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Old December 29th, 2010, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Parse Error when trying to install .apk files

Hi,

alright so i just got an HTC desire Z running android 2.2 and am attempting to install .apk files with no success,

I tried to download two .apk files on my phone with the default browser and with dolphin browser and both times when i click the file or try to install it with an installer program i get the error message "Parse Error: There is a problem parsing the package". I have tried to redownload the files many times.

searching online i found one response where someone posted that the files weren't fully downloaded, and to download astro and to "enable browser downloads" which i did and still no luck. I did notice however that the .apk files kept being completed at around 100 kb which id think means they probably arent fully downloaded cause theyre around 10 mb each :s

I also noticed that when i look at the bar near the top of my phone where notifications are i can see my recently used apps and "Package Installer" appears, and when i click this i receive the same message. unknown sources is checked.

I'd appreciate any help as Im going nuts right now, Thanks!

also i dont think theyre will be much traffic coming to the desire z board can i post this in any other board because the problem i think is with the software, thanks
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Old December 30th, 2010, 03:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Can you install other apk files? It seems that the place you're downloading the file from isn't sending it to you. Try an alternate source.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 04:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I've downloaded several apps directly via the browser without any issues, so I'd also suspect that the problem is with the server(s) you're downloading from.
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Old December 30th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i think i figured it out, my carrier (Bell Canada) i think is not letting me download from sites like megaupload, rapidshare etc. on the 3g network because it does work when I download on my pc and transfer the app to my sd card, a random forum post I found said that im not certain if its true, Im just happy it worked when I transferred from my pc, Thanks guys!
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Have a look at this. Might work. Haven't tried it YET!

.APK install - An online tool for installing Android Package .apk program files on your Android device.
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