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By playaz33, Junior Member on 22nd September 2010, 02:35 AM
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I couldn’t install the Gmail.APK from the Android Market. It kept saying something about "installation unsuccessful".

I backed up and uninstalled using Titanium Backup, then I downloaded the APK and installed it.

Synced my accounts and good to go.
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22nd September 2010, 02:39 AM |#2  
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installed fine for me...running CELB Froyo.
22nd September 2010, 02:41 AM |#3  
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Yeah, I'm running KaosFroyo v31. Maybe upgrading to the latest version fixes it. I'll try it later.
22nd September 2010, 02:50 AM |#4  
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If you get a signature failure when installing from market just do the following:

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adb remount
adb shell
rm /system/app/Gmail.apk
pm uninstall com.google.android.gm-1.apk
it may need be /system/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk or even /data/app/com.google.android.gm-1.apk

and you should be able to install fine from the market.
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22nd September 2010, 03:03 AM |#5  
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Running KaosFroyo v35-1, I kept getting "installation unsuccessful" errors when installing from the market or from this downloaded apk (Thanks a bunch, btw!)

Got it to work this way:

1) Using Root Explorer, renamed gmail.apk to gmail.bak in system\app\
2) Reboot phone
3) Ran the gmail.apk acquired here, though I assume that the market installation may work at this step, too.
22nd September 2010, 03:04 AM |#6  
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So good I said it twice!
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22nd September 2010, 03:17 AM |#7  
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I tried uninstalling it and then installing from the Market and it still failed. I had to install from the downloaded APK. I have no idea why.
22nd September 2010, 03:33 AM |#8  
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It installed just fine in Nonsensikal 7
22nd September 2010, 03:41 AM |#9  
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Just installed successfully on KaosFroyo v35.

Sent from my FroyoEris using XDA App
22nd September 2010, 04:14 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Cavyjason

Running KaosFroyo v35-1, I kept getting "installation unsuccessful" errors when installing from the market or from this downloaded apk (Thanks a bunch, btw!)

Got it to work this way:

1) Using Root Explorer, renamed gmail.apk to gmail.bak in system\app\
2) Reboot phone
3) Ran the gmail.apk acquired here, though I assume that the market installation may work at this step, too.


I can confirm that the market installation works at this point. Thanks!
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