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I have problems with my Google Play so I tried to solve them from this blog,

  1. You gonna need Android Terminal Simulator or equivalent terminal app. This will also require your Android rooted.
  2. Type su (root permission request will be showed, you need to approve it).
  3. Type cd /
  4. Type umount /cache
  5. Type mount -o rw,remount -t rootfs rootfs / (to set the folder access to rw – read write)
  6. Type rmdir /cache (delete cache folder)
  7. I personally using root explorer to do point 5-6
  8. Type mkdir /sdcard/cache
  9. Type ln -s /sdcard/cache /cache (to link cache folder to /sdcard/cache – which should have bigger partition size)

I have a problem with no. 6. I get an error that says 'read only file system'. The dir /cache is not read only.

How can I solve this problem and delete the folder? Or can I link the /cache folder without delete it?

edit When I do step 5 so in step 6 it says device or resorce is busy. So according to comments in the blog post I rebooted my phone so maybe step 5 "canceled". How can I forcely do step 6 even if it busy?

  • Could you mention your phone model and Android version? Also, is your device rooted? – Andrew T. Dec 23 '14 at 14:37
  • I have lenovo s8 android 4.4.2 kernel 3.4.67 special version lenovo20140914 – Yagel Dec 23 '14 at 15:13
  • You cannot simply delete the /cache dir. That's the mount point for the cache partition, residing on a read-only file system. If in step 6 you get the "read only" error, obviously step 5 failed. And no: you cannot "overwrite" a file or directory with a link. – Izzy Dec 23 '14 at 16:53

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