Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: [ANDROID] How To Fix Google Play Error: -18"

  1. #1
    Luminary Poster Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Somewhere to my left...
    Posts
    6,037
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,191
    Thanked in
    754 Posts

    Default [ANDROID] How To Fix Google Play Error: -18"

    Attachment 143866
    How To Fix Google Play Store's "Error: -18"


    Yeah, so I figured I'd write this quick guide to help my fellow Arlorians who have been unable to download AL's new client due to the evil "Error: -18"

    So What Is Error: -18?
    Honestly, I don't know much about this, other than the fact that its a Google Play issue that happens when Android's smdl2tmp1.asec file becomes corrupted (which happens somewhat often)
    There's not much documentation provided by Google's Support documentation

    A few things before we start
    • Power off your android device before removing the SD Card
    • Yep, thats about it...


    Android OS creates a file called "smdl2tmp1.asec".
    It is most likely the reason that causes Error: -18
    btw, you can delete this file, but it will keep being re-created by Android OS
    Error: -18 happens when the smdl2tmp1.asec file becomes corrupted

    Step 1
    Remove your device's SD card, and plug it into the card reader on your laptop
    (or if you don't have a laptop and/or a card reader, just plug your device to your computer directly)

    Step 2
    locate smdl2tmp1.asec
    Code:
    /sdcard/.android_secure/smdl2tmp1.asec
    For those who don't understand the line above,
    LOCATE the "sdcard" folder from your device's folders
    LOCATE the ".android_secure" folder
    FIND and DELETE "smdl2tmp1.asec"

    Step 3
    Download AL via your Android device's google play store
    Enjoy
    Last edited by Schnitzel; 12-14-2015 at 06:29 PM.

  2. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Schnitzel For This Useful Post:


  3. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    1,897
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    261
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    258
    Thanked in
    156 Posts

    Default

    If people aren't using their SD cards much and is mostly empty. Simply Format the SD card from your phone and you should be good to go. Another way is to keep in mind that .asec files are app security files, you'll have functionality issues with some apps if you delete it.

  4. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2015
    Posts
    2
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    What happen to my android if i delete folder android secure. I using filee explore, opt. show hiden file. Thank you

  5. #4
    Luminary Poster Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Somewhere to my left...
    Posts
    6,037
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,191
    Thanked in
    754 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Regend Mamahit View Post
    What happen to my android if i delete folder android secure. I using filee explore, opt. show hiden file. Thank you
    Android will recreate the file.

  6. #5
    New Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Posts
    3
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default

    Hey Spacetime Studios! i had a problem logging in today i cannot open my account (sts email) and my email (yahoo) has been deactivated pls help me! NEED YOUR REPLY ASAP!!! Tnx......

  7. #6
    Luminary Poster Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Somewhere to my left...
    Posts
    6,037
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,191
    Thanked in
    754 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Gian Keanu Mauricio View Post
    Hey Spacetime Studios! i had a problem logging in today i cannot open my account (sts email) and my email (yahoo) has been deactivated pls help me! NEED YOUR REPLY ASAP!!! Tnx......
    Hey there!
    I don't work for Spacetime Studios
    Posting on this thread will not help you get your post seen by devs.
    create a case using support.spacetimestudios.com, the support team can help you out

  8. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    57
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5
    Thanked in
    4 Posts

    Default

    Hello Ruizhe, I wasn't able to locate that file. I've went through my phone using RAR and it's located in /storage/sdcard1/ . But I couldn't find it when I plug my cable into the computer, connected to my phone. Need help ASAP, ty!

  9. #8
    Luminary Poster Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Somewhere to my left...
    Posts
    6,037
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,191
    Thanked in
    754 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Recapsize View Post
    Hello Ruizhe, I wasn't able to locate that file. I've went through my phone using RAR and it's located in /storage/sdcard1/ . But I couldn't find it when I plug my cable into the computer, connected to my phone. Need help ASAP, ty!
    You should be able to find it if your android device has a File Manager app installed
    if not, then download the AL apk directly from the sts website

    http://account.spacetimestudios.com/...aneLegends.apk

  10. #9
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Posts
    57
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    2
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    5
    Thanked in
    4 Posts

    Default

    I've tried installing from that link you've given. Guess what? Tough luck.

    It was all and well at "Installing..." and the progress bar. After 30 - 60 seconds, it said " App not installed."

    I've tried clearing cache, restarting, taking out and putting in SD Card. None of them worked.

    I still need further advice.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sent from my Lenovo A6000 using Tapatalk

  11. #10
    Luminary Poster Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Somewhere to my left...
    Posts
    6,037
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,191
    Thanked in
    754 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Recapsize View Post
    I've tried installing from that link you've given. Guess what? Tough luck.

    It was all and well at "Installing..." and the progress bar. After 30 - 60 seconds, it said " App not installed."

    I've tried clearing cache, restarting, taking out and putting in SD Card. None of them worked.

    I still need further advice.

    Thanks in advance.

    Sent from my Lenovo A6000 using Tapatalk
    Ask of the devs.

  12. #11
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Posts
    14
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    0
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    0
    Thanked in
    0 Posts

    Default Bug:flame forged blades of rune blast

    I cannot use normal attacks when blade proc is active please fix it soon

  13. #12
    Luminary Poster Schnitzel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Somewhere to my left...
    Posts
    6,037
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,191
    Thanked in
    754 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by vitokapagetz View Post
    I cannot use normal attacks when blade proc is active please fix it soon
    You do realize I don't work for STS don't you?
    And this isn't the thread to post that

  14. #13
    Member Majin Vineet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Wandering... cant afford housing....
    Posts
    206
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    34
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    52
    Thanked in
    33 Posts

    Default

    just close play store ( never trust google when he says anything about android)

    just get full setup provided by Devs (or scroll up there is a link in above posts) and install it.
    Way to get...Let it let..

Similar Threads

  1. Google Play Error Code 18
    By Lastmind in forum AL Technical Issues and Bugs
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-30-2015, 08:47 AM
  2. "Play with the Devs" Public Play Test Twitch Highlights
    By Remiem in forum AL General Discussion
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 10-01-2014, 09:42 PM
  3. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 03-09-2014, 09:14 PM
  4. Replies: 26
    Last Post: 01-14-2014, 02:51 PM
  5. google checkout error
    By Diodge in forum PL Technical Issues and Bugs
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-14-2011, 02:42 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •