incorrect 'free space' indicator?

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  1. macfanboy macrumors 6502a

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    i tried installing the navigon mobilenavigator lite app, which is 1.29 GB, but the settings app and itunes both say i have 2.2 GB left.... (which is suppposed leave .91 GB left after install). But iTunes says I cant install it because I "don't have enough free space available."
     
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  3. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    im not $pending $300 to run a free application which claims to work with 1.29 GB or less. :p
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You might try deleting a few smaller apps, and then getting this huge app installed and then reinstalling the small apps.
     
  5. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Don't waste your time.
    The app is not functional.
    The GPS function doesn't even work.
    It will not even let you choose a start location. It just randomly pics some area a few MILES away.
     
  6. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Is this an app that they actually charge for and it's THAT bad? :rolleyes:
     
  7. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    No... the North American "Lite" version is free.
    If it is a view of things to come, I'll pass.
     
  8. DarkJaye macrumors member

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    The method the iPhone uses to install actually requires DOUBLE the space of the application, because it copies it onto the phone and then installs it from the package.

    You would need more than 2.4GB free to install that app, even though after installation it only takes up 1.2
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I guess I'm missing the joke here.
     
  10. rburly macrumors 6502a

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    If it has problems already, and I haven't looked at the cost, but I'll pass too.
     
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    I had thought that might be the case, but wasn't going to offer that, since I wasn't sure how flash file handling was done. That's why I suggested he delete a few small apps to see, since he was close to that amount already.
     
  12. macfanboy thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm, only worked with 2.8 GB free....

    oh well, i was able to reinstall my other apps, so thanks for the hint.

    PS: how did you figure this out?

    I was definitely more interested in the TomTom from the start, but I just want a feel for what any GPS app will feel like. TomTom will most likely be better, because based on this article,

    1) the accessory allows for better GPS signal (im assuming this will enable the iPod touches and older iPhone to work with TomTom's app

    2) no monthly subscription will be enforced.
     
  13. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    From Navigon's FAQs:
     
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