Download Latest Google PLAY Store v3.5.16 APK for your Android Device

Google PLAY Black LogoFrom Android Market Place to the Google PLAY Store, it seems like Google has exported some additional hidden problems too. Over the recent few days, there have been many issues which are reported about the crashes in Google PLAY Store and so as Google came out with an all new version of PLAY Store dubbed as 3.5.16. Few days back, we saw on how you can update with the & 3.5.15 updates for Google PLAY Store. Not just the version number which got an increase but also the features which has got added. In the due course of this article we will also be checking out on what are the new things which got place in Google PLAY Store.

Note: Please be informed that updating the PLAY Store manually by following the instructions will not void the warranty in any manner.  Also, this update can be applied to all the devices irrespective of the region you are from or the firmware version you are on.

New in Google PLAY v3.5.16:

  • Play Store has becomes lot more faster than 3.5.15,
  • Frequent force close errors for the users of Froyo 2.2 has been addressed,
  • Works faster even on Slower data speeds,
  • Slight UI changes in “My Apps” section

So let’s get started with a detailed tutorial on how you can apply this updated Google PLAY Store 3.5.16 in your Android smartphone.

Procedure to Install Google PLAY v3.5.15:

  • Download the latest Google PLAY v3.5.16 apk from here to your computer. Alternatively, you can also download directly in your phone from the mentioned link.

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  • As soon as you download this apk in your computer, connect the device to the computer using the USB cable and then need to copy this downloaded apk file to your device and disconnect the USB device from the computer. With the help of below interactive step by step screen captures, one can easily update their Google PLAY Store with this version.

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  • Open My Files or File explorer in your Android, tap on the placed apk file named as “++++++++++++++” to install the same and then tap on “Open” to open the new Google PLAY Store after installation. As soon as the installation is done, you will be prompted to tap on the “Accept” button. Please note that just in case if it prompts you to select the option of “Unknown Sources” then you need to select the same.

So there you go, you have now successfully updated your PLAY Store with the latest version of 3.5.16 version. Do let us know in the comments section just in case if you face any issues in the process of updating the PLAY Store.

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  7. Reply Russ November 18, 2012 at 5:46 am

    Hi, I have the same issue on my chinese droid phone that seems to have a chinese marker installed, the play store installs, asks for registration then force closes. Any thoughts?

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  10. Reply lisa August 23, 2012 at 7:50 am

    i have succeeded in d/l the apk. it says i need to add an account but it wont let me add. I am using samsung galaxy S2 GT I9108.

  11. Reply Lukabarbosa21 July 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    play store (force closure) every time I start the app
    help pleasefroyo 2.2  h2000h

  12. Reply Jackie Perry June 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    i am having a tremendous time downloading the google play software on my phone. Please help.

  13. Reply Oraine June 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Why is it everytime i try to download an app fot android i keep gettng sent to these sites and when i click install it keeps saying sing in which i did more than once……. Why doesn’t google just give us a straight link so we can get what we want easier cuz i don’t see what i want in the blog

  14. Reply Saleharocks June 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I cant download it plzz help me

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    I cant download it plzz help me

  16. Reply serwan May 29, 2012 at 1:27 am


  17. Reply Star May 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hi! uhm, I’ve followed the steps on how to install the new app but it seems like it’s not working for me 🙁
    I’ve downloaded the .apk file, a file manager, and checked the “Unknown Sources”. but when I tap on the .apk file, my phone says “there’s a problem parsing the package.” please help 🙁

  18. Reply fihket346464 May 11, 2012 at 2:34 am

    how do i find the “++++++++++++++” to install because it doesn’t appear on my files 🙁

  19. Reply maramba May 8, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Hi, Does anyone know if I can install this on my Arnova tablet? (10B G2)
    It comes standard with an app store of Arnova, AppLib, instead of Google Play.

  20. Reply kim May 3, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I am using a Nextbook Premium 8 SE and it does not come with the Google Play market. How would I download this to this tablet?

  21. Reply nurseski1972 May 1, 2012 at 6:45 am

    Can you please tell me how to download google play store to my Archos 101 tablet? I tried but it keeps force closing.

  22. Reply brittiney April 28, 2012 at 3:57 am

    I have tried over &over again to download the play store app and it keeps telling me its unsuccessful. I have a pandigital powered by google/Android and it was supposed to have the market. It never did. Whats the deal?

  23. Reply Gualberto April 26, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I am trying to use the app on my tablet and I keep getting the mesage: “You must add an account to the device to continue” what else can I do? please help.

    • Reply lolsmileyface February 6, 2013 at 4:42 am

      do u have a google account if you dont than make one then add it to ur device with gmail and then you would know what to do

      • Reply Pradeep Neela February 16, 2013 at 4:46 pm

        yes it can only be applied to the Google Account

  24. Reply Sandra April 23, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    U rock!!

  25. Reply Faguni April 23, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    It does not work for me!!!

  26. Reply Layohe April 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    I can’t use google play market. It said me to authentication is required. What’s that for? Can you explain me plz???

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 22, 2012 at 1:55 pm

      on which phone you are using?

      • Reply Annie James June 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

        I m using with samsung galaxy s2 but it keeps saying authentication is required..

  27. Reply ibrahim April 17, 2012 at 2:18 am


  28. Reply Dark Penguin April 13, 2012 at 11:02 am

    Is this legit? Why is this site apparently run by a third party that wants to charge us for better access? Why doesn’t Google directly offer us a free download so I can re-install Play Store, which has gone missing from my phone?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 13, 2012 at 2:56 pm

      yes its legal!

  29. Reply farhan April 6, 2012 at 2:52 am

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  31. Reply ssbroca April 6, 2012 at 12:16 am

    a couple of tries installed the new GOOGLE PLAY on my RELIANCE 3G TAB,
    which is ZTE-V9C.

  32. Reply Anson April 5, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    hi, does this applicable to install google play for those tablet which originally doesnt support android market?? I am now using Toshiba AS 100. It doesnt come with android market. Thank you.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      we haven’t tested it but you can give this a try and let us know!

  33. Reply Shahid April 5, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    I want that percentage battery icon on my Galaxy S2 running ICS, how can i do that. I have searched the blogs but i couldnt find an easy way out. 🙁

  34. Reply Mazen April 5, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    How do i find out which version of google play i have on my phone ?

    • Reply Amit Bhawani April 5, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Its possible to find it under Applications Section under the settings option.

  35. Reply Basjo April 5, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Isn’t this version downloaded automatically? Like Android market -> Google play went by itself and other version updates as well.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:52 am

      yes but this update is not yet pushed to all the devices!

  36. Reply Bas April 5, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Isn’t this version downloaded automatically? Like Android market -> Google play went by itself and other version updates as well.

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 11:54 am

      as of now this is not yet rolled out all over the World!

  37. Reply LaDre Porter April 5, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Every time I try to run the app it keeps force closing. Please help because I need Google Play for my tablet.

    • Reply Jay April 29, 2012 at 12:39 pm

      Thank You Helped A Lot!!

    • Reply Chen May 2, 2012 at 6:01 pm

      were you able to figure out what’s wrong?

      Mine’s the same. HELP!

      • Reply LaDre Porter May 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

        No. I still have the same issue.

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