Android Device FAQ


Please note:  At Hoskins Apps we test our apps on many of the most popular and well used stock Android devices.  If you are having issues with an app, we will do our best to try to help you.  That being said, we cannot guarantee support for all Android devices.  In addition, if you have modified your device or are using additional accessories (i.e. keyboards) we cannot guarantee our games will run properly.


For a list of devices that are compatible with Google Play, please follow this link. If your device is not listed here, we cannot provide support.


How do I restrict in-app purchases for Android devices?

To set up a PIN for Android purchases via Google Play (Note:  you must be using version 3.1 or higher of the Google Play Store app):

  1. Open the Google Play Store app
  2. Press Menu and then touch Settings
  3. Touch Set or change PIN
  4. Enter a PIN code, and touch OK
  5. Re-enter your PIN to confirm
  6. Check the box for “Use PIN for purchases”

To set up a PIN for purchases via Amazon Appstore

  1. Open the Amazon Appstore app
  2. Press Menu and then touch Settings
  3. Touch Parental Controls
  4. Select Enable Parental Controls
  5. Enter your password
  6. If you want to use a PIN instead of your password for in-app purchases authorization, check the box for “Use PIN”
  7. Enter a PIN code
  8. Re-enter your PIN to confirm

Note:  These instructions may vary depending on which Android device you are using and what operating system is installed.


What information should I provide to Customer Support for Android device related issues?

  1. What operating System/Android Version are you using? Go to settings, About Phone, Android Version to find this information.  (All Hoskins Apps require version 2.3 or higher)
  2. Have you checked the app store to see if an update is available for the game or tried reinstalling the game?
  3. Please describe the issue you are experiencing in as much detail as possible.
  4. What carrier are you using (AT&T, Verizon etc)?
  5. What device are you using? What model is it?
  6. What game are you playing (please be specific)? 
  7. Is your device rooted?


Common Issues

I made a purchase but haven't received it yet!

Sorry to hear this! A lot of customers ask us why this happens and unfortunately, it is just the nature of electronic goods - sometimes they process incorrectly due to server connection issues and are not delivered in a timely manner or at all. We'd be happy to help. If you've made a purchase through the Google Play Store or the Amazon Store and haven't received your purchase, please email us at [email protected] and include the following information:

1. A copy of your receipt - you can copy and paste the information from the email receipt you got after making the purchase but we do need this information in order to credit the purchase. Please include the part of the receipt that lists the items.


I don’t have enough available memory to download the app.

If you do not have enough space in your device’s local memory to download an app, please move applications or other items stored from your local memory to your SD card.

  1. Go to Manage Apps
  2. Tap on the app to move
  3. Tap Move to SD card

If you do not have an SD card, you will need to delete items from your local memory on your device to make room.

Note:  If you move a Hoskins Apps application to the SD card, all application related data would still be stored on your device’s local memory and not on the SD card.


My App won’t load. 

Possible causes may be low RAM or the version of Android on your device.  Or there may not be enough available disk space in the device.  You can make room in your device by deleting items or moving items from the device’s disk space to your SD card.  You can also try power cycling your device.


I am seeing white boxes.

This can happen when you are missing data.  Here are some actions you can try to resolve this issue:

  1. Force stop app and restart
  2. Close all other apps that may be running
  3. Move apps from the device’s local memory to the SD card


I am seeing bad textures (noise, garbage, not white box).

To try to address this issue, uninstall and reinstall the app.


My app keeps crashing (i.e., the loading bar is displayed then the app crashes).

The crashing may be happening due to an inadequate amount of available memory to run the app.  One possible solution would be to move the app from your device’s local memory to the SD card (Manage Apps, Tap App to move, Tap “Move to SD card”) 

  1. Android devices typically have much less local memory than an SD card.  Apps are almost all defaulted to be stored on the local memory first. 
  2. You can view the current available local memory by going to Manage Apps.  The information will be listed at bottom.
  3. You can also view current available SD memory by going to Manage Apps and tapping on “On SD card”.  Information will be at the bottom. 


I keep getting a Package File Error. 

This can happen if you have a weak connection.  If you continue to get this error, try connecting your device through WiFi and not through your carrier’s connection (i.e. 3G).




How do I force stop my app?

To do this, follow these instructions:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Applications
  3. Select Manage Applications
  4. Tap on the app you wish to force stop
  5. Tap Force Stop

Note:  These instructions may vary depending on which Android device you are using.