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    App Won't Install --> Insufficient Storage

    Looking for some insight into this mystery... I've been using various version of PE since the beginning of this year. After trying 5.02 for a while, I decided to go back to 4.2, since IMHO Froyo runs better on my D1. Anyway, after installing 4.2 on my Droid I am having some weird issues with one of my favorite games, Baseball Superstars (BS for short).

    First off, I did a fresh install of everything. Meaning I let Google Market download and install all of my apps (as opposed to the TiBu method) since I've been bouncing back and forth between Gingerbread and Froyo. After all the apps installed, BS was there. I used TiBu to restore the BS app data and even played a game. However, after a subsequent reboot the app has disappeared from my phone. I've tried many times to either download it or restore it with no luck. The only error I get is from the market when it tries to install: Installation failed - Insufficient storage available.

    Now I don't buy that. I think there is some settings or cache that needs to be cleared up somewhere (that cachemate doesn't touch?)...

    Anyway, here are more details:
    Phone - Moto Droid 1
    Free Internal mem - 107 MB
    Free SD mem - 4.2 GB
    Tried installing with Apps2SD turned on, off, set to auto, set to internal, set to external. All result in same storage error.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
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    I had that happen once to me. I think I was doing the same thing, back and forth between the two PEs.
    Anyway, try this.
    Look in settings-->applications-->manage apps.
    Look at each app and see if any or all of them have an extra large amount of Cache or data. If so, try clearing them.

    Apparently, in my case anyway, when I let it re-install, it duplicated the cache.. Dont know why or how, but it happened.
    I cleared each cache and put them back to normal. Haven't had a problem with it since.
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    Well I tried that. Didn't find any problematic apps, save for the browser that had a few MB's of data and cache.

    Install still fails... Any other ideas?
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    Well... nope, I tapped.
    Sorry.
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    You might try clearing your dalvic cache, cache, and battery stats from within recovery, and after boot, go to settings - applications - manage applications - all (tab) - market, and "market" and "market updater"

    in both of those:
    force stop
    clear cache
    clear data

    back out to home screen and try your market then...

    that seems to help me when I have market issues.

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