1. Cris-C's Avatar
    Ok so I seem to have a big problem with my Droid RAZR. I opened up the Market app to check for any new updates on my apps when it started to tell me something about a "Google Play Store". Not knowing what it was at the time, I pressed the back button to leave and to my surprise my Market app disappeared. Now I come onto AC and learn about the update and realize that I cant update it anymore without my Market app. Any suggestions on what I should do?
    03-06-2012 04:38 PM
  2. pazzo02's Avatar
    Did you check your app drawer? While I find it hard to believe that your homescreen Market shortcut could just disappear on it's own, I find it even harder to believe the app could have uninstalled itself completely. Also look for a Google Play Store app, because the Market is getting updated to that. Maybe that's how you lost it.
    03-06-2012 05:26 PM
  3. plemelin's Avatar
    Do a search on here and find an older version of the Market as an apk. Put the APK on your SD card. Get a file manager and then install it from your SD. You should then get the update again.
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    03-06-2012 05:28 PM
  4. Cris-C's Avatar
    @ pazzo02
    I know right it does seem very odd. However it did uninstall because I searched for it everywhere and I could not find.

    @ plemelin
    Thank you so much your a life saver! I was able to reinstall it and update it. Thanks again!

    One more thing, whenever I click on my app drawer I can't access the market anymore when I click on the market icon in the top right corner. It says that the application is not installed. Any ideas on how to make it work again?
    03-06-2012 06:18 PM
  5. pazzo02's Avatar
    One more thing, whenever I click on my app drawer I can't access the market anymore when I click on the market icon in the top right corner. It says that the application is not installed. Any ideas on how to make it work again?
    That might be the icon for the one that disappeared. Try going into manage applications and see if it's in there. Sounds like whatever happened to it, it wasn't completely removed.
    03-06-2012 08:30 PM
  6. Cris-C's Avatar
    Here is a picture of what pops up when I click the market icon in the top right corner:

    I went into 'Manage Applictaions" and I could not find "Market"anywhere. The only thing I found that was similar was one that said "Market Feedback Agent" and "Market Updater".

    P.S Ignore the distorted colors in the picture, the screenshot app was acting funny.
    03-06-2012 10:18 PM
  7. pazzo02's Avatar
    Here is a picture of what pops up when I click the market icon in the top right corner:
    Click to view quoted image

    I went into 'Manage Applictaions" and I could not find "Market"anywhere. The only thing I found that was similar was one that said "Market Feedback Agent" and "Market Updater".

    P.S Ignore the distorted colors in the picture, the screenshot app was acting funny.
    And I assume you looked for it in the app drawer, not just in the top right, but where it would be alphabetically. In that case it appears that it somehow got uninstalled. You'll have to go the apk route to get it back.
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    03-07-2012 08:16 AM
  8. homer78978's Avatar
    Look for an app named "Play Store" in your app drawer. I got the same msg notifying me about google play when I opened the Market app last night and after accepting (or cancelling) that msg the Market app and shortcut do "disappear" from the phone.
    03-07-2012 01:09 PM
  9. bruce7373's Avatar
    @Cris-C: the Market app is history, replaced by the Google Play one. If the Market app icon persists, just restart ur phone and it should be gone.
    03-08-2012 08:45 AM
  10. BigGuyNH's Avatar
    I am having the same problem,

    Restarted phone

    Did *228

    Pulled battery


    Still not available

    03-08-2012 08:55 AM
  11. EvilMonkey's Avatar
    As others mentioned, there is no "Market" app anymore. You just need to replace your shortcut with the new "Play Store" app that should now be in your app drawer.
    03-08-2012 09:43 AM
  12. tony bag o donuts's Avatar
    I have restarted, uninstalled updates, etc.
    no play store for me.
    Still only have play music and play video and the market is alive and kicking.
    03-08-2012 10:52 AM
  13. Cris-C's Avatar
    Like others have said, just download the Play Store apk and you should be set. It worked for me!
    03-08-2012 11:38 AM
  14. FrankXS's Avatar
    I have restarted, uninstalled updates, etc.
    no play store for me.
    Still only have play music and play video and the market is alive and kicking.
    Same here. Including the steps to kick off the update. Nada. But... I can wait

    -Frank
    03-08-2012 12:46 PM
  15. pazzo02's Avatar
    I have restarted, uninstalled updates, etc.
    no play store for me.
    Still only have play music and play video and the market is alive and kicking.
    If your Market is still working, don't worry about it. There's no difference between the two by the looks of the screen shots.
    03-08-2012 02:20 PM
  16. berniemountain's Avatar
    We had our galaxy s2 for one week. It auto came to google play last night. Every android phone will have the google play in 1-2 weeks.
    03-09-2012 10:02 PM
  17. jjflappy's Avatar
    My Google Play Store app is gone An Android market doesn't work anymore. It says it's not there. Where can I download play store?

    Sent from my ZTE-Z990G using Android Central Forums
    11-21-2012 07:30 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It shouldn't have disappeared if you have a US-based phone. Anyway, you can try to download it here:

    com.android.vending_3.10.9.apk ::. | by Android Police for Generic Device
    11-21-2012 07:33 PM
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