Still having download/update problems

DBessie

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I've been having trouble updating some apps and downloading others for some time now. I've tried deleting cache and data. I don't know how to remove my SD card, so I haven't tried that. Rebooting/battery removal didn't help either.

Angry Birds and AB Seasons won't update, Pocket Legends won't download (I used to have it, then deleted it, and it won't install for the second time).

Little help?
 

RUSH

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Uninstall and reinstall the android market... that should fix it.

. Menu - settings - applications - manage applications - all - market - uninstall.

Good luck.
 

Jerry Hildenbrand

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Uninstall and reinstall the android market... that should fix it.

. Menu - settings - applications - manage applications - all - market - uninstall.

Good luck.

DON'T DO THIS.

Both the apps in question are notorious for this. They have placed a bad entry on your SD card on the .androidsecure folder. What you need to do is move them off the SD card and into internal memory, then update, then move back.

Alternatively, you can plug in to your computer as if you were going to copy a song or picture, and while browsing your SD card from the PC, open the market on the phone and install/update.
 

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Stupid fix for updating apps on SD card

DON'T DO THIS.

Both the apps in question are notorious for this. They have placed a bad entry on your SD card on the .androidsecure folder. What you need to do is move them off the SD card and into internal memory, then update, then move back.

Alternatively, you can plug in to your computer as if you were going to copy a song or picture, and while browsing your SD card from the PC, open the market on the phone and install/update.

This did not work in my case. Every app on my SD card was affected. Even when back in phone memory, I could not update or reinstall them. I had to do the following:
1) move the apps back to phone memory
2) turn off the phone and REMOVE the SD card (if you don't know how to do this, LEARN)
3) With SD card still removed, restart phone
4) Go to market and update/download the apps
5) Turn off phone and reinstall SD card
6) Restart phone and (if you want to) move the apps back to the SD card

Is the above stupid? YES, but it works. Now, can anyone figure out WHY this is happening and HOW it can be fixed properly??? Will reformatting the SD after moving apps (and backing up all your other stuff) back to phone fix the problem?
 

Ronald

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This did not work in my case. Every app on my SD card was affected. Even when back in phone memory, I could not update or reinstall them. I had to do the following:
1) move the apps back to phone memory
2) turn off the phone and REMOVE the SD card (if you don't know how to do this, LEARN)
3) With SD card still removed, restart phone
4) Go to market and update/download the apps
5) Turn off phone and reinstall SD card
6) Restart phone and (if you want to) move the apps back to the SD card

Good tip. Unfortunately, it didn't work for me.

With the SD Card still removed, I signed out of Google Talk, cleared the data and cache in the Market app, rebooted, signed back into Google talk, and still nada. The apps which need updating will not download anything. Not even 0.01 Kb.

This is insanity. What happened to the market to make it go this crazy practically overnight?
 
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midmofan

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Hallelujah! Success at last! The solution for the update problem and at least some of the installation problems (like angry birds rio) is as follows:

First, hook your phone to a computer with a usb cable - need to have your phone in "disk drive" mode. Most likely your phone will at first say "charging only." you will have to click on this to pull up a screen that allows you to change it to "mount as disk drive." Note: this may take several attempts. If your computer does not recognize the phone as being hooked-up at first, unplug it and try again.

Now, open the new drive that will appear on your computer (which, of course, is actually your phone's sd card).

Next, locate the file folders named ".android_secure" (it should be near the top of the listings).

Click on and open up this ". android_secure " folder and look for a file named "smdl2tmp1.asec"

Delete it! Destroy it! Kick it out of your life! It's what is causing the problems!

Unplug your phone. Phone will say something like "preparing sd card." It could take a bit but after that you can update all the apps including those on your sd card and angry birds and download Rio hassle free.

This, IMO, is much better than the suggestions that involve deleting the android_secure file altogether since you DO NOT have to move your apps off of the sd card and then back on again for it to work!

Credit goes to "the Engineer" who, near as i can tell, was the first to post a version of this fix. As there a a whole bunch of threads on this issue, please pass the fix on.
 

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