Archos 43 Internet Tablet owner here.

I've been happily using the Google Android Marketplace since purchasing this device, but recently, my application downloads and updates are not working. Either the download attempts to start and nothing happens, or I immediately get a "Download unsuccessful" message. I'm not sure what changed to make this happen.

Today, I also got a PowerAMP error indicating that they can't verify my PowerAMP license (Cause: Android Market response- ERROR CONTACTING SERVER).

Maybe this is a firmware issue? Currently using Firmware 2.3.26 (Android 2.2.1).

No issues with AppsLib or Amazon App Store, but some apps are only on the Android Marketplace, and I want to use them!

Any help troubleshooting this is appreciated.

2 Answers 2


Try going to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> All and clearing the data for the Market (you may need to Force Close it first), then reboot your phone. This has fixed a similar issue for me before.

I think the PowerAMP issue is unrelated, their server is probably down temporarily.

  • Already cleared the "Market" data twice. I was hoping that would fix it, but no dice.
    – Zoot
    Apr 28, 2011 at 14:36
  • That's unfortunate. I'm not sure what else to suggest besides a factory reset. I'm assuming you have lots of space free on your internal storage? Apr 28, 2011 at 14:40
  • Bummer. Should I choose "Reset Android" or "Full reinitialization?" One deletes settings and apps, the other deletes everything.
    – Zoot
    Apr 28, 2011 at 14:44
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    @Zoot all purchases are tied to your Google account. You will be able to re-download them without charge
    – Bryan Denny
    Apr 28, 2011 at 15:19
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    OK. I chose "reset Android" and loaded the Market again (through ArcTools), and everything seems to be working fine this time around.
    – Zoot
    Apr 28, 2011 at 18:11

I also faced similar problem. The solution is similar but key point is you also have to clear the download manager cache and force stop it.

Here is the guide if you want step by step help: http://techspalace.blogspot.com/2011/08/solved-download-unsuccessful-on-android.html

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