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I can't go on to the Google Play Store! I do not know why. Last time I did, I tried to download 'HOM 2' which is a game, and cannot download it. It says "package invalid" and "phone storage is getting low". Then a while ago, I checked again, the Google Play Store and it says "Server Error retry".

I have already cleared the data and uninstalled updates..

Then switch off and on, the phone, but still Google Play Store still does not work!

Any advice would be appreciated.

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Data is already plural. Don't write Datas. Its singular is Datum. :) –  SS-3.1415926535897932384626433 Aug 18 '12 at 14:42
What phone do you have? Stock Android? What version? –  w3d Aug 18 '12 at 15:06
Is the connection not working for just the Google Play Store? Can you access the internet via a browser? –  Darius Aug 18 '12 at 15:28
Please check the following Q&As, which cover the topic: android.stackexchange.com/questions/15932 (Playstore) / android.stackexchange.com/questions/27127 (low storage) –  Izzy Aug 18 '12 at 20:07
Looks like the playstore currently has some server probs -- I just cannot even reach their website with a browser... –  Izzy Aug 19 '12 at 1:01

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Usually, when the APK states "Package Invalid", that means, either the package is corrupted or the application at the most, targets the version above the currently running Android on your handset, up to the latest and greatest version of Android, in other words, the minimum version of Android was probably raised above it.

For example:

An application that targets Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich, if the minimum version is Gingerbread (Android 2.3.7), and the maximum version is Jellybean (Android 4.1), it is compatible from Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jellybean.

If that was attempted to be installed on either Eclair (Android 2.1) or Froyo(Android 2.2) as in the case of the OP's question, you will get that message.

TL:DR; the application is incompatible with the currently running version of Android.

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Google Play won't allow you to install incompatible app. Many times when I have bad connection I get "Package Invalid" message but trying multiple times even over bad network works finally. –  roxan Aug 18 '12 at 16:13
@roxan true, but try installing it manually you will get an identical message outside of Play store :) –  t0mm13b Aug 18 '12 at 16:14
I think then you should include both the aspect of the problem to avoid confusion :) –  roxan Aug 18 '12 at 16:20

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