1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Bought a cheap Samsung Galaxy Ace gt s5830i that's got the old Market Play Shop installed. Have updated it to Play Store but it won't open. Done all the usual; clearing cache on there and Play Services, inserted a new sim, re started etc, but no joy.

    Is it even possible to run Play Store on such an old device?

    Mel
    12-17-2019 10:21 AM
  2. hallux's Avatar
    Have updated it to Play Store
    How did you do this? Did you root the device? Did you install a 3rd-party ROM to update the device to a newer OS? What I'm seeing is that device has a VERY OLD version of Android (2.2 FROYO) that is simply unsupported at this time. You won't get much of anything working on that 8 year old device.

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    12-17-2019 10:25 AM
  3. Kizzy Catwoman's Avatar
    Very old versions of Android are not compatible with modern apps. I think Android 4.4 is probably the oldest version still supported and that will be unsupported soon. I don't think you will find apps that work on it. Sorry.
    12-17-2019 10:53 AM
  4. Mel1959's Avatar
    Seem to remember updating it and it changed from Play Shop to Play Store
    12-17-2019 11:07 AM
  5. Mel1959's Avatar
    Thought that might be the case. Good phone and camera for the price, just would have liked a virus checker.
    12-17-2019 11:09 AM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! An antivirus app won't be helpful against various vulnerabilities that were never patched in 4.4, so it's probably best not to use that phone on a network.
    12-18-2019 12:20 AM

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