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By maxh, Senior Member on 15th March 2011, 06:02 AM
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I don't know when this started happening, but I can no longer install apps. When I try to install an apk from the sd card, I click install and it immediately gives the error message "Application not installed."

I was having problems installing apps from the market, as well, and read a post that suggested unmounting the sd card first, then trying to install the app from the market. This does work. However, I can't very well unmount the sd card then install an apk from it...

I did use adb to change the default install location to the sd card awhile back, but I just reset it to 0 (automatic) and I still get the same error message. I have plenty of room on both the phone and the card.

What's wrong?
 
 
15th March 2011, 11:11 AM |#2  
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This very well may be a different issue altogether, but some phones that have done this in the past have just required a cache clear in the market. Just go settings > applications > market > clear cache

Again, probably something else, but have seen this issue in alot of different android phones.

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16th March 2011, 06:27 PM |#3  
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Exactly same for me from today (maybe yesterday). HTC Desire, original ROM. WTF? I was already thinking about virus, but probobly its stupid idea. What's going on?
I cannot install apps from SD nor from Market.
18th March 2011, 06:35 AM |#4  
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I had an issue with this too kept getting "unknown reason 18" put new SD card in and no problems since

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18th March 2011, 12:41 PM |#5  
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Yea, your sd card is dead. A new one will fix the issue.

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18th March 2011, 03:11 PM |#6  
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It's probably not a dead sd card, but more likely to be a single file.

You need to delete smdl2tmp1.asec from the .android-secure folder on the sd. You can't see this file with an on phone file manager, so you either have to use terminal emulator, or connect to a pc..

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18th March 2011, 07:22 PM |#7  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by danger-rat

It's probably not a dead sd card, but more likely to be a single file.

You need to delete smdl2tmp1.asec from the .android-secure folder on the sd. You can't see this file with an on phone file manager, so you either have to use terminal emulator, or connect to a pc..

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Thank you so much! This solved it for me.
22nd March 2011, 04:44 PM |#8  
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. It works now.
11th June 2011, 08:04 PM |#9  
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i too have same prob. unable to installed apk files it says "application not installed", i tried by marking "allow installation of non market applicaiton" but didnt worked. Also, my .android-secure folder on the sd is empty still i am unable to install apps..


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11th June 2011, 08:49 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by atul146

i too have same prob. unable to installed apk files it says "application not installed", i tried by marking "allow installation of non market applicaiton" but didnt worked. Also, my .android-secure folder on the sd is empty still i am unable to install apps..

How are you looking at the .android-secure folder because as stated earlier, you cannot see the contents from the phone, you have to mount to a PC...
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