1. Hdinax's Avatar
    I uninstalled messenger like a month ago and have been trying to download it and successfully install it ever since but it won't install at all. It completely reaches 100% while downloading but then shows an error that sorta goes like this: Can't install messenger, error code -24

    So I tried to install it through my computer (web), didn't work.

    Tried to install it by downloading messenger.apk but still says Can't install app and note that I tried different versions of messenger

    Also, tried to send the app through Bluetooth from another phone (same thing as apk)

    And yes, it only happens with messenger. All the other apps successfully install

    I almost tried everything. And when I last had messenger on my phone, the updates sucked and it kept disconnecting, it's been like three months and Facebook still forces to download messenger.

    Are there any solutions?

    Messenger won't install anymore-screenshot_2016-03-30-13-05-23-1.png
    03-30-2016 07:21 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome back! Which phone? Go to Settings>Apps>All, select Google Play Store, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Do the same for Download Manager. Now try again.

    If you have Facebook installed, try also Clearing Cache/Data from there, or uninstalling it completely and then reinstalling.
    lamia9 likes this.
    03-30-2016 02:13 PM
  3. Hdinax's Avatar
    Welcome back! Which phone? Go to Settings>Apps>All, select Google Play Store, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Do the same for Download Manager. Now try again.

    If you have Facebook installed, try also Clearing Cache/Data from there, or uninstalling it completely and then reinstalling.
    I did all that before and didn't work.
    And the phone I am using is Galaxy S3, it got broken before but it has veen fixed long time ago.
    03-30-2016 03:57 PM
  4. charli420's Avatar
    tried everything it will not install?
    01-12-2017 12:43 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! More details would be helpful, starting with which phone you have.
    01-12-2017 03:08 AM
  6. WhatIsMyUsername's Avatar
    Having exact same issue on my Dad’s phone. HTC Desire 825.

    Messenger will download 100% but not install. Download just restarts after a minute.

    Tried all the solutions listed above with no success. Deleted Facebook app, cleared Facebook cache, google play cache, download cache, reinstalled Facebook. Frustrating!
    01-12-2018 04:59 AM
  7. Ryn1p's Avatar
    Having exact same issue on my Dad’s phone. HTC Desire 825.

    Messenger will download 100% but not install. Download just restarts after a minute.

    Tried all the solutions listed above with no success. Deleted Facebook app, cleared Facebook cache, google play cache, download cache, reinstalled Facebook. Frustrating!
    I am on HTC desire 10 pro and I have the exact same thing, it's a brand new phone so I have no history to clear. How can I fix it I run an online business and can't get to my messages 👎😭
    02-09-2018 04:45 PM
  8. lamia9's Avatar
    Welcome back! Which phone? Go to Settings>Apps>All, select Google Play Store, and Clear Cache/Clear Data, then Force Stop. Do the same for Download Manager. Now try again.

    If you have Facebook installed, try also Clearing Cache/Data from there, or uninstalling it completely and then reinstalling.
    thanks a lot. it really works. i tried a lot but couldn't install messenger on my phone.but after following your instructions i finally succeed to install messenger on my phone. thank you so much
    B. Diddy and Magick2828 like this.
    06-07-2019 05:27 PM
  9. B. Diddy's Avatar
    thanks a lot. it really works. i tried a lot but couldn't install messenger on my phone.but after following your instructions i finally succeed to install messenger on my phone. thank you so much
    Welcome to Android Central, and you're welcome! Which of the two suggestions was the one that worked for you?
    06-08-2019 01:58 PM
  10. Magick2828's Avatar
    You.. are my hero! I tried everything and I mean every solution I could find, I tried it. I tried it your way and it didn't install so, I did it your way, this time, including deleting the cache/data from Facebook and vola! It worked!! I've been at this 3 weeks and I'm so thankful and great full for someone like you who puts up the full solution instead of part of it!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-11-2019 11:35 AM
  11. repherb's Avatar
    FIX: go download an older version from apkpure or apkmirror, try 218.0.0.3.113 and earlier until it installs.

    You WILL need to enable "unknown sources" when it asks.

    Cheers!
    11-10-2019 05:01 PM

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