January 19th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Device(s): Alcatel OT-983
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No, really, I have plenty of memory!
Hello, I'm a brand new android person and I'm sorry to begin with 'omg help', but there we go. I just got the OT-983 as a late Christmas/early birthday present, and I've had it less than a week. I went a bit app-happy at the beginning, and realising I was going to run out of memory, I bought a brand new 16GB SD card. That arrived this morning.
I was able to install Astro, but that's about it. Ringdroid (having come with the phone, but on the old SD card I think) refused to install, with no information given. (Seriously, it just said 'App not installed.' I tried older versions and newer versions and nothing worked, or gave me any more information.) Okay, fine, I'll use something else to make ringtones.
Then I tried to install an app which, when I attempt to open it, says 'There is not enough disk space on your device for Ap Geiriaduron to run. Delete some files and try again.'
I call BS. It's the only thing on the brand new SD card (which the phone settings tell me has 14.53GB free). The app itself is a Welsh dictionary, weighing in at a whopping 676KB, so there is TOTALLY space for it. (The application manager > storage says it's using 376KB.) I've tried moving it between the phone and the SD card to no effect. I've cleared caches, erased data, and read a lot of old threads about people with similar problems. Unfortunately, the simple things don't work, and the more complex ones I don't understand because I'm a medievalist and not an app developer. Besides, 'this doesn't work' is an extremely unhelpful variety of error message.
There are some old threads on various sites dealing with similar issues, but they seemed to be related to models of phone that aren't mine; also they're more than a year old. Does anyone know what's going on or how I can fix it? I will be incredibly grateful for any help.