Post Reply

ICS Insufficient storage when storage available

18th January 2014, 06:45 PM   |  #1  
OP Junior Member
Flag Wolverhampton
Thanks Meter: 2
 
19 posts
Join Date:Joined: Nov 2011
My Android ICS phone has 42MB available (according to Settings->Storage). I am not able to install some new apps (e.g. O2 wifi, size 4MB) or update some existing apps (e.g. TouchPal X, size 19MB) though I have been able to install other small ones (e.g. Terminal Emulator, size 1MB and Cache Clear 5MB). I've tried using Cache Clear to clear the caches. I've tried 'pm set-install-location 2' to default the install location to external storage (currently it's 0 i.e. auto) but it's rejected it with the comment 'killed'. I've moved all the apps (that I'm allowed to move) to the sdcard. I'm not able to root the phone (ZTE V790) as I haven't found any instructions & software that works. I'm at a loss what to do.
18th January 2014, 07:02 PM   |  #2  
dragon_76's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Chicago, IL
Thanks Meter: 92
 
574 posts
Join Date:Joined: Apr 2007
More
You may have to do a factory reset on the phone. Without being able to access root, even if there was a filesystem error or an error with the flash memory, you wouldn't be able to fix it. When android does a factory restore, it checks the NAND for errors and will mark bad sectors.

Sent from my Nexus 4 using XDA Premium 4 mobile app
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


Top Threads in Android Q&A, Help & Troubleshooting by ThreadRank