Droid x marketplace gone

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  1. thunderous04

    thunderous04 New Member

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    My wife has a droid x and I just updated it to 2.2. now there is no app for the marketplace and a lot of the former widgets are messed up such as the calendar/ clock wont load up and others. any ideas?

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    factory reset. should fix up these problems.
     
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    I was hoping to avoid a factory reset.... Is there any way around it?

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    You updated to the official 2.2 right? Not a custom rom?
     
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    Yep official 2.2. went to the about phone and system update

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    Hm...you could try reinstalling the update.zip if there is a download for it somewhere on the net.
     
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    This Works WITHOUT having to Factory Reset (Keep your Apps and Data!)

    Hello all,

    First post here but needed to let those having issues know what worked for me (DROID X recently over the air update to Froyo 2.2, which killed my android market). I will say I am phone newbie and was still able to do this in <15 minutes. I found the fix here:

    http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Android+Market/thread?tid=2d18c1ad06262499&hl=en

    I will copy and paste for ease, and all credit goes to tomarppe. IMPORTANT NOTE: make sure to follow the directions, regardless, on clearing old data at the bottom of this step-by-step guide to prevent force quits. Also I needed to POWER PHONE OFF AND THEN BACK ON after clearing data for new downloads and updates to work.
    NOTE: There is no need AT ALL to Factory Reset, why set your phone back to what it was before you customized?

    "To get the Market app back, without doing a factory reset. (SAVES ALL DATA AND APPS!!)

    Install a file manager like.Estrongs or Astro
    To make it less complicated load the Estrongs from here: (I used the Estrongs, in step one "Internel memory root" this just means hit folder with up the arrow until you are at top directory then go to step 2)

    http://www.freewarelovers.com/android/download/temp/1284764910_EStrongs_File_Explorer_1.4.5.apk

    transfer it with e.g. bluetooth or USB to your phone and install.

    After installing the File manager, run the file manager.

    1. Go to internal memory root
    2. navigate to /system/app
    3. Locate Vending.apk
    4. push on it to install it

    It may force close the first time you run it but the second time it should work

    If you still encounter Force Close or download issues. Do the following ( you might want to do it anyway as it is sometimes better to start with a clean slate)

    1. Set tings -> Applications -> Manage Applications
    2. ChoseAll
    3. Find Market
    4. Push on it and select Clear data

    Now it should work as advertised"

    Best of Luck All! Hope you didn't listen to others on Factory Reset!
    Remember to power cycle after you Clear the old Market Data

    J. Leupp
     
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    Great Solution! I had to make a small adjustment when I did it

    1. Go to internal memory root
    2. navigate to /system/app
    3. Locate Vending.apk
    4. push on it to install it
    *5--Receieve error message that app was not from marketplace?!?!
    *6--Go to settings /apps allow non marketplace apps
    *7 --install marketplace

    I followed steps below and rebooted and changed allow non marketplace apps setting back to "no"

    Thanks for the help!

    It may force close the first time you run it but the second time it should work

    If you still encounter Force Close or download issues. Do the following ( you might want to do it anyway as it is sometimes better to start with a clean slate)

    1. Set tings -> Applications -> Manage Applications
    2. ChoseAll
    3. Find Market
    4. Push on it and select Clear data