Downloading apps freezes device


I am new Android and Samsung Captivate user. The device freezes when downloading Market apps. They appear in Download folder. Clicking on each one will either bring the message "starting download...." or "starting install...." and the download/install freezes until it is canceled. Tried soft and hard reboot.

Appreciate any suggestions.



Android Enthusiast
you have now about 200 apps installed? uninstall unneeded garbage, or try the nand memory fix at your own risk, or wait till Froyo is out, or wait till a GPS patch is out, etc, etc


Well-Known Member
Are you saying that your phone is locked/frozen or just that the files don't download? If it's the latter, it seems to be a common Android issue. I found several references when it happened to me.

The easiest/fastest band-aid I found was to just launch Google Talk on the phone. The files will immediately start loading. Crazy bug but it seems to work. <shrug>


Thread starter
Phone isn't frozen just that files do not download. Thanks for the suggestion but launching Google Talk does not fix the problem. After selecting apps from Market, they appear in Download folder, even though the message "Starting Download..." never goes away. If I then click on the app in the Download folder, it either takes me to the Install or repeats "Starting download..." If it goes to Install, the message is "Starting install...." but program never installs or show in Applications.

Does anyone know how to delete the download files from the Download folder?