If they were located on the SD card then the update would fail after it was downloaded.
After searching around for quite a bit, the following did the trick:
- Connect your phone to your PC
- When the connection is detected by the phone, it may ask you if you wish to switch to USB storage. Say yes.
- From your PC, go to the phone's drive (that should have just appeared in Explorer) and navigate to /sdcard/.android_secure/.
- Find the file called smdl2tmp1.asec and delete it
- Disconnect the phone
A number of people have commented that they can no longer find the file smdl2tmp1.asec.
I have been told by others (but have not tested myself, as I don't have the problem) that another option is to connect the phone to a PC and use Windows Explorer to look at the SD card and try to find that file.
I am afraid I don't have any other suggestions :-(
[Blatant plug! See my article about my album on Google Play.]
ps: Comments and/or links to this article are most welcome!
Had the same problem. This also did the trick for me. Thanks!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I had been searching for a solution to this all day. Tried clearing the dalvik cache etc etc etc.. now it works like a charm!ReplyDelete
This was the only thing that worked, I had tried clearing the cache etc etc, I was so disappointed!ReplyDelete
Thank you so much!!
I'm glad I found this post. Thanks! Works perfectly!ReplyDelete
Thanks my friend!!! i really need that.ReplyDelete
Legend - cheers dude.ReplyDelete
Great tip Nick, linked from my blog - http://usesmallicons.blogspot.com/2012/02/android-unable-to-update-apps-on-sd.html. Copied as well, if that's a problem just let me know.ReplyDelete
Thanks you so much for posting this! I was trying everything to figure out what was wrong with my phone. I had PLENTY of space on my SD card, so I didn't know why I was getting that message. But this did the trick!ReplyDelete
Was hoping this would work for me but no luck.. only because I dont have a smdl2tmp1 file. =/ReplyDelete
Awesome! cant believe it was that simple!ReplyDelete
Skoad, try looking here,ReplyDelete
./mnt/secure/asec/ – access to this folder requires root and a program like Root Explorer
AWESOME! Worked like magic for me! Finally I got updating again!ReplyDelete
Hi, I have same problem, but on S4 with android I can not solve the problem, because I can't find this folder.ReplyDelete
Hello. I cant find this file. Can someone help?ReplyDelete
Nick please help those of us who cant find this file. What can we do? I have pending around 12 apps that wont update.ReplyDelete
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See the new info at the bottom of the article. Other than that, I am afraid I have no more info :-(Delete