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Why can't I download certain apps?

« on: August 04, 2014, 03:47:33 AM »
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    OK, folks. I've rooted my centura. Deleted a bunch of crap I didn't want. No, I didn't install a new rom because I couldn't get it to work and I'm scared to ruin it. Anywho, I deleted a bunch of the pre-installed apps that I don't use, however, it tells me "insufficient storage available" when I try to download the TripAdvisor app. But I've since downloaded the ebay app, amazon app, candy crush, RedBox, and a flashlight app (for my daughter...lol). So whyyyy is it telling me insufficient storage space for Trip Advisor? I had all these apps plus some on my old centura that was not even rooted.

    Here's the deal... When I go into app manager...
    Downloaded: 597MB used, 2.2GB free
    Running: 280MB used 115 MB free
    All: 597MB used 2.2GB free

    It seems like I have space? I downloaded ROM Toolbox and killed all the background tasks (or so I thought). Anyone have any ideas and/or advice here?

    Also, with ROM Toolbox, if I use that to backup my phone, will that be sufficient? I couldn't get cwm to work right either and I just ended up rooting it with poot and deleting some things and like I said, just the stock rom or whatever was on the phone from the box.
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    Re: Why can't I download certain apps?

    « Reply #1 on: August 04, 2014, 07:38:34 AM »
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    Sometimes that happens when an old install of the same app was not totaly removed.

    Check sd card android/obb for any left pver data from an older install of trip adviser.

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    Re: Why can't I download certain apps?

    « Reply #2 on: August 04, 2014, 08:00:26 AM »
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    This is a new sd card. I don't think that would be the issue.

    I just don't understand why I can download 10 other apps, even larger apps, like candy crush, and yet I cannot get trip advisor.

    It will download, start to install and get about halfway through the installation, and then the insufficient memory thing pops up. It doesn't even make sense. If I have enough space to download it, why wouldn't I have enough space to install it?
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    « Reply #3 on: August 04, 2014, 09:44:28 AM »
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    This is a new sd card. I don't think that would be the issue.

    I just don't understand why I can download 10 other apps, even larger apps, like candy crush, and yet I cannot get trip advisor.

    It will download, start to install and get about halfway through the installation, and then the insufficient memory thing pops up. It doesn't even make sense. If I have enough space to download it, why wouldn't I have enough space to install it?

    go to settings storage and see what it says for usb storage free..........if thats all you installed then there should be plenty of room.........internal storage is around 2.75 gbs....
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    Re: Why can't I download certain apps?

    « Reply #4 on: August 05, 2014, 03:46:34 AM »
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    This is a new sd card. I don't think that would be the issue.

    I just don't understand why I can download 10 other apps, even larger apps, like candy crush, and yet I cannot get trip advisor.

    It will download, start to install and get about halfway through the installation, and then the insufficient memory thing pops up. It doesn't even make sense. If I have enough space to download it, why wouldn't I have enough space to install it?

    go to settings storage and see what it says for usb storage free..........if thats all you installed then there should be plenty of room.........internal storage is around 2.75 gbs....

    Yep, it says I have 2.03GB available. And again, I've downloaded other apps... just the trip advisor seems to be the one messing up. Oh well. Maybe it's just the app itself? Because everything else seems to be running smoothly. Thanks!!
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    Re: Why can't I download certain apps?

    « Reply #5 on: August 05, 2014, 04:50:51 AM »
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    Are you rooted?
    Try copying the apk file (download from somewhere, there are other stores besides play) (or ask the dev for a copy.) To
    /data/app

    Thats in the root section, not the sd card. Use root explorer.

    When you install an android app which is an apk file, (example org.flappybirds.apk) it just copys the file to that directory, it stays an apk.

    Which is a the same as a zip file that is store only basically.

    Maybe that will fisnagle it into working, with relatively little effort.

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    Re: Why can't I download certain apps?

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    Note, some android apps have extra data, like final fantasy iii.

    Its not just that 15mb apk file, thats the stuff in android/obb on your sd card.

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    Re: Why can't I download certain apps?

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    If you ever see an app you cant install because google play says incompatible, you can try this to see of you can get it to work as well.
    But.
    In some cases like firefox, on the samsung precedent,  which google play says wont work. You haft to go find the arm6 version which is not on play I guess.
    But.
    In the case of greenify, its incompatible with anything before ice cream sandwitch.

    Hope all this info helps you in some way.

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