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Android: fixing the Google Play Store 'insufficient space' error

There's an annoying issue that many Android users with custom ROMs such as CyanogenMod have experienced: when trying do download a larger app from the Google Play Store, i.e. 25-30 MB app, then occasionally an error message appears to indicate that the download can't be completed due to "insufficient space on the device".
This can happen even if there are 90-100 MB free on internal memory, which is much more then required for installation.

This issue crept in with one of the newer versions of Android Market, around the end of 2011, so devices that haven't been upgraded since will be unaffected. The issue is due to the Market (Play Store) cash being stored on internal memory and affecting the free space requirements calculations for downloading a new bigger app locally and then installing it. This can be solved by moving the Play Store cache to the SD card. Luckily there's an app that makes this easy!

App

Enter Marketfix. Just install the app and run it, but note: it requires root permissions to complete the cache relocation operation.

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