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Default Couldn't install on. USB storage or SD card

Is anyone here running into problems installing apps from the app store? I have been getting the following error message the past few days whenever I install certain apps, but not others: "Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card."

I researched this error message and discovered that deleting a temp file (smdl2tmp1) from the phone in one of two directories should fix it. However, that file doesn't exist anywhere on my phone.

I've gone as far as wipe my phone completely (after backing up) and reinstalling the ROM, but no good.

Still scratching my head.

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Same problem, I haven't been able to find a solution.

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I've got the same issue on MagioROM's latest version with all my paid apps. Very frustrating. I wonder if it's because of a firmware incompatability? I'm reading about S4 users with the same issue.
 
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I've got the same issue on MagioROM's latest version with all my paid apps. Very frustrating. I wonder if it's because of a firmware incompatability? I'm reading about S4 users with the same issue.
The issue is the temp files on the .android_secure...

The path on this folder is root of /sdcard

In ES Explorer make the hidden Files ON

and Delete all the contents of the .android_secure.........

try Installing the app it ll work.......
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The issue is the temp files on the .android_secure...

The path on this folder is root of /sdcard

In ES Explorer make the hidden Files ON

and Delete all the contents of the .android_secure.........

try Installing the app it ll work.......
Hey, thanks for your reply. I actually do not have that folder on my root despite enabling hidden files. Otherwise I would have tried it out since it seems to be the common solution online...

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I'm getting the same error "Couldn't install on. USB storage or SD card" with MagioROM R2 for ATT. I'm unable to install any paid apps.
 
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same here with the MagioROM for AT&T.tried looking for that folder and it wasnt there.
 
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Hey, thanks for your reply. I actually do not have that folder on my root despite enabling hidden files. Otherwise I would have tried it out since it seems to be the common solution online...

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are u searching for that folder in /root I meant /sdcard

All the phones will have that folder by default..........

Open ES Explorer it takes u directly to sdcard......

From the menu enable Hidden Files u ll be able to see that Folder right on top of everything.......
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are u searching for that folder in /root I meant /sdcard

All the phones will have that folder by default..........

Open ES Explorer it takes u directly to sdcard......

From the menu enable Hidden Files u ll be able to see that Folder right on top of everything.......
Those hidden folders do not exist with this ROM.

I wound up just installing the Blackout Extreme 4.2.2 release. It doesn't have the issue with installing paid apps. However I did have to pull the Twitter and Instagram Blinkfeed APKs from another ROM as the Blackout Extreme ROM stripped them. The R2 MagioROM stripped Instagram for blinkfeed too (much to my annoyance).
 
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Those hidden folders do not exist with this ROM.

I wound up just installing the Blackout Extreme 4.2.2 release. It doesn't have the issue with installing paid apps. However I did have to pull the Twitter and Instagram Blinkfeed APKs from another ROM as the Blackout Extreme ROM stripped them. The R2 MagioROM stripped Instagram for blinkfeed too (much to my annoyance).
Yeah, I spent a long while hooking my phone up to various computers and operating systems attempting to figure out if the folders were just hidden in Root Explorer or ES File Explorer, but it looks like those folders just don't appear anywhere. I guess I'm switching back to Elegancia, but man, how disappointing.

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