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  1. pipo

    pipo Member

    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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  2. justme8800

    justme8800 Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    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.
  4. pipo

    pipo Member

    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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