February was a bad surprise for Android users. Earlier this month, many users encountered a problem when they tried to download an app from Google Play Store. Instead of an early processing routine, the error message "The application can not be downloaded. Try again and, if the problem persists, get help on troubleshooting (Error code: 404) "appeared in their screens, follow this instruction and do another try when it is finished without result.
The community of Android users has not actually solved the problem to remove the error by themselves. Neither traditional methods (clear the cache and data, go back to the previous version of Google Play, nor delete / add a Google account), nor the radical method, that is, restore the settings to the default settings. factory of an Android device. The 404 error while downloading Google Play apps continued to appear. Indeed, this problem has nothing to do with smartphones or tablets. The problem is caused by working server. Precisely, it is caused by the Store software. A server can not find a wanted application in Google Play and its attempt to download it from the store results in the error. In fact, error code 404 is a standard HTTP response code if a client can establish a connection to a server and the server in question can not find the required data.
Google Play Support Forum support said they knew about the problem and the developers were working on it. Our recommendation to anyone facing 404 error is to wait a bit. The effect of the widespread error, which affects a majority of Android users, gives rise to the hope that the problem will be solved in no time. As a temporary suggestion, we recommend install an alternative store (Amazon Appstore, GetJar, SlideMe, Aptoide, OperaMobileStore, Yandex.Store) and use it to download the wanted stuff.