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Android INSTALL_FAILED_CONTAINER_ERROR on installing an application

I got this error while I rebooted my android device in the middle of installing an application (it was taking ages so I assumed that it was stuck). It seems that android did not have time to clean the file system, so every time i was trying to install an application I was getting the error:

ASEC file ‘/mnt/secure/asec/smdl2tmp1.asec’ currently exists – destroy it first! (Address already in use)

The solution to this is actually very simple. Make sure that you have connected your device to your computer and that it’s running on debug mode (it’s not mounted). Open a command window, go to your Android\android-sdk\platform-tools and type adb shell. This should open the adb shell and connect as root. Then simply type rm /mnt/secure/asec/smdl2tmp1.asec and the problem should go away.

 

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  1. lkafle
    29 April 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Reblogged this on lava kafle kathmandu nepal.

  2. bob
    19 September 2013 at 8:41 am

    In my case mnt/asec/ is empty, and the problem is here

  3. bob
    19 September 2013 at 8:42 am

    *mnt/secure/asec

  4. 22 April 2017 at 4:33 pm

    erase:
    /mnt/secure/asec …

    made my day, yeah – thx!

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