Market problems

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    I have 3 apps stuck in download. They never install. The Droid constantly tries to download them killing battery life. I'm running Lithium Mod and used to get 26-28 hours on a charge. Now I struggle to get 14 hours. Is there a way to reset the market?

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    Try clearing the cache of your market app.
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    As Mike says, clear cache and data as well. settings/applications/manage applications/all applications/market. Clear cache and data.
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    Thanks for the help guys. Cleared the cache and data. The stuck downloads finished and installed. Much Better!
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    clearing cache and data helped me as well. Thanks everyone.
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    Same problem, sticks on install OR uninstall.

    Settings/applications/manage/all apps/market continuously shows 'computing...', as do all other apps

    In both Market and Market Updater, option to force close is not available (not lit up). Will clear data (with warning, then dims), but though available (lit up), clearing cache does nothing...button stays lit.

    As noted above also hangs on uninstalling apps.

    Motodroid, cyanogenmod 6.1 rc4. Was the same on rc3 and rc2. Same install/uninstall problem with Onix and Lithium roms when tried to cure with change of rom, always clearing cache n data. I'm puzzled!
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    I'm puzzled as well. I checked the settings, apps on my Droid. I do see anything about computing. Did you have this issue prior to installing your current rom?
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    cyanogenmod 6.1 rc4. Was the same on rc3 and rc2. Same install/uninstall problem with Onix and Lithium ROMs when tried to cure with change of ROM, always clearing cache n data.

    So, same install or uninstall problem with various ROMs
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    I had the same problem and after trying all the solutions others had success with, I was finally able to resolve the issue by removing the SD card.
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    I tried removing the SD card and reinstalling, rebooted, but no luck.

    Did you reformat SD card, or just remove and put back? What ROM were you using at the time?
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    Unless you have apps stored on the SD card the rom does not use the SD card, I've always wondered why removing the SD card solves any issue.
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    Just removing the card did the trick for me. I just have the standard setup for droid 2.
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    I believe you! I've not spent any time with a Droid 2 so I wonder if the Blur has something to do with it.
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    Is there a way to re-install froyo ota? Is this a way to get my Market working again?

    I've tried clearing cache by changing ROM, but no joy

    I'm using FRG22D and would rather reinstall and have to re-root than have inability to install and uninstall apps. If recommended, where to download, how to do it?
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    I think I've already seem this similar post somewhere else, but anyways. Go to my guides link below and then look for the 'unroot without RSD Lite guide" in my advanced guides section. Should do everything you have asked for here.

    As for general market problems. Please. Realize that the Android market is hosted on google's servers. Realize that google is the biggest website in the world. Realize that google is going to allocate more bandwidth to "google.com" than they will to the android market. Realize that this will cause weird problems for us Android market donwloaders. Realize that this is true 95% of the time. Realize that the other 5% can be fixed by the solution posted in this thread.

    Can we EVER put these 'market problems' threads to rest? I doubt it, but we can always try and hope . . . . . .

    good luck
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    Re: general market problems and Google allocation of bandwidth... I have no problem downloading from Market. My problems are with install or uninstall, after the download. Either install or uninstall hangs and never ends.

    In desperation I thought to start over with a reinstall of Froyo, as it seems the problem must be with the part of the os that installs or uninstalls being corrupted? Maybe by some bad interaction with one of the apps I installed when I had the capability to install/uninstall.

    Would you agree this is reasonable to try to solve this problem? Any other suggestions would be welcome, as you seem totally versed in the phone. Thanks.
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    Well, at the risk of sounding redundant, you could just simply try rebooting the phone. If that doesn't work, try a factory data reset, but when you're done and after the phone reboots and you sign back into google, set the phone down until you see the 'xxx applications restored' message in your notification bar. If that doesn't fix you up, then prehaps try one (or two or three) of your latest nandroid backups with a data/cache wipe before installing. Failing that, then perhaps you could/should explore unrooting with a clean install of FRG22D via the method that I mentioned above.

    good luck
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    I have rebooted innumerable times, factory data reset, and tried reinstalling backups and installed new and different ROMs with data/cache wiped. I think the clean install of FRG22D, and a re-root is the next thing to do. I'll let you know how it comes out.
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    This is what I do and it works everytime for me. Download the free version of Titanium Backup (its a root app fyi). Uninstall any previous versions of the stuck app USING TITANIUM BACKUP, not the market. Next, using Titanium backup, delete the apk for the stuck app if it is there. Reboot and the stuck app should install. How to uninstall and delete APKs with Titanium backup is fairly straightforward if you just search the UI a little.

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