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How to uninstall Amazon store Android apps? [answered]

asked 2013-12-29 20:45:52 +0300

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updated 2014-07-25 13:22:47 +0300

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I've been using Amazon appstore to get Android apps for my Jolla phone. The apps work well, but I seem to be unable to properly uninstall the apps: 1. I long press the application icon in the launcher. 2. I press the X symbol. 3. The icon is gone, but 4. The Amazon appstore still lists the application as being installed on the device.

Now, I cannot reinstall from the appstore. I cannot uninstall from the appstore.

:-( Any clues as to what I could try are very welcome.

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To avoid the problem: Uninstall from Amazon appstore and not from Jolla UI! If you already deleted app from Jolla UI: Read hetas' answer, find apk from device and reinstall. Then uninstall with Amazon appstore.

Pirkka ( 2013-12-30 00:37:19 +0300 )edit

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answered 2013-12-29 22:02:46 +0300

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Long-click an app in Amazon App store to uninstall.

If that doesn't work you could install someting like Es File Explorer which has a built in app manager and do the uninstall using that. You may need to use the older version of ES File Manager and ES Task manager. I was able to install the new version at some point but it stopped working.

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What I meant with "I cannot uninstall from the appstore" is that long clicking the app in Amazon appstore fails to uninstall.

I followed your advice and installed ES File Manager for Cupcake. With it I found the apks still on device. I reinstalled from them with Jolla File Browser. Kindle works!

Pirkka ( 2013-12-30 00:31:56 +0300 )edit

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