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Old October 23rd, 2011, 03:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

When i try and install apps from the market, it says that i have insufficient storage space available, when i have enough, both internal memory and on the sd card. i have tried the good old turn off and on again, and clearing the cache and data from the market, but both didn't work any one got any ideas?

btw phone is unrooted htc desire on 2.2

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i'll bump this, as i'm having the same problem, i've moved as much as i can onto my SD card, hardly have any photos on the phone, cleared all text messages & only have a few emails.
i wouldn't say i have that many addps installed.

any ideas before i do a factory reset??
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Hi guys,

How much is "enough" memory? If i remember correctly, you start to get warnings when your phone has less than 15 MB free. As I'm sure you guys are aware, a lot of people suffer from the lack of memory on the Desire and may not be a fixable problem due to the Desires limitations. The Froyo standard Apps to SD can only transfer parts of the app over and not the entire thing so that in itself is quite limiting. I'm sure I read that Gingerbread is more efficient at this and can store more on the SD so it could be worthwhile upgrading to the official update. But I don't think it would be a good long term solution.

Wiping emails and messages wont really make too much impact unless you have plenty of large attachments saved on your phone, but they should automatically save on to your SD card.

There are ways around low memory issues if you are unrooted with some of the guides provided on this forum. I can't link as I'm on my phone at the minute but will provide one if you can't find it later

I know it may not be what you're after but the other option would be rooting and having apps2sd+ or something similar to help expand your memory. This is probably the best long term solution but obviously you can't do this if you don't root.

Hope this sheds a bit of light for you as I remember how frustrating it was culling apps.
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Hi guys,

How much is "enough" memory? If i remember correctly, you start to get warnings when your phone has less than 15 MB free. As I'm sure you guys are aware, a lot of people suffer from the lack of memory on the Desire and may not be a fixable problem due to the Desires limitations. The Froyo standard Apps to SD can only transfer parts of the app over and not the entire thing so that in itself is quite limiting. I'm sure I read that Gingerbread is more efficient at this and can store more on the SD so it could be worthwhile upgrading to the official update. But I don't think it would be a good long term solution.

Wiping emails and messages wont really make too much impact unless you have plenty of large attachments saved on your phone, but they should automatically save on to your SD card.

There are ways around low memory issues if you are unrooted with some of the guides provided on this forum. I can't link as I'm on my phone at the minute but will provide one if you can't find it later

I know it may not be what you're after but the other option would be rooting and having apps2sd+ or something similar to help expand your memory. This is probably the best long term solution but obviously you can't do this if you don't root.

Hope this sheds a bit of light for you as I remember how frustrating it was culling apps.
Hi screamer, I'm not sure I explained myself very well, what I mean is at the mo, I have around 14mb free on the internal memory and almost a gig on the SD card, but when I go to download an app, that according to the market, is 2mb, it tells me I have insufficient sorage, also it only seems to be happening since the update to the market was released
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Could be Google+. It needs a huge amount of space. I had to uninstall it on my Desire running Leedroid. Even moving to sdcard left very little internal memory.
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Hi screamer, I'm not sure I explained myself very well, what I mean is at the mo, I have around 14mb free on the internal memory and almost a gig on the SD card, but when I go to download an app, that according to the market, is 2mb, it tells me I have insufficient sorage, also it only seems to be happening since the update to the market was released
no, that sounds just like my phone

ok, i just updated 4 apps & didn't see the limited space message this time.

my phone has

sd card
total space 7.9=39GB
Available space 5.96GB

internal phone storage
Available space 22.33MB



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no, that sounds just like my phone

ok, i just updated 4 apps & didn't see the limited space message this time.

my phone has

sd card
total space 7.9=39GB
Available space 5.96GB

internal phone storage
Available space 22.33MB



bloody annoying
Hmm. Which app(s) are you trying to download? I do know that the market size isn't necessarily an accurate reflection on how much memory it will take up. Angry Birds is 18.65 mb in the Market, but my phone reports it as 21.65 mb. Not a HUGE difference, but there is that difference there, I have a feeling the market displays the "zipped" apk file, and when it installs, it shows its true size. This is just speculation though.

As mentioned in my earlier post, the guide for forcing Apps to SD without root is here.

But with 22.3 mb.. There should be some room for movement. At least 7 mb to play with before the phone starts warning you that you are running out of room.
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Hmm. Which app(s) are you trying to download? I do know that the market size isn't necessarily an accurate reflection on how much memory it will take up. Angry Birds is 18.65 mb in the Market, but my phone reports it as 21.65 mb. Not a HUGE difference, but there is that difference there, I have a feeling the market displays the "zipped" apk file, and when it installs, it shows its true size. This is just speculation though.

As mentioned in my earlier post, the guide for forcing Apps to SD without root is here.

But with 22.3 mb.. There should be some room for movement. At least 7 mb to play with before the phone starts warning you that you are running out of room.
cheers for that link, i'll look into it
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No problems. Be interested in the results if you follow it through .
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No problems. Be interested in the results if you follow it through .
as i said, i'll have a look at it.


i'm able to upgrade in 2 weeks time, the phones updating ok just now, i see adobe flash just installed through the night.

i'm looking at the sensation
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Well I'm suffering from the same problem, and I think I can top these stats.

I've got 88MB internal free
1.2Gig Free SD Card.

And the app I'm TRYING to update is a hefty 453k.

Insufficient Space Available.

Go figure.

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Any solution to this yet? I can't update ANYTHING anymore. REALLY PISSING me off now.

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Any solution to this yet? I can't update ANYTHING anymore. REALLY PISSING me off now.

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I'd back up with Titanium, wipe everything and reflash the rom. Sorry bud!
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Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the idea.

It'll piss the missus off though as she hates me messing with my phone all the time.

That'll make it worth it if nothing else LOL.

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Sounds like a plan. Thanks for the idea.

It'll piss the missus off though as she hates me messing with my phone all the time.

That'll make it worth it if nothing else LOL.

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Everyone needs a hobby!

Also, I'm the first person she runs to when her Wildfire is playing up a bit. Go figure
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I have been facing similar problem for months now. certain apps wont update. This has nothing to do with amount of free space available!!!!!!!!!!!!. ITS A BUG.
There are certain apps which give this error.
The thing which worked for me was to uninstall those apps and install them back again(after making sure that u have little more than the required memory)
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I also have this problem with a Desire. Only recently started happening. This is a rooted phone with apps2sd. I deleted apps until I had over 80 MB free on internal storage. I was finally able to install an app. Now I'm at 78 MB free, and I can't install anymore. Haven't done a lot of testing to see if 80 is a strict limit, but this is a little ridiculous.

I don't know if this is relevant, but the Apps2SD gui no longer shows me any system info (internal storage space, sd card space, etc.).

Edit:
Ok, apparently my cache folder had a random 16.apk sitting in it that was thirty-some MB. Deleting that appeared to solve my problem.
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Also, I'm the first person she runs to when her Wildfire is playing up a bit. Go figure
You sure you're not married to my missus as well? LOL. Shes got a WF, and is always saying "Sweetheart.....what does this mean" when she buggers it up.

Maybe I should get her a Nokia 3210 for xmas LOL
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106mb free samsung epic 4g...can't install or update apps.

Update....
I ended all running apps and cleared the memory via thbe stock task manager....it let me downlaod and install a new app.
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I have an unrooted droid x, with only 5 small, non-default phone apps on it. And I have:
7.40gb- total sd space
4.02gb available sd space
6.26gb available application storage space

Yet I can't download an app that is only 9.37mb, due to "insufficient storage available".
I've cleared browser history and cache and everything, and moved all the apps that would allow it, to my sd card. To no avail. Any suggestions on what's going on with my phone?
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So I've had this issue for a while and i know i have enough space to download many apps.

App2sd didn't fix the problem but what has worked so far is killing all the running apps in background while downloading the new app(s).

I'll keep you guys updated if i find anything else.

Running a stock Google Nexus S 4G 2.3.7

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Hi, I came across the same problem after flashing to Gingerbread 2.3 on my Samsung Galaxy S. Although, maybe not a 'proper' fix, I noticed that unchecking "Unknown sources - Allow installation of non-Market applications" in Settings / Applications resolved this issue for me.
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Hi, I came across the same problem after flashing to Gingerbread 2.3 on my Samsung Galaxy S. Although, maybe not a 'proper' fix, I noticed that unchecking "Unknown sources - Allow installation of non-Market applications" in Settings / Applications resolved this issue for me.
I'm going to give this a try. I might be having this issue because of the Amazon App Store. It requires the unknown sources box checked
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Hi guys,

How much is "enough" memory? If i remember correctly, you start to get warnings when your phone has less than 15 MB free. As I'm sure you guys are aware, a lot of people suffer from the lack of memory on the Desire and may not be a fixable problem due to the Desires limitations. The Froyo standard Apps to SD can only transfer parts of the app over and not the entire thing so that in itself is quite limiting. I'm sure I read that Gingerbread is more efficient at this and can store more on the SD so it could be worthwhile upgrading to the official update. But I don't think it would be a good long term solution.

Wiping emails and messages wont really make too much impact unless you have plenty of large attachments saved on your phone, but they should automatically save on to your SD card.

There are ways around low memory issues if you are unrooted with some of the guides provided on this forum. I can't link as I'm on my phone at the minute but will provide one if you can't find it later

I know it may not be what you're after but the other option would be rooting and having apps2sd+ or something similar to help expand your memory. This is probably the best long term solution but obviously you can't do this if you don't root.

Hope this sheds a bit of light for you as I remember how frustrating it was culling apps.
apps2sd+ did resolve my insufficient storage issue
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apps2sd+ did resolve my insufficient storage issue.
My phone is Droid A855 with 16 GB sd.
The software did say that I have 261.76 mb total and 69.27 MB left after I moved all eligible appls to SD.

I had used the ROM Manager to clear the cache as well as Remap cache folder to my SD card, per the instruction on this url: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1329994
But it did not resolve the issue. apps2sd+ did resolve my insufficient storage issue.

1.) Download and install a terminal emulator
2.) Open the terminal emulator and type su
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4.) Restart the terminal emulator and type su, the prompt should change to a #
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You sure you're not married to my missus as well? LOL. Shes got a WF, and is always saying "Sweetheart.....what does this mean" when she buggers it up.

Maybe I should get her a Nokia 3210 for xmas LOL
May be a bit delayed but this made me chuckle good!

My missus isn't one for "buggering up her phone", it's just when it needs updating or setting anything up, I'm the first port of call. Ah well - I've rooted it for her, and got her running CyanogenMod 6.x - Seems to be running very slick! Few little minor niggles but I figure they're just bugs within the Rom. The 7.x build should fix this. However, I think a slightly older build will be slightly less taxing on the Wildfire. I may be wrong though as it's obviously build for a Wildfire!
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A couple of times I got the Insufficient Storage Available message and was able to download OTHER LARGER apps without making more space after getting the message!...But then I got the message consistently, no matter how much storage was available, and eventually had to due a factory reset of the OS.
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Is there still no solution to this problem? It sounds as though this is a bug and not anything user configurable.
I am completely unable to update anything due to this message yet having space on the phone.
The obvious problem of an OS reset is the time and effort it takes to get everything back up.
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Default Google Play is the issue... And they are trying to double charge us....

Seems the change from the market to google play is affecting our storage space error issues. Not only this, but it is charging us for previous purchased items due to your account being synced to your device with credit or debit card nfo attached. You may see charges from OMGPOP GOOGLE.COM/CHCA on your debit or credit account link to your google synced account. If you want to get an app to work just uninstall it and reinstall. In this case you may be charged 3X for an app you previous purchased in the market. Once for the app you purchase from the google market. A second time for the charge due to the change made to Google Play and then a third for uninstalling it and repurchasing it, and installing it again. I smell illegal here! Google already has made enough money off my first purchase now I am being tripled charged?

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How much is "enough" memory? If i remember correctly, you start to get warnings when your phone has less than 15 MB free. As I'm sure you guys are aware, a lot of people suffer from the lack of memory on the Desire and may not be a fixable problem due to the Desires limitations. The Froyo standard Apps to SD can only transfer parts of the app over and not the entire thing so that in itself is quite limiting. I'm sure I read that Gingerbread is more efficient at this and can store more on the SD so it could be worthwhile upgrading to the official update. But I don't think it would be a good long term solution.

Wiping emails and messages wont really make too much impact unless you have plenty of large attachments saved on your phone, but they should automatically save on to your SD card.

There are ways around low memory issues if you are unrooted with some of the guides provided on this forum. I can't link as I'm on my phone at the minute but will provide one if you can't find it later

I know it may not be what you're after but the other option would be rooting and having apps2sd+ or something similar to help expand your memory. This is probably the best long term solution but obviously you can't do this if you don't root.



Hope this sheds a bit of light for you as I remember how frustrating it was culling apps.
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Seems the change from the market to google play is affecting our storage space error issues. Not only this, but it is charging us for previous purchased items due to your account being synced to your device with credit or debit card nfo attached. You may see charges from OMGPOP GOOGLE.COM/CHCA on your debit or credit account link to your google synced account. If you want to get an app to work just uninstall it and reinstall. In this case you may be charged 3X for an app you previous purchased in the market. Once for the app you purchase from the google market. A second time for the charge due to the change made to Google Play and then a third for uninstalling it and repurchasing it, and installing it again. I smell illegal here! Google already has made enough money off my first purchase now I am being tripled charged?
I couldn't update the game "X Construction Lite" without error messages, but removing it and installing it again works ok - good game shame i lost my saves... Good job I haven't bought any games yet by the sounds of it!
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Seems the change from the market to google play is affecting our storage space error issues. Not only this, but it is charging us for previous purchased items due to your account being synced to your device with credit or debit card nfo attached. You may see charges from OMGPOP GOOGLE.COM/CHCA on your debit or credit account link to your google synced account. If you want to get an app to work just uninstall it and reinstall. In this case you may be charged 3X for an app you previous purchased in the market. Once for the app you purchase from the google market. A second time for the charge due to the change made to Google Play and then a third for uninstalling it and repurchasing it, and installing it again. I smell illegal here! Google already has made enough money off my first purchase now I am being tripled charged?
I recently installed a new Rom which used Google Play and it automatically located the apps I have previously paid for and allowed me the option to redownload them. Never had any issues of haveing to re-buy them.. Just to confirm you have linked your phone up with your previous Google account?
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I have a Samsung Galaxy S Captivate. I've recently upgraded to Gingerbread and LOATHE it. Can't wait till this gig is up so I can go iPhone! But that's neither here nor there.

I am having the same problem as everyone else.

LOADS of storage but can't download or update MOST apps. Most recently, the Instagram app for Android. But I get the error message nearly daily when apps are trying to update.

Have we gotten any further information on this situation? I'm so frustrated with the whole Android thing it's not even funny. If it's not one thing, it's another.

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It can sometimes mean your cache needs clearing. I would recommend asking in the captivate forum.
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I have a Kyocera Milano (not too fancy i know). I've had this phone for about 2-3 weeks and realized i was running out of space on my phone. Today i went to Best Buy and bought a new 16GB micro SD card (brand is PNY). I was able to download 3 apps (a flashlight app, a game called paper toss, and voxer) until it started saying i had "insufficient storage" on my phone. I went to my storage settings and it said that i have used 8.5MB and still have 15GB left on my memory card and 8.6MB in my internal storage. I really don't know why my phone isn't allowing me to download any apps even though i still have most of my NEW memory card un-used. I really hope somebody can help me, this is SO frustrating. Did i mention this is my first android phone? haha. HELP NEEDED!!!!!!!
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Android doesn't normally let you get below 15MB on internal storage. This is where apps install, not sd card so that won't specifically help.

If there is no support forum here for your device, Google one as there may be device specific options for you
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Default Samsung Galaxy S - Insufficient Storage Available???

First I would like to, know what 'Insufficient Storage Available' means and why it comes up.
It all started when my skype wasn't working so I decided to uninstall it and then download it again from the Play Store. Then it all started, whilst it finished downloading, it was then installing skype then a pop up appears and states Error: Insufficient Storage Available.

And whats strange is that in my external sd card it states that my total space and available space are both unavailable and my internal sd card I have enough memory in Total space and Available Space. Whats the problem and how do I solve it???
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Hi, and welcome to AF!

As this thread is in the HTC Desire forum you might get the best answers to your problem by asking in the Samsgung Galaxy S forum, since if there are any device specific aspects to your problem it is the people there who will know them.

It sounds like your external SD card isn't inserted or isn't functioning. I don't know the memory architecture of the SGS, so is there an "Internal Storage" as well as "Internal SD Card"? Just wanted to check, as I know that phone comes with significant internal flash memory but it may be that part of it is treated as internal storage the way we mean it on the Desire (the /data partition, if you want to be technical) while part of it treated as an SD card. If this guess (and it is a guess) is right, then it's the /data bit (Internal Storage) rather than the SD-like bit that you need to check if you have an Insufficient Storage Available message.
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On the desire, this error sometimes appears when /cache is full too.
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you could also try moving your contacts to your SD card and sending them to your google account that worked for me when i had the desire, i only had to do it once
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Cry Lots of suggestions here- nothing works for me!

I have been getting the error "couldn't install on USB storage or SD card" the past months, and I think I've tried everything in this thread (?)
Removed apps and files, only the basics on SD card
Factory reset
Foloowed these directions
[Guide] Move more (most) apps to SD without root (Simplified)
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I currently have 3.34 GB avail on SD and
37 MB on phone memory

but when I try to add more apps- NO! I get the error message.

Any more great ideas out there?
The phone is feeling pretty useless right now!
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Default Non-market apps worked for me

I had been trying to install an AB update after upgrading to Android 2.3.5 and Google Play and kept getting the "Insufficient Storage Available" error. I had 1.2 GB avai on phone and 10.5 GB avail on internal SD, no external SD present.

I only use Google App Market (Play) for application management and do not and have not tried to install third-party (non-market) applications. However, checking:
Settings->Applications->Unknown Sources on my Galaxy S Captivate enabled me to update from Google Play.

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First I would like to, know what 'Insufficient Storage Available' means and why it comes up.
It all started when my skype wasn't working so I decided to uninstall it and then download it again from the Play Store. Then it all started, whilst it finished downloading, it was then installing skype then a pop up appears and states Error: Insufficient Storage Available.

And whats strange is that in my external sd card it states that my total space and available space are both unavailable and my internal sd card I have enough memory in Total space and Available Space. Whats the problem and how do I solve it???

Omg, We have the same problem. Did you find any solutions for that? I really need to install skype on my tablet
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Its one thing saying you have the same problem but it may be different. Please try to explain your own problem in as much detail as you can. It is also helpful to tell us how much space you have free in all locations.
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Also, it may be worth visiting your own device's forum.
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Also, it may be worth visiting your own device's forum.
This doesn't seem to be a device specific issue. This happens to be the forum that has information and dialogue about this error which I'm sure why people with other Android devices are posting to this forum.
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Yes but a fix here may be different to a fix for you. He isn't ordering you to move your post, but he is right, it might be worth it.
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When i try and install apps from the market, it says that i have insufficient storage space available, when i have enough, both internal memory and on the sd card. i have tried the good old turn off and on again, and clearing the cache and data from the market, but both didn't work any one got any ideas?

btw phone is unrooted htc desire on 2.2
I've been having the same problem for a long time and I have tried everything short of throwing it against a wall.
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i'll bump this, as i'm having the same problem, i've moved as much as i can onto my SD card, hardly have any photos on the phone, cleared all text messages & only have a few emails.
i wouldn't say i have that many addps installed.

any ideas before i do a factory reset??
I've been having the same problem for a long time and I have tried everything short of throwing it against a wall.
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i also am having this problem with htc desire i had to uninstall 2 apps to be able to load 1 smaller app... is there any real solution for this...
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