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This is due to the 'Mount namespace separation' setting in SuperSU being turned on (by default). Untick that, reboot and try your Titanium Backup operation again. This happens because the permissions to app-created folders are restricted in newer Android versions, I believe. Ironically, I didn't have this issue on Marshmallow-based CM13, but I did face it ...


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This article at HowtoGeek describes a possible way utilizing the adb: enable USB debugging connect your device to your computer execute the command adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2 (or, new syntax, adb shell pm set-install-location 2) disconnect, done. This command will set the devices default installation target to your SDCard. That doesn't necessarily ...


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Here are some key points to this problem. Though not all of them applied in this case, I will still include all of them -- as in another case they might prove helpful: A good starting point to check is apps -> manage apps in Androids system menu, which lists all apps+data and can be sorted by size, to identify the "biggest consumers". While here, you can "...


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If you're getting "storage space runout" on your Samsung S2 phone, just dial *#9900# on the tablet and select option 2 “Delete dumpstate/logcat” It's not necessary to root your android. Restart your phone afterwards.


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Having a similar issue, I read through the comments to your question and ended up doing the following based on a hint suggested by Barleyman: Go to Settings > Storage & USB › Internal Storage, click on "Migrate data" to move your data back to internal In case you do not have enough space left on internal to move everything back (which was my case), ...


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Signed up to the site specifically to answer this question. I'm also using a Samsung Galaxy S2 with lots of storage but constantly full. I could not install applications or do pretty much anything. I'm using Cyanogenmod, but this applies to all Androids. What I did was using a file explorer with Root Permissions (to see all the files), navigated to the /...


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On Samsung phones, type in the dialer *#9900# then choose the second option: "Delete Dumpstate/logcat".


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Marshmallow internal storage can be better used with a mixed-format SD card as I also explain in my blog here: http://blog.sam.liddicott.com/2016/02/android-6-semi-adopted-storage.html First, you need adb working. Have SD card inserted and formatted as portable. Eject your SD card from the Storage & USB menu Use "adb shell" to list your adoptable ...


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This looks like the Acer GPS-log leak we had on an Acer Iconia A200: The bottom line is that when the GPS is used, the GPS driver for ICS 4.0.3 on the Acer A-series tablets apparently writes numerous gl-YYYY-MM-DD-HHMMSS.txt files into the /data/gps directory. The files are apparently not automatically deleted, and so over time will consume most of ...


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It has worked on Kitkat so may apply to older versions of Android Settings > Storage > Phone Storage ( or could be Internal storage, wherever Google Play Services is) > apps > Google Play Services > Click Clear cache (on the same page) Manage space > Clear all data > Manage search storage > clear now press back button <- twice and you will end up on ...


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At least on my phone, it seems you need way more available space thanthe size of the app you are actually trying to upgrade. In my case it seems I needed to have at least ~13MB free space to upgrade anything at all (even for 500KB apps). Some tips to free space: Go to Settings, Applications, Manage Applications, click "Move to SD card" on the ones that ...


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To consolidate comments: I've found a fantastic guide to Android partitions and basics here via WIW's XDA post. /data is all your personal settings, messages, and information, while /data/data is specifically for your apps' private data. My guess is that wiping /cache as described above does not wipe /data or its child directories (otherwise you would've ...


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For me, it was all about killing and rebuilding a bigger cache. I want it registered on SE so other people having the same problem can find an answer googling for it. The problem seems to be with the size of the partition the cache is in. It is mounted on a 20-30MB partition in the phone internal SD card. The fix that worked to me was described in this ...


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Even though there already are many answers, there is actually none answering two main questions and the third one just for a case of dumpstate problem. Read just bigger text if you're in a hurry. Also, I'll explain why solutions mentioned in other answers help only sometimes. And offer another solution in case cat is not your problem. Why do I get Storage ...


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According to Google Google Play services provides you with easy access to Google services and is tightly integrated with the Android OS. And from the description in the Play Store Google Play services is used to update Google apps and apps from Google Play. This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, ...


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Whilst you can uninstall it, it will automatically be re-installed on your device as it is an extension of the Google Play ecosystem and Google automatically updates Google Play services on all supported devices via the Google Play Store to ensure API consistency across devices and versions, and to deliver fixes and new features in a timely fashion. Some ...


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I also had similar problem with HTC Desire. My solution was to use SD card as second partition for application's dex, lib and apk files. Now I have 1GB free space for applications to install. For this you need root. If you don't have rooted follow this simple process in this guide. After that you have to partition your SD card. You can use clockwork mod ...


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Got these instructions from http://gadgetian.com/27505/htc-droid-incredible-vzw-gingerbread-update-4-08-605-2-dwonload/?replytocom=18668#respond It worked for me. My update is installing as we speak. :) "Here is the fix for those of you still stuck in limbo between the Gingerbread Rollout and the patch, and have not gotten another OTA announcement again. ...


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Alright, finally got it after spending a while digging through Android forums. This thread explains how to clear the /cache partition. After doing that, this thread explains several ways to get the update to trigger again. The one that worked for me was to temporarily set the date one year in the past.


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Approach 1: Many users have had the problem of "6GB of miscellaneous files". The problem might be because of /sdcard0/DCIM/.thumbnails. You can go ahead and delete the folder. This may free up your memory. To delete .thumbnails folder, you need a file manager that can see hidden files. After deleting the folder, also delete LOST.DIR and reboot. Clearing ...


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I'm using a combination of 2 apps, DiskUsage and Link2SD, and they've helped me keep storage use at bay both on Gingerbread and on ICS. The issues I had with the built-in storage management facility of Android were: It only shows the space used by the app installation (doesn't count "resource" downloads common in games) The size reported on the list of ...


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Android devices actually have several different buckets of storage that can fill up independently, any one of them can cause an "insufficient storage" error. This question: Why is "insufficient storage" wrongly reported when installing an .apk via adb? seems to cover the details and options best.


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The app's data size had crept up to over 100MB. Still shouldn't be a problem in my opinion, but apparently that was enough to prevent updating. I cleared the application data "Manage apps" -> "Chrome" -> "Clear data", then was able to update Chrome successfully from Google Play.


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There are many "*2SD" methods, and they generally involve root access. My personal favorite is Link2SD. It uses symlinks, which take up (practically) no space. The actual program, data, libraries, etc are stored on a second partition on your SD card. This comes with the downside of actually having to create two partitions on your SD card (meaning it will ...


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The problem you are facing is not uncommon. Namely Android operating system (like any other) provides different partitions for different usages, among them there is a partition for user installed apps ("apps partition"), and that partition is usually 1 GB or 2 GB or less (depending on the total memory of the device). And you do have only 28 MB on your ...


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Clear cache of the apps which you don't use often, that will solve this issue. Also uninstall the apps which you no longer need. Go to Settings --> Apps --> <App_name> ( scroll down ) --> Clear cache.


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This happens due to some service change in kitkat. Some research on google showed that there is an app available to modify the platform.xml file. The app once run, prompts the user to allow it to go ahead and make the modifications to the above file. Everything works fine after this. NextApp SDFix


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Right, I have the solution. Swipe down to get notifications, then hold down on the screen where it says 'insufficient storage'. A little window will appear saying 'app info'. Press that and it will take you to settings of your android system. There is a ticked box saying 'show notifications' Untick that box and the problem is solved. ( the box can be ticked ...


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In short: 25 MB free internal storage is minimum requirement (source: TechniPages, AndroidCentral). If free space falls below that, the "insufficient storage" error is triggered. For details, see: Why does my phone keep telling me it has low storage? Not enough storage on android device Android “Internal Storage” used but not reported I keep getting ...


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The Droid Incredible's available space for apps to store their data is only 150 MB, but it's impossible to view the amount of free app space on the stock ROM. So the error message is correct, but you have no way to view the available free space. In technical terms: /data/data is mounted on a different partition than /data, and all your free space views ...


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