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  1. nickdalzell

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    Cannot get this one to install from Play. Every other app I download works and installs from the store, except this one. It will download, says "installing" for a few minutes, then says "error Package file invalid"

    Got plenty of storage. What gives?

    Log cat: "install failed dexopt"

    Wtf does that mean? Phone is lg optimus v, a step up from my precedent so I won't buy that G+ isn't compatible.
     

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    "dex" implies the problem is with building the dalvik cache component.

    Which app?
     
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    G+ i take it mate :beer:
     
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    Yep, Google+ specifically. Other apps will install fine from Google Play, even Angry Birds. Heck even other Google apps work fine too, like Voice and Gmail.

    Tried side loading it and I get the same log cat output and package manager says "application not installed"
     
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    Ah, I must learn to read thread titles...
     
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    If G+ wasnt compatible with the phone, it would either say at top of the screen on Play or it just wouldnt be there. I dont think it would let u download it so thats strange. Especialy since u cand sideload it :thinking::thinking:
     
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    I had the same problem after I reset my phone. G+ just didn't want to update lol...I think it worked on the 3rd or 4th try
     
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    except this isn't an update, this is just an install of an app that phone never had on it. spec-wise it should be able to run a social app especially since the CPU is the same as the one in my Preci and the RAM is twice as much as my current phone as well.

    I was going to flash CyanogenMod on my Precedent but am wary that if the issue is at Play's end, i'd have problems getting G+ back on it as well. so far that's the only one that will not install.

    Side-loading does the same but instead of invalid package i get 'Application Not Installed' after a five minute wait. logcat output the same. i also get the 'Install Failed Dexopt' in Link2SD if i try moving (get this) ONLY Google Apps. irony much?

    I've searched it and there are usually two things that are going on, but neither fit me exactly. this is the list of steps that normally fixes it (but doesn't in my case):

    1. Clear data/cache in Play and Play Services (no success)
    2. Reinstall/update Google Talk (it is working, but won't update to Hangouts)
    3. clear cache/wipe dalvik cache (it wiped, rebuilt, same problem though)
    4. Uninstall updates to Play Store to restore old Market, and try to install (does that, but before downloading it tries to tell me my phone is out of space, despite having well over 100MB free in the internal storage)

    5. Factory reset (saving that one for a last resort, this phone has some data from two years ago i would prefer not to lose and is too large to cloud upload)
     
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    Most of what is on stack Overflow is above my head. So far. I'm going to try another workaround that fixed a similar issue with my old ZTE Merit (which was, in its case, due to low storage space in /data) copying the apk file to /system/app, change permissions to rw--rw--r and restart. That was what revived live wallpaper in my Precedent in a custom ROM which removed live wallpaper support. Somehow it bypasses package manager and sorta force-installs apps in the larger /system partition.
     
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    rw-r-r sorry.

    EDIT: successful with ye olde Merit workaround :)
     
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    Good news:)
     
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    It's one of them hacks I save for a rainy day ;)

    The way I figure it, if carriers can do it with bloatware, why can't I with actually usable apps? Causes an odd force close on boot but works fine after that. When I had to force-install Facebook on my Merit that way it had the same glitch. More annoyance than problem, however.
     
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    ^^ totally :beer:
     
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    Laayke torrrrally :)
     
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    BTW Play is doing the same error on all my devices now, but only with apps over 10MB. Tried installing a uccw skin which is 25MB onto my Tab 2 and bam! Package file invalid after a long wait "installing". Log cat says that blasted install failed dexopt error.
     

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