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Help! My software's been updating for about 12 hours now. How Do I Stop It?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mwjr, May 26, 2011.

  1. mwjr

    mwjr Newbie
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    I made the boneheaded mistake of hitting "update all" on my notification, and my phone's been updating for darn near 12 hours now. How can I stop this?

    I even took the battery out, but I when I put it back in, it just picks up where it left off.

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  2. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Should be able to long press the market apps and choose cancel. If not, close the market and clear data for it at Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications.

    Probably have to re-enter login credentials next time you open the market.
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  3. mwjr

    mwjr Newbie
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    I tried closing the market and clearing the data as you described, but it didn't work.

    When you say "long press the market apps," do you mean by long-pressing the message in my notification?
  4. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    Long press on the app that is updating and select cancel.
    I ran into the same problem recently on my wife's inc, I never hit "update all" anymore. Clearing the data from the market and immediately rebooting worked for me.
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  5. mwjr

    mwjr Newbie
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    My problem was that I couldn 't even get to the list of apps that were updating.

    Not sure how, but I eventually was able to stop it all. Good gried, what a pain in the neck that was.
  6. I'm having the same problem right now. It's completely drained my battery...any ideas on how to stop it remotely?
  7. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Can you plug it in long enough to get any sort of charge? If not, maybe your battery is hosed?
  8. It's been plugged in for 6 hours now. The battery has never been an issue before the apps started updating. I can't get to the list to stop them and the darn thing won't stop updating. My fault for allowing auto updating. I'm at the point were I'm might have to take it Verizon, would hate to though.
  9. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Extreme Android User

    Are you able to go into "manage applications" and "force stop" the market then clear data?
  10. I've done that but it's still trying update the same apps. I'm currently just uninstalling all of them.
  11. A.Nonymous

    A.Nonymous Extreme Android User

    Wait a minute. You FC'd the Market and it continued to update despite the FC?
  12. Yep, I've tried FCing everything and it still trying to update, as well as update things I've uninstalled. I'm stumped at this point...
  13. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    I rarely suggest this but you could try clearing data on Google Services Framework. I've done it before without major circumstance, might have to re-enter your Google credentials again. Might be worth a shot before a factory reset which seems to be where you may be headed anyway.
  14. I hate to ask, but how would i go about doing that.
  15. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

    Same way as you did for clearing data on the market app itself. If you haven't actually done that, do it first and see if that helps:

    Menu > Settings > Applications > Manage Applications >"All" tab > Market > Clear Data

    If that doesn't work, try doing the same for Google Services Framework. Then I would pull the battery for a few minutes. Reinsert, boot up and see what's going on. If all that fails, I'd probably factory reset unless somebody comes up with some new ideas. I'm fresh out.
  16. swindelljd

    swindelljd Member

    The same thing happened to me about the same time (about 10 days ago). I kept getting into the Market app long enough to cancel one download at a time and it finally stabilized. I then rebooted and everything with the market seems to be back to normal.
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