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Root Can't install app even when there is a lot memory left

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by LightOrion, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. LightOrion

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    Hey according to Quick System Info, i have 793mb a2sd storage and 61.48 internal memory left. but when i tried to install third blade (40+mb), the market says i have insufficient storage space. So anyone has any idea what has happened?

    i'm running MIUI_AU with 1gb ext4 and 32mb Swap. And i just installed a few apps and my internal memory goes plunging down. It seems my a2sd is not working =/

    According to SD Card settings in MIUI, it says i have a2sd+ 793mb too..so i don't really know whats going on now..any help is greatly appreciated =)
     

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    I've noticed some apps are actually larger once downloaded than the size they state on the Market, maybe this is the case here?
     
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    But even if its larger shouldnt i have more then enough space for anything? =/
     
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    The /cache partition needs to have ebnough space to download the app. If the app is 40MB+ (i.e bigger than the cache partition), you cant download it.
     
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    Sorry but how do you check for cache partition and how do you increase the partition?

    And do you have any idea as to why my internal memory is still going down fast? i only have a few apps installed and i am now left with 61.48mb. =/
     
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    I had this with an app (Miui XJ). I rebooted and it worked next time.
     
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    Quick system info shows the size of the cache partition.
     
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    I've just installed a few more apps and i've got the "Low on Space" message. What the hell is going on. I too have Miui (XJ) and the Apps2SD is 890MB, but Internal space is down from 148MB to 23MB.

    I thought it used the ext3 partition to put stuff on and i'd never see this "Low on space" message again.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Hmmm...so does anyone knows how to increse this cache partition(mine is 40mb) and also as to why the internal memory is decreasing rapidly?

    Is it possible that maybe it is because i'm using ext4 and the rom says to have ext3?
     
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    You can only increase cache partition by making the data partition even smaller.

    40MB is the standard desire cache partition. What bloody app is this that is over 40MB?

    What method of a2sd does it use? Is it dark tremor?

    If so did you run the following from terminal emulator?

    Code (Text):
    1. su
    2. a2sd cachesd
     
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    I've been scanning the Miui forums for a solution too. It's a little above me right now. Seen this Dark Tremor mentioned, but in the rom link just a2sd ([ROM][MIUI-XJ] Oct 18-1.10.14 GB 2.3.5 EN-MULT+OTA+CM+Updater|D2EXT X-PART|A2SD+|D2W - xda-developers)

    I didn't run the above, how do you go about doing it?
     
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    Miui XJ definitely uses the dark tremor script. That command is to move dalvik cache to the ext partition also.

    It Literally is:

    1) Download "terminal emulator" from the market, and run it.

    2)Type "su" and press enter (su for superuser permission)

    3)Type "a2sd cachesd" and press enter. This is the command to move dalvik.

    When this completes, the phone will reboot, clear dalvik cache and rebuild it on the EXT partition. Could be a slightly longer boot process.
     
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    But MIUI_au isn't using darktremor..it says here "We at MIU-Au were not happy with this and some other aspects of DT so we built our own A2SD, which we call PC-A2SD. Features of PC-A2SD are: Invisible, automatic, no command line interface and nothing for the user to do. Automatically puts Dalvik cache on SD Card."

    So i guess the dalvik cache is already moved to the ext 4?
     
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    Sounds like it yes.
     
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    Thanks SU!

    I've ran that. (I did see an error: Problem Detected - DarkTremor may not have booted/started properly) but the phone rebooted and this is how QSI looks.

    [​IMG]

    So has it worked now?
     
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    Glad that it worked for you =)

    Okay now back to the main topic...Is there any way i can install apps that are above 40mb?
     
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    You still haven't told me which app it is


    Edit, Gaz, have the values changed? Can't answer out of context
     
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    Its a game app called third blade. =/
     
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    As its a free app, this is not breaking any rules or anything.

    Download to pc and install from sd card. Follow link, right click downloadfile.apk and save as

    Pm me when you're finished as I want to delete it off there


    http://www.mattman.org/rootsu/rootSU/not_for_download/
     
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    I want to install the Third Blade on my phone too. Can you help me please??
     
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    If your cache partition is too small, the only real way to get it downloaded is to get an apk and put it on your sd card and install via a file browser.

    I would e-mail the developer and let them know your problem.
     
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    Or switch to dGB which installs it fine (all 50MB) - nice job SURoot !
     
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    He probably doesnt even have a desire ;)
     
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    Moved this to the correct forum.
     
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