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  1. jonjay3012

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    Just got an HTC Wildfire, and it's my first Android device.

    Set it up last night and went through the basic set up screens that pop up automaticall. I set up the email account I use all the time but also set up a GMAIL account as I had read that Android really likes to sync with GMAIL.

    Once these were done I then set up a couple of things on the home screens and then thought right, time to get some apps.

    Clicked on the Market icon, selcted a couple of things to download, like google voice control app, clicked ok. Download seemed to start but withing 10 seconds in the notification bar I got an error saying download unsuccessful please try later.

    Now basically all I have done is set up the very basics on a brand new phone, created a brand new GMAIL account, just with username and password, and thats it.

    I have also tried a full factory reset of the phone and starting over, but still no good.

    Is there something else I need to do, that the phone isn't prompting me to do or is there something wrong somewhere.

    Many thanks for any help.
     

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    Do you have a data package? Have you tried downloaded with wifi?
     
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    By data package I assume you mean free data on the mobile contract. If so yep got that.

    And the whole time I was trying to download the phone was connected to wifi.

    I'm completely baffled by it. And very frustrated as being able to download apps should be straight forward, surely.
     
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    I am a bit confused by this statement right here. Did you set up gmail as the primary account or the other email account. I am wondering if the gmail address is not the primary for the phone, would you be able to still use the market?
     
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    Is there a primary and secondary? There was no option to distinguish. I just have an email account set up, which the mail programme picks up, and the GMAIL account that the GMAIL app picks up. Both of these accounts sync perfectly.

    I can get in to the market and browse with no problems, no errors or anything. But nothing will download.

    Totally stumped
     
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    Ok, I am speaking specifically from the MyTouch 3G standpoint. There are 2 email apps that come installed on the phone. One is labled "GMAIL" which the phone uses as the primary account to have set up with the Android; and the other is labeled "EMAIL" which is basically a SMTP/POP 3 email client for all other accounts. When I bought my 3G I had to specifically set the phone up with the GMAIL account before I could do ANYTHING on the phone. Anytime I purchase anything from the market, I get routed to Google Check out. I believe you have to have a google account to be able to use it. So if it cannot pull the GMail account automatically, then it may have some errors.

    This is how it goes as I see it with T-Mobile. I am not sure about the other carriers tho. I would ultimately advise for you to call your carrier and see if there is an issue.
     
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    The Wildfire works in exactly the same way, GMAIL and MAIL apps. I have set up a GMAIL account which is working on the phone, which is why I can't work out why the market doesn't work
     

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