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euvix Calculating status...
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Apr 20, 2011 11:50 AM

My AppStore icon will regularly have update badges, but when I open it, there are no updates available. I'll then close the app, and the badge will be gone, only to come a few minutes later with the same result :( does anyone else have this problem, or a solution?

iPhone 4, iOS 4.3.1, (GSM, Jailbroken)
  • paulcb Level 6 Level 6 (18,675 points)
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    Apr 20, 2011 11:53 AM (in response to euvix)

    I've not seen it, but then again, my iPhone is not JB.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3743

  • sn4p2k Level 4 Level 4 (1,215 points)
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    Apr 20, 2011 11:53 AM (in response to euvix)

    To be honest these are the solutions that may or may not work.

     

    First thing I would try is rebooting the phone by holding the sleep/wake button and home button for 15 seconds until you see the white apple logo.

     

    If that doesn't work I would restore from backup.  If that doesn't work I would restore as new. If all else fails take it to your closest apple store they may replace the phone for a working one..

  • sheena89 Calculating status...
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    Apr 28, 2011 8:52 PM (in response to euvix)

    hi, may i know what you did? because i have the same problem too. My appstore on phone shows that there is one update available but when i open it, there is not update. few minutes later, the update badge returns. soooo what do i do?

  • Schlosser666 Calculating status...
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    Apr 29, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to euvix)

    I've got the same problem and my i is jailbroken, so if you've got any hints I would be really appreciative! :)

  • sheena89 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 29, 2011 8:22 PM (in response to euvix)

    oh yeah it is. previously on a jailbroken firmware, it doesnt happen though..

  • TomazzZ Calculating status...
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    May 6, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to euvix)

    Hey , can you please provide info on how to get rid of it , mine is JB 4.3.2 , got the same thing App store badge, but no updates available , after a little of time badge comes again....

    It would be really nice to post a solution )

  • TomazzZ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 6, 2011 6:11 PM (in response to euvix)

    Ok  gays i found solution that works.

    There is what you need to do.

    1) Try to figure out what app causing the problem.

    2)Update the app from iPhone app store.

    3)Delete this app from ITunes on PC

    4)Sync this app from iPhone to PC

    5)Delete this app from iPhone

    6)Sync IPhone with PC.

     

    If you don't want toinstall updated version of app

    step 1

    2)Delete app which causingthe problem from iPhone and some other( doesn't matter which one) app that youhave in the iTunes on pc.

    3)delete problem app from ITunespc

    4)Sync with pc (you willhave 1 deleted app back and the problem one will be gone forever)

     

    There is another think

    If you want to keep the appbut do not want to update you will need to do the same but correct metadataplist just after install and app store will not update it and will not show anyupdates.

     

    Ask if you have questions.

  • LucasV Calculating status...
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    May 22, 2011 10:33 AM (in response to euvix)

    euvix, what did you do? I have the exact same problem on JB 4.3.3. I think it was caused by a particular app which said it needed to be updated in the AppStore. I decided I just didn't want the app, so I deleted it and the AppStore badge went away. However, ever since, it is doing the exact behaviour you have described. I tried re-adding it and removing the metadata, removing all metadata on the phone manually by using iFile, resetting, and a few other things. Nothing seems to do the trick.

  • Cal Vilas Bôas Calculating status...
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    Jun 25, 2011 9:58 AM (in response to euvix)

    People... I FIX MY PROBLEM.

    The MAS show a upgrade for Angry Birds 1.0 to 1.5.1.

    But, my app Angry Birds 1.0 was cracked for a guy in internet, that have ID ****@mail.ru.

    So, MAS show a update, and all the time that i tried update, the MAS ask me for login and password this guy ****@mail.ru.

     

    A tried delete the app and buy, but the update badge not go away, and the MAS show error all the time i tried buy a app with my accont.

     

    So, a FIX this, and for test buy Angry Birds with my accont and all gone OK... 

     

     

    STEPS:

     

    DELETE THE APP THAT SHOW IN UPDATE NOTIFICATIONON MAS.

     

    1_ Rebuilding the spotlight database.

    • Launch System Preferences. You`ll find it hiding in the Apple menu.
    • Select the Spotlight PreferencePane.
    • Click the Privacy tab.
    • Click ADD Button and add your hard drive into the Prevent Spotlight from searching these locations list.
    • Close System Preference.

    2_ OnyX.app

    • Launch OnyX.app.
    • Manutence.
    • Fix Permition and execute. Wait for finished.
    • When finished, close OnyX.
    • Reboot MAC.

    3_ MAC

    • Launch MAC.
    • In this time, the Badge Update NOT SHOW again.
    • Buy the same app that MAS has notified after, in my example ANGRY BIRDS 1.5.1.
    • Now, the MAS ask for my ID and Password;

    4_ Rebuilding the spotlight database.

    • Launch System Preferences. You`ll find it hiding in the Apple menu.
    • Select the Spotlight PreferencePane.
    • Click the Privacy tab.
    • Click your Hard Drive on list, and click Delete Button above the list.
    • Close System Preference.

     

    All update notifications have gone. This is a fix........... for now.

     

    for help, ask me:    cacalvb@gmail.com

  • MommyZL Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 9:10 PM (in response to euvix)

    Really simple for me. Not jail broken. Simply did hard boot. Holding off and button on front same time for 5 seconds.  When turned back on, it now displayed the app needing update and properly updated it.

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