This article describes how you can deactivate/opt-out of Google App Signing. If this option is enabled, it may be received as if the certificates from the existing app do not match the app (APK) that you want to upload and this can lead to errors. Thus you have to opt-out of Google App Signing.
You may need to disable Google App signing while uploading/republishing an Android App to avoid coming across various error messages (See Related Articles section).
- Valid Google Developer account
- APK file
- Change the existing app name under Store Presence > Store Listing, then SUBMIT UPDATE.
- Start working on a brand New App with the correct app name. Follow Part 2: Uploading your App in the article Publishing an Android App.
- Once you upload the APK file, go to App Signing and click on OPT OUT.
- Accept the notice. Click I'M SURE, OPT OUT
- Click on the Confirm button.
- Complete the Google Play Store Listing, when asked, select the checkbox for I like to keep the old version so I can reference it.
- Delete the old version after the APK upload is successful.
You will not receive any error message upon uploading your APK and you will be able to proceed with the app publishing on the Google Play Store.
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