Android Market applications Download Paused / Stuck at Starting Download Or Android Market Force Closes

by Keshav Gupta · 6 comments

in Android, Tutorials and Solutions

Are you having problems with Android Market, like Android Market force closing, Android Market opens and closes after sometime or the downloading of a application stalling / paused at “Starting Download…” screen and starts after a very long time. Then here are the two solutions you could apply to get rid of the above mentioned problems with Android Market.

  1. The above can be caused if you are having problems with GApps. A simple solution is just to Sign In to Google Talk on your Android phone. And you will see that immediately all your applications will start downloading!
  2. Secondly if your Android Market is force closing or closes after 10-15 seconds, then you should clear the cache of your Market.
    • Go to Settings -> Applications -> Manage Applications -> (tap on Menu key and Select Filter) -> select “All”
    • Scroll to “Market” (don’t open the Android Market application) and tap on it
    • Tap Clear Cache

Now you should be able to use Android Market normally.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Krishan Bothra December 25, 2010 at 1:43 pm


facing the same problem

Krishan Bothra


2 Bob March 3, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Tried reboot
Tried signing out and into Google talk
Cleared cache for Market
Cleared data for Market
Cleared data for Download manager
Still have pending apps stuck in dowloading paused, no download of apps work


3 Keshav Gupta March 3, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Bob, first cancel the downloads. Then sign out and the sign in to gtalk on your Android.
Then goto Market and install the apps. This works everytime for me!


4 Sarang Dave June 4, 2011 at 11:05 am

I am still not able to download from Market Place, though I have follows the same steps…:(

Please suggest some way of solutino.

Thank You.


5 watt May 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Another possible cause is the router itself.
I had my router set up to block certain webpages – nothing to do with the market.
When I removed all the filters/blocks the market started working again.
Perhaps the extra filtering of the router blocking was interfering?


6 TAHER March 27, 2016 at 3:57 pm

i have a gionee M2 mobile in which there is no google talk,instead i have an app called talkback from google.and i dont even have market in my list of apps,please help as i have tried all the ways of clearing cache and etc


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