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I'm having the problem mentioned in the title on my Samsung Galaxy S. I updated the app Dock Simulator and for some reason it got stuck while installing. Now it shows the scrolling green bar in the downloads section of the market but the program itself works fine. How can I get rid of the constant "Installing..." status?

Oh yeah, reboot and uninstall didn't fix anything.

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Got frustrated and wiped the phone, can be closed. –  onik Oct 7 '10 at 8:04
More or less a duplicate of android.stackexchange.com/questions/1518/… –  Al E. Oct 7 '10 at 14:14
(I think we need a FAQ for this.) –  Al E. Oct 7 '10 at 14:14

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I just had this problem, and somehow I got this solved.

What I did:

  • Entered Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications.
  • Selected the Market app, and "uninstall updates".

After that, I entered the Market app again, and I was able to reinstall the app who got stucked.

PS: I'm not sure if this was just a coincidence, or this procedure works always, but it worked for me. PS2: My Android version is actually in portuguese language, so I'm not sure the option names I referred to above are correct in english.

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In the " downloads" screen of the market, long click on the app that's stuck installing and you'll get the option to Delete or Cancel (I can't remember which option you'll see but it'll be obvious).

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I tried that too, didn't work. Also tried clearing caches from Market and most of the others that could possibly have any relevance to the matter, but finally got frustrated and wiped the phone. But thanks for the suggestion :) –  onik Oct 7 '10 at 8:03
+1: it works for me. thanks! that's been annoying me for a couple of weeks! (Moto Droid) –  Jay Oct 7 '10 at 14:14

I keep getting this, and it seems tied to my "Application storage is low" message.

I uninstalled several large, un-used apps, rebooted*, and the downloads downloaded.

*Maybe I didn't reboot. Check the download after uninstall and see if it's continuing....

Since my file-browser says I'm using less than 40% of available phone storage, this is a little irritating.

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Try to do the following:

  • Close the Play store.
  • Go to settings
  • Select the apps option
  • Find the Google Play store, and select it
  • Select clear data

Then, try to download your app again.

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What helped me was to uninstall the updates for Play Store and Google Play Services, and delete the data for these apps. I got lots and lots of error messages immediately after, rebooted, got lots more error messages, but eventually the (old) Play Store opened and downloaded an update for "Google", and voila, everything was back to normal.

Uninstalling the updates to Google Play Services must have been the crucial step, because I fiddled with Play Store and various other apps for quite a while before trying this one.

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Worked for me: Setting > Apps > All > Google play services > Uninstall update and clear cache

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My is working when i close the app when the downloading app is at 100% or it didnt start at all i open the app again and its started installing and my app is installed. It isnt a very effective way but its something. :)

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