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]