The newest version of Android Market doesn’t seem to be as attractive to many people as the previous one. It causes lots of problems, including not full access for those users who have rooted devices. Among the rest of the problems we see lots of space requirements for the applications that used to be quite small, then we have the purchase problem, which even turned into a significant trouble for some developers.
Just another significant problem is that the application doesn’t allow to update the downloaded applications even if those already have more advanced and upgraded versions.
Now there’s a chance to get back the older version of Android Market!
You just need to head to XDA developers website, following the corresponding thread and download the two .apks, which you should place in a folder to be able to use for running adb.
Then follow the instructions below:
0. Assume the risk of losing the ability to install or update any apps
1. Reboot into recovery and plug into pc
2. Mount /system using your recovery image
3. Type adb push Vending.apk /system/app (enter)
4. Type adb shell rm /system/app/MarketUpdater.apk (enter)
5. Type adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/Vending.apk (enter)
6. Type adb shell chown root.root /system/app/Vending.apk (enter)
7. Reboot your phone
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