Android Market related items

If you just have to get that "Related" tab into your Android Market and can't wait any longer, you can force it to update on your phone, if it's running Froyo. All you have to do is go to Menu>Settings>Applications>Manage applications>Market (you might have to hit the "all" tab first) and then clear data on the Android Market app. Re-launch it, and you should have the "Related" or "Similar" tab. Thanks, @SethHikari, for the tip! And p.s.: We totally should have thought of that! :p


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How to force the 'Related' tab to show in the Android Market


I'm running a 2.1 Fascinate, and was able to make the related tab appear by doing what you said. Thanks!

I tried that last night and it did not work for me :( but I just got the update and my tab is listed "similar" :)

in that picture it is a droid x and it says "related" and the Droid 1 is "similar", is that weird to anyone else?

Clear data, force stop, launch Market - bada bing! - 'similar' tab.

Running Rubix 1.90v2.3.320

going through this procedure actually seems to have made my market faster overall!

Hell, all this time I've been scared to death to clear data on the market app.

But it worked, and it does seem faster other than on the initial load of your downloads, which can take quite a while.

first clear, nothing (in fact Market force close on loading the agreement)

Did a clear data plus clear cache and it shows up now.

Weird. Mine had the "similar" tab, but then I did this Clear Data and now it says "Related". Running on EVO.

I just want to do this and ... suprise :-) Updated itself on my Spica (Rooted unbranded 2.1). Market version 2.13

Appeared on my Droid X yesterday. Cleared Data on MT4g and voila, I have the "Related". Thanks AC!

Ugh, I restored an old nandroid and now I'm back to the old market with no tabs. Tried the steps above and nothing changed.

Great tip.
Im on a Nexus One running stock 2.2.1 FRG83D
Clearing data did nothing, so I cleared it again, cleared the cache, and force stopped, now I have a "related" tab.

I'm running 2.1 on my epic and I have no update to the market whatsoever... How do I update it? I'm still running the old market....

Did the update and now the market will not download anything. It gets stuck on "starting download." This seems related to Google Talk. My Google Talk will not sign in either. My Evo is not low on memory either. However, I have the related tab. What do I do to fix google talk, et al?

well when I followed the instructions it and clear data it said "All this application's data will be permanently deleted all files,settings,accounts,database and so on". ????Confused just say ok will "downloads" and updates still be there!

Worked for me on my Nexus One... Had to agree to the market terms and conditions again, but it works fine.