Failure [-12]

by Brian Williamson » Wed, 25 Nov 2009 00:06:07 GMT

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 Hi All, I tried to load an app onto the Android dev 1 phone and got
the following message: Failure [-12]

Does anyone know what this message means?


Failure [-12]

by Xavier Ducrohet » Wed, 25 Nov 2009 09:06:41 GMT

 The list of install failure code is in the PackageManager class.

-12 is defined here: ;a=blob;f=core/java/android/content/pm/;h=cd48dcbcba3b5886f01a986ef71cb08412505e46;hb=refs/heads/eclair#l358

Basically the minSdkVersion in your app is higher than the device you are
trying to install on.

I'm guessing this is a relative old device image? More recent device builds
properly display most errors as INSTALL_FAILED_OLDER_SDK.


On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 8:15 PM, Brian Williamson <


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