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  • Android Market: “This app is not compatible with your device.”

    Posted on February 18th, 2012 webmaster No comments         

    I’ve actually been having this issue on my Dell Streak Android phone/tablet for some time now, but I just decided to do something about it today.

    I have a lot of applications installed that have new updates available for it.  But when I try to update I get this message from the Android Market:

    This app is not compatible with your device.

    I thought maybe it was just that one app.  But then I tried the others and I got that same message for all of them.  I figured something is not right, all those apps can’t possibly be incompatible with my device.

    First thing I tried is to roll back to an old version of the Market app.  I figured maybe the old version doesn’t check whether the app is compatible with the device or not.  If the app crashes my phone then I’ll just reboot and uninstall.

    I went to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All ->  Market -> Uninstall updates.

    After doing that, I opened the Market application again and it did revert to the old version.  The “This app is not compatible with your device” message disappeared as well.  But when I tried installing the installation kept failing.

    I did some Google searching and found a post (sorry forgot the URL) saying that clearing the data for the Google Services Framework did the trick for that person.  So, of course, I gave it a try.

    I went to Settings -> Applications -> Manage applications -> All ->  Google Services Framework -> Clear data.

    I then rebooted my device, and what do you know?, it actually worked!  I’m now able to update and install new applications again. :)

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