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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by asilver, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. asilver

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    I got a replacement droid 2 and it won't install many apps, specifically any angry birds app.

    it downloads fine, then as soon as it starts install it says unknown error -18


    I posted a comment on the angry birds FB announcement and within a few seconds I got a private message from someone I don't know


    'Alright found a fix. I hooked my phone up to my computer, browsed to .android_secure and deleted the file 'smdl2tmp1.asec'. Problem solved.'

    Obviously I'm not going to just go delete a file without someone here telling me what's up, and I already searched the forum and there's nothing I can find about the error 18.

    Please help I really don't want to have to get another replacement
     

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  2. Frisco

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    Unmount your SD card, install the app, then remount the card, then reboot your device.
     
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    thanks, also while waiting I found another solution

    plug phone in, delete android secure folder, which is a permanent solution, there was another forum where I found this and to unmount the sd card every time seemed not a permanent solution.

    all 3 angry birds now installed....again...WINNING
     
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    ^^ Very cool, asilver.

    Glad it's resolved.
     
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    yep very happy...I guess I should have searched the interweb before posting but maybe someone else will profit from it being posted here
     
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    How do I delete this secure folder if I can't plug my phone into my computer?
     
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    I tried with astro first it did not work, so unfortunately you'll have to either plug the phone itself in OR get a SD card adapter so that you can fit your micro sd into a full sized sd and put that in a computer with an sd slot.

    OR if there's nothing on the SD card that you need you could try formatting the sd card FROM the phone. I think this would work but don't want/need to try on mine and I don't want to lose everything that's on there.

    to format sd card from phone
    menu
    settings
    sd and phone storage
    unmount
    format
     
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    Having same error 18 problems with angry birds and other games. Thanks for the advice. Was getting ready to throw phone thru a wall.lol
     
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    So i read this post, and i do this and it works, i then read the next post and i think to myself, oh, i can probably use astro, so i try it and it doesn't work, THEN i read the next post and i think to myself, "dang, i will never get those 10 minutes back", hahaha.

    good info.
     

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