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  1. gregg098

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    My Droid is stock 2.1, rooted with P3 1000 kernel. I have had the issues with stock kernel as well.

    Basically, some apps keep telling me I have insufficient space available when I try to update them. The main culprits are Shopper, Space Physics, and NESoid. Sometimes, uninstalling/reinstalling works, but the latest updates of Space Physics and Shopper keep telling me insufficient space. Settings, Memory says I have 91.54 MB of internal space left. Also, uninstalling and doing Titanium restores dont seem to work either...but just for those apps.

    Any ideas?
     

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    Had the same prolem (and still do at times). Use a program like Root Explorer and manually delete the apps in question (do a search and remove all traces of the app except for your titanium backups of them). You should then be able to reinstall or update and use Titanium to restore the app data if needed. You need to set Root Explorer in R/W (read/write) mode. Apps generally hide in /data/app and /data/dalvik-cache/ directories.
     
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    Thanks for the help.

    I managed to find the shopper cache and it installed OK. I cant find anything for Space Physics though. I searched all over for anything related to Camel games or Space Physics. The market still thinks its installed, but Uninstall is greyed out. I only have Update as an option. Then the install fails and I have Install as an option and it still fails.
     
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    Titanium has a "send data" feature (menu => more) that will send a list of your applications by name and the actual file name to your email account (example: HomerunBattle3D 1.2.6 (com.com2us.HB3D). That should make it easy to track down the suspect files when searching. Some apps have file names that make them hard to recognize. Not sure if you need the paid version of Titanium to use this feature.
     
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    Same problem here. Does anyone know where the NESoid files might be hiding? I can't freaking find them.
     
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    hi.

    i have the same issue with a 2.2 froyo rooted captivate.

    i am not going to list my memory capacities as i have murdered all bloatware, and trust me, i have plenty of memory, internal, internal sd card, and the external sd card i have installed. i do not have a large amount of installed apps from market; maybe 10.

    i am using busybox donate, titanium backup * root, titanium pro key * root, superuser and superuser elite.

    bottom line, the INSUFFICIENT SPACE error, for me, was and is false. for me, it was a false error, and yet i still get it everytime i download an app. i have cleaned cache, i have forced closed all apps possible, bla, bla, bla. nothing worked.

    i found, after wasting many hours of useless efforts, if i just turned my phone off, removed my battery, and then on again, every new app i downloaded was and is successful. this has worked every time i got the false error message.

    why? i do not know. as i said, i have very few apps, and all apps (except titanium backup which is not supposed to be on your sd card per the developer who i directly asked) that i do have are on my external sd card.

    the error is a lie, at least for me, as i have plenty of internal memory.

    edit: it just dawned on me - since i close a lot of unused/running apps, and using the samsung stock task manager app, in addition to another cache cleaner, and killing/closing apps, i may be closing an internal app which may tell market if there is enough space available.


    i think this may be why the insufficient space error comes up, since when i turn my phone off, then back on, i do NOT close any apps, i just go directly into market and try to download a new app, and this has always worked... i do not know what app i have closed or killed that causes the insufficient space error.....


    myself - i would rather end needlessly running apps and save my ram, battery and cpu, and the few times i download a new app, i just turn off, then on, and problem solved.

    for me, i don't mind the extra steps since overall i prefer to force close unneeded apps..
     
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    Cache also affects this - if you have a lot of text messages and / or phone calls in your call log, you're eating up storage space needed by apps to install as well.
     
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    Hi All,

    I also have the same problem, unable to download a 32MB app from market due to " error while downloading.. there is insufficient space on the device" which it is not true I have morethen enough storage. I even send in my phone for re-service LOL...

    Solution to the above problem:

    Uninstall the new update for android market, and use the old version android market.
     
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    After days and days of trying various solutions that all failed, I finally found something that works! An app called MarketFix!
     

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