ACMarket is an excellent place to find all your Android apps and games, including 3rd-party apps, but installing it, may not always be plain sailing. On this page, we provide you with details of common ACMarket errors and solutions.
- 1 ACMarket Errors and Fixes:
- 1.1 1. Problem Parsing the Package
- 1.2 2. App Not Installed
- 1.3 3. ACMarket Has Stopped Working
- 2 Other Frequently Asked Questions:
ACMarket Errors and Fixes:
Below we list the common errors found with using ACMarket; more will be added as we come across them. To find the solution to your error, just click the relevant link:
1. Problem Parsing the Package
What Causes This Error?
An error message reading “There Was a Problem Parsing The Package” is the last thing you want to see when you are trying to install Android apps. This happens when you try to install ACMarket and is generally caused by the APK parser. Parsing is nothing more than the analysis of a string that contains any combination of characters, digits, and symbols. This string is part of the app coding and, if it doesn’t follow the grammar, the error will occur. Other reasons why this error may happen include:
- The ACMarket APK file has not downloaded correctly or is incomplete
- The application may not be compatible with your device and/or firmware version
- Your security settings may be stopping the app from downloading
- The APK file may be corrupted
This all sounds very technical and troublesome, but there are a couple of ways to fix the error.
Fix Problem Parsing the Package Error:
Start with the first method and continue through until one of them clears the error and ACMarket downloads correctly:
Method 1: Check the Manifested ACMarket App APK File
The Manifest app file is an APK file that has been customized as per your needs. For example, some users will extract the APK, remove things like ads, and then save the apk file again. A file such as this is called the Manifest file. If you have done this, it could be causing the parsing error. To fix it:
- Open the APK file on your device and look for a file called andriomanifest.xml
- Change it back to the default settings
Now look at the name – if the file was originally called “app.apk” and you gave it a new name, for example, this could also cause the issue. If you have a little coding knowledge, you could also look into the app code to see if there are any obvious errors.
Method 2: USB Debugging
This has worked for many users:
- Open your Android settings app and tap on About Device
- Look for where it says Build Number and tap on it 7 times in succession
- You will be presented with a message telling that “you are now a developer.”
- Go back into Settings and choose the option for Developer Options
- Check the box beside the option for USB Debugging
- Close settings and try installing ACMarket again
Method 3: APK File Corruption
Sometimes, a parsing error is caused by a corruption in the APK file. The easiest way to get around this is to remove all traces of the file from your device and download it again, ensuring that the APK is complete. The best way to do that is to follow our download guide and use the APK file we provide for you. This file has been thoroughly checked to ensure it works as it should.
2. App Not Installed
There are a few reasons why this may occur – your cache may need clearing, along with app data, you may need to enable Unknown Sources, and so on. While it is an irritation, fixing this error is simple. The solution can be found at the link below:
Fix ACMarket App Not Installed Error:
While getting this error is annoying, it is easy enough to fix and, to help you out, we have four different methods. Start with the first and work your way through until you find one that fixes the issue for you:
Method 1: Clear the Package Installer Data and Cache
- Go to your Settings app and look for Apps or Manage Apps
- Tap it and look for System
- Under System you should see an option for Package Installer; tap this
- From here, click the buttons to Clear Data and Clear Cache. Android 6.0 ( Marshmallow 6 ) users will find these options in Storage ( click it and clear the data and cache ).
If this doesn’t work, move on to Method 2:
Method 2: Enable Unknown Sources
This is generally disabled by default; enabling it will allow you to install third-party apps:
- Open your Settings app
- Tap on Security and then tap Unknown Sources
- Enable the option by checking the box beside it
- Close Settings and try ACMarket; it should work. If not, try uninstalling ACMarket. Leave the Unknown Sources option enabled and install ACMarket again
Method 3: For Rooted Devices
This is a little more advanced :
- On your rooted Android device, locate and download a root explorer app
- Open it, copy the APK file
- Navigate to System > App
- Ensure the app has permissions enabled
- Close Settings and the app should now be installed on your device
Method 4: Clear Some Space and Set the Path
The final thing to try is to clear some space on your device. Delete any apps that you no longer use, delete any files you don’t need, move your photos, music, etc. to an external device, and then try installing ACMarket again. You should also check that your SD card has been correctly mounted if this is where you are installing ACMarket too. Installing to the SD card isn’t advisable because some APK files cannot be read correctly by the Android Package Installer; this will cause conflicts and issues on your device, so try to install it to internal storage instead.
3. ACMarket Has Stopped Working
Three main reasons why this error occurs are that your app preferences are not correct, you need to clear out your cache, and you may not have enabled Unknown Sources. Click the link below for more details and solutions.
Fix ACMarket Stopped Working on Android
Start with Method 1 and work your way through until you find one that solves the problem on your device:
Method 1: Reset Your App Preferences
This is by far the easiest method and usually works for most people:
- Open your Android settings app on your device
- Go to Apps or App Manager, depending on the Android version you are running
- Look for All Apps and tap the menu
- Choose Reset App Preferences from the menu
- On the confirmation message, click on Reset Now
- Try ACMarket again, and it should work
Method 2: Clear the Package Installer Data and Cache
If the first method doesn’t work, try this one:
- Open your Settings app again
- Look for Apps or Manage apps and select it
- Scroll down to System Apps and look for Package Installer – tap it
- You now have two options – Clear Cache and Clear Data. Click on each one to clear them. Note – if you are using Android Marshmallow 6.0, the options for clearing the data and cache will be found under Storage
If ACMarket still isn’t working, move on to method 3.
Method 3: Enable Unknown Sources
If neither of the above two methods has worked, this one will:
- One your Android Settings app
- Tap on Security and then on Unknown Sources.
- Make sure the box is checked beside Unknown sources to enable it
- Try the app again – if it still doesn’t work, delete ACMarket and reinstall it with this option enabled.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
For those that are new to using external app installers, we have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions specifically for ACMarket and provided the answers to those questions. Check out that list below:
As always, if you have any questions that we may not have answered or you come across any errors that are not listed here, please use the comments box below or Contact Us to let us know; we will do our very best to provide the answers you seek.
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