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  1. TxAndroidGuy's Avatar
    Hello everyone.

    I have recently been getting errors lately saying "Application cannot be installed in the default install location" when trying to update apps. I've had them before but have been able to download and update apps later but now it is not updating. I have tried downloading new apps and no luck either. I am unrooted, running stock 4.0.3, and do not have an SD card installed. Does anyone know what is causing this problem? And how to fix it?

    And while updating Google Maps, I got another message saying "insufficient storage available" yet I have 9.92 GB of space available. Any clues as to what's causing that? Thanks,

    Adam
    08-16-2012 04:46 PM
  2. TxAndroidGuy's Avatar
    Here is a screenshot of the warnings from earlier...
    08-16-2012 04:47 PM
  3. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    Check the storage numbers in the system settings. You may have 9.92 GB available, but that's not the partition where the apps are installed. That area has 1.97 GB total, and a couple of large games can take a huge chunk of that. It really does look like you've used up that space.
    jlnugent likes this.
    08-17-2012 10:08 PM
  4. TxAndroidGuy's Avatar
    Thanks for the info! You are right and the application area had around 200 mb left. Dumb question, can I increase that size and shrink the size of another portion like audio? I tried to see if there was a menu to do that but couldn't find one. Thanks for your help!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    08-20-2012 09:38 PM
  5. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    You can't really change the partition size, but you do have the option of moving individual app's to the SD card. Some work there, some don't.

    Go to "Manage apps" and select an app. If it's eligible, there will be a "Move to SD card" button.
    Mike Beeler likes this.
    08-21-2012 01:11 AM
  6. TxAndroidGuy's Avatar
    Great! Thanks! I'll buy an SD card later and see if that helps. I appreciate it!
    08-21-2012 10:53 AM
  7. TxAndroidGuy's Avatar
    Just an update: After one week of having installed an SD card and moving some of the larger apps to the card, I haven't had any problems. Thanks for the tip!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    08-28-2012 08:55 PM
  8. lalaeila's Avatar
    I've got the same problem..have any solution?
    10-10-2012 01:24 AM
  9. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    I've got the same problem..have any solution?
    Other than what I mentioned above, not really. Move apps to SD card if eligible; delete big honkin' apps if you're not using them.

    Sent from my year-old SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Android Central Forums
    Robert Clucas likes this.
    10-11-2012 04:09 AM
  10. blb1980's Avatar
    "Application cannot be installed in the default install location"-screenshot_2012-10-13-01-23-03.png Why can't I install apps now? I'm getting this same error message and it seems to me I have 1.37 GB or 1. Something. I understand about moving apps to the sd card. I had to take my sd card out because my phone kept rebooting back to back and would not stop.
    10-13-2012 12:45 AM
  11. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    Between that and the SD card problem, I would consider resetting the phone.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Android Central Forums
    Ernie91 likes this.
    10-13-2012 10:49 PM
  12. blb1980's Avatar
    I have had nothing but problems with this phone. I have done about 3 resets since I've had this thing.
    10-13-2012 11:18 PM
  13. blb1980's Avatar
    Oh yeah does a card class have anything to do with the problems I'm having with the one
    Phone restarting? It seems once I put a certain amount of space on it, it starts rebooting. I found out today about class 2, 6, 10. I have no idea what class mine is. I bought it cheap Off eBay year or two ago.
    10-13-2012 11:29 PM
  14. Dr Triffid's Avatar
    Some say it does; others disagree. I had a problem like that once, but it was because I did a straight copy from one card to another. When it occurred, I reformatted the card and then put only the media files back on it.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Android Central Forums
    10-14-2012 12:21 AM
  15. blb1980's Avatar
    Yeah its weird because today I can't install scramble with friends 18MB. Can't install sky drive which is about 2 or 3 MB but I can install dropbox which is about 3MB

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I777 using Tapatalk 2
    10-14-2012 03:11 PM
  16. terry tay's Avatar
    i had similar problem, resolved by following.

    go to settings, go to storage,. go to preferred install location, untick SD card

    Hello everyone.

    I have recently been getting errors lately saying "Application cannot be installed in the default install location" when trying to update apps. I've had them before but have been able to download and update apps later but now it is not updating. I have tried downloading new apps and no luck either. I am unrooted, running stock 4.0.3, and do not have an SD card installed. Does anyone know what is causing this problem? And how to fix it?

    And while updating Google Maps, I got another message saying "insufficient storage available" yet I have 9.92 GB of space available. Any clues as to what's causing that? Thanks,

    Adam
    10-22-2012 07:33 AM
  17. G Mart's Avatar
    Help me i cant install any apps ......last week i can still install them and i deleted some apps.....after that it says that application is not installed... but the app is compatible on my phone
    Attached Thumbnails "Application cannot be installed in the default install location"-sc20121226-080519.png   "Application cannot be installed in the default install location"-sc20121226-080536.png  
    12-26-2012 01:50 AM
  18. bagdosz's Avatar
    if all sugest cant help , you can email me , bagdosz@yahoo.com mybe i can help you.
    01-15-2013 03:50 PM
  19. bagdosz's Avatar
    i have same problem but now it has been solve.
    in my case the main couse of the poblem is folder with name .android scure in intenal memory
    . not in system memory.
    open default fileman type . (dot) in search box . if u found that folder try to delete .. if cant to delete the folder . email me i will send you the step how to remove the folder.
    bagdosz indonesia
    01-17-2013 06:22 AM
  20. Chantai Allen's Avatar
    Hello i am also having the same problem with downloading apps, i do not have an S.D card and i definitely have enough memory on my phone. I have already tried deleting other apps but they still wont download
    02-10-2013 01:26 PM
  21. Mike Beeler's Avatar
    deleted big honkin apps, i wasnt useing.... thank you so much. Now I can skype with my grandson.
    02-13-2013 06:14 PM
  22. Mystieanna Joydine's Avatar
    hi! i am so... right know ...although most of the time i am... becuz of brothers...but i do love !
    04-06-2013 11:47 AM
  23. Dr AndroidRoot's Avatar
    you can enable it by downloading BindDermManager !but i think its benn pissed off because that app is from 2009 but try it search it on google if nothing im gonna make New ok
    04-19-2013 02:09 AM
  24. cyndi2013's Avatar
    Hi, can anybody help me. I am playing candy crush sage and I used to receive message 'application cannot be installed in the default install location' when I want to update. I am using Samsung note at the moment. Anybody can help me?

    Thank you.
    04-23-2013 04:33 AM
  25. George Greer's Avatar
    Application cannot be installed in the default install location
    05-18-2013 02:34 PM
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