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[Fix]Unknown error code during application install: "-24"

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By Qewbicle, Junior Member on 14th November 2012, 09:21 PM
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I don't know the cause. I have noticed that it has happened on different devices, there have been assumptions if it's because of a specific kernel or rom, although it may be, I beg to differ. I feel it is happening during the Android Upgrading Apps # of # process.

I noticed that this error pops up on most of the apps that I had installed, but are not there after my update. So far with me, it happened only to my paid apps, but not all of them.

When the app disappears, android thinks it's missing, but some files think it is still installed.

Regularly when you install an app over itself, there is a notice telling you that the application info will remain. That's where the problem lies once an app mysteriously disappears. Because part of it is still installed.

Go to

/data/data/

and search for your

com.application-address.whatever-it-may-be

Some of them you can tell what they are just by the names, the others, google-em.
If you wish to keep the information that it contains for the app, I recommend making a copy of it first.

Delete it

Install the application, it'll work, trust me.

Now replace it with your copy.

Done.

Stop factoring resetting if you don't want to. Of course, if you have a lot missing, it might be better.

If someone can automate this process by making something check the com.address to installed apps, that would be awesome.
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21st November 2012, 04:37 AM |#2  
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This totally worked. Thanks bro!
I was setting up my Nexus 4, and this was Tune In Radio Pro was the last app and wouldn't install, I kept getting that stupid -24 error.
Saved me from doing a factory reset!
24th December 2012, 08:35 PM |#3  
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Works!
27th December 2012, 06:23 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Qewbicle

I don't know the cause. I have noticed that it has happened on different devices, there have been assumptions if it's because of a specific kernel or rom, although it may be, I beg to differ. I feel it is happening during the Android Upgrading Apps # of # process.

I noticed that this error pops up on most of the apps that I had installed, but are not there after my update. So far with me, it happened only to my paid apps, but not all of them.

When the app disappears, android thinks it's missing, but some files think it is still installed.

Regularly when you install an app over itself, there is a notice telling you that the application info will remain. That's where the problem lies once an app mysteriously disappears. Because part of it is still installed.

Go to

/data/data/

and search for your

com.application-address.whatever-it-may-be

Some of them you can tell what they are just by the names, the others, google-em.
If you wish to keep the information that it contains for the app, I recommend making a copy of it first.

Delete it

Install the application, it'll work, trust me.

Now replace it with your copy.

Done.

Stop factoring resetting if you don't want to. Of course, if you have a lot missing, it might be better.

If someone can automate this process by making something check the com.address to installed apps, that would be awesome.

Didn't work for me. I'm using the Skyrocket CM 10 and gapps didn't flash youtube, maps, or gmail. I searched the phone directory and deleted each file. I still get the same error. Should I reflash gapps?

Thanks
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1st January 2013, 10:34 PM |#5  
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Didn't work for me. I'm using the Skyrocket CM 10 and gapps didn't flash youtube, maps, or gmail. I searched the phone directory and deleted each file. I still get the same error. Should I reflash gapps?

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are you looking in /sdcard/data/data or /sdcard/android/data?
5th January 2013, 04:05 PM |#6  
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are you looking in /sdcard/data/data or /sdcard/android/data?

exactly how do i go about getting to the data/data on my phone? i'm stuck there... thanks
6th January 2013, 09:07 AM |#7  
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It didn't work for me. =( I'm trying to install an app I used to have before. I don't have it anymore and was trying to reinstall it.
12th January 2013, 12:54 PM |#8  
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Great!

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15th January 2013, 12:13 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by jurassic512

are you looking in /sdcard/data/data or /sdcard/android/data?

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Originally Posted by mr-dunbar

exactly how do i go about getting to the data/data on my phone? i'm stuck there... thanks

I'm also stuck. I was able to go to sdcard/data, but there is no second /data folder.
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18th January 2013, 08:42 AM |#10  
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I have this issue with Swiftkey and there is no 'data/data/' folder, checked both root and sdcard and hidden files are shown ...

Edit: Configured ES File Explorer to mount partition as writable and gave root access -> files were there now and deleting the one with Swiftkey solved my problem.

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30th January 2013, 11:49 AM |#11  
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Thumbs up Working!
Thanx, it worked for me too!
I am on X8 with CM10 from NaA!!
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