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I purchased an app from Google Play and I uninstalled a while back. I wanted to get it installed again but when I try to install it I get the error message:

"Appname" could not be downloaded due to an error. (498)

What does that mean? And what can I do about it?

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Solutions (though not the reason behind) are explained e.g. on Appslova.com. Taking a look at them, those are more or less the "Generic Google Play Solutions":

Method 1

  • Go to Settings→Apps, Select “All” tab
  • Find Google Play Store, open its entry, Clear Data and Cache
  • Find Google Service Framework, do the same
  • Now restart Google Play Store and try to download/update the app or games

Method 2

  • Open Google Play Store
  • Go to Settings→Accounts, Choose Account or add new account
  • Now try to download or install the app or game

Method 3

  • Go to Settings→Accounts→Google, remove your Gmail account
  • From Settings→Apps→All: Force stop, Clear data and cache for Google Play Store, Google Service Framework and Download Manager (like in method 1)
  • Again, go to Settings→Accounts→Google, Add your Gmail account
  • Restart your android and then accept all the Google terms and setup Google settings
  • Run Google Play Store and update or install your app.

Some more hints are to be found in Google's product "forum". Reasons here were e.g. storage full: Clean up, delete stuff, try again, worked.

Find a bunch more hints, all on the first result page to a Google search on "google-play error 498" :)

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