My Android 2.1 tablet crashed while the marked app was installing some apps. If I open the marked app now, it always shows that two apps are installing right now, and crashes immediately. Any ideas on how to fix that problem? I already removed the apps the market thinks it is installing, but that did not help. :-/


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The way I generally deal with truculent apps is by following each of these steps until it starts working again.

  1. Force stop
  2. Clear cache
  3. Clear app data
  4. Restart the device
  5. Uninstall/reinstall (this may be tricky with the Market app)
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    Yep, going to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications and doing steps 1 and 3 for the Market should be enough. Commented May 10, 2011 at 13:08
  • Unfortunately it didn't - I cleared the cache and data for both Market and Market-Update, and it still thinks it is installing the apps. It did help a little, though - marked does not crash anymore, so I can at least install other apps again. 8-) Commented May 13, 2011 at 14:16
  • Try doing a long-press on those "installing" records and see if it gives you an option to cancel.
    – ale
    Commented May 13, 2011 at 15:24
  • The problem disappeared when I was installing an Upgrade to Android 2.2 . I believe I tried the long press with no result, but I am not sure anymore. Commented May 16, 2011 at 10:14

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