Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card

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Hello! Guys,

This afternoon I was about to install a game application in my Android phone, but a message appeared in it saying that I couldn’t install it on my SD card. It seems that my SD card is not full yet.

I don't know what to do! Please help me.

Installation error

Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card.

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Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card



  1. This is a common error in some Android applications. Some installations will be stopped in permanent fail mode. This might not allow to do further updating. This occurs as a result of a file called smdl2tmp1.asec. This is a kind of a temporary file.
  2. smdl2tmp1.asec file will be installed as a result of some installation of the phone. Once the smdl2tmp1.asec in installed on your mobile it is not easy to delete the file and it will be not deleting by the Android it self.
  3. This takes space in your phone memory but it is not shown as a error or anything else.


  1. You have to delete the smdl2tmp1.asecfile manually. File will be located in following places.
  2. /sdcard/.android_secure or /mnt/secure/asec/
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Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card


If something goes wrong with the installation of an application ,the temp file is left on your operating system. The solution to that is to unmount the SD card. Here's how,

1. Go to Settings
2. SD card and Phone Storage.
3. Install the apps you need from the Android store.
4. After the successful installation remount your SD card to move the app to SD card.
5. For that go to Settings
6. Applications
7. Manage Applications and click on the application which you want to be moved. The details of the selected app will be shown.
8. Select Move to SD card option. Your app will be moved to SD card.

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