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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-09-2009
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endless 'starting download'

PLEASE help me out!!

i was trying to download 2 apps.. but they are stuck in the ''starting download' for hours!! and there is no option for me to pause it or cancel it.. =p 

i already downloaded other apps after i tried to start these ones.. and they went just fine!

i already tried deleting the app world app and downloaded it again, but everytime i do this it keeps my information (like the apps ive already downloaded)

what should i do??? =/ 

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Registered: ‎04-01-2008
My Device: Passport • Z30 • Z10 • Torch9850 • Playbook
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: endless 'starting download'

For now, try this:


With the BlackBerry device powered ON, remove the battery a few seconds and then reinsert the battery to reboot. 

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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎09-09-2009
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Re: endless 'starting download'

didnt work out =/

thanks though... Smiley Happy

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎09-10-2009
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Re: endless 'starting download'

I have the same issue. Stuck with apps in "downloading" but no action being taken. Bigger concern is that its eating into my broadband connection when I use it with PC. Does endless cycling/attempts to complete this failing download take up bandwidth?
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Posts: 19,020
Registered: ‎07-29-2008
My Device: Passport, Playbook, 9320BES
My Carrier: Bouygues _ SFR

Re: endless 'starting download'


another user has found a solution to this problem and posted it in these forums. The main idea is to clear the AppWorld cache :
1. Open App World
2. Go to My World
3 Clear the cache :
- For Storm & Pearl devices : show the keyboard, hold the num-lock ("!?123") button so it locks and then hit the three characters : 3 4 (
- For other devices: hold down the ALT key and press the three keys R S T
4. If your devie is locked after that, perform a battery pull reboot.
 Please tell us if this solves your issue.

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