How to increase storage for Android Emulator? (INSTALL_FAILED_INSUFFICIENT_STORAGE)


I get this sometimes(not often) for one of my projects, couple of classes only

How do I increase emulator's storage?

6/3/2010 8:20:02 AM

Accepted Answer


This answer is, as I write this, nearly eight years old, and about five years stale. But it's still (as I write this) the "accepted" answer, because it answered the question when it was asked.

The newer answer, that applies to the newer Android Studio tools, can be found here: -- it's a great answer with screen shots. If you're using Android Studio, ignore the Eclipse answer below.

Original Eclipse-based Answer

I was searching for the answer to this question, and was unsatisfied with the above answers. But then I found the answer, so here it is for future reference:

To summarize (and clarify), in Eclipse, go to "Debug Configurations". You can find that in the drop-down under the "debug" icon. Select "target", and select a preferred emulator target to launch. Then under "additional emulator command line options," add this:

-partition-size 1024

Then CLOSE the emulator (and remove any devices), and click the debug icon, which will launch the preferred emulator you selected. This is important: Eclipse needs to launch the debugger, not AVD.

That fixed the problem for me.

6/4/2018 4:04:56 PM

On Android Studio

Open the AVD Manager.

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Click Edit Icon to edit the AVD.

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Click Show Advanced settings.

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Change the Internal Storage, Ram, SD Card size as necessary. Click Finish.

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Confirm the popup by clicking yes.

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Wipe Data on the AVD and confirm the popup by clicking yes.

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Important: After increasing the size, if it doesn't automatically ask you to wipe data, you have to do it manually by opening the AVD's pull-down menu and choosing Wipe Data.

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Now start and use your Emulator with increased storage.

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