Sunday, June 22, 2014

TURN OFF screen by just a touch

Turn Off / Lock your screen by just a touch using Lock Screen Widget

This is a widget which can be added to your home screen and the screen turns off by just tapping on it. This app is useful for the folks who don't wish to use the hard keys of the phone to turn off/lock their phones' screen.

The widget has to be activated in the Device Administrators to use it. The same has to be deactivated before uninstalling the app.

Select Admin Lock Screen Widget

There are two colors to choose from. Black and White.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

How to solve "Insufficient Storage Available" issue while installing android apps

"Insufficient Storage Available" Error

This is sometimes a common problem in android phones while updating an existing app.
There is an easy way to resolve this problem and it works on most android phones. 
Please note that this works only on ROOTED android phones. This method won't work in phones without root access.

Below is an example with which the procedure is demonstrated.

The app which gives problem in this example is Clean Master. Whenever I update this app, it downloads the update but while installing it gives the error message "Insufficient storage available" or shows an error code as shown below.

Step 1: Download and install a File Browser which can access root files.
Step 2:  Go to /data/app-lib/ directory. There could be a lot of folders.
Step 3: Select the folder(s) related to the app which gives you problem. In this case, I have to search for the folder(s) containing the name Clean Master.
Step 4: There could be more than one folder displayed with the app name. In this case, there are two folders com.cleanmaster.mguard-1 and com.cleanmaster.mguard-2 as shown in the below picture. Delete these folders. (Take a backup of these folders for safer side. Later you can delete if not required).
Step 5: After deleting successfully, restart the phone. Now you can update your app.

Note: Be careful while accessing files in root. You may damage your phone if you don't know what you are doing.