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Topic # 113298 12-Jan-2013 17:07
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Trying to update anything in the store results in that message. Certainly isn't the case. I have unstalled store updates, cleared its cache, fixed permissions through busybox, yet nothing.

How do I stop this stupid, chronic fkcing issue that has plagued every Andriod device I've ever owned.

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  Reply # 743804 12-Jan-2013 17:17
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Go to Settings > Apps > All and clear data for:

Play Store and Google Services Framework and reboot.

You will have to sign in again with your Google account when you open the Play Store but then everything should work fine.

I've seen this issue a few times but only on ROMs that are customised stock base. Never had it on AOSP based (CM etc) and actual stock ROMs.

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  Reply # 743811 12-Jan-2013 17:22
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How do I stop this stupid, chronic fkcing issue that has plagued every Andriod device I've ever owned.


Get a device with lots more storage than the cheap ones?

Seriously, It's irritating. I have one Android device here for testing and it's a juggling act.

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  Reply # 743821 12-Jan-2013 17:42
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Are you sure that you're saving your apps to SD?  You may be out of storage on the phones inbuilt memory...  (settings -> apps -> all -> individually move apps to SD)

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  Reply # 743824 12-Jan-2013 18:07
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It's all good until you get one of those new devices with extra internal storage that mounts to /sdcard...



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  Reply # 743825 12-Jan-2013 18:12
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I have an s3 with 3gb free.... The phone isn't the issue

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  Reply # 743826 12-Jan-2013 18:21
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I remember having a problem updating a app. What I did was go to data/app and delete the .odex file for that app

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  Reply # 743842 12-Jan-2013 19:19
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Kopkiwi: I have an s3 with 3gb free.... The phone isn't the issue


Have you tried what I suggested?

Are you rooted or running a custom ROM?

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  Reply # 743919 12-Jan-2013 23:06
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The problem is the segmentation of the memory where only a relatively small amount of memory is allocated to system storage. Merely moving apps to the SDCARD is not the solution, either, as those apps store data/caches on the restricted small space.

My LG P500H was a pain but I use Link2sd, now, and that has fixed the problem. This involves partitioning the SDCARD and installing Link2sd.

Later versions of Android don't have this problem as they don't use the two partitions.

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  Reply # 743923 12-Jan-2013 23:36
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linw: The problem is the segmentation of the memory where only a relatively small amount of memory is allocated to system storage. Merely moving apps to the SDCARD is not the solution, either, as those apps store data/caches on the restricted small space.

My LG P500H was a pain but I use Link2sd, now, and that has fixed the problem. This involves partitioning the SDCARD and installing Link2sd.

Later versions of Android don't have this problem as they don't use the two partitions.


The OP has an S3 which will be running at minimum 4.0.4 so this doesn't apply.

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  Reply # 744481 14-Jan-2013 12:51
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Kopkiwi: I have an s3 with 3gb free.... The phone isn't the issue

Where is the 3GB free? Apps don't install on the internal SD card by default, and the standard app storage location is only about 2GB. It's possible that this location has been filled up by data from other apps.

Go to Settings > Applications and sort them by size. You might find that there's an application that's using a lot more space than you'd expect, and you can either uninstall it, clear the app data, or clear just the cache data. That might free up a bit of space.

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  Reply # 748018 20-Jan-2013 23:45
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How many contacts have you got in your Gmail / Facebook / Twitter / Skype? 

On my Gmail account, I had about 7,000 contacts because a few years ago I had used it to send emails to literally thousands of people for a campaign I was working on in Canada. 

Ever after, ALL those contacts would sync to my phone - though I could set the phone so only a tiny fraction I wanted were actually displayed.

But then I noticed my "Contacts" app was taking 280MB of my internal space...and I couldn't stop it. No wonder my battery would be dead in 3 hours after a factory reset! I'd been syncing all that over 3G thinking it was app restores. D'oh...

So I had a *massive* cleanout in my Gmail account (wipied out about 6,800 people completely) and I now have no more space problems. 

This may not be your problem...but it can be a major problem for people with old (mine is 7 years old) Gmail accounts with loads of contacts. 




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  Reply # 748131 21-Jan-2013 11:09
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I get this on all handsets - heaps of room on the s2 and still happens. Reboot and a couple will update then it happens again.

Clearing play store stuff sorts it for a while, then it dies again.

Its not space, there is heaps available on all 3 partitions in the phone.

275 on device memory

6.8gig on the USB storage

and about 14gig on the sd card when I have it in there.




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  Reply # 748147 21-Jan-2013 11:41
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You just need to buy one of these phones. As seen in The Warehouse yesterday.

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  Reply # 748572 22-Jan-2013 06:32
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muppet: You just need to buy one of these phones. As seen in The Warehouse yesterday.


LOL! 

150GB! With a 64GB MicroSD added, I'd buy one and use it as a mini file server. 




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  Reply # 748598 22-Jan-2013 08:22
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Same problem here.. I have a Galaxy Note with stock Rom, and I get "Insufficient storage available" even though all three partitions have A LOT of free space! Sometimes a reboot just does it, sometimes that doesn't work either..




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