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So far there are reports that specific types of files fail to download on the Android browser. Here is a list of known file types:
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===Extensions===
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.zip - fails: The content being downloaded is not supported by the phone
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.xxx - works [[#Notes|Note:1]] : Most .zip files on this site that should be downloaded via G1 have this extensions with instructions on renaming
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===Notes===
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# .xxx gets renamed to .asc when downloaded via the browser.
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===Download Crutch===
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An application has been added to the market that will allow you to download any file. I have tested it with a .zip file and it worked great. The app name is Download Crutch. Find it on the market if you need to download any non working file extension.

Revision as of 01:40, 2 August 2009

So far there are reports that specific types of files fail to download on the Android browser. Here is a list of known file types:

Extensions

.zip - fails: The content being downloaded is not supported by the phone

.xxx - works Note:1 : Most .zip files on this site that should be downloaded via G1 have this extensions with instructions on renaming

Notes

  1. .xxx gets renamed to .asc when downloaded via the browser.


Download Crutch

An application has been added to the market that will allow you to download any file. I have tested it with a .zip file and it worked great. The app name is Download Crutch. Find it on the market if you need to download any non working file extension.

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