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[Tutorial] How to fix Unknown error code during application install: -24 on Android

(This post was last modified: 01-24-2015, 06:30 PM by hovatek. )


This is as a result of a clash at the /data/data folder.  While Installing an app, a folder is created for this app at the /data/data directory . If this folder isnt removed during uninstallation and you wish to re-install the app later, you could get this error.

How to fix

Method 1: Direct Downloading of the application

Try download the apk of the application online instead of from Google Playstore then install

Method 2: Delete from /data/data

* Download and install a root explorer like ROM Toolbox lite
* Navigate to data/data
* Look for the file(s) that match(es) the app you're having problems installing and delete it (them)
* Try to install the app again from Google Play Store.

Method 3: Factory resetting your device

Boot the phone into recovery mode (see https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-479.html ) then do a factory reset

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