Phone Won't Download Files through Browsers

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    Is anyone else having problems getting their phone to download files through any browser on SS4.8? It seems to happen to me with both the Android Browser and Skyfire. For instance, if I go to twitpic and long press on a picture to save to the SD card I always receive a 'download unsuccessful' message. Also, I've tried downloading APK files from sites like Getjar.com and I'm receiving the same message...
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    same here. thought it was just me.
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    Pretty sure I had the same issue in SS4.7, but I thought it was just me as well.
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    I have not experienced this issue, though I generally use xScope for web... have you tried it?


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    I got it to work by installing astro file manager.
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    As of lately my phone is doing a similar malfunction. I've tested on multiple roms:
    Chevys latest
    Cvpcs' latest
    And bugless'

    I've tried to use apps like byte tornado, and rapid downloader and the results are the same.
    File starts to download but the size is only a couple kb. Usually the same value like 85kb.
    Sometimes the file downloads and sometimes it says it does but file is 85kb.
    Also flash causes droidforums to load then force quit (not close) I uninstalled flash and I can visit DF.net. tried w
    Dolphinhd
    Xscope
    Stock

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    I got the same thing going on too. I tried installing Astro File manager. Had no luck. Im wondering if it has to do with something on the SD card. I plan to format that when I get time. I factory set my phone, that didnt do it. Any other ideas? I really rely on this function for work, so not having it is gunna kill. :icon_evil:
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    I'm running SS 4.8 and can download pretty much and files I want. Have you tried byte tornado? When my browser wouldn't download I got byte tornado and it seemed to solve the problem.
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    That browser doesnt exacly work for me. For any other browser I hit a link and it opens a new window, but for this it opens the link in this tiny box and I cant navigate to my download link. Gunna need something else =/
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    having the same problem with liquid 1.71
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    Same problem ss 4.8 some say revert to a backup

    droid 1 running SS 4.8
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    Yeah I've gotten this off and on as well, but it's not consistent. Maybe try rebooting your phone. (could it be that simple?)
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    Try deleting the browser cache, under settings -> manage applications, etc.
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    Droids I have done that b4 doesn't work can someone confirm if market is working yet

    droid 1 running SS 4.8
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    Market was only down a few hrs i think...it is indeed working fine :)

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    just updated to ss 4. and everything works again dancedroid
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    After you download astro you must go to settings and check off "Download any file in the Browser". This worked for me.
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