Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,814,393 Members 53,363 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Stock Moto G 8gb won't let me install any apps

Tip us?
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 7
Join Date: Jan 2012
Default [Q] Stock Moto G 8gb won't let me install any apps

Hi, my friend's Moto G 8 gb isn't working properly, every time he tries to install an app it gives an error such as "Insufficient storage space"

even though there should be plenty of space available

It won't even let him upload screenshots to imgur

He bought it a few months ago, it's been having this problem since shortly after he bought it, it's fully updated and running Android 4.4.4

When trying to install programs, such as the very small DiskUsage app, it gives the insufficient space error even if he's just cleared app caches and uninstalled apps, which should definitely have cleared enough space to fit it.

What can we try to fix this? He'd prefer to avoid doing anything too complicated such as rooting or installing custom ROMs.
pfufle's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 68
Posts: 270
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Mumbai
Give it a factory reset from the recovery... Go into fast boot (power off button and then press volume down and power button simultaneously for around seven seconds)...then press the volume down button once and then the volume up button to boot into recovery...Then keep both the volume buttons pressed for 20 seconds and, after these 20 seconds, while keeping the volume buttons pressed, tap the power will see an option to wipe data and factory reset... Take a backup of all your data first...
The Following User Says Thank You to pfufle For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes