[RESOLVED] Android BETA - "Parse Error" when installing

Post your woes here and we will do our best to sort them out

Moderator: Admins

[RESOLVED] Android BETA - "Parse Error" when installing

Postby GGCrew » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:28 pm

I am getting the following error when attempting to install the Beta release of Frozen Synapse for Android:
Code: Select all
Parse Error
There is a problem parsing the package


I purchased FS from the current "Humble Bundle with Android 6".

Because the Humble Bundle Android App consistently has trouble downloading large files, I downloaded the file to my Windows 7 PC and copied the APK file into my device's "download" folder via USB.
(Release filename: "FrozenSynapse-png-pvr-humble-xxxxx_yyyyy.apk")

I can see the APK file on my device. It has a generic Android icon, unlike most other APK's in the folder.

When I click to install, I'm presented with a choice between the standard "Package installer" and a Google "Verify and install" applications. The both return a "Parse error" almost immediately.

I have downloaded and moved the file numerous times, just in case there was an Internet hiccup somewhere along the way.

Device details (aka "probably the reason it doesn't work"):
- Verizon Droid Charge (Samsung SCH-I510)
- OS version 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
- screen 480x800
- System storage: 1GB (250MB free)
- RAM: 256MB

The Humble Bundle description does include the disclaimer "Frozen Synapse is recommended for tablets", which my phone clearly is NOT. I knew the risk before making my purchase.

Hope this helps!
Last edited by GGCrew on Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:36 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
GGCrew
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:22 pm

Re: Android BETA - "Parse Error" when installing

Postby GGCrew » Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:36 pm

A-ha!

Found an acceptable answer in the Humble Bundle support section.
http://support.humblebundle.com/customer/portal/articles/1186935-humble-bundle-with-android-6---system-requirements

Listed requirements for Frozen Synapse on Android:
OS: Android 3.0 or later
.apk size: 336.4 MB
Misc.: Screen height 600px and 1 GB RAM required
6.5 inch or larger tablet screen recommended


Time to get a new phone! :D
User avatar
GGCrew
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:22 pm

Re: [RESOLVED] Android BETA - "Parse Error" when installing

Postby staddum » Sun Jun 23, 2013 10:48 am

Good thing you found the answer yourself, because you're not gonna get any help from Mode7.
staddum
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:18 pm

Re: [RESOLVED] Android BETA - "Parse Error" when installing

Postby GGCrew » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:32 pm

staddum wrote:Good thing you found the answer yourself, because you're not gonna get any help from Mode7.


On the contrary, I have found the Mode7 folks to be quite helpful.
User avatar
GGCrew
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:22 pm


Return to Technical Support

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot]