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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gardenoam, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. gardenoam

    gardenoam Lurker
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    This is on my Sony Xperia S.
    When trying to download anything (pdf, word files, etc) through the stock browser I get a 'download unsuccessful' notification.
    This did not happen before, and I don't know why this is now happening.
    I restored browser back to factory settings and deleted all browser history, cache, etc.
    I can't find anything obviously wring with the path for downloads (sdcard/download)
    I tried on a different browser (Dolphin) and had the same problem.
    However, downloading apps through Google Play still works no problem.
    Any fixes or suggestions much appreciated as it's driving me mad.
    Thanks in advance :eek:)

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  2. blackhawk11

    blackhawk11 Lurker

    the reason is that the file type you are trying to download is unknown or not associated with an existing application.

    if you want to download pdf file, install acrobat reader first through play store

    if you want to download rar, zip etc... download and install archidroid from playstore

    with words, maybe using the office

    so it's just file association ... that's all... good luck!
  3. yiboi

    yiboi Lurker

    did u check the box on application to allow aftermarket downloads?

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