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How to continue using Poweramp v2 rather than the newer v3

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Users of Android 5.0 and above will be automatically updated to the latest Poweramp v3 via the Play Store, and we hope you will enjoy the new features and updated user interface. This is a free upgrade for all existing paid users.

If for some reason you want to stay on your currently installed version and you are not using a legacy device (Android 4.4.x and below) simply turn 'Automatic Updates' off within the Poweramp homepage in the Play Store app on your device, using the menu icon in the top-right of the app page.

If you have already been updated to v3 and want to roll back to v2 (i.e. build 588) you'll first need to uninstall the newer version and then download the v2 .apk file to your device from the Downloads tab at the top of this page. Launch the file from a File Explorer app - any one will do, even the stock one provided with the phone, but probably best not to try running it from a web browser as results are not very consistent that way. You may need to enable installing from "unknown sources" on your device first though, as the default setting is usually to only allow installs from the Play Store. Once you've rolled back to v2, make sure updates are turned off as above.

Do remember to backup ("Export") any internal playlists, and also Export your settings, before uninstalling though, as this cannot be done afterwards. Some other database-related items - such as user-defined star-ratings and recently/most-played status- will also be lost, but ratings at least can be saved using external apps such as New Playlist Manager.

Note: Over time, problems may start to appear with newer devices and more recent ROM updates - for example Notifications do not work properly on Oreo 8.1 ROMs. These issues are unlikely to be addressed via any new Poweramp v2 builds as all development work is now focused on v3. Use of build 588 on newer devices and ROMs is at your own risk.

Andre

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I had been running Poweramp v2.  When it automatically updated to v3, it broke the song info display via bluetooth connection to my Toyota Sound System.   I had to download and install the v2 apk (Poweramp-2.0.10-build-588-uni.apk Build 588) to restore the song info display.  Now I am getting a message that the trial version has expired and I need to verify purchase.  When I input the Google purchase receipt it takes me to download page for v3.  According to PlayStore purchase history, I purchased Poweramp Full Version Unlocker January 18, 2016 for $3.99.   How can I verify purchase but not install v3?  Thanks. 

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What do you mean by "When I input the Google purchase receipt it takes me to download page for v3."?

Have you read this post, which might be the same issue you face? 

Andre

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I've just bought the application and followed the steps in the first post to downgrade to v.2.

So I uninstalled v.3 and installed v2 downloaded in advance. Unfortunately after I launched v2 I received a message that the trial period is over and suggestion to restore the purchase. When I agreed to restore, googleplay just returned me the money instead of confirming my purchase.

It is important for me to use v2 even though I'm on the latest build of Android. Could you please suggest how could I get working v.2?

Thanks!

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Although v2 is obsolete as far as newer Anrdroid platforms are concerned (and not guaranteed to work forever), for the time being you ought to be able to install and verify the licence on v3, then uninstall v3 and reinstall v2. The licence should just pick up again (you'll need to turn Updates for PA off on your device though, otherwise the store will continue to try to update for you).

As you have been issued a refund by Google though, I suggest you might want to buy the version direct from the website instead, which will avoid further auto-updates and should be simpler to validate. See https://powerampapp.com/buy-poweramp/

Out of curiosity, what is the reason you need to use v2 ? The newer V3 should do everything that v2 does, and a whole lot more besides, with a more versatile and easier interface.

Andre

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