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How to fix the "invalid download uri" problem

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Cool How to fix the "invalid download uri" problem


"Invalid download uri" is a bad ass error that is the biggest flaw (IMHO) You can encounter. Solutions are (as far as I can tell):
- cache clear
- factory reset

But for those, who did this and still have the same problem (or don't wanna try the factory reset) there might be some hope. (I was searching for solutions and found none like this, so I hope I don't duplicate someone's ideas)

I was fighting with this for a longer time and I guess I finally managed to fix it. I tried to clear cache, Google Store and Services, I even removed and reinstalled Google Play. But as logcat said, there was still problem with access to the file that was downloaded (something about JaveException:FileAccessInvalid - or something similar).

So, to make the long story short:
- connect phone
- adb shell
- cd /data/data/
- ls -al

There should be 4 directories:
- one of them (install) is a link (not visible in CM File Manager, but visible in shell)
- app_sslcache, cache, databases

Those three should have similar attributes (drwxrwx--x), in my case, cache had ony drwx--x--x.

So an easy fix: chmod 771 cache (You should be root) and voila, everything works (You don't need reboot or to stop google play or anything) and no more "invalid download uri".

Please, if You have this problem try this fix and if it works for You, let others know (maybe even in the comment section below)...

PS: It's not dangerous, but anyway... You do this at Your own risk.
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Default It WORKED!

What a life saver, I was able to change the permissions through FX Root Explorer.

Thank YOU.
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Default Thanks!!!

Old thread but throwing a thank you out there. Was having this issue after rooting my VZW M8 and this solved the problem. Thanks! I also shared this link over on as I found a similar thread with no solution while googling this issue.

So thanks!
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Thank you, for the inspiration, by looking at the logs, it was some permission pbl in and after some try, it was itself that was with bad permission.

771 on fix it for me!
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