Sometimes when I update an app through Market the download gets stuck at 0% or 100% and won't finish download or finish installing. The only way I've found to work around this is to uninstall the app, then reinstall from Market. Is there a better way to fix this situation?


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On the "downloads" screen, long press the app in question and click "Cancel download." Then try to update the app again and see if it'll complete this time.


If you have a lot of downloads stalled change the connection type between 2G and 3G/4G within

Settings > Wireless & networks > Mobile networks > Use only 2G networks > Klick the checkbox

or turn Wifi off and on again. Also this keeps your stalled downloads in queue.

Also logging out and back into GoogleTalk has proven a successful solution to this issue sometimes.

  • Do note that the 2G only network is only available for some phones (GSM only, I believe). It is not available on my Motorola Droid.
    – Bryan Denny
    Commented Sep 20, 2010 at 19:34

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