my Droid X (2.2 stock) is having an issue. I will use this post to organize what the issues are then try to fix it. Feel free to butt in with your two cents.
Cannot install apps (new or already purchased).
Cannot uninstall apps.
Apps on SD card are listed by ROM name in the setting menu.
The same apps show as not installed on my DX when I try to open them. I removed the shortcuts.
Core apps and widgets installed on the phone still run.
This all applies to apps from both the Amazon and Google app stores.
What happened? Last week I checked the Amazon Market app for updates like I have done before. I started queuing updates and eventually selected all 30ish apps that needed it. Later the device told me some apps could not be updated (actually all of them failed). Since then I am able to purchase apps from either outlet.
On the Google Android Market the download does not begin when I hit "Ok." From the Amazon store it seems that the apk files download then the process gets stuck in the installation step. Likewise the uninstall process dead-ends in the same way.
Short of a factory reset, I would like to get my apps running again. It seems the SD card is working as I can read/write files on it. I see photos, downloads, and stored app data where they should be. In the meanwhile I will try to figure out what broke this functionality and try to reverse it. So far I tried unmounting the card then resetting the device. I had to toggle the Verizon connection today because it was not properly connecting (1-2 signal bars when my other phone showed 3G).
Thanks for reading.
pulled the SD card; running an update. Let's see what happens next.
re-edit: I now have 2.3.3. Now to re-insert the SD card.