Package Invalid error w/Google Play?

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  1. Mattstkc macrumors 6502a

    Mattstkc

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    Just got my Galaxy S4 about 2 weeks ago. Loving it, but random apps are getting a Package Invalid error when updating.

    Apps include-
    Vine
    Instagram
    Samsung Link
    Words With Friends Free

    I've been tweeting back and forth with Samsung and executed the following troubleshooting steps-
    clear caches for the respective apps, reboot, try to update. FAIL
    Uninstall Apps, try to reinstall (for factory apps uninstall updates). FAIL
    Gone into safe mode and done the above. FAIL.

    @SamsungSupport is thinking this is a Google Play issue so I wanted to see if other devices were experiencing it and with what apps.

    Vine and WWFFree resolved themselves after a few days and then updated like nothing had ever happened. Kind of perplexed by this.

    Running stock, not rooted 4.2.2 model I337 on AT&T build I337UCUAMF3
     
  2. KentuckyHouse macrumors 68020

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    It's an issue with the Play Store, not your S4. I've got the same problem on both my S4 and LG OG, specifically with AirDroid. It's been doing this for the last 2 days.
     
  3. Mattstkc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    wow. Ok. Play prob not signing packages properly? seems odd especially for a native samsung app.
     
  4. Shanghaichica macrumors 601

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    I get this a lot, however if I re-start the app update it downloads the second time.
     
  5. adder7712 macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I do get them occasionally but they download fine if I restart the update.
     
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    $20 says you have Play Store version 4.3.10 installed.
     
  8. Mattstkc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Have restarted the update at least a dozen times. total failure. Also uninstalled the app and attempted a clean reinstall after cache clearing the Play store. Still fails. Samsung Link auto-updated correctly last night, Instagram was uninstalled, so it won't install at all due to Package Invalid error.

    Not for me!


    I cleared play store cache, uninstalled updates, restarted the phone. Then did the same in Safe Mode. Neither helped. Did that a couple days ago after tweeting Samsung Support

    You are correct sir! 4.3.10. Have uninstalled updates and cleared cache in safe mode however while Samsung Link seems to have resolved itself, Instagram will not install on my device.
     
  9. alent1234 macrumors 603

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    Have this on my perpetual beta verizon galaxy s3

    Some apps update
    Some don't
    Sometimes works after restart
     
  10. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    Had the issue last night when trying to download Skype.

    Not a huge deal because of Google Hangouts, but a bit annoying.
     
  11. Shanghaichica macrumors 601

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    So it seems that this is beyond the normal and google are aware of it and trying to sort it out.
     
  12. Mattstkc thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    what's ironic is that the screen on my GS4 straight up died. I bought it from Amazon so they replaced it quickly, but I got my new replacement GS4, ran all updates, installed Instagram, and never once got the Package Invalid error.
     

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