February 2nd, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Device(s): HTC Desire S
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Thank you, Nor3X and Notebook, for your time looking into this. Its much appreciated.
I'm pleased to say, though, that I have found a very simple solution that actually works! Well, I said "I found" but in fact it was an assistant at a local T-mobile shop I was able to visit who tried something that worked!
It was just down to something so simple as the phone just not being able to cope with trying to update multiple applications at the same time. I didn't think this was a problem as it was trying to do it itself without me having to ask, but anyway, sometimes these smartphones are too clever for their own good!
What was happening was that each application would show that it was 'Starting Download' and a grey animated bar would appear below the application name - so I had four apps listed and grey animated bars below each one, except the animated bars just kept rotating but the downloading notification icon never appeared on the top left.
What the assistant did was to long press on the application it was trying to download and selected 'cancel update' (or whatever) and did that to all the ones it was trying to update.
When we then just selected one single app and asked it to update, it did it perfectly fine.
I've now managed to update all the ones that it was reminding me to do.
All the problem was was that it couldn't cope with doing all four or five at the same time and so didn't do any at all. Just stopping it trying to do that and getting it to do them one at a time solved the problem.
Thanks once again though.