Support Can't download anything over 4g in chrome

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  1. akexbhood

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    I can't download any files or save any pictures over 4g in chrome. If I, for example, find a picture I like on a web page and I long press and then select "save picture" the download will show up in the notification bar but it'll just show an infinite progress bar forever (before the % of completion shows up) and never actually start the download. If I switch to 3g or wifi it downloads/saves just fine. But chrome just will not let me save pictures or files over 4g. Dolphin and other browsers will, and I have no problem downloading apps over 4g. It's just chrome. Anyone else have this problem or know of a solution? Thanks. By the way, every version of chrome I've used does this, including chrome beta.
     

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  2. akexbhood

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    anyone else?
     
  3. gothicnerd1033

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    Downloading in Chrome over 4G seems to work for me.

    EDIT: Hmmm. Weird. The first download worked. Now ever other one I try... it just does what you said.. Progress bar without downloading..
     
  4. akexbhood

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    It's weird because every version does this. Even the beta version. Works fine on 3g and wifi.
     
  5. Leslie Ann

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    Google has issues with Wimax, always has.
     
  6. akexbhood

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    How else do they have problems with wimax?
     
  7. OverByter

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    She meant that every version of Chrome has issues with WiMax, no matter what phone it's on. The S2/Epic Touch 4G has the same problem.
    OB
     
  8. akexbhood

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    Oh alright. Well, good to know it's just chrome.
     
  9. Leslie Ann

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    The Play Store, at least it used to, see 4g as being 3g and wouldn't let you download large files as well.
     
  10. akexbhood

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    Really? I didn't know Android ever imposed file size limits over 3g. Then again I'm fairly new to the platform.
     
  11. OverByter

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    It's not Android, it's the Play Store and Amazon, one because of bandwidth and two large downloads over the network frequently get corrupted. :p
    OB
     
  12. akexbhood

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    Actually I've noticed the large file corruption thing. I've had a few apps that I've tried to download over 4g (I download all apps over 4g) say package invalid or something similar. But, yeah, by Android I meant the Play Store. I didn't literally mean the limit was built into the OS.
     
  13. JoeyofBladez

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    I get this problem on my Infuse 4G on Straight Talk... I just use stock browser for downloads.
     
  14. akexbhood

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    So I assume the Infuse 4g uses Wimax?
     
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