There is a way to update apps without use playstore?Apk server based game doubt

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  1. gengardenne
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    Ok this is the problem:
    I've installed a game who is on playstore but it is a modded version so when some days ago was been a big update when I went on playstore it said me or to uninstall or to open but not to update so I'm stuck for now.I tried some apps like apkupdater to install the new version from other websitesbut my device say me"application don't installed"because the app is already installed.Also I can't uninstall the app and then reinstall it because it is server based game so if I do it my save will be erased.
    I need to know how update on the same way of the playstore so I'll replace the app at the same time without losing my progress
    Any help?I'm trying to find a soluction from a week
     


  2. Shadow#1

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    What game?
     
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    Your save should be hosted either on GPlay account or GPlay games account, not on device.
     
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    Software like oandbackup or Titanium-Backup can extract your saves, if you're rooted (or if you have ADB access in recovery, you can access the data partition from a PC and manually extract appdata)

    And no, you can't install an application if a copy signed with a different key is already installed, that's just how Android is made to be (and I don't think any roms are hardcore to the point of stripping out this requirement)
     
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    It is pkmn shuffle who differently from 3ds version is a server based game.

    I know but if I uninstall the app from the device without any backup before the save will be lost
     
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    Any help?
    There is a method to sign the actual app so playstore recognize that like the standard one so I can update?
    Apkupdater gives me the update but my smartphone show me an error(app don't installed)because I've it already :(
    Why this apk can't be updated?It is always the same apps so shouldn't be too difficult
     
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    is the app free? If it is, then Titanium Backup can sign it if I'm correct(needs to be rooted though..)
     
  8. gengardenne
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    I'm not rooted and at the moment so I can't because everytime tried my smartphone given an error though maybe there are still some files from the old app I used to root it the first time(one click method).
    So I can't use titanium backup while Helium(app to backup without root)says me to insert the developer password to continue but there are none password I did so I can't do nothing(this is a common problem and it is also on the web)

    Sorry if my language is a bit wronged :)
     
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    Developer password?
     
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    Sorry it was backup password after you turn on debug functions.The space is empty but it still give me error
     
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    It's a security feature, most likely it's to prevent viruses infecting your legitimate apps. There really is no way around it, you'll have to backup the app data and uninstall the app. Depending on your device app data might be encrypted which would make it difficult to backup the app data if not impossible. Or you may be in luck and it can be done with a simple cp command in adb or a terminal emulator.
     
  12. gengardenne
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    If not rooted the only way to backup data with no root is Helium but it gives me this problem of backup password.
    I heard if you are rooted you can copy some files from data folder to another place,also if yesterday I seen the rooted smartphone of a my friend with the same game but these files wasn't visible

    Can you explain me the simple method reported on the last line please?Could be a soluction to try
     
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    Ok, if its pokemon shuffle, and the play store, dont recognize your device, its due to the version modified.

    Also, some options are this:
    Check which version you have, and check on play store the version that displays the update, if its the same, your phone is not eligible for the update.

    You will need to wait for the MODDED APK to hit the update, or just manually update, did you tried to isntall the newer version of the APK manually?
     
  14. gengardenne
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    I tried updating it via apkupdater but a message appeared saying me"app not installed".I could try downloading the last version and then placing it on smartphone instead of installing from that app but I think that wouldn't be so usefull
    I don't know if a soluction would be to wait a modded update of the apk because are different and don't believe it would work

    My version is the 1.10 if I don't wrong while the last one is 1.11 so are different.The reason is it is a modded version like you said
     
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    normally modded version, even when they have 1.10, they have the version codded changed, your best bet, its to try to install it via ADB to get the exact error why is not installing.

    Download minimal ADB, open it, and once the CMD window oppen, write this:
    adb install pokemonshuffle.apk

    pokemonshuffle.apk being the apk to isntall, you can rename it to anything shorter, like poke.apk and install it using adb install poke.apk, if it does not isntall, ADB will give you the error why is not installing.
     
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    I had minimal adb and fastboot on my pc already but when I open adb.exe it scroll for few seconds and then close automatically.
    Is the same ADB?Not clear enough

    the last version is the 1.11 while I've 1.10

    Could I give you my apk so you can try also?

    Below what happened to me trying this method
     

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    Tried a few seconds ago installing the new version apk on my smartphone with none method and it said me this:
    there is a packet with the same name and with a signature in conflict already.Sorry for the bad translation but this is what happened :)

    What do at this point?always ADB?
     
  18. ScarletDreamz

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    You need to enable debuggin on your phone.

    Go to your phone, go to settings, press the about my phone or somehting like that, usually is the last section of settings, then find where it says "Build Number", tap it 6 times, and Developer mode will be activated, go to developer mode, and enable USB Debugging

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  19. gengardenne
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    I'm already with developer option enabled.So I should active it and then open ADB and place that command?
    While about the error reported on the second message?I searched a bit and found if app has the same name can't be installed twice also if this is obvious
     
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    oo wait, really, i forgot, you need the drivers for your phone, and also you need the ADB drivers for your phone.
    use Universal ADB Driver: http://adbdriver.com/downloads/

    then repeat the process of isntalling the application via CMD.

    as for the error reported, it just states that there is no phone found, due the missing drivers ;D

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    also, rename the apk to pokemon.apk