Support Market: downloads apps, but doesn't install them

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bresslau, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. bresslau

    bresslau Well-Known Member
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    Hi. I tried searching for an answer in these forums and elsewhere, but without luck. No good search terms, it seems.

    So, here is the problem:
    1) I find an app and start downloading it.
    2) Download completes and says so in the status bar
    3) But the app doesn't get installe and I can't use it.

    This doesn't happen always, but often. If I cancel the download (which is still active, even though complete), it starts from the beginning. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just hangs again.

    If I knew where the market saves the (un)finished downloads, I would just go there and try to install the apks with Astro. Where do I find this folder info?

    Or does anybody have a solution for the problem in the first place?

    BTW, I don't have access to an open wifi network (at least not easily) andtry to keep mobile downloads to a minimum.

    Cheers,
    Bresslau
     

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  2. MichaelW

    MichaelW Well-Known Member
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    What firmware version? I used to get this occasionally when I was on II5. Cancelling and re-downloading the app usually worked.

    Can't say I've had that problem for a while now. I'm on IK4.
     
  3. bresslau

    bresslau Well-Known Member
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    I am on II5, with Galaxo 1.6.3.4 on it, including JIT.

    The info on the folder location would be still interesting, regardless.
     
  4. velnaykkar

    velnaykkar Member
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    If the market app downloads the application but not able to install it, it should be available in /sdcard/download directory. Filename would be something like downloadfile.apk, downloadfile-1.apk...
     
  5. bresslau

    bresslau Well-Known Member
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    Hi Velnaykkar, thanks a lot. I stumbled upon this folder but wasn't sure about it.

    The thing is, in this folder, I only found old downloads, probably from when I had GAOPS installed. The new ones aren't there. Well, I will keep trying.
    Cheers!
     
  6. sgx100

    sgx100 Well-Known Member
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    Buddy just try installing gapps again
    Might be an issue with that. If that does not help do a wipe and install Galaxo 1.6.3.4 and gapps again
     
  7. bresslau

    bresslau Well-Known Member
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    Well, I am going to reinstall everything. As I said, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But just to be sure if this happens another time: is there any other directory besides /sdcard/download to look at for downloaded, but not installed apks?
     

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