Apps from SD won't install

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  1. tbone73

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    I have several apps I got from my old Droid 1 and for whatever reason the apk will not install. I select it from ext-SD and attempt to install but the install button is inactive, only the cancel button is active. I have "unknown sources" checked and "usb debugging" checked and "allow mock locations" check but to no avail. Any suggestions or is this a OS thing?
     
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    Try moving them to your PC and formatting the card in. the phone, then move them back and let me know if that helps...

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    Dude that is a ton of work. I have a 32gig card and 2gigs empty space. Is there something else?
     
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    Better time wasted than data lost or unusable, aye?

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    I just tried one using Root Explorer and with the app on my sdcard-ext, I had the install button. What app are you using?

    Also, just for grins, try moving the apk from sdcard-ext to sdcard and see if that makes any difference.
     
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    Any app, I tried a GB keyboard with a theme. Atorrent that I installed before just fine I can't install now. The 2nd install button is in-active. I tried to move it to SD and still a non-active install button.
     
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    Sorry, I meant what file viewing app are you using. Maybe you could try a different one. As I said, Root Explorer displays the install button properly when I select the apk file. Just a thought.
     
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    I even went to "storage" and the "disable software from SD" is not checked.
     
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    I tried Root Explorer and the file manager that comes with the phone. I just removed the sd and re-installed it, and rebooted the phone to see if that works. Stand-by
     
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