With the latest KitKat 4.4 updates rolling for most of the current gen Android devices, users are experiencing a lot of performance enhancements. Though Kitkat 4.4 has loads of features and is more stable compared to previous android versions , there are still many bugs that need to be fixed. For example: in our older post we talked about how the EAS connection error is affecting the KitKat users and suggested a simple solution. In this post we will show you a fix for error 24 which pops up when you are trying to install or update some apps in Google Play. The 24 error seems to affect apps installed in Android RunTime or ART. WhatsApp is one such app affected by the error 24. There are lots of other apps too which suffer with this “error 24 during app installation in Google Play” error.
Here is how you can fix error 24 in Google Play for WhatsApp
Method 1 (Sure Fix but requires root):
- Install a file manager like Root Manager
- Browse to internal storage android/data/com.whatsapp
- Delete the com.whatsapp… folder
- Now install whatsapp from Google Play
Method 2: Removing Junk Files via Cleanmaster
- Install cleanmaster
- Uninstall Whatsapp
- Now run Cleanmaster , search for Junk files and clean them. (Make sure to uncheck important files that are detected as Junk files by Cleanmaster)
Method 3: When all fails backup all your apps and data and factory reset your device.
Like most Google Play errors, this one is likely to stay until the next major update addresses the issue. The latest version, 4.4.2 KitKat is already available for some devices and it might address the Android 4.4 bug which gives the error 24 while installing apps.