03-14-2019 11:53 AM
The Tab 2 A7-10F has been unstable (requiring a reboot to open some apps, such as Overdrive), so I did a factory reset. When I reinstalled Chrome, it gave an older version (43.somthing), and when I try to update it, it will download but not install. Same for Android System webview - dowloads but doesn't install. Even tried Chrome beta - same result. I've already tried all the stuff that Google recommends, doesn't work. The tab is running Android 5.0 and it says all my software is up to date. I'm still having the issue with Overdrive (my library ebook reader) - have to reboot the tablet every time I want it to start correctly or download an ebook. The tablet is a couple of years old, but I'd be annoyed if I have to get a new one just for this sort of use.
03-15-2019 02:03 PM
I have an old Acer tablet (similar specs to yours) still kicking with Android Jellybean (4.3) and it's running current OverDrive 3.7.9 with no problems - I don't think it's your Android version. JB never had Android System Web View, but my ZTE Lollipop (5.1) phone got an update to that yesterday, again no issues. Both devices run Chrome. The steps to take before giving up are to back up your important data, and enter Recovery Mode. Look up the hardware button sequence for your device, normally power off - then Vol Up + Power On until the Lenovo Logo appears. There's a text menu:
a) System Partition Cache Wipe (normally does no harm to current installed apps, settings, etc.),
and as a last resort
b) Factory Reset (full wipe of current installation and replacement - might take you back to KitKat.)
I wouldn't panic unless these fail.
03-16-2019 04:53 PM - edited 03-16-2019 04:56 PM
I've done the factory reset (twice, actually) - it does come back with Lollipop. Recovery mode is a challenge - my menu is all in Chinese. I can find the EMMC thingy, but it didn't help. OverDrive is running fine on all my other devices, but on the Tab 2, either syncing or updating (something?) kicks it out and I have to reboot, then re-open it. If I stay in airplane mode, it's not a problem. I'm more concerned about running the old version of Chrome, given the current concern about malware. The new version downloads, but will not install.
03-16-2019 05:38 PM - edited 03-16-2019 11:17 PM
Very odd. Seems clear you have a clean system and wifi is working. I'm personally still using OverDrive, but my library (Toronto Public) has been pushing "Libby, by OverDrive" Android app for a year or so, and it might solve your problem if your library supports it:
No idea what's going on with Chrome browser. There are good alternatives but its integration with Google services makes it hard to do without for many.
06-20-2019 09:45 PM
For the past few days I kept getting a notification my Chrome was out of date so I attempted to update but it wouldn't install no matter how many times I tried . When I bought my Lenovo 3-7 Essential tablet it already had McAfee security installed. Recently I purchased an anti virus called Trend Micro Maximum Security and installed that into my tablet after removing McAfee. It was after I installed the new anti virus that I seem to have these installation problems. So I removed it and installed McAfee again from Play Store. Installations seem to work now.