Failure [INSTALL_FAILED_ALREADY_EXISTS] when I tried to update my application


Question

when I tried to update my applcation with new version that has same signature as previous one, shows above error.

What I am missing?

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12/23/2012 11:28:09 PM

Accepted Answer

If you install the application on your device via adb install you should look for the reinstall option which should be -r. So if you do adb install -r you should be able to install without uninstalling before.

723
12/15/2010 11:55:49 AM

You are getting that error because an application with a package name same as your application already exists. If you are sure that you have not installed the same application before, change the package name and try.

Else wise, here is what you can do:

  1. Uninstall the application from the device: Go to Settings -> Manage Applications and choose Uninstall OR
  2. Uninstall the app using adb command line interface: type adb uninstall After you are done with this step, try installing the application again.

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