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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by niteshangre, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. niteshangre

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    Hi guys, I am totally new to this forum. so please help me out. I have a Galaxy mini s5570 phone with froyo 2.2. Its Warranty of 1 yr has expired in last month. It was working quite well. and installed any app that supported froyo. but now there is a wierd problem happening with it. Let me explain it throughly.
    few days ago, I downloaded Painkiller apk game of around 32mb. I tried Installing it. But a msg popped out 'app not installed'. first I thought its incompatible. so i installed it on another phone with same firmware. and to my disappointment, it installed.
    then I thought there must be memory issue. so i backed up and emptied most of my storage both sd & phone memory. but it still wont install. Disappointed, I tried reinstalling my backed up apps and now they are also refusing to reinstall!!! please help me out. Is it a firmware or corrupt sd card?
     

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  2. breadnatty08

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    Try clearing data/cache from the Play Store.
     
  3. niteshangre

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    Thanks for reply man, but clearing data/cache is not helping. I dont know whats with play store. but apps on my sd card which I had backed up using a backup app, are not restoring. same msg 'app not installed' :-|
     
  4. niteshangre

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    Update..
    anyone who has same problem and stumbled in this thread, I got a solution after google search. its that annoying 'smdl2tmp1' file causing problem. This happens when sd card is fullfilled. it blocks all installations. this file is normally located in /sdcard/.android_secure. Go and delete it. (This file is not visible in mobile phone. so you may want to connect to pc in storage mode.) thats all!!!!!!
     
  5. Digital Controller

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    Glad you found a solution to your issue. Hopefully we can be of more assistance to you in the future!
     
  6. nickdalzell

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    A corrupt package installer will also cause this error. Also will cause 'error parsing package' too.
     

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