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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 6 years 8 months ago #578

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Just thought I'd share this with you.

I got this error message “Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card”

The solution is to connect your device to your PC and manually delete the “smdl2temp1” file. The file is likely to reside in 2 locations:

1. /sdcard/.android_secure: this is an invisible folder on your SD card, which you can access with any file manager, like ASTRO
2. /mnt/secure/asec/: access to this folder requires root and a program like Root Explorer

smdl2temp1 is a temporary file. If something goes wrong with a download or installation, the file might get stuck in memory. Next time you try to install, it tries to create this file and fails because it already exists.

Edit by zuperman: If that didn't work there is a detailed option here: www.androidpolice.com/2011/04/19/fixing-...-problem-on-android/
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Re: Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 6 years 8 months ago #592

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Thanks, I'll put it up as a sticky.
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Re: Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #31816

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zuperman wrote: Thanks, I'll put it up as a sticky.
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Re: Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #31868

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Re: Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #32150

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CalvinIsAwesome wrote: .....

What?

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Re: Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #33745

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threads die for a reason. unless they're relevant to something new, leave them. :)

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #33747

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No, I will NOT leave threads alone, MWAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #33751

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Isaac, don't do that. Let sleeping threads lie.

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #33754

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:( but its so fun!


Ok :(
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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #33916

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I, too, am having trouble. I have plenty of space on phone & sd card. Delete, reinstall, open, loads to 50%. Then, message of unpacking. For over an hour. Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #34035

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Unpacking on wifi shouldn't take more than 15 minutes.

I assume you've already tried turning it off and back on, right? You said you've deleted and reinstalled, so... Well, how many times have you tried it? I remember something from *420*, where she said she often had to install over a dozen times before it worked. How many times have you done it?

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #34088

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As of this morning, about 10. I use 4g. Wifi unreliable connection. I'll keep trying. Thanks, RADAR!

5 min. later...got it working. The secret?
Dunk the phone in coffee to wake it up! It seems to have needed it more than I did.
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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #34593

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No problem, Paul. :) Glad I could... Try... To help. ;)

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 8 months ago #34691

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See, thus thread isn't dead, it was just dormant

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 5 months ago #53000

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i deleted then reinstuled

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 5 years 5 months ago #53002

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then repete

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Android Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card 4 years 10 months ago #103168

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I am using an Android Pantech phone. Whenever I try to download the app on Google Play, it says "insufficient storage available" even though I have enough memory on both system and SD

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