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Kindle, Nook and Libera not running or updating on Likebook Mars
#1  fduniho 05-30-2020, 12:02 AM
The Kindle app was not running on my Likebook Mars this morning. Since I had an epub to read on Libby, I used that instead. This evening, the Kindle app still wasn't working. I went to Google Play to update my apps. It updated other apps but not the Kindle app, the Nook app, or Libera. It ended up uninstalling the Nook app and reporting that it could not install it. It would just stall and fail to update the other two. It would also not let me run them. I rebooted and cleared the Google Play cache, but it didn't help. I uninstalled the Kindle app, but I still could not reinstall the Kindle app. The Kindle Lite app works, but I prefer the regular Kindle app. Is anyone having similar problems? Or does anyone know what else I can do?
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#2  bazz2004 05-30-2020, 03:13 AM
The Kindle app (v8.30) still works on the Alita which must be pretty similar to the Mars. I don’t use the Kindle app though and have had so many problems that I stick with Librera or the Boyue reading app. There’s plenty of ways to convert mobi files to epub short of a better solution.
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#3  fduniho 05-30-2020, 12:47 PM
Quote bazz2004
The Kindle app (v8.30) still works on the Alita which must be pretty similar to the Mars.
Google Play says the latest version is 8.30.1.0.(1.3.222447.0), and it was updated on May 19, 2020. Does that fully match the version running on your device?
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#4  fduniho 05-30-2020, 01:15 PM
Like it did for the Nook app, Google Play is now telling me that it cannot download Amazon Kindle.
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#5  fduniho 05-30-2020, 01:32 PM
It's not just Google Play. I have been unable to download the Kindle app using the Boyue app store, the Goodereader app store, or Aptoide. I'm thinking there might be some corruption or incomplete uninstall on the device that is preventing any app store from downloading the Kindle app, but I don't know what to look for.
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#6  fduniho 05-31-2020, 10:01 PM
While using the Likebook Mars on the treadmill today, I eventually got tired of reading fiction, which I was using Moon+ Reader and Libby for, and wanted to switch to non-fiction. Since I couldn't use the Kindle app, I remembered that I had bought a non-fiction title with Google Play Books. But when I tried to run it, it did not run. Noticing that I had many apps running, I closed most of them and tried again, but it still did not run. I then decided to try the Kobo app, since I have some Kobo books from when my main ereader was a Kobo. But the Kobo app was no longer installed. I'm now trying to download the Kobo app, but it is doing the same thing when I try to download the Kindle or Nook apps. So, I cancelled that. Since Google Play Books wasn't working, I uninstalled it and tried reinstalling it. But that didn't work, and now it is reporting that it cannot install Google Play Books.

Whatever is going on is preventing me from using the four main commercial ereading apps: Kindle, Kobo, Nook, and Google Play, as well as Librera. I'm beginning to wonder if there is a virus or malware that is targeting ereading apps. I really don't know why this should be happening.
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#7  ottischwenk 05-31-2020, 11:55 PM
@fduniho:
did you insert a SD card?
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#8  bazz2004 06-01-2020, 06:35 AM
"Google Play says the latest version is 8.30.1.0.(1.3.222447.0), and it was updated on May 19, 2020. Does that fully match the version running on your device?" - fduniho

Yes exactly the same.
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#9  ottischwenk 06-01-2020, 06:43 AM
Quote bazz2004
"Google Play says the latest version is 8.30.1.0.(1.3.222447.0), and it was updated on May 19, 2020. Does that fully match the version running on your device?" - fduniho

Yes exactly the same.
If these apps are installed on SD card and the sd is defective, then these appearances happen.
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#10  bazz2004 06-01-2020, 11:41 AM
"If these apps are installed on SD card and the sd is defective, then these appearances happen." - ottischwenk.

That's possible as Boyue fail to prepare you for the formatting choices when you pop in an SD card. You get two options and if you choose the wrong one, as I did, you can end up later doing a factory reset. That's no fun because it's a long way back.

Hopefully fduniho is not in this position but I'll be interested to hear about how to recover the device if he is.
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