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Google Play APK 3.5.16

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Google Play 3.5.16 APK
UPDATE

July 23rd, 2014: Google Play Store updated to v4.9.13 with new Material Design App and Content Pages
► Download Play Store APK v4.9.13

May 16th, 2014Google Play Store updated to version 4.8.19 with PayPal support, simplified app permissions and some sweet UI changes. Download the latest apk from here (link below):
► Download Play Store APK v4.8.19

March 14, 2014: The latest version of the Google Play Store is now 4.6.16. Get it at the link below.

► Download Google Play Store APK 4.6.16

22nd Oct, 2013: Play Store just got updated to version 4.4.21. Download the latest update from the link below

► Download Google Play Store APK 4.4.21

 

We just found a new version of Google Play Store making rounds on internet and thought it’s worth sharing with you guys. The new Google Play app’s version is 3.5.16, the last one being 3.5.15.

Yep, not a big update clearly, going by the change in version number (just an addition of 0.0.0.1) and it’s being said that it basically fixes problems with purchased apps not appearing under the My Apps section for many users. I you had any such problem with the earlier Play Store app, do try this.

How to Install Google Play 3.5.16

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One can download the APK of Google Play v3.5.16 and install it like any other app. You don’t need root, ADB or anything, just download the Google Play’s APK file from step 1 below and transfer it to your phone’s SD Card and then use a file manager to browse to it and install. (Don’t forget select the “Unknown sources” check box under applications settings before that so that you’re able to install apps manually.)

For those pretty new on android scene, first of all welcome to android world, and check out the detailed procedure below on how to install Play Store’s using its APK:

  1. Download Google Play 3.5.16 APK file.
  2. If you downloaded it on PC, transfer it to phone.
  3. You’ll need a file manager to browse through SD Card. If you don’t have one already, use this file manager (install for free from your current market app, which will soon be Google Play Store App.
  4. Enable “Unknown sources” under Settings » Applications, so that you can install applications from SD Card. If you are on Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0, find it under Settings » Security.
  5. Open file manager app and go to directly where you transferred the apk file in Step 2.
  6. Find and tap on the file to begin installation procedure and it will be installed in a minute. That’s it.

We haven’t spotted any changes — at least in appearances, that is — whatsoever with the new version 3.5.16 yet. If you do, do share it in comments. Ad in case you need help with anything regarding this, feel free to ask in comments below.

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  • fer

    I did this on my impression i7 because their app market don’t offer near as many apps as Google play, first i downloaded the latest version on my pc and copied it to the tablet and for some reason it didn’t work so i downloaded the oldest version and follow this directions and it seems to work just fine, maybe it’ll update later. Try the oldest version before the updates of Google play if the updated version don’t work on your tablet.

  • Imad

    I downloaded the latest version on Samsung Galaxy S I9000. But it is not working. every time I try to open the app a message appears “the app google play has stopped unexpectedly.Please try again”

    Please help me with this problem. I need Google Play on my phone in order to install latest version of WhatsApp.

  • ezzat

    my mobile is galaxy y dous G-6102 error says
    Authentication is required . you need to sign for Google account

    • rakesh verma

      U need to go to setting – accounts and sync- add account – sellect google -next – creat or sign in
      Now u r done

  • Ayush

    I downloaded google play store in my hcl me u1 but it says unfortunately google store has stopped whenever I try to download any app from play store

  • Maria Fernandez

    Hi im having problem. I download it from off of my tablet because i don’t have a computer and its the tablet i want it on anyway it installs and everything but when it says to open it just forces closed can u help me im going nuts. I forgot to say i have a wondermedia wm 8650 Android tablet. From what i hear its the chinese version or something.

  • SARVADAMAN

    I have HCL ME U1 tablet. I want to download LIC Mobile APP on my tablet. However, am not able to do so. the message is “you have not logged in Google Play with this email id”. Even after doing this it fails.
    Please suggest remedy. Is it possible?

  • http://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.atchley Elizabeth Atchley

    I just bought an android phone in China (where I am living at the moment) and it did not come with ANY version of google play or android market. Can I still use this apk.?

  • vimal

    works on HCL mw u1…..

    • afs

      can u pls tell me how to install playstore in hcl me u1 ncoz its not working in me tablet

  • Andrew

    I was having the same problem that many of you are having but i found out that if you are missing your google play, you should download the “gapps” zip and install it in your recovery. Search “gapps” on google.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cedrick.boongaling Cedrick Boongaling

    why i need to add an an account???
    what’s the problem?

  • Colin

    App fails to load on Arnova 10b G3 using Android 4.0

  • Mehul Shah

    I nearly did everything offered in all google searches. nothing works successfully for google play to work in HCL ME U1.
    Installing Android SDK and running ADB shell etc. also sometime does not allow file to be copied to system/app file and it’s very tedious thing if you are not familiar with java and linux commands.
    There seems to be some restriction by HCL in startup for disabling google play.
    following is the option which worked for me and very easy and using which so fart I have installed about 100 applications form google play and using my HCL ME U1 without any problem
    1) Install JDK in PC. You may also require HCL ME connect for drivers of HCL U1.
    2) Install Android commander (PC program. download and install from net) (http://androidcommander.com/)
    3) using android commander Copy android apk file in system/app folder. (get it from internet http://www.mediafire.com/?071li69rh7x3yhh) also copy the same apk to SD card folder.
    4)Now when you restart tab it read as ‘android upgrading’ , but soon yo will get message “Unfortunately google play stopped working”.then try open google play it will show an error “unfortunately google stopped working” again
    6) Now go to you SD card where you have google play apk
    7) Double tap on that and install google play. will give message that you are replacing main application etc. say ok.
    8) Now google play will work/download/install any application from marketplace. now google play will work like anything.
    9)the moment you shutdown or reboot tab you will start getting “Unfortunately google play stopped working” message again
    10) So whenever you want to use google play double tap and install google play from sd card. for that time being it will work until you reboot or shutdown and start.
    so use that way it hardly takes 5-6 seconds to install google play apk from sdcard whenever you start tab.
    PLEASE NOTE it is very important that to have android.apk in root of system/app folder. without that it will not work.
    — What I feel is that HCL has made some restriction by disabling something in startup. Anyway it takes only 5 seconds to install google play apk from sdcard. and for that time it works just pefect. i tried all other way but this is the only way it works.

    • jags

      help me out in installing google play at my hcl tab me u1…

    • jags

      help me out mehul………….

    • manish

      pls specify which jdk file to be downloaded.

  • siva

    it works on tablets

  • sierra

    that is exactly wat happin 2 me

  • Ken
  • Vishy123

    when i install google play it was installed , but when I open the app it says google play has stopped working…. this android is 4.0.3……

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Go to settings – apps – ALL – scroll down and tap on Google Play Store, then do clear data. I think this will fix it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/mdjpinto Mario Dinis

        Unfortunately it doesn’t :(
        I installed CM7.2 on O2x and I’m having the same problem.
        I noticed that no google app is installed. Maybe installing an apk pakage would solve?

  • Saedpour

    hi,i have a problem with market, my device can not login to google account with this error message”authentication is required,you need to sign into your google account”
    i see my accounts but google play market cant sign in.

    • Tooserko

      hi…. rahi peyda kardi vase in ghazie… manam hamin moshkel ro daram

  • Seapuck

    Hi. I have a Kindle Fire and would love to access Google Play for more apps not offered by Amazon. My K-Fire is not rooted, so I sideloaded the app. It installed fine. It asked me to set up an account when I launched. I select YES but nothing happens. I know the K-fire is not listed on the Google Play page, but was hoping a sideload would work. Your thoughts?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Try another version of Google Play then, like 3.5.15, or an older market 3.4.6. Search for both of them on our site to get link and guide.

  • Angelawhatever76

    When I tried installing it, it came up with a message saying ‘Problem Parsing Package’..Could someone please answers.
    Thanks.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      What android OS version you have. Check that in settings – about phone. I think one needs to have Android 2.2 or above on the android device to be able to install the Google Play v3.5.16.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6QVMQETOQDZ7RLY6HOFBEEMKHA TBU

    I downloaded it on to my Polaroid PMID701i tablet running 4.0
    It recognized my device but it keeps saying Google Play must stop.
    It says I loaded Adobe Flash 11 and Dolphin Browser but when I look at my downloaded apps in the settings, neither one appears.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sparrow692011 Kat Larissa Elwell

    when i ttried installing it it came up with a message saying ‘problem parsing package :/ whats that?

  • Layohe

    I can’ use google play market.It said me “Authentication is required.You need to sign in to your Google Account.” So what shout i do?I have already sign in my google account in google.

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      I guess you haven’t, otherwise it wouldn’t ask. Try again, go to settings – accounts and sync and setup your account from there.

      • Layohe

         I have already Sync my account in my phone.But It’s still said Authentication is required. How can I do? I need to authenticate my account.

        • Tooserko

          the same problem with me :(

  • Oldainj2004

    I have dat same prob when i enter the email in the password it said eneable to connect wit the server i dont know wat happen i better buy an ipad if dat shit dont work why do i use it danm it

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Are you connected to WiFi, I mean is Internet working on your tablet? Which Android tablet you got yourself btw?

  • donat gashi

    well if you use airdroid.apk airdroid will update it.
    It worked with me.

    • Shivasai

      where can we get airdroid.apk file dude???????????

  • ienien

    when I create an account on setting>account&sync. after I typed the email address and password and clicked okay it says that unable to open connection to server. My wifi is okay so there is no problem on my connection. what should I do?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      It seems there is problem with internet connection. Can you open google.comin browser app, test your connection with that and then try again.

      • Elieantoun0

        I got the same problem plz help

      • loversandroid

        get many more apps apk http://androidappmarkets.blogspot.com/

    • Chelsey

      Same problem, it says “no connection” but my wi-fi is okay. please help

    • Chelsey

      Same problem, it says “no connection” but my wi-fi is okay. please help

  • android cm7 user

    how do you “Add an account”  When I double click, it says it installed, but asks me to Add an account, and when I say yes, nothing happens…. ?

    • http://www.theandroidsoul.com/ Kapil

      Go to settings – Accounts and Sync and then add an account there. Which phone and rom are you using btw?

      • Oldainj2004

        But if i use a tablet android whitch not a phone i cant have access too i try it the same thing can u help me please

        • krishna

          same problem

          • Dfarcona

            I also download it but I cannot open it- any help? I have tablet android 4.0

          • help me

            same with me but i use bluestacks

      • Sithal

        I am facing the same problem its hows “no internet connection”…

    • Conectme366

      yes, that’s the same problem happening to me, i am using Galaxy note (GT-I9228) . After installing the google play APK , -> i tab the google play -> it says ” add an account” -> when i say ‘yes’ nothing happens, it just closes. What’s the solution, could anyone please help . Thanks a lot in advance. 

      One more thing is My Galaxy note (GT-I9228) doesn;t have a GMAIL for mobile app, when i got that from GMAIL and installed it. i tried  to create a GMAIl account (GMAIL on mobile APP) , it does the same, nothing happens when i tap it. Please help.

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