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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Valius, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Valius

    Valius Lurker
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    Hi all,

    Looking for some advice please. Currently I am unable to install any apps on my Desire. :thinking:

    Apps will download from the market but when I try to install them I get a message simply saying "Application not Installed". I have even tried to install by navigating to the app via astro manager but same result.

    I have cleared the Market Cache which made no difference. I have also uninstalled a few apps to see if that would help. I think it may have initially but I have since unistalled a ton of apps but remain unable to install new apps.

    Memory wise I have 46mb internal Free and 1.17gb free on the SD card. So memory should not be an issue?

    I have an Orange Branded HTC desire running Android 2.2 The phone has not been rooted.

    The only thing I have done out of the ordinary is the force move to SD card as detailed below.


    The plan is if neccessary to do a Factory reset tonight if I am unable to solve the problem. I'm hoping someone might be able to shed some light on why this is happening so I don't need to go down that route.

    Any thoughts/suggestions?

    Thank you in advance! :)

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  2. swgastro

    swgastro Well-Known Member

    Try unticking the allow automatic updates tick box. Also, do not connect to usb when trying to install..
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  3. Valius

    Valius Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the quick reply. USB cable in not connected.

    Where do I find the auto update tick box your refer to? Is it general setting that will be applied to all apps? If you mean on the market page when you view an app then I've just checked it and it seems to be set as unticked by default.

    Tried to download an app double checking update was unticked and same result. App not installed.
  4. Fishyweb

    Fishyweb Android Enthusiast

    Just a thought, but have you tried rebooting the phone, and then trying to download an app?

    Incidentally, 46MB should be miles more than enough to install pretty much any app. I've been able to succeddfully install apps with <15MB free, though some apps start to malfunction (Gmail, for example) at this level.
  5. Valius

    Valius Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks fishyweb. I have tried the reboot without success. I've actually had the battery, memory and sim card all out lol.

    It's almost as if it's a permission issue. I thought maybe it was the Micro SD card that was somehow "locked" but I can download an app and I can take pictures both of which are saving to sd card. That blows that theory out the water.
  6. WozzaTT

    WozzaTT Well-Known Member

    Loads of threads about this at the moment - the market is not working properly.

    If it goes on much longer I'll be selling mine and getting an iphone4. :mad:

    LECTER Android Expert

    No you won't. ;)
  8. WozzaTT

    WozzaTT Well-Known Member

    Correct - I won't! But it's driving me mad :(.
  9. Valius

    Valius Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Factory reset done. All working again. Still no idea why it stopped playing ball!

    Thanks again to those who posted suggestions.
  10. LECTER

    LECTER Android Expert

    Get it off the developer's site! ;)
  11. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    Google are now focusing on the Market, and doing some tweaks ahead of a revamp I read somewhere.
  12. No_u

    No_u Android Enthusiast

    The market isn't letting me download anything at some moments.

    Yes, they are working on the market.
  13. patpending

    patpending Well-Known Member

    If it happens in the future, ...

    I've found applications that have downloaded but not installed save the .apk file to /sdcard/download ... so if you have failed installations, check in this folder and do a manual install.

    If the app installs successfully this .apk disappears again ... just a tip to keep in mind.

    Hope this helps.

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