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Trying to download applications using Google Play but it keeps displaying error 498.

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Trying to download a game using Google Play and it keeps popping up a message saying "error code 498". What does that mean?

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I get the same error (498 ) when I try to download Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Space. I have a Samsung Galaxy S. I contacted the Google Play store or whatever it's called. Their response was this:

Thanks for writing in. It looks like the apps you're trying to download is 38.2M and 35.5M, which is larger than your device's cache partition. Your device is unable to download apps on Google Play that are larger than the cache partition even though you may have enough internal storage space available. Any app larger than 20-25M is too big for certain devices, namely Samsung devices, to download at one time.

It's very disappointing. I hope they come up with some way around it.

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I JUST TRIED TO TALK TO SOMEONE AT SAMSUNG ABOUT THIS PROBLEM, AND THE GUY WAS A TOTAL JERK. told me that it wasn't their problem. i asked him to read this page, sent him a link to it and he wouldn't even open it. said he's not allowed. i asked him to forward our issues to a supervisor and he told me that he doesn't have one. i kept a copy of our conversation. i gave him a terrible rating on the online survey but i doubt it will do any good.

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So I have LG Opitmus Slider from Virgin Mobile & I'm having this problem too. & I've already done the whole uninstall updates & reinstall stuff. It worked for a couple updates I needed, but now I'm trying to download Instagram (I've had it on my phone before. But deleted for various reasons.) & Its giving me the Error 498 popup. Please help me? :(

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I am too confused about it. Perhaps, if you know can you say me how to download "Tarzan for pc".
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Can anyone help me with this matter? :-(

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I had this same problem with N.O.V.A 3, and the 498 occured because I had too little space in my microSD card. It also might be because you don't jave an SD card, and you don't have enough internal memory.

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I get the same error (498) when i try to download skype i have indroid

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I want to install two apps on my tablet(samsung galaxy 1)but i get the error 498 to,but the same apps i got on my phone (samsung galaxy s2)and on the phone there's no
problem to install it.
Please help me.
The cache fixe don't helpt.

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Its not working
error 498 how to fix it?
I am using samsung galaxy tab 1
version 2.2

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It is a lack of storage space. In my case, I freed up some space on my phone by deleting unnecessary junk and after that was able to download; error 498 went away. Good luck to the next person who comes across this thread... the above "answers" are useless.

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soooooooo i have 783 mb NOT used and 1.2 used and i whant to download an app for 1.8 mb... so u tellin me that i have no space ... i have to tell you BULLSHIT!
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ok, can we get better answers. it isn't the cashe file size, nothing is going through. no apps of any size nor updates... only one person said delete google play... but the guy that did it wasn't happy... so what is the next option? should I learn about rooting my cell to bypass the problem?

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I just got a tablet samsung galixy tab 1 and get error 498when i download some apps yet have no problem putting the same app on my phone could this be cuz i dont have a sim card or monthly plan on my tablet or are some apps just not tablet compatable

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Try this: (Do it on your own risk)
1.)
Press & Hold The Power Button & Volume Up Button Simultaneously & wait until it reboots but continue to hold the buttons until the "Galaxy Tab 2 7.0" Logo appears
(maybe it's not the logo that will show because maybe your device is different from me, i tried this on Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 so that is the logo that will show)
2.)
after your see the logo of your device then don't hold the buttons now
3.)
the android logo with a blue colored font will appear
4.)
use the Power & volume buttons to navigate up & down
(vol up = menu up, vol down = menu down)
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navigate to "Clear cache" & press the power button to select it
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a progress bar will appear and wait for it to finish
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after clearing up the cache then navigate to "reboot system now" then press the power button to select & wait the device to reboot

it works fine for me.

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I just did what you suggested with my phone and all it did was reboot my phone..ill try again maybe i did it wrong

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i have a samsung galaxy mini gt-s5570 and im trying to download queens crown 2 on android market but it said it cannot be downloaded due to an error (498 i have deleted all of my apps but still cant download the game. please help what is the best thing to do

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