Insufficient storage available SGS3 Rooted even with space

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By rcatank, Senior Member on 11th February 2014, 09:43 PM
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Hi all,

I have come to a conclusion that I need more suggestions than most posted threads that have similar issues. I am past the basic tests, but I am sure there are more options.

The issue: I cannot install any new APK's either from Google Play or even via ADB. I am getting the common "Insufficient storage available" error. I assume all installed files land in /data/app first which is on the internal storage. So I have attached some screenshots below that prove that everything should be working fine given there is a lot of free space left.

Also, other things I have done are:
- Wipe dalvik cache and /cache
- Fix Root permissions
- copy /system/xbin/busybox to /system/bin (cannot update busybox since I cannot install or overwrite due to this error)
- Check both /storage/sdcard0 and /storage/sdcard1 have enough space.
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11th February 2014, 10:01 PM |#2  
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1- you should ask the moderator to move it to S3 Q&A
2- I've also encountered this kind of issue in the past. If you are using Philz recovery:
backup all files on sd + nandroid backup to sd1, do 'wipe to install a new rom', mount&storage->format system, format data and sdcard (it will delete your previous rom and all files on internal sd, so don't forget to copy a new one to your external sd, and be careful not to format sdcard1)

Now you can restore your nandroid backup (don't forget to copy backed-up files to sd afterwards) or to install a freash one

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Last edited by amirTor; 11th February 2014 at 10:16 PM.
12th February 2014, 03:37 AM |#3  
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Try an app called Diskusage ... maybe it helps.
13th February 2014, 10:11 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by sergiomc22

Try an app called Diskusage ... maybe it helps.

Hard to install any new APK's / apps since I get this message every single time.
18th September 2014, 11:51 AM |#5  
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Nothing worse than someone saying why don't you try... app; don't think they understand your dilemma. Can you install an. Apk from phone or ext men?
18th September 2014, 12:01 PM |#6  
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Can you install things if you remove your ext sd?
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