How To Upgrade the Android Market To Version 3.1.3

Google has just released an upgraded version of the Android market for Android devices. Upgrade yours now by following the instructions below.

I. Installing the new Android market.

1. Download the new version of the market here.

2. Extract the contents to your desktop.

3. Connect the phone via the USB cable and select disk drive.

4. Place the extracted file on the root of your sd card (not in any files or folder).

5. Disconnect the USB cable.

6. If you do not have one already, download a file manager from the Android market (there are many free ones such as Linda file manager or Astro file manager).

7. Under settings > applications, make sure unknown sources is checked (this allows you to install third party applications outside of the market).

8. Open the file manager.

9. Navigate to the sd card option.

10. Once in the sd card, choose the com.android.vending-3.1.3.apk file.

11. Select it and choose install now.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

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  • Ryanneeley82

    Can you do this on a mac?

  • Damian

    Yes

  • Jimrodcart

    I CANNOT ROOT!! I follow all the steps to the letter and I get can’t open /cache/recovery/command… I need some help guys really….jimrodcart@hotmail.com

    • Damian

      WHat phone?

  • tomween1

    OT, what windows theme are you using. Is it strictly an HP HP theme?

    • Damian

      Yes, it’s an HP envy theme. It may work for any PC. Google it and see if it works.

  • Epat866

    every time its say unable to parsing or parsing problem on hero cdma

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  • Daniel Garrido

    Does it work on 2.1 Eclari?

  • Reght678

    its a rar not apk…how do I download?

  • Anonymous

    Does it work on a behold  2 firmware is 1.5 and i dont no how to update it.

  • Xscionboy

    it worked on my droid incredible … easy to do !! thank you !! xD

  • 1997anshul

    it does not upgrade on 2.2 froyo, says”application not installed”.

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    My daughter and I have an android phone, she received the market upgrade, but I havnt, why? And how do I upgrade?