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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Gti fly, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. Gti fly

    Gti fly Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I've been having problems downloading apps, and updating apps this past week.

    Uk T-mobile branded handset, updated to 2.2 a few weeks ago via T-mobile ota update.

    Also followed the noobs guide to force apps to AD, freeing up some extra ram.

    Just having issues updating programmes like

    Opera Mini
    Co pilot
    Google Maps

    And just tried to install

    And always get the download unsuccessful message

    So far I've tried:

    Turning phone on/off. Remove battery
    Turning WiFi on/off (also tried different wifi zones (home and work))
    Turning 3g on/off

    Logging into Google Talk
    Going into manage apps, marketplace, clear cache, clear data

    Still no joy.

    Any ideas?

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  2. Sheshnag

    Sheshnag Well-Known Member

    I am having the same problem using Orange HTC Desire with Froyo 2.2. I am trying to update Google Maps.

    I had similar problem few days back and it sorted itself out. Apparently it is a Market problem rather than phone or network.
  3. scudoja

    scudoja Lurker

    Same problem. Tried to turn off and back on. Downloaded one update but another 10 still "in progress". Desire on Froyo o2, not rooted.
  4. Patrese

    Patrese Lurker

    Same for me, trying two new downloads and getting nowhere :(
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Its the market, there are threads all over this forum about it. At least 2 a day.
  6. Gti fly

    Gti fly Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter


    Any ideas when google will fix it?
  7. Casual Pete

    Casual Pete Android Enthusiast

    It's not the first time it's happened either,it happened to me a few months back,try clearing the market cache.It took me 20 mins to update 1 app earlier,constant cancelling and installing but eventually got there.
  8. jaybo1973

    jaybo1973 Android Expert

    Yes, its happening again. 3rd time this week. I'm sick of it
  9. Gti fly

    Gti fly Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Cheers for the support guys.

    I've emptied and cleared the market cache and market updater cache umpteen times tonight, and restarted several times after each clear out.

    Finally managed to update three programmes after clicking stop update/download, and then restarting it.

    Over and over and they finally updated all the apps.

    Job's a goodun for now.

    Cheers once again
  10. Soupdragon

    Soupdragon Well-Known Member

    Same problems - was fine until latest maps came out.
  11. darthlinux

    darthlinux Well-Known Member

    I am getting that problem today, downloads from the internet work, not good
  12. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    Dear Google

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And if you really have to fiddle, please try not to make it worse in the process.

    Kind regards

  13. knoxy5000

    knoxy5000 Newbie

    I'm on orange and i've got the same problem. Nothing really works via the market place, updates or new apps. The download either fails or it just bearly doesnt download at all
  14. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Ha ha. Instead of us all mentioning each download that fails, it may be more productive if we posted once downloads are working again ;)
  15. Phenomenological

    Phenomenological Android Expert

    I only have my phone for another year and 9 months! :p
  16. Jay3GSM

    Jay3GSM Newbie

    Is it possible that the popularity of Android devices is overwhelming the market capacity? I find that I get major problems in the evening, when the US users would be online too, but early morning I rarely experience the same issues.
  17. Sheshnag

    Sheshnag Well-Known Member

    F Sake... Download problems again with the Market. What is with infinite updates of the Apps and Market getting buggered frequently? Bad combination.
  18. Maher

    Maher Lurker

    I found out that clearing the Market cache and the Download Manager cache seem to help with most cases. They should be force stopped first. This is a tip I picked up somewhere.
  19. Soupdragon

    Soupdragon Well-Known Member

    May be a coincidence but I've just uninstalled map updates and am now able to download from market again.
  20. master_yoda

    master_yoda Android Enthusiast

    I dont seem to have any problems yet with the market here, but for the record Ive never installed the latest Maps update.

    Maybe you guys with problems should compare Maps and Market versions installed to try and find a pattern (if there is one).

    I have no problems yet using:
    Maps 4.4.0
    Market 2.07

    ...although it could just be a random problem with the market

  21. Sheshnag

    Sheshnag Well-Known Member

    Problem with the market again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  22. Erock386

    Erock386 Lurker

    Go to manage apps> find "marketplace update" and uninstall it. after that go to the marketplace app and it will make you accept the terms again and will reinstall the update. It will work fine after that.
  23. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Google are fiddling with Market again ahead of a revamp.
  24. OFI

    OFI Android Enthusiast

    Been playing around for a few days. Hasn't worked properly for my housemates new Desire HD since he got it which hasn't made a good impression of Android so far...

    Sort it out Google :p
  25. zafonic

    zafonic Android Enthusiast

    I have been having trouble updating apps with the market yesterday and today.

    Anyone else experiencing the same?

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