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[Q] Insufficient space error (only Whatsapp)... but plenty of it in all partitions

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15th June 2014, 11:55 AM   |  #1  
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Anyway, here is the issue: I'm trying to update Whatsapp Messenger on my Samsung S Plus (i9001), with CM 10.1 on it.
I got the infamous "insufficient storage" error...

Here's what I did:
- I cleared the cache;
- I uninstalled whatsapp and tried to install it again: now I cannot install it anymore, same error;
- I tried both to download from play store and to install the apk downloaded from wa website;
- I've no problems to update all the other apps or install new ones!
- I checked the partions: more than 600MB on /data, more than 3GB on internal sd and more than 10GB on external sd... plenty of space everywhere.

I would really like to avoid doing a factory reset... any help appreciated!
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16th June 2014, 08:50 AM   |  #2  
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16th June 2014, 01:15 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by alb3rto

I attach the screenshot of the partitions...

I think i might be due to junk files in the /data partition which might not be accesible to whatsapp.. A randonm guess though..

Download CCleaner and scan for junk files.. Remove the files.. Then try see if that works..
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17th June 2014, 09:33 AM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by shubhojit89

I think i might be due to junk files in the /data partition which might not be accesible to whatsapp.. A randonm guess though..

Download CCleaner and scan for junk files.. Remove the files.. Then try see if that works..

Thank you for the input!
Long story short: I didn't install CCleaner, but actually looked for junk files in /data... I found two files left in /data/app-lib/com.whatsapp-1, deleted the whole com.whatsapp-1 folder with CM file manager (root mode), and I've been able to reinstall Whatsapp without problems!

Thank you dude
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