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Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by tofasttafuri, Sep 19, 2010.

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    I am pretty sure threads like this have started here but there were no definitive solutions.

    When I try and update certain apps from the market, I receive an error message saying "installation unsuccessful". The two apps that plague me are Street View and Facebook.

    I am running CM6 if that helps.
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    If you already have these installed as system apps they will not update from the Market, with Root Explorer (available in the market) navigate to system/app and look for street.apk and facebook.apk and rename them to street.apk.bak and facebook.apk.bak and reboot your device

    Then go to the Market and download these apps, once you have a successful installation you can go back to system/app and delete these apps you renamed to .bak and your newly installed apps will be stored in data/app where they will recieve the next updates
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    Thanks you are really helpful.

    P.S. new moderator?
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    Yes, and thanks...anything I can do to help, just let me know ;)
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    Okay, I am having the same issue, but not with the system apps. I try to download apps from the market, and some of them just don't want to install. The two most recent of these issues I received when trying to download the new version of angry birds and Mini squadron lite. I have tried downloading the apk from different sources as well. but it just won't work. any suggestions?
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    I know that with angry birds you have to unmount your sd card to install it then you can remount.
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    I installed Angry Birds and did not need to remove my SD card or rename any file.
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    im having the same problem with google search it doesnt show up as installed in the market but i see that the version in the market is newer than the one on my phone. when i click to install it downloads but says installation unsuccessful i have chevys simply stunning rom running. should i do the same thing here?
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    If it's not system apps, and they are just stuck there and won't install, then going into settings, applications, manage applications, all, market place, then click clear data. It will take a while to repopulate the market. But you should be able to install the apps that got stuck.
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    I am having the same problem all of a sudden on my droid 1.Tried clearing the data and cache but I still cant download any apps from the market place and my downloads show my apps on the list but a few show not installed,but they work fine.
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    I have started to have the same problem too. Only the install is unsuccessful, not the download.

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    me too. haven't fixed the problem yet.
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    The only fix I have found is unmounting my SD card and then proceding with the install. Although this isn't a solution, it works for now.

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    this worked for me. sucks, but it's a work around for now.
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    where/why did this issue just start springing up? Was it due to market updates on google's end?
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    Count me in as well. I've got a bone stock Incredible, and this has been driving me up the wall.
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    i think clearing market data may help installations
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    There isn't a mass of people with this issue!? I'm running CM6.

    Didn't help.

    The trick that was working, unmount sd card > install > remount, isn't even working anymore. I literally can't install anything successfully anymore.

    Can someone please help me!?
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    Ive had some success with moving app to be updated back to phone from SD, then updating it, then moving back to SD.

    FWIW
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    I had this problem. I cleared the cache from the market app, that didn't work, so I did the "uninstall updates" and it has worked since. It even updated to the newest market yesterday and is still working fine.
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