[Q] Can't install large apps anymore

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By boggiano, Junior Member on 14th August 2011, 05:27 AM
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Suddenly I can't download from market any large apps ( about 25 MB), using logcat I see "... not enough free space in internal downlad storage".

90% of the installed apps are on the sd, and I have a lot of free space :
SD 3 GB free
Internal 1,36 free
Emmc 11 free

I tried to clear cache and vm cache from recovery, but no luck.

I am using a cyanogenmod rom.

Any advice,pls ?
14th August 2011, 01:25 PM |#2  
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Are you using the new market? If so that has been causing the same problems for me
14th August 2011, 05:08 PM |#3  
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Originally Posted by natious

Are you using the new market? If so that has been causing the same problems for me

I tried both: at the beginning I had the old market, after I tried with the new one: same result!

I looked around and I found that the problem could be the /cache folder.

I have:

/dev/block/stl1 30.7M 4.1M 26.7M /cache

If the system uses the /cache downloading I could never install an app like that (about 28MB).

Can I mount/link the /cache fs in another place ?

Funny situation, indeed!!
I switched from cyano to overcome (full wipe).
My /cache was 30 MB and with 4k used, so I could install one big application!
I started to install another one.... no space left!

Again... now I have /cache with 4MB used, so I can't install any other big application!!

Browsing with root file manager I really can't see anything of 4MB size (even hidden!!)


Using the script in this thread

stratosk - 27/07/2011
# Corgar - 28/07/2011 ( changed location of cache in dbdata for onenand i/o, decreased cache dimension to 50mb )
# Remount /cache partition with a larger one (54.5 MB / 50mb cache)

# create a file 54.4 MB
dd if=/dev/zero of=/data/cache.img bs=1024 count=55808

# create ext4 filesystem 
mke2fs -F -T ext4 /data/cache.img

# unmounting old cache partition
umount /cache

# mount 
losetup /dev/block/loop7 /dbdata/cache.img
mount -t ext4 /dev/block/loop7 /cache

chown system.cache /cache
chmod 770 /cache
All the applications can be installed!!
Last edited by boggiano; 14th August 2011 at 09:50 PM.
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24th February 2012, 11:36 AM |#4  
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i have same problem
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