Installation error: Unknown reason -18
ok everyone, i was about to start a thread asking for help to fix this error, but then i found this right here on the android central forums:
it's for the evo 4g, but it works perfectly. i wish i'd found this a few days ago when this all started, i could've saved several hours of work flashing, reflashing, restoring, returning to stock, and flashing some more.
so! if you also have this problem, check out the forum post i listed above and enjoy updating your apps!
Instructions! Just 4 easy steps! (you must be rooted to do it without a computer. for computer instructions, see the link to the evo forum post above)
1. (if you don't have it already) get the app "adao file manager"
2. open adao file manager
3. open "sd card" and navigate to ".android_secure"
4. delete "smdl2tmp1.asec" (obviously, since i have done it already, my directory is empty)
- 02-23-2011, 05:57 PM #2
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I will try this out although why is it that my phone is alright for a few weeks and then acts up like "I'd like to make it a paperweight" I mean HTC EVO 4g, w/2.2 Froyo? What's actually causing this to happen? HTC firmware, Sprint URL update, Droid Marketplace out of sync? I copied the apps asking to be updated back to my phone and the apps updated OK. I have not tried to copy them back to SD card however. I tried downloading a new app and it failed also with a "Installation error, Unknown reason - 18". Thanks.
- 02-24-2011, 12:44 PM #3
Thanks a lot for that link! I started getting the unknown error -18 last night. My phone has seemed a lot less stable since I accepted the latest OTA update. I have not hacked my phone at all and am running stock everything, but problems like this make me think that potential bugs within the custom ROMs can't be much worse.
- 02-24-2011, 01:36 PM #4
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- Nitrogen OS 7.1.1 Nougat
Per that other link, here are the steps:
Step 1 - Move all apps to internal memory from card
Step 2 - Delete android_secure file on the SD
Step 3 - Move all apps back to SD as you please, and everything will update fine.
Step 1 - Completed
Step 2 - I am sure I am missing something easy, but where/how can I access my SD card to be able to delete the file?
- 02-24-2011, 04:33 PM #5
- 02-24-2011, 07:49 PM #7
- 02-25-2011, 12:59 AM #9