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Good afternoon guys and gals,

I just recently received my HTC Tattoo from Orange which i was very excited about due to all the hype over android etc....

since having it and trying to install certain apps i'm getting the error:

Parse Error: There is a problem parsing the package

This is with every apk file i try to install. I know about certain apps and stuff not work, but should i get this with every install?

Even with the files from the big list in the forum that are supposed to work, they still give the same error message. Am i doing something horribly wrong (probably). i'm probably not installing some program that helps it along or something......HELP ME CHAPS!!!

Cheers

JT

 

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#1 johnnytourettes, Nov 3, 2009
Hi JT, are you installing them from the SD card? If not try using something like Andexplorer to browse the SD card from your phone
 
#2 stingyzoidberg, Nov 3, 2009
Hey Stingy, Thanks for the reply dude,

I'm installing them by opening the file as an attachment from a mail as i can't seem to get any file managers to install due to this problem!

I done this same with ANDexplorer aswell and still getting this 'parse error'!

It's really frustrating, is there no way you can get to the SD Card to install them off there? there's no file manager at all on it?

thanks anyway dude

JT
 
#3 johnnytourettes, Nov 3, 2009
Install Andexplorer via HTC sync, then you can browse and install.
I did try sending them via email myself and always got the same error but using HTC sync for Andexplorer worked a treat (not all progs do so i now always install from the SD card).
 
#4 stingyzoidberg, Nov 3, 2009
Nice one man!

I'll give it a try in a few hours once i get home and let you know how it goes.

I know a lot of apps won;t work due to the screen size etc.....but even it if gets rid of this error i will be happy :)

Cheers again man

JT
 
#5 johnnytourettes, Nov 3, 2009
All sorted...nice one dude!

I managed to download Filedroid Pro from the market place and installed the apps fine there instead.

Cheers for all your help

JT
 
#6 johnnytourettes, Nov 4, 2009
No problem, glad you got it sorted :)
 
#7 stingyzoidberg, Nov 4, 2009
I have 3 g my touch slide and I'm getting message of problem parsing when downloading attachment in yahoomail or putting into sd card it gives same mssage anyone know what app I need or how to get it to work?
 
#8 hollywood73109, Feb 23, 2011
Hello!
I got a Samsung Galaxy s I9000. I've downloaded some games on a torrent (.apk files) , when i try to install them it shows me " There is a problem parsing the package". i tried a lot of file explorers but didn't work, i got android 2.3.4. please an answer, thanks, have a nice day
 
#9 al3xander, Nov 7, 2011
Hi every one i have got a new arnova 10 g2 tablet and i have set up an account for it and it works of an android system but the app to accesses the android market is called appslib and every time i accsess it it closes automaticle i have gone on the arnova tech webpage and dowloaded the most up to date firmware for my device and i went to install it and it says the is having problems parcing the pakage and does this with anythink else i try to install.

Please help

Many thanks
Mills4078
 
#10 mills4078, Dec 27, 2011
If you're seeing "Parse Error: There is a problem parsing the package" after downloading and attempting to install Root Mobile on your Android device you'll need to allow installation of applications from Unknown sources, also known as non-Market apps.

To enable or disable install of non-Market applications on your Android device:
1. Tap Home
2. Tap Menu
3. Tap Settings
4. Tap Applications
5. Tap Unknown sources checkbox to allow/disallow install of non-Market apps
 
#11 RAGU12, Jan 7, 2012
I have the same issue. I did download and install both Astro and FileBro

Can not get apk file's to install.

Either transfers from pc to tablet or Downloading direct to tablet will not install. :thinking:

I have set "Applications" to Unknow sources.

Running an Sprint Branded HTC View 4G, on wi-fi, not on Sprint's Nextwork.

Android version 2.3.4

Any Comment, assistance or opinion?

Thank You

Joseph
 
#12 ullwn, Jan 8, 2012
Here is something you can try:

apkinstall.com

Worked for my X10 Mini Pro, would not install any apk, but this worked a treat. Upload it from your PC, scan the barcode and it should install perfectly.
 
#13 Ed J, Jan 24, 2012
A fantastic bit of advice.
What a brilliant file explorer. Leaves the others in the dust !
 
#14 Phil K, Feb 22, 2012
me too. Today i try to install newSparkyRoot apk, using file manager and My phone explorer, then i receive "Parse error"
 
#15 Andima, Mar 5, 2012
I've downloaded some .apk files from mobile9[dot]com for my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360. But alas! Some package work successfully but more are not :mad:

when I attempt to install there a massage showing "There is a problem parsing the package"

What the happening I can't understand.
Please do something for me.

Thank you in advance
 
#16 iqbal88, Mar 9, 2012
I think if you use wrong packages this kind of error appear. For instance if you try to install app that can only install "Samsung Galaxy S2" in other device this kind of error come.

(according to my exploitation and experience)
 
#17 Andima, Mar 12, 2012
I get the same error. Programs worked until I went to my cell phone store to have my phone reset, and now I cannot get any applications on my phone.
 
#18 Jo Ann, Aug 12, 2012
I've downloaded some adobe flash player.apk files from UCbrowser for my Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360.& ARMV6 But alas! Some package work successfully but more are not :mad:

when I attempt to install there a massage showing "There is a problem parsing the package"

What the happening I can't understand.
Please do something for me.

Thank you in advance
 
#19 rajeshshirsath, Oct 3, 2012
I download some apk files and got this message too. So I download an apk installer and...There is a problem parsing the package. This is so much fun...not.
 
#20 AndyRoed, Oct 5, 2012
The "Parse Error: There is a problem parsing the package" after downloading and attempting to install Root Mobile on your Android device is because:
THE APP IS NOT COMPATIBLE with your Android Device. Simples!

Trying to download any other File Managers or File Explorers WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. Sorry there are no solution except finding an app which is compatible.
 
#21 WhiteGuru, May 19, 2013
Hey everyone,
forget everything, just
-> allow non-Market apps/ installation from Unkonwn sources
-> clear cache for the file explorer your using to run the apk.
-> run the .apk file
ITS RUNS SMOOTH.
 
#22 vaibhavghevde, Sep 30, 2013
Hi everyone, I have the same problem. I already tried to download ANDexplorer but the same window keeps popping up: There is a problem parsing the package. Any other ideas? I need to download some apps!
Thanks,
Whitehorse0620
 
#23 Whitehorse0620, Oct 9, 2013
Hi everyone, I have the same problem. I tried to download ANDexplorer but the same window keeps popping up. Please help!
 
#24 Whitehorse0620, Oct 9, 2013
How is this suddenly a new problem? Beforenw I've never seen it and obviously no one else here has either because no one knows how to fix it. Let's run down this, settings are set to allow non-market apps, it's NOT the file manager and using a different one will NOT solve the problem I've used four so far my self, clearing the file managers cache accomplishes nothing, and it is a compatible app I used it on my previous phone which was the exact same advice. So all this aside what could the problem still be? All I've seen so far is people clamoring to repeat themselves and getting no closer to fixing this issue for anyone.
 
#25 nikovi, Oct 30, 2013