HowDroid >> Post >> why cant my phone download anything
Monday 06th of June 2011
PLEASE HELPnow i have an unrooted moment and lately everytime i try to update or install an app it says starting download for like 2 or 3 seconds then says download unsuccessful. ive taken it to the sprint store, because i also wasnt receiving voicemail, and they hard reset my phone. the voicemail works now but i still cant download anything from the market. ive already done the uninstall updates in manage applications > market clear cache uninstall updates before when my market was having issues it never re updated itself so i have the stock basic old market right now. i have also taken the sd card out for a bit then put it back in. would rooting my phone help the problem or is their another way? its just my phone too, my friends who have android phones their market is working just fine while mine isnt so thats why i think its just my phone. also i can go to the android market but the downloads dont work, just for clarification.
unable to download from the play store, plus other stuff :(
Wednesday 03rd of April 2013
hello, im a fairly new Android user. ive had my phone for about 2 months. I'm running 4.1.1 jellybean... im on at&t. im a former iphone user & I never had any of these issues with that phone. 1. I cannot download any apps, or anything for that matter. When I open the play store, it immediately crashes. when I try to save a picture, my browser crashes. I tried the whole clear the cache thing & the running applications, to no avail. I keep getting this error message that says "unfortunately the process com. google. process. gapps. has stopped." 2. I am unable to receive mms. I can send them fine, but when I receive them, it'll always say 'from hidden sender' I cant view the picture, & it'll keep sending over & over again. more recently, I'll keep getting the alert for a hidden mms msg in my notifications but not in my messaging app. When I clear it, it just keeps coming back. 3. my phone gets extremely hot & im not sure why. it'll be so hot, I'll sit it in the Window to cool down. 4. my phone just randomly restarts itself. 5. don't even get me started
Why cant my phone download anything?
Tuesday 18th of June 2013
Hello everyone, So I've been having problems with my phone for a few months now and have only just decided to do something about it. I'm not able to download any system updates (currently there is an update for the People app), nor am I able to access my gmail or Google Play. When I try to access gmail or gplay it simply sends me back to the home screen. Gmail gives me the error message "unfortunatley gmail has stopped". This message will appear every 5mins if I have sync turned on.Has anybody else experienced this problem? Help would be most appreciated.Thanks in advance, Dean
phone wont download on 3g
Tuesday 20th of August 2013
Hi, I have been struggling with this one for awhile. My phone will download over wifi but when away from wifi cant get anything to download. It used to.I can surf the web fine. Just no downloading.In the past toggling the phone into aeroplane mode and restarting helped on one ocassion. Alas no more.Have checked to ensure no restriction on background data.Phone company have said signal is not strong enough to download with. But I have in the past. And frankly if I can browse and watch utube dont see why I cant download.If it helps with suggestions I recently rooted phone. If anything needed be downloaded to help will have to wait till I visit friend with wifi :-)Could be elaborate process to solve. I am willing. :-)Thanks for help.
Thursday 03rd of October 2013
I have an LG 3D phone and for some reason now I cant open any of the pictures people send me on a txt and also... if I try to get an app from the store it tells me my device is not compatible with the version! I just to be able to download anything I wanted.... why now I CANT get or do anything???????
cant update samsung apps?
Sunday 22nd of December 2013
Pls help every time I go into Samsung apps on my phone it tells me there is an update if I tell it to download later it kicks me out the app? if I select the download option it starts but only goes about 5% then tells me it cant download. Yesterday my phone kept saying push has been disabled? I did not do this don't even know what it is. could this have anything to do with why I cant download/update apps?
How to retrieve all my Lost System Apps
Thursday 30th of January 2014
Help pls.. I rooted my 4.2.2 jellybean Android phone and using the Root Explorer app, I transferred all my system apps to my Sd card hoping to increase my phone's internal memory. After doing that, my phone rebooted and all the phone's system apps were gone!!!!!.. like the calendar, launcher, browser, dialer, contacts, File explorer and everything else.. Now using mc pc, I was able to download a few system apps like browser.apk and tried re installing it on my phone but it won't. . .THe error was "App not installed".. I think the reason was because I have also transferred the "downloader.apk something" into my sd card that's why I was unable to download apps now.. Begging Please help.. Cant use my phone now.. Do you have anything you can recommend for me to fix this?..I would really appreciate it! Gonna wait for ur reply.. Thank you!
Why does my internal storage fill up so fast - 8gb "apparently"
Wednesday 01st of October 2014
I have a Haipai S3 knockoff with a custom rooted rom. I wiped the whole phone 3 weeks ago and reinstalled all my apps - moving 70-80% of them to my 16 sdcard. I am reporting 90mb free and cant download anything off the market?? ive used app cache cleaner etc, im now a bit worried that perhaps the "8gb" is perhaps a fake 2gb chip or something? Is there any way to CONFIRM the storage capacity? If i indeed DO have 8gb internal - could someone explain what the android OS install is? Rom i downloaded was 484mb zipped, I wiped everything and did a factory reset, dalvik etc from the custom boot recovery as per the rom install instructions.How can a phone OS possibly use that much space? FYI I stall as much as i can on sd card 7gb free .. im aware of all the basics, however im stumped that after 4 weeks of use its already full, no games, no pics or vids.. ???
Why is my sdcard full even though i have no media, documents or even downloaded apps?
Monday 13th of October 2014
My phone memory seems to be constantly 'full' even though i havent downloaded anything. What can i do to correct this? because i thought it was a virus but i cant even download an anti-virus due to having no device memory left.
Why wont my Samsung galaxy mini download things from Google play store?
Friday 21st of November 2014
I have recently got a Samsung galaxy mini and cant download anything off the play store, i will click install then about 5 mins later it just says there is insufficient room on my phone, but i have cleared my phone of all it data and deleted everything off it and took the battery, sim and SD card (8gb) out and put them back in and now i cant even re-download anything onto my phone what do i do?