and it seems to work ! What i have done : In /data/app folder make a new folder with name com.android.vending-1.apk

And one my device it dont update the store anymore. i use a Intex Aquafish...

Xray2000 ( 2017-06-12 21:53:25 +0300 )edit

answered 2017-09-17 14:47:33 +0300

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For me it works that (with Jolla C and Pico installer from coderus) I let Play Store to update and do whatever it wants, but I update and download programs from elsewhere (eg. Yalp Store). Google Services stay up to date, and programs which need them to be updated are working normally.

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answered 2017-11-25 11:37:07 +0300

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I tried many hints to fix the download pending problem on my JollaC and always it reappeared. Few days ago I managed to install my bank app via a link on their web page and suddenly realized that I can live without an updated app. Log in play.google.com then install or reinstall the app you need. The process is not so clear than via an app but it works.

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