How to fix Samsung Galaxy S Unsuccessful Android Market Download and System Restore Issue
If your android mobile is unable to download android apps stating “download unsuccessful” or started showing system restore issue on factory format then here is some trick for you. I tested this on Samsung Galaxy S GT -I9000 and successfully recovered the Market Download and System Restore Issues.
What is the Issue?
Updating an app or downloading a new apps from android market is unsuccessful:
How to fix Samsung Galaxy S Market Download and System Restore Issue
Step 1. Go to your settings
Step 2. Select “Applications”
Step 3. Select “Manage Applications”
Step 4.Press left menu and select “filter” then “All”
Step 5. Most important
Go and scroll down to following applications and then clean the data
a) Go to “Checkin Service” then select “clear data”
b) Go to “Download Manager” then select “clear data”
c) Go to “Google Apps” then “clear data”
d) Go to “Google Talk Service” then select “clear data”
e) Go to ” Market” then select “clear cache”
Final results after the above mention fix
WordPress for android is Installing now
Gtasks for android in downloading successfully now
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My Samsung Galaxy S (really a Captivate from ATT) doesn't have the "Unknown Sources". Still can't install software not on the Android market. My have to look for some type of hack...
I have the same issue as the above mentioned saloni sharma has. I am unable to open the Android market on my samsung galaxy s2. the Internet is working. i am able to download songs, videos, browse internet but unable to open android market.
i am not able to open market app on my samsung galaxy s2...it shows connection error...but i am able to use facebook and google...so this is for sure that there is no problem with the connection or the service provider..
Hi...I have an HTC Evo Shift on Sprint, and I get as far as Step 3 (Manage Applications), and can't go further because apparently I don't have the same buttons or navigation as the Samsung this article was written about. If ANYONE has a fix for the "Starting Download" thing where everything freezes at this point, I'd really appreciate it! I don't mind doing a factory reset if it doesn't wipe out my address book...really the only thing I care about, but not sure if my phonebook is automatically stored on the phone or the SD card...Help! PLease!
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I had this problem for over a month and tried everything. This finally worked on my Sony Ericsson X10.
im on froyo and when i go to manage applications,im not having the left button option like you mentioned it would for the filter option and not all application option show up like mentioned.so i would like some help here,please reply.
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You have no idea how helpful this article is, specially since there aren't many information resources on the topic. I specially like the no nonsense information suitable for any technical level. If you can operate and android then you can definitely follow your instructions. BIG THANKS!
I thought i found the fix with your instructions, I did everything but couldnt clear the Google app because there was no clear button. It has worked I thought and was able to download some apps but then I tried again and no luck and redid the clearing process again and tried just to do the updating of Google Maps it would download it then I opened the market place to browse for more apps then it would start to download two of the same go for hrs again... UGH. I have had my SAmsung Galaxy Vibrant S for 1.5 yrs with no trouble until 2 wks ago......then BOOM problems with updating apps it was up to 45 downloads HAHAHA and then problems with just downloading apps. The Cell company said i may have to send it in and i would loose my cell for 2-3 wks.... I Cant live without it for 2 days..... hehehe and I dont want that.. Any other help you can give me?? Any help would be very much appreciated.
I was so upset thinking that i wouldnt be able to download anything, im not an expert with technology and dint know what to do, asking everybody and no solutions for me. This worked jusr PERFECTLY RIGHT, I can download again apps to my SAMSUNG GALAXY S EPIC 4G.
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I have SAMSUNG GALAXY S with Android 2.2 firmware. The only App. I cannot download is SKYPE. Tried the above but nothing changed.
I do not have a problem downloading Apps in general. The only App I cannot download is SKYPE. I tried the above but nothing changed.
Darn. Didn't work. I even did it again, and reboot the phone w/ no success. I also tried to do this w/o a sim card (before finding this process). This is all using Wifi because I'm almost over my data.
This is for a Samsung Captivate (basically crippled ATT Galaxy S).
I can do other updates, just not this plug-in (paid update) for "Little Photo" app.
1. I hope it also work without any need to open android market before cleaning the cache.
2. You mobile get fixed in previous steps b,c,d so you might not need to clear the market cache(the main step is “Download Manager” then select “clear data”)
thank you very much, it works. but additionaly, I had to access the android market on a wifi once, just before the cache-cleaning procedure to return to normality
I wish you where here so I could shake your hand. You are awesome, worked perfectly, I have tried for hrs until I stumbled across your page. Many Thanks
I bought a phone recently feb/2011 - all I had to do was turn off my FIREWALL on the WIFI network for gtalk and market to work...
Thanks, I greatly appreciate your help in fixing my downloading issues with Market.
Keep up the good work.
Shabir - Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Great Fix! Just got my Galaxy S and was battling with this problem. After following the simple steps above, the problem is fixed! Thanks!
O.k., So I inadvertently deleted my Google Talk Service”. How do I reinstall this package? Please help. My cell is a Samsung Captivate.
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- cache cleaner (root and non root(individually)), no sd card cache support;
- market history cleaner;
- task killer;
- start up manager (root and non root(no guarantee));
- task scheduling.
Also browser history cleaner.
This did not work for me. However, after trying this, switching to 3G from Wifi fixed my 'download unsuccessful' problem.
Note first that there was no problem with the Wifi AP as switching right back to it a few mins later allowed successful downloads as well.
It should also be noted that simply turning my wifi data mode off and switching to 3G was not actually so simple; it would never complete the transition. Even trying to switch to airplane mode and then transition from that (no radios on) to simply 3G mode was not so straightforward; the switch to airplane mode also would never complete. I had to cold-boot the phone, then switch to airplane mode and then switch to 3G to get market to work again.
Do note that the above process was all attempted after the steps in this article by themselves would not fix my problem. It cannot be determined from my experience whether they may also have helped me in fixing my issues but only in combination with my steps.
does it matter that under Google Apps there is no "clear data" button? I've tried this fix several times but no luck with unsticking the downloads.
Thank you, this was a huge help. My downloads had gotten to the point where it wasn't coming back saying "download unsuccessful" but rather it they would just load and load and load for hours before I would stop the download.
1. Have you already used the skype on the same phone and uninstall it.
2. Please go to Settings>>Applications>>Manage application >> Click the all tab and have a look down the list and see if there is anything called skype or com.skype.raider. If you find that then please remove and try again to download it.
3. Follow the similar discuss on official skype forum, where many users are facing the same problem http://forum.skype.com/index.php?showtopic=804859
4. Try to download the apk file and then install it on your mobile phone.
Please update me if any of the above solution's doesn't work for you!