1. elfin8er's Avatar
    I can't figure out why my Android's internal storage is full. I don't think I have anything on there except for the 18 stock apps I have (including apps like titanium backup, and Link2SD that came with my ROM). I've gotten rid of all the bloatware on the phone, deleted most of my cache, and moved all of my downloaded apps to the SD card. I've even gone as far as to replace the web browser with Opera mini (and put it on the SD card), and prevented the device from installing a 10 MB update for the google play store. Even though the phone only has 14 MB (138/152 MB), I would think that would be more than enough to receive text messages. The phone doesn't even want me to do that.

    I do have a few thoughts as to what could be causing this problem. First off, even after I've deleted an app via titanium backup, the app still appears in titanium backup with a line through it. This leads me to believe that the app still has data left on the phone. Second, I'm thinking Link2SD isn't actually moving all of the app to the SD card. In that case, I guess I don't have any choice but to remove all of my extra apps.

    I actually have one solution that may or may not work. If I could somehow make the device treat my extra (32 GB) SD card into thinking it's the phone's external storage, then I wouldn't have to worry about overloading it at all. Would this work flawlessly?

    Here's some extra information that may or may not be helpful.

    Device Model: SGH-T589 - Samsung Gravity Smart
    Android Version: 2.2.2
    ROM: <ROM> Samsung Gravity Smart T589 <10/26/11> - xda-developers
    10-16-2013 09:26 PM
  2. jamesish's Avatar
    To keep it simple? Get a new phone bro. Gravity smart on 2.2.2?

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    10-16-2013 09:29 PM
  3. elfin8er's Avatar
    I'd love to, but it's not something I can afford. I had the Optimus T, but it decided it wanted to break from my sweat while I was jogging.
    10-16-2013 09:37 PM
  4. jamesish's Avatar
    If you still think apps have data then go to each app individually and delete cache and data. I mean your phone just may have reached the end of its life. :/

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    10-16-2013 09:39 PM
  5. elfin8er's Avatar
    I've already done that. I'm thinking if there is data on it, it's hidden. I just wiped out the entire phone a few days ago, so I'd hate to do it again. I don't get how there's not enough memory to even receive texts or anything.
    10-16-2013 09:45 PM
  6. jamesish's Avatar
    Happened on my wife's phone too. In your application list it tells you the top 5 apps. What are they?

    Also check that email cache again. That crap can be hundreds of MB.

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    10-16-2013 09:47 PM
  7. elfin8er's Avatar
    Top apps as-in the ones taking up the most amount of space? They're all apps that are supposedly on my SD card. I deleted the email client, so I have no emails. I only had around 80 texts, but I deleted them anyway. Still having the problem. I don't get why I just deleted nearly 80 texts, yet I still can't receive anymore texts. Seems really stupid. I have 14 MB's of storage still available...
    10-16-2013 10:09 PM
  8. jamesish's Avatar
    14 MB Is really low. Delete more apps.

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    10-16-2013 10:14 PM
  9. elfin8er's Avatar
    It shouldn't be too low to just receive texts, should it? I've deleted all the apps I could. I have none of my apps on the external storage. Are parts of some of the apps that are supposedly on the SD card not really all the way on there or something?

    Edit: Yep, I was correct. After removing two apps that were supposedly on the external storage, I had enough storage available to finally send/receive texts.
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    10-16-2013 10:22 PM
  10. Joshua Constantine's Avatar
    I think I know a possible solution. I actually had this problem yesterday. After I scoured the internet I kept reading that the phone was junk or a low end model. Bull... I have a note 2. So after searching through my phone I found in my settings/application manager/ media storage was using up over 9 gigs of storage!!!!!! I know the media storage is used for things such as ringtones and the factory media player (which I don't use since for some reason it can't find the music on my ext sd card). What I did was cleared the data, then restart my phone. Problem solved. I restarted my phone because after I cleared the data my phone couldn't access my ringtones and alarms. After restarting it, All was recognized again and I had normal operation. I'm not sure what caused this to happen or why it happened. I'm sure it will happen again in the future, but it has been over 24 hours and my phone is still operating normally.
    12-31-2013 09:26 AM
  11. Curtis Lynch's Avatar
    i turned off my tablet....turned it back on the next morning and everything was gone..like a factory reset. no space in internal storage so i cant download anything to clean it up. i see alot about "rooted" but nothing i've read applies to me. not rooted. had at least 200mb internal storage. freezes up when i shutdown. just dont know what to do besides throw the damn thing away. can anyone help?
    02-22-2014 10:52 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    i turned off my tablet....turned it back on the next morning and everything was gone..like a factory reset. no space in internal storage so i cant download anything to clean it up. i see alot about "rooted" but nothing i've read applies to me. not rooted. had at least 200mb internal storage. freezes up when i shutdown. just dont know what to do besides throw the damn thing away. can anyone help?
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you give us more details about your tablet--brand, model number, Android version? It'd also be good to see a screenshot of your Settings>Storage​ menu.
    02-22-2014 11:02 PM
  13. George Gach's Avatar
    please help [HELP] Chinatablet Factory resets on every boot

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    Welcome to Android Central! Can you give us more details about your tablet--brand, model number, Android version? It'd also be good to see a screenshot of your Settings>Storage​ menu.
    pleAse help http://forums.androidcentral.com/general-help-how/361055-help-chinatablet-factory-resets-every-boot.html
    03-09-2014 03:04 PM
  14. Curtis Lynch's Avatar
    model number EM63.....android version 4.1.1
    internal storage total space = 0.00B

    sorry, doesn't say internal storage is full just total space 0.00b
    03-27-2014 11:07 PM
  15. Curtis Lynch's Avatar
    Double Power 7" Tablet

    1.5GHz Dual-Core processor
    8GB of storage memory
    1024 x 600 resolution
    Google Android 4.1.1 (Jelly Bean) OS

    got it from walmart.com. just wanted to skype and play poker mostly.
    03-27-2014 11:16 PM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Not sure if there's much you can do. Are you able to do a factory data reset from the Settings menu? If not, try pressing the pinhole Reset button on the back (with a paper clip), and hold it down for about 10 seconds.

    This is the huge downside of these supercheap budget tablets--unreliable hardware & software, and little-to-no support.
    Curtis Lynch likes this.
    03-28-2014 01:38 AM
  17. Rukbat's Avatar
    If the total internal storage space is 0, it could mean that the memory went bad. That would mean a new motherboard, which would probably cost more than a new tablet.
    B. Diddy and Curtis Lynch like this.
    03-28-2014 07:10 PM
  18. Curtis Lynch's Avatar
    yeah...just seein if there was a trick out there to fix it...thanx.
    04-04-2014 05:58 PM
  19. kacassetty's Avatar
    Did you ever get this fixed? My son has the same exact tablet & this just happened to us. Turned it on one day & everything was reset to factory settings. Tried to reinstall apps- won't download- said internal storage was full. Says total space is 0.00B
    07-28-2014 09:00 PM
  20. Kirk Toczynski's Avatar
    do a factory reset but tell it not to back anything up. just had this problem with my trio stealth 2.
    08-02-2014 01:32 PM
  21. Kazi Islam 98's Avatar
    My phone also shows that it only has 1 MB out of 1.27 GB of data left in the internal storage, also shown on the bar when going to Settings->Storage->Internal Storage (heading)->Apps, but I deleted plenty of apps and deleted A LOT of precious photos to make space and shows that there is little more than one-fourth of data left in the Internal Storage shown on the bar on Settings->Storage->Internal Storage (heading), which also shows that the Int. Storage is full of only App data. I need to understand how to clear up the data for real, because I can't even check my e-mail or go to Facebook on this thing anymore.

    Model: BLU DASH 5.0
    Android Version 4.4.2
    09-18-2015 10:22 PM
  22. Necronos84's Avatar
    Hi All

    The bad thing is until the phone is rooted there is very little you actually have control over. the best is to root the phone get a app that can see into all storage's like "X-Plore or BlueFTP" then go searching for those pesky hidden system self created space eaters like thumbnails and so on. Also with android 4.* the phone doesn't have wright permissions to the SD Card therefor creates a dummy SD Card on the internal for writing purposes. rooting solves this and makes the SD writable. (DON'T TRY AND DELETE DUMMY SD BEFORE ROOT).
    09-23-2016 11:41 PM

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