Why can I not open the Play Store on my Android tablet?

Gerardo Anguiano September 9, 2012

How do I get the Play Store app on my Android Tablet Impression I 10?

  1. kylie
    January 17, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    Please help my play store won't open it just keeps comin up with no connection and my tablet is conected to my wi-fi. I have uninstaled the updates but dosnt work please help....

  2. edogun chelsea
    January 4, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Why cant i access the google play store app on my Android tablet

    • bagdosz
      January 17, 2013 at 12:42 pm

      try this :
      1. soft reset or hard reset your tablet.
      2. if cant solve . find folder .android scure in your tablet delete it.
      in my case the main couses is the folder with name .androide scure

      bagdosz . indonesia.

  3. amal
    December 28, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I have playstore on my tablet and it used to work but now i cannot open it even i have internet connection.

  4. Rajaa Chowdhury
    December 22, 2012 at 5:31 am

    We have lot of similar low cost Android 4.0 ICS tablets in which the manufacturers do not give access to Google Play. My friend brought one such tablet from HCL (a Indian brand) known as the HCL ME U1 tablet. Yesterday we successfully installed and accessed the android marketplace on it without doing any rooting or custom ROM stuff or anything so the warranty on the device is intact. You can give it a shot. First search Google and download these APK files :
    1. GoogleServicesFramework-signed
    2. OneTimeInitializer-signed
    3. SetupWizard-signed
    4. com.android.vending-3.1.3-signed (For this last one you can try the latest Google Play Store APK file, though I haven’t tried it myself, so not sure if it will work or not, the one suggested here is a old version, which has been tested and tried and works)
    Once you have done that, go to your tablet setting and enable Unknown sources under security. Now tap and install the four APKs mentioned above in the exact sequence mentioned (this is very important and need to be followed). Once you have installed the four APKs, un-tick the Unknown Sources option under security in Settings and then reboot your tablet. The start-up process will take much more time now (in some cases upto 45 minutes) and once it is completed, a small window will come-up with the option of a launcher and setup wizard. First tick the below dialogue which says always use this as default and then select the launcher. Now you should find the android market icon in the app drawer or work-space. Enable your internet connection and tap it. First I will ask you for a Google Account. If you already have a GMail account, select existing or otherwise select new to create one. Once you have finished this step, you should logically have an access to the Google Play Store.
    Kindly give a feedback of how did it go. This at-least worked for my friend’s tablet and he is a very happy man now.

    The link I referenced alongwith the download link of the APK files will be found here : http://www.computric.com/2012/04/installing-google-play-without-rooting/

  5. sarah
    December 20, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Google play will not download on my tablet I have android 4 please help my

  6. marcus
    November 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

    How do i get the google play app to work on my coby kyros MID8125Android Tablet?

  7. VS Vishnu
    October 8, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    signed in to google?

  8. Mel Reynolds
    September 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm
  9. Abby Rakshit
    September 11, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Maybe you haven't signed in with your account or the app doesn't exist, either try rebooting or refreshing the OS

  10. Totoy Badiola
    September 11, 2012 at 2:57 am

    You cannot. Even if you side load the Google Play app, it will crash on launch. However, you can find a wide collection of apps to download from the Amazon appstore.

    Otherwise, you can root it. Here's a link that may help you but I strongly suggest that you DON'T. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfYIONhts7Y

  11. Rajaa Chowdhury
    September 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    On it's official website it says World of Android Apps

    If you like cool games and Apps, you can find your match at any of the 3rd party Apps stores. Thousands of Apps, hundreds of categories- Instant messaging, Facebook, Twitter, News, Weather or Games, it is just few taps away!

    So I am presuming that your Droid tablet does not provide access to android marketplace or Google play. Lot of cheap android tablet does that.

    You may in that case have to install the google play framework apk and the google play apk. If it still doesn't work you may have to root your device, which is a risky proposition.

  12. Ahmed Khalil
    September 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Kannon Y already replay on your question, and actually i have same issue with my nextbook tablet and it is the only solution is to root the devise then install the APK file of the market, but i do not recommend this.

    Form my experiance the Tablet manufactor usually provide his own market which include the softwares which can work on it. and you will find the most of other app avaliable in the google market not compatible with yours.

  13. Kannon Y
    September 10, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Hey Gerardo!

    I'm assuming that you don't have access to the Play Store on your tablet, because it's not installed (I'm sure you already checked). The reason for this might be that the tablet manufacturer did not receive legal permission from Google to install the Store on their device. This is actually a very common situation with many tablets.

    Fortunately there's a solution for your problem, but it may void your warranty (or it may not). You must do two main things: First, you must gain root access on the tablet. This is fairly simple but requires quite a few steps to work. Also, if you do this the wrong way, it can ruin your device. You must be very, very careful (although you must make some very grave errors before ruining it).

    Second, you must download and install the modified Google Play store APK. There are actually several methods that will successfully give you access to the Store, but this particular method also solves any region-lock issues that many people have who are not from the US. But if you're American, it works too.

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Good luck!

    • marcus
      November 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

      Hi i did get to download the goople play app but it requires an email,in order for the store to open, how do i set up the email i alrreadyhave a gmal accont.

      • Kannon Y
        November 22, 2012 at 9:34 pm

        It should require the normal logging process - there are two versions on the XDA website. One doesn't have the device restrictions removed and the other is a modified version of the Play Store. Supposedly the modified version can work on any device, although it is not universally compatible with all devices.

        I don't suggest that you use that version, however, as there is a better option available:

        Another poster on the Answers board, Rajaa Chowdhury, turned me onto a new kind of process for getting the Play Store on your tablet. It's an APK process that's very simple to use:


        I highly suggest giving it a try. While I don't have personal experience with it, according to the article, it doesn't require root privileges.

      • jayson agao
        January 8, 2013 at 1:47 am

        and affter i creat a gmail accont what the next step?

    • jayson agao
      January 8, 2013 at 12:59 am

      what steps for downloading a google play store?

Ads by Google