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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Swedish Pimple, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Swedish Pimple

    Thread Starter

    I downloaded Laputa (ebook reader) a month or two ago and recently received an update, which I accepted. The download was unsuccessful, yet it keeps trying to force the d/l and kills my battery in a couple hours. I've tried cancelling the download, but Market force closes. I even uninstalled Laputa, but it's still trying to download. It seems I have no way of cancelling it. I'm assuming I can't uninstall Market. Any other thoughts? Anyone else seen an issue like this?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. Krisis

    Krisis Newbie

    Try clearing Market Data cache and Market Updater cache. Menu > Settings > Applications> filter all > then click both programs and clear the data. It seems odd that an update would be stuck for so long, but there are also a lot of programs that I have no inclination to download based on the comments of others regarding problems.
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  3. Swedish Pimple

    Thread Starter

    You, sir, are a genius. Thanks so much! Hopefully battery life will improve from 2 hours tomorrow (this had to be the issue).
  4. defkorn

    defkorn Android Enthusiast

    Instead of going "into" the menu for that app to cancel the download (which causes the market to FC) long-press on the app from the download list and select cancel download.
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  5. dd816

    dd816 Lurker

    Krisis, you rock completely! I had the same problem and your solution fixed it!
  6. sfmarcopolo

    sfmarcopolo Lurker

    Instant heart rate is constantly downloading 24/7. Tried clearing cashe, tried downloading directly from apps website. Nothing works. App works OK. Wait, I think I fixed it by clearing market cashe and market updater cashe. But it was odd that after clearing the cashes 8 programs showed they needed updating. Before clearing cashes there were no programs needing updating. Why did this happen?
  7. debmeyrick

    debmeyrick Lurker

    Downloaded a few apps but had problems. able to cancel and restart mist. one is stuck on installing with no option to cancel. Been stuck for 4 days. any ideas?
  8. ctg23

    ctg23 Lurker

    i want to try this but i only have menu/settings/ applications (then either unknown sources, manage applications, running services, devolpment or samsung apps)

    any help?
  9. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    Just manually clear the cache from the Market.
    Menu/Settings/Applications/Manage/Market - clear cache - clear data.
    I'd do one and if that didn't work, the other.
  10. Woodsrider

    Woodsrider Lurker

    I had the same problem and the same menu selections. I tried clearing the market cache but it didn't work until I cleared the "Download Manager" data.
    Menu > Settings > Applications> Manage applications > Menu > Filter > All > Download Manager > Clear Data.
    This stopped the continuous "Starting Download" loop. But, it then tried downloading the App, got to 100% and said unsuccessful. At least the loop has stopped. I had a queu of 55 downloads and I couldn't update any other apps.
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  11. Kruc Ire

    Kruc Ire Lurker

    For some reason this is taking a really long time to download a English US language dictionary or keyboard data package, that is only 21MB. I noticed, just before I cleared the download manager cache, that it was at 16 MB. I should have waited another 10 or 20 minutes, and it would have downloaded the whole thing. I just hit clear download cache too soon, and stopped the download app. This means that it will probably restart at some point in the future. It's bad that it takes so long to download, it must be coming from a mirror that is super slow someplace, unfortunately Android doesn't tell you much about where your download is coming from, as far as I can tell.
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