October 12, 2011

How to handle the Android Market Application force close?

We all love Android Market. I am sure all of us visit the Android Market on our Android Phones at least once a day, to install new Apps and to update the old ones. And we love it when there is an update for the Market itself, when it surprises us with a new look when we launch it sometimes. However, for many of us a new update can be often frustrating. Many users are complaining that the Android Market tends to force close or crash every time after a new update.

Yes, you get that frustrating message about the forceclose. Processs.com. android.vending force closes on your face. And to think about a life without the market! Now, what can you do when Android Market crashes after an update? Following are some of the things you can do, when Android Market force closes on you:


  • As usual, reboot your phone. Switch off the phone, remove the sim card and battery and reboot. Try the Market to see if it is working!
  • If reboot does not work, head over to your settings! Go to Settings > Applications> Manage Applications and find out Android Market! After you find out market, clear the cache and remove data on the Application. Reboot and see if  the market is working!
  • If clearing the cache and removing data do not help to revive your Market, head over to settings and go to Android Market again. There is a button to uninstall updates. Uninstall updates and reboot your phone. This helps 99% of the time. Android Market will install the updates later.
  • If uninstalling the updates does not help, you need to find out a wifi network you can use. Once you are near a wifi network you can access, turn on the wifi for your phone and use your phone for sometime. The issue is with the Market downloading a faulty update file because you have a slow network connection. Reboot the phone after sometime and see if Market works!
  • If none of these are helping, you may need to do a Factory Reset! Head over to your Settings> Privacy and do a Factory Reset and hopefully this will solve the problem. But remember to remove your sim card and memory card when you do this as Factory Reset will wipe all your data.
Update: One of my readers pointed out that, you can try changing the language of your phone to stop Android Market Forceclose. [Thanks for the tip]

23 comments:

  1. Excellent, solved mine. Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for this info it is very helpful and cool!

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  3. If none of the above works, try changing the language (worked for me)

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  4. Yup, I found that uninstalling the updates worked for me...

    Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Dats really interesting to know about Android and its applications.
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  6. Fixed it for me - thanks

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  7. Thank you - uninstalling updates worked for me too. This has been frustrating me for the past week so very grateful for the advice.

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  8. Sorry, I have no option for un-installing the updates. Gingerbread 2.3.6.

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  9. Sorry, I have no option for un-installing the updates. Gingerbread 2.3.6.

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  10. I do not have the option to uninstall the updates :( motorola blur .. i've been having troubles for over a month now!

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  11. THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU VEEERY MUCH ;)

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  12. changing language worked for me.

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  13. I have 2.1 market an not of thses things work

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  14. My problem fc everything! Even shuts off my phone! I found out its a hacker! He even stole my windows live id with xbox live account! He also changes account/profile info! PLEASE HELP!!

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  15. if u frgt to update the manifest file it sometimes show this kind of msg..so dnt frgt to strt activity in manifest file...

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  16. my phone wont even let me get to my setting cuz that keeps coming up

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  17. Thanks!

    Uninstalling Market Updates worked, thank goodness - I didn't fancy the factory reset!

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  18. if the last step does not help. because my smartphone is rooted, how to fix it ... thanks

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  19. After doing factory reset option and trying to open market icon, it shows google talk authentication fails. So not able to download any app.

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