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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Caned, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. Caned

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    Help, I'm new here.....I have the Samsung Fascinate and I had an app installed that was working fine. All of a sudden it just says installing and I can't do anything with it. I even uninstalled the offending app and it is still hung up on "installing" in the market...won't let me stop...won't let me cancel.....

    ...I cleared the cache of the market in the manage apps section and that did nothing.


    Can someone help me PLEASE!

    Thanks
     

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  2. Stinky Stinky

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    Howzit caned buddy!

    Hmm try do hard format 1st... that might solve the problem for you dude :)

    Keep well

    Stinks
     
  3. Caned

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    Thanks for the help, but what is a hard format?
     
  4. Stinky Stinky

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    Howzit dude!

    Hard format is when u reset factory settings dude :),

    U cud also try reinstall the operating system dude ;)

    Samsung Fascinate: Hard Reset

    :)
     
  5. Caned

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    Thanks, Is that my only option?
     
  6. Stinky Stinky

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    Hmm ja i am guessing it is....hmm... let me think now...

    Have u tried to simply reboot? I know that;s a stupid question but try that first if u have not done so already dude :)

    also use backup pro to help recover ur system dude :)

    RerWare, LLC: Android Backup and BlackBerry Backup - MyBackup Pro

    Let me know dude ;)

    Also remove the battery from the device and wait about 30 seconds....then rboot buddy

    Keep well dude

    Stinks
     
  7. RyanB

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    Also, try clearing the Market data (it's found where the cache is)
     
  8. serpa4

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    Not your only option. Stand by.
     
  9. Caned

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    how do you clear the market data? I have cleared the cache and that didn't work....

    thanks
     
  10. RyanB

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    It's found in the same screen as Market cache (settings, applications, manage applications, all, market, clear data)
     
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  11. Caned

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    On the fascinate this button isn't there. Only buttons are - clear cache, uninstall updates and force stop....I have hit all except uninstall updates...
     
  12. RyanB

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    Oooh. I'm not sure what to tell you then. Did you try the other steps found in the link posted above?
     
  13. Stinky Stinky

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    Aaahh! Thanx RyanB!

    I will try to remember this dude! Shot / thanx! :)

    Stinky Stinks
     
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  14. Caned

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    ya, nothing. What would happen if I uninstalled updates to the market?...would I be able to update it afterwords?
     
  15. RyanB

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    Updates to the market? I neither recall the market being updated, nor follow what you mean. Care to clarify?
     
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  16. Caned

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    There is a button where you can clear cache and force stop that lets you uninstall updates to the marketplace....
     
  17. Caned

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    Apparently this is a button to replace clear data...I hit it and I had to log back into market place and it fixed the problem....

    Thanks for all your help...
     
  18. Stinky Stinky

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    Ahh! Yes!

    Well done Caned dude!
    Glad to see you came out on top dude!

    Hope to see you around da forums buddy! :)

    Stinky ;)
     
  19. RyanB

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    What version is your fascinate running? I wonder I'd what you're seeing is specific to Samsung...
     
  20. G2L

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    That worked for me when I had the same issue on my Inc last week.
     
  21. bronkin

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    Thank you all for the help! I've had 2 apps stuck 'installing' for days. Neither the verizon store nor the verizon customer service line could help and the last option they presented was to reset my phone to factory settings. Again, thanks for sharing this information!
     
  22. Citic07

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    Ahha,this worked for me! Yes! It been buggin the crap outta me having an app constantly installing. All fixed, thanks!
     

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