Error – Insufficient storage – Nexus 7


Device: Nexus 7 (2013 WIFI)
ROM: AOKP_FLO_KITKAT_NIGHTLY_2014-07-31
Rooted: Yes
Recovery: TWRP (Not sure if this is needed)

I am posting this because I recently started getting “insufficient storage” error on my device. I’ve had this before and I knew exactly had to fix it because I had come back from a vacation then and there were a lot of pictures on the device; So it was a simple matter of moving all the pictures and videos off the device for it to start working again.

This time however it is a little confusing for me. I will start with some pictures:

Settings > Storage ES File Explorer
Settings > Storage / ES File Explorer > Top_left menu > Tools drop-down > SD Card Analyst (click images for larger variants)

So far everything looks fine, I seem to have a lot of space left to install one measly app right? Just to confirm, I used Clean Master to try to move some apps to device storage:

Clean Master
Clean Master > App Manager > Move

No gimmicks here, Clean Master sees that I only have one storage medium on my device. So why do I get these errors?

Google play AIDE
Google play (Trying to install an app that is less than 1MB in size) / AIDE (Trying to run an app)

I’m just confused about the whole thing. Everything else seems to be saying I have enough space, but apps are not being installed because I don’t have enough. What can I do here?

EDIT: Even more weirdness, it won’t let me install the 300Kb file with the image I posted above, but it lets me install a 3Mb file from the playstore. Basically I can install some apps but not others and it doesn’t matter the size, my device just wants to make me crazy no problem. Ex. This app (2.6M) installed fine, but this one (2.1M) didn’t due to “Not enough space”.

What I have tried:

DiskUsage

Couple observations:

–> It let me install this App and still not letting me install the other apps I have tried with the insufficient memory message still showing

–> The above pic shows that I have enough space left on the /data partition to install atleast A LOT of apps!

  • Output of running the df command:

Terminal Emulator

Note I have tried the solution posted at the “Possible Duplicate” link and it did not work nor did I expect it to. The problem here is not that I have insufficient space to install apps because as you can see, I have a lot of space and I am able to install some apps. The problem is deeper than that and probably has to do with the way files are installed on my tablet

What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?


If you’re not used to seeing the ‘low on internal storage’ notification, what is it that you’re doing to keep your phone’s internal memory from filling up so quickly?

The ‘SD Card and Phone Storage’ menu in the settings doesn’t really tell me much other than how much is free. And, I don’t really have that many applications installed. The top 5 storage hogging apps on my phone are Gmail (18.6 MB), Twitter (17.5 MB), Facebook (12.55 MB), Maps (9.63 MB), and Swype (6.06 MB).

So, are there apps out there (besides your normal file manager ones, like Astro) that will help monitor internal phone storage? Is there something I should be doing to keep my phone storage use to a minimum?

Micromax Unite 2 A106, app installation error


When I’m installing an app it show internal storage insufficient space. But the internal SD memory has lots of space, approx 5gb free.

Please give me a solution.

*#9900# doesn't work in 2.3.3 any alternatives?


I have insufficient interval memory due to large system files. I have tried *#9900# but there is no option to delete the dump state or logcat files on 2.3.3.
What other methods can I use on a non rooted phone to achieve the same result?
Thanks.

“Error while downloading <application_name>. There is insufficient space on the device”


When I am downloading the application from the Play Store, I am getting this message.

"Error while downloading <application_name>. There is insufficient space on the device"

I am using Sony Xperia C and I have sufficient space in the internal memory and in the memory card. This message is cracking my brain as it is shown for the application under 2 mb and I have almost half GB free.
I am not able to update the applications too.

Please help me to solve this issue. I am using android 4.2.2.

HTC desire 816 insufficient space error [duplicate]


This question already has an answer here:

Cannot move app to SD card using Android Assistant in KitKat


I used Android ICS before, and the apps could be moved to SD card (or as it is called ‘Phone storage’) using Android Assistant. I bought a new phone with KitKat yesterday, but I cannot find the ‘Move to phone storage’ option in the current version of Android Assistant. Any idea?

PS: I just realized that Android Assistant uses the built-in settings menu for individual apps. So I guess the problem is with the phone app settings, not Android Assistant.

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I bought my Android phone a month ago (a Prestigio 3350 Duo) and installed maybe 5 apps on it, so according to the memory card I have almost 2 gb of free space, and 28 mb on internal storage. But when I try to install some apps it keeps showing off that message.

I don’t know why, tried to clear cache (which helped a little) – but still I can’t install an app of about 34 mb.

Can someone help me fix this problem? I know there’re similar posts but I appreciate any help. Thanks :)

“Insufficient storage” when trying to install new app


Every time I go to install a new app, I get the message “Insufficient storage”, and an unable to install anything!

I have spent quite a long time moving every possible app to the SD card, and still most of my space on the phone is gone.

However, that isn’t even the weird part. I have 250mb of free space on my phone, and it still unable to install even 300kb apps. I read this answer, but that is mentioning space as small as 13mb remaining, while I have as much as 250mb!

How much space is required on my phone to install a simple 300kb sized app???

Btw, I am running the newest second newest (this problem is getting so bad, I can’t even install an update) update on an HTC Thunderbolt, which I believe is android 2.3

What can I do to manage my phone's internal storage?


If you’re not used to seeing the ‘low on internal storage’ notification, what is it that you’re doing to keep your phone’s internal memory from filling up so quickly?

The ‘SD Card and Phone Storage’ menu in the settings doesn’t really tell me much other than how much is free. And, I don’t really have that many applications installed. The top 5 storage hogging apps on my phone are Gmail (18.6 MB), Twitter (17.5 MB), Facebook (12.55 MB), Maps (9.63 MB), and Swype (6.06 MB).

So, are there apps out there (besides your normal file manager ones, like Astro) that will help monitor internal phone storage? Is there something I should be doing to keep my phone storage use to a minimum?

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