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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by zafonic, Nov 10, 2010.

  1. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    Since Sunday morning i have been (unable to download or update any apps) on my Desire. I have tried most things; like turning the phone off, taking the battery out, going into (manage applications) Market and clearing the cache. Some people have suggested uninstalling google maps which i have, but all to no avail. Internal phone storage i have 51.92MB of available space, so i cannot seeing being a problem there. Just to let you know i am on the Orange network PAYG if that helps which it probably does not.

    I have about 10 apps that need updating now, and this whole experience is getting me down as i really love this phone. I spent
     

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  2. neils31

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    Hi I am new to Android, I just got my device on Sunday :)

    anyway have you checked that background data is ticked ?

    >settings
    >Accounts & Sync
     
  3. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    Yes it is ticked.
     
  4. LECTER

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    The Market was having problems but think that is sorted out now.

    When in the Market, try going to the developer's official page and scanning the code with a bar-code reader.
     
  5. beardyweirdy

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    I was having the same problem. I went through lots of different ideas posted on various forums and blogs last night, but sorted it by following the advice on this one:
    TechCredo.com | How to fix download & installation unsuccessful Android Market issues

    You'll need to either move apps from the SD card to the phone (or uninstall some of them if you don't have enough space). I did a mixture, moving apps that had a lot of user data etc associated with them and deleting those that would be easy to reinstall.

    I then deleted the .android_secure folder from the root of my sd card and then reinstalled or moved the original apps back.

    Everything seems to be working OK now.
     
  6. twobikes22

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    If this is your problem, when it happen to me I noted that somehow the date and time had reset to default of 1 jan 1980 12:00.

    Market Place does not like this as when I corrected the date and time Market Place loaded correctly and I could download and install.

    With taking battery out you could have mucked up the date and time and not noticed.
     
  7. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    I have had a look at the link you provided. My phone is still 2.1 and so no apps have been saved to my SD card. Regarding space, as i stated in my OP i have 53.45MB of internal phone storage.
     
  8. zafonic

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    No time and date were correct when inserting battery back into my Desire.
     
  9. GrenW

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    Been a lot of instability in the market lately. Just take a look at the Google forums

    Mine went down for around 3 days a couple of weeks back. Nothing seemed to sort it. Battery out, caches/data cleared etc. The only thing I didn't try was a factory reset.

    After 3 days it just suddenly started working again. Woke up one morning and the apps had downloaded and updated.
     
  10. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    Maybe i should wait a little longer to see if it sorts itself out. I dont really want to have to go down the road of doing a factory reset unless i knew that would definately sort out the problem.

    Anyone know how successful doing a factory reset is to solving this problem??
     
  11. zafonic

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    Just looking at what version my phone is running for the market and it is 1713. Could it be that i need to be running a later version??
     
  12. widehead

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    *runs into thread*

    *runs out again*
     
  13. pspbricker

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    Could it be a network issue? I assume you have credit on your card and that you haven't exceeded any data limits? Is it just the market that is inaccessible or do you have a total lack of data? Tried the sim in another device? Maybe just check with Orange that they are not blocking your access for some reason.
     
  14. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    Yes I have ample credit on my sim plus I as I'm with Orange I usually purchase the
     
  15. kartnite

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    Probably... The latest version is 2.07.

    Try updating.

    And I read that you are still on
     
  16. zafonic

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    Should I update to froyo first before doing a factory reset to see if that rectifies the problem I am having with the market??
     
  17. LECTER

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    Update before.
     
  18. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    Okay thanks. If I want to get the latest update for android market which someone mentioned earlier in this thread which is 2.07??
     
  19. ntebis

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    try to cancel all the downloads and download them 1 by 1
     
  20. zafonic

    zafonic Well-Known Member
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    I have been doing 1 at a time with no success.
     
  21. richardt

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    I have had the exact same problem. I searched forums for the answer. Did all the usual clear data and clear cache recommendations but nothing worked.

    I noticed I was getting a low memory message even though there seemed to be plenty of memory available. In a forum somewhere, someone said try emptying your email trash folder. I did this and the problem was solved instantly.

    Richard
     
  22. flyte

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    I had the same problem. Factory Reset solved it for me, but the issue is when the internal memory is almost full (<15 mbs). This causes a failed negotiation with GTalk (uses this protocol to communicate for other apps).

    Freeing up internal storage space should also work, but I didn`t have 100% success until i did a reset.
     
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