1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Parse error question

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by nat1234567, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. nat1234567

    nat1234567 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012

    Jan 13, 2012
    7
    1
    6
    Hello. I'm a new member and technology challenged anyway, so please bear with me. I just got an android huawei. I downloaded a program to my computer that I need to install on my phone. I unzipped it and transferred the files (some of which I had to convert from .jar to .apk) to my SD card using the USB cable to my computer and also by using the awesome drop app. I am able to locate the files, but when I try to open them, I get an error message that says, "Parse error: There is a problem parsing the package." I contacted the company who designed the initial program and they told me I needed to change a few settings in my phone and the application would then open. I have no idea what settings I need to change and neither do they since their program can be installed onto so many different types of phones. Going by some of the posts to this forum it looks like people have said the files themselves may be corrupt. Does anyone have any suggestions for me??? I truly appreciate the help!
     

    Advertisement

  2. jerofld

    jerofld Fixing stuff is not easy
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    313
    Posts:
    7,687
    Joined:
    May 10, 2011

    May 10, 2011
    7,687
    4,270
    313
    Male
    I fix stuff
    Over there <points>
    Could you be more specific? Like what is the name of the computer program?

    And converting from .jar to .apk just sounds like it's suspicious.
     
    nat1234567 likes this.
  3. nat1234567

    nat1234567 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012

    Jan 13, 2012
    7
    1
    6
    It was told to me that an android phone won't allow/support a transfer of a .jar file, so it would have to be converted to a .apk file. Apparently, that's not, in fact, true??? Thanks for replying.
     
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,631
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,631
    70,445
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    Jar to apk conversions aren't uncommon if they included the right extra stuff.

    On Android, go to your settings by tapping menu from the homescreen and choose Applications from there. Look for a checkbox allowing you to install applications from unknown or non-Market sources.

    Install Astro File Manager, long press on the apk file once you find it on your SD card. Follow the prompts to install.
     
    nat1234567 likes this.
  5. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,631
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,631
    70,445
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    You need the jar and jad files and can convert to apk here -

    Get APK

    Also, check out XDA's JBed -

    Run Java / J2ME / MIDP Applications & Games On Android With JBed

    One or the other is needed to run a jar on Android.
     
    nat1234567 likes this.
  6. nat1234567

    nat1234567 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012

    Jan 13, 2012
    7
    1
    6
    Awesome - thank you! I've already converted to .apk but I will try your suggestion and post back my results. Thanks again!!'
     
    EarlyMon likes this.
  7. nat1234567

    nat1234567 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012

    Jan 13, 2012
    7
    1
    6
    Hi. I tried that route too and it still gives me the same error. Any other suggestions you might have?? Thank you.
     
  8. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
    VIP Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5,218
    Posts:
    57,631
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010

    Jun 10, 2010
    57,631
    70,445
    5,218
    New Mexico, USA
    Then there's a problem with the jar being written in some non-portable way. The developer needs to fix it. You see how easy it is to generate an apk - if the dev wants to continue to claim Android support, let them do it.
     
    nat1234567 likes this.
  9. nat1234567

    nat1234567 Lurker
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    6
    Posts:
    7
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012

    Jan 13, 2012
    7
    1
    6
    I emailed the developer and told them I was still having the parsing error problem and that there may be a problem with the .jar files. I appreciate your help and I'll keep you posted. Thank you again!
     

Share This Page

Loading...