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[Q] No space for installing apps - how to install to SD card

OP benhmin

14th June 2014, 11:14 AM   |  #1  
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Hi,
This is my first post to this forum. Please forgive me if this question has already been answered ad-nauseum but I haven't been able to find an adequate answer to it after what seems like exhaustive searching on this forum or on google.

I have successfully rooted my nook simple touch running firmware 1.2.1 (multiple times now, that part is simple). I have access to the google play store and the android store, but I still would like to have the ability to sideload .apk files.

The problem that I run into is that I seem to have almost no space for applications on my device. I can manage to get opera mini, dropbox, kindle, and ES file explorer going, and I might be able to install several other small apps if I tried, but I haven't been able to install EZPDF reader due to what appears to be space limitation.

I have tried the following:
- installing through the play store - installation fails
- installing by tapping on the .apk file while browsing my SD card using either ES file explorer or relaunch - out of space error
- installing by running the ADB install command - install failed due to insufficient storage
- I have also tried the [-s] command with adb install and prompt does not recognize that qualifier
- installing by simply copying the .apk file to the /system/app folder (this actually gets the application into my applications list and I can open it but then it claims it can't access my SD card and closes down

I really am starting to feel frustrated, especially since it seems like others are able to install large numbers of apps without running into this type of problem. How limited is the space on the NST and is there any way to install applications to the SD card to prevent running out of space so quickly? Perhaps I simply need to forgo the idea of having more than a small handful of applications? Thanks very much in advance.
14th June 2014, 01:55 PM   |  #2  
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First thing to check.
Code:
adb shell df
...
/data: 808292K total, 87864K used, 720428K available (block size 4096)
...
Then in two different windows do:
Code:
adb logcat
Code:
adb install whatever.apk
18th June 2014, 06:08 AM   |  #3  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Renate NST

First thing to check.

Code:
adb shell df
...
/data: 808292K total, 87864K used, 720428K available (block size 4096)
...
Then in two different windows do:
Code:
adb logcat
Code:
adb install whatever.apk


So for the first (and that's after I have deleted as many apps as I can stand. Left amazon app store, market search, google apps, kindle, es file explorer and dropbox):

ben$ adb shell df
/dev: 116448K total, 0K used, 116448K available (block size 4096)
/sqlite_stmt_journals: 4096K total, 0K used, 4096K available (block size 4096)
/rom: 16344K total, 400K used, 15944K available (block size 8192)
/system: 396656K total, 221551K used, 175105K available (block size 1024)
/data: 146735K total, 135842K used, 10893K available (block size 1024)
/cache: 198321K total, 9335K used, 188986K available (block size 1024)
/media: 856404K total, 44K used, 856360K available (block size 4096)
/sdcard: 15335680K total, 57248K used, 15278432K available (block size 32768)

ben$ adb install /Users/ben/Downloads/EZPDF.reader-2.5.0.3-signed.apk
failed to copy '/Users/ben/Downloads/EZPDF.reader-2.5.0.3-signed.apk' to '/data/local/tmp/EZPDF.reader-2.5.0.3-signed.apk': No space left on device
rm failed for /data/local/tmp/EZPDF.reader-2.5.0.3-signed.apk, No such file or directory


Logcat output (during and immediately after the install command):
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 12 msecs
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
I/wpa_supplicant( 891): CTRL-EVENT-STATE-CHANGE id=1 state=6
V/WifiMonitor( 807): Event [CTRL-EVENT-STATE-CHANGE id=1 state=6]
I/wpa_supplicant( 891): WPA: Group rekeying completed with 00:19:e3:fb:a1:27 [GTK=CCMP]
I/wpa_supplicant( 891): CTRL-EVENT-STATE-CHANGE id=1 state=7
V/WifiMonitor( 807): Event [WPA: Group rekeying completed with 00:19:e3:fb:a1:27 [GTK=CCMP]]
V/WifiMonitor( 807): Event [CTRL-EVENT-STATE-CHANGE id=1 state=7]
V/WifiStateTracker( 807): Changing supplicant state: COMPLETED ==> GROUP_HANDSHAKE
V/WifiStateTracker( 807): Changing supplicant state: GROUP_HANDSHAKE ==> COMPLETED
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/WindowManager( 807): CALLING monitor
D/WindowManager( 807): mHomeKeyHeldAt =1403064346572; mFlip = false
I/WindowManager( 807): interceptKeyTi(): KEYCODE_HOME
I/WindowManager( 807): interceptKeyTi(): KEYCODE_HOME + (down && repeatCount == 0 && !mDisableInput) == true ==> recognize home key pressed
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/WindowManager( 807): CALLING monitor
D/WindowManager( 807): toggle quicknav95
I/WindowManager( 807): interceptKeyTi(): KEYCODE_HOME & mHomePressed
W/WindowManager( 807): Unable to find ITelephony interface
D/EPD#StatusBar( 807): set region 3 1 = 0,0 -> 600,800 = GU
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_set_region: 3 (0,0,600,800) 1,0 1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 22 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064347424 platform qn_home_press
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): Disable EPD for 250ms!!!!!!!!
I/ActivityManager( 807): Starting activity: Intent { act=com.bn.intent.action.home flg=0x14400000 cmp=android/com.android.internal.app.ResolverActivity }
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064347454 ActivityManager background {"component":"com.rockolabs.adbkonnect/.AdbKonnectActivity"}
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064347456 ActivityManager foreground {"component":"android/com.android.internal.app.ResolverActivity"}
D/EPD#StatusBar( 807): resetRegion 3
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x08
D/EPD#StatusBar( 807): Disable EPD for 150ms!!!!!!!!
V/Activity( 807): performResume()
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 4
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x10
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 5
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x20
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 6
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x40
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 7
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x80
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): Disable EPD for 350ms!!!!!!!!
I/ActivityManager( 807): Displayed activity android/com.android.internal.app.ResolverActivity: 73 ms (total 73 ms)
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 13 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/ActivityManager( 807): Starting activity: Intent { act=com.bn.intent.action.home flg=0x17c00000 cmp=com.harasoft.relaunch/.Home1 }
I/ActivityManager( 807): Starting activity: Intent { flg=0x4000000 cmp=com.harasoft.relaunch/.ReLaunch (has extras) }
W/ActivityManager( 807): Activity is launching as a new task, so cancelling activity result.
V/Activity( 1113): performResume()
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 4
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x10
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 5
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x20
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 6
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x40
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 7
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x80
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): Disable EPD for 350ms!!!!!!!!
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064349494 ActivityManager background {"component":"android/com.android.internal.app.ResolverActivity"}
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064349498 ActivityManager foreground {"component":"com.harasoft.relaunch/.Home1"}
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 14 msecs
D/dalvikvm( 807): GC freed 37230 objects / 2142120 bytes in 85ms
V/Activity( 1113): performResume()
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 4
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x10
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 5
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x20
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 6
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x40
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 7
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x80
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): Disable EPD for 350ms!!!!!!!!
D/ReLaunchApp( 1113): --- onResume(ReLaunch)
D/dalvikvm( 1113): GC freed 8125 objects / 546704 bytes in 45ms
I/ActivityManager( 807): Displayed activity com.harasoft.relaunch/.ReLaunch: 563 ms (total 593 ms)
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 28 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 66 msecs
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 44 msecs
I/ActivityManager( 807): Starting activity: Intent { cmp=com.harasoft.relaunch/.AllApplications (has extras) }
V/Activity( 1113): performResume()
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 4
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x10
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 5
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x20
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 6
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x40
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 7
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x80
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): Disable EPD for 350ms!!!!!!!!
D/ReLaunchApp( 1113): --- onResume(AllApps)
D/dalvikvm( 1113): GC freed 9179 objects / 464984 bytes in 55ms
I/ActivityManager( 807): Displayed activity com.harasoft.relaunch/.AllApplications: 430 ms (total 430 ms)
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/ActivityManager( 807): Starting activity: Intent { act=android.intent.action.MAIN cat=[android.intent.category.LAUNCHER] flg=0x14000000 cmp=com.estrongs.android.pop/.view.FileExplorerActivity }
V/Activity( 1212): performResume()
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 4
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x10
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 5
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x20
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 6
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x40
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): resetRegion 7
D/NATIVE-EPD( 807): epd_reset_region: 0x80
D/EPD#ActivityResume( 807): Disable EPD for 350ms!!!!!!!!
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064353853 ActivityManager background {"component":"com.harasoft.relaunch/.AllApplications"}
E/TC ( 1100): KPICollector: 1403064353879 ActivityManager foreground {"component":"com.estrongs.android.pop/.view.FileExplorerActivity"}
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 40 msecs
D/dalvikvm( 1212): GC freed 17357 objects / 969872 bytes in 72ms
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 21 msecs
D/dalvikvm( 1820): GC freed 1111 objects / 76976 bytes in 34ms
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 40 msecs
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 11 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 34 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 36 msecs
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 39 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/dalvikvm( 1100): GC freed 1599 objects / 78840 bytes in 33ms
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 42 msecs
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 35 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 14 msecs
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 40 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/dalvikvm( 1212): GC freed 17489 objects / 1116816 bytes in 73ms
D/dalvikvm( 1212): GC freed 6279 objects / 603384 bytes in 61ms
D/dalvikvm( 1212): GC freed 594 objects / 203872 bytes in 58ms
D/dalvikvm( 1212): GC freed 697 objects / 211904 bytes in 59ms
D/dalvikvm( 1212): GC freed 825 objects / 218136 bytes in 59ms
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 34 msecs
D/dalvikvm( 1113): GC freed 4876 objects / 294608 bytes in 57ms
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 36 msecs
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 11 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 36 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 46 msecs
D/SurfaceFlinger( 807): Frame buffer posted; elapsed time = 40 msecs
I/PowerManagerService( 807): setPowerState: mPowerState=0x3 newState=0x3 noChangeLights=false reason=1
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0
D/WifiService( 807): ACTION_BATTERY_CHANGED pluggedType: 0


Thanks for your help!
18th June 2014, 02:36 PM   |  #4  
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Something has gotten screwed up with either the partitioning or else the formatting of the /data partition.
It should be showing somewhere near 840 Megs for the partition or 800 Megs on a df command.
You are showing 150 Megs.

Step 1: Do a complete, ~1.9 GB backup using noogie and Win32DiskImager

Step 2:
Code:
C:\>imagefix mybackup.img
Image is partitioned as stock NST
...
This will tell you instantly if the partitioning is stock.
If it's not, stop here.

Step 3: Get ClockworkMod Recovery running as either a recovery image on internal storage, on external storage or through USB boot. Connect to it with ADB.

Step 4:
Code:
# e2fsck /dev/block/mmcblk0p8
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