I happen to use Skype on my android smartphone. The latest version, four point something, is really slow (or at least was some time ago). So I’m sticking with version 3.2 from my backups. It’s a little better.
The issue is Google Play Store displays skype’s update in My Apps, which distracts me. For a while, I used Titanium Backup’s option to “Detach from Market”. It works for a few days, and then the Store starts to display it again. This workaround needs automation, but is it possible? Android is based on Linux, which is programmer-friendly, so it should be.
That looks like a perfect idea for a script. Here it is:
#!/system/bin/shsu - -- -c "busybox killall -9 com.android.vending; sqlite3 /data/data/com.android.vending/databases/library.db 'delete from ownership where doc_id like "'"'"com.skype%"'"'"'; sqlite3 /data/data/com.android.vending/databases/localappstate.db 'delete from appstate where package_name like "'"'"com.skype%"'"'"'";
Oh yes, you’ll need a rooted device for the script. I use the following apps to work in the console:
busybox tools from BusyBox installer – a lot of common GNU/Linux tools that default android is missing;