Android Froyo 2.2 with 3GB available mmcblk0p2 space and over 3GB free space on MicroSD.

Have no idea from when it started. Since then, every time when I try to download/update an APP from Android Market, it prompted the "Sorry, There's not enough space to install this item." message for further action.

Have tried a few hints from Web, but yet no luck:

  • Format MicroSD.
  • Clean up Memory and Cache of Android Market.
  • Repartition the main storage from 4GB to 3GB.
  • tune2fs -m 1 /dev/block/mmcblk0p2

Any body can give steps to overcome this?

---Update on Debug message gathered from ADB---

When I clicked on Install-->OK to start download from Market, it logged a warning message in logcat:

14:45:16.928 Warning PackageManager 1948 Couldn't clear application caches

---Storage Structures---

#df -ha

Filesystem               Size    Used    Available    Use%    Mounted on
/dev/root                2.9G    652.8M   2.2G         22%     /
tmpfs                   76.8M     12.0K  76.8M          0%     /dev
tmpfs                   76.8M      0     76.8M          0%     /mnt/asec
tmpfs                    4.0M      0      4.0M          0%     /sqlite_stmt_journals
/dev/block/vold/179:9    3.7G     41.2M   3.6G          1%     /mnt/sdcard
/dev/block/vold/179:9    3.7G     41.2M   3.6G          1%     /mnt/secure/asec
tmpfs                    0         0      0             0%     /mnt/sdcard/.android_secure

====== Update on 2nd Aug 2011 ======

** After days of research, found a few discussion about the error of calculation on available space in Android 2.2 series. Someone was mentioned on the maximum partition size which might caused this problem. Thus I have run a test on this, to repartitioned the system partition from 3GB down to 2GB and the market was back to normal... Any idea on how to solve this?**

  • 1
    Application caches and data mounts are probably low on space. Aug 1, 2011 at 17:31
  • 1
    Which device are you using? Sometimes that matters
    – Broam
    Aug 1, 2011 at 21:30
  • Can you show us the "normal" space information? From Settings -> SD card and phone storage. Aug 2, 2011 at 2:29
  • @Ray, There are over 3GB available space on both Machine Memory and MicroSD. Believed Low on Space is not an issue.
    – Nelson
    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:18
  • @Broam, I am using the porting version of O2Droid. Previously was used with no problem. Until a day it appears system corrupted, after reinstall the whole system, it happens.
    – Nelson
    Aug 2, 2011 at 9:19

1 Answer 1


I was getting this error because my Gingerbread update was filling the /cache folder. Deleted it (this probably requires root) and was able to update apps again.

  • Depending on your bootloader, fastboot erase cache may work. You don't need to have an engineering bootloader; later "ship" loaders allow for this too.
    – Broam
    Aug 18, 2011 at 16:57

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