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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by itpromike, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    Hmmm... For some reason downloads from the market has stopped working... I haven't been able to download anything from the market in the last hour... The download just sits at 'Starting Download' but never starts... I heard that you have to hack/root your phone to download market apps if you're using a European or Telus Hero in the states but when i first got the phone I was downloading apps just fine so I figured that was false... any idea how to go about finding out what's wrong? I'm on WiFi...

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  2. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I got "network errors" in the last couple hours on my G1.

    Just kept retrying and it finally worked.
  3. rioja

    rioja Guest

    ... and that's your problem. I've done a few tests, at times it's taken up to 20 minutes to start the download when I'm on wifi. Sometimes it never downloads.

    I turn of wifi, wait a minute for the normal data network to kick-in and it works.
  4. kabbie_mcfeely

    kabbie_mcfeely Android Enthusiast

    I use Wifi all the time at home to download apps. At least half of the 164 apps I have have been downloaded via Wifi.

    I have never had an issue downloading via Wifi. Today however I had trouble with the Market on 3G, 2G and wifi. It wasnt long term trouble, but it was a little bothersome.
  5. Perihelion

    Perihelion Member

    I got the same network error on HSPA, switched over to Wifi and everything downloaded in less than 1 min.
  6. daffyduck

    daffyduck Guest

    This is not a WiFi issue - it happens on my Hero occasionally. Just cancel the download & re-start the download, or if this not fix the issue, reboot the phone.
  7. rioja

    rioja Guest

    For some people, like myself, this is a wifi problem. There's a 300+ post thread on the Google forums about this. Many of the posters only have the problem using wifi.
    Download issues: stalled at "Starting download" - Android Market Help

    Also, it's been reported other places on the net. It may not be the issuein this specific case, but nonetheless it is a real issue.
  8. itpromike

    itpromike Member
    Thread Starter

    Nope it's not just an issue with HSPA it's on Wifi too. I'm getting worried... how should I go about even troubleshooting this?
  9. itpromike

    itpromike Member
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    This is so freaking ODD! Ok so I did a search through the HUGE thread that rioja suggested with hundreds of people having the same issue... one of the suggestions was to start the google talk app as this seems to remedy it but the guy said he had to do this each time he wanted to install an app... I tried it and sure enough AS SOON as I started google talk, I got a bazillion alerts in my notification bar saying all the previous apps I was trying to download were downloading and then completed... There has to be a way to fix this. I do not want to have to start google talk every time I want to download something...
  10. rioja

    rioja Guest

    I know, I know... it's crazy! I get the same. I read somewhere else that GTalk is opening or running on a certain port and that the Market is also using that port for downloads. So GTalk kind of kickstarts/opens it (or something like that)

    Don't really understand it and I just hope Google fixes it. At leat they've been aware of the issue for awhile now.
  11. itpromike

    itpromike Member
    Thread Starter

    In digging some more this actually makes sense and then again doesn't. I have an app called 'Startup Auditor' and I put many apps on there that I never use so they won't startup and Google talk was one of them. When I checked the Google Talk properties in Startup Auditor it said that disabling this would also disable some other applications because they use shared resources and sure enough Android Marketplace was on there...

    On a side note, I wish so many apps didn't auto-register to startup. I wish you at least got an option after installing or on first run of the app... I hate windows (both the computers and mobile platform) because of this very thing and I hate to have to deal with it yet again on my new Android phone. :(

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