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    Default TWRP Taking up too much Storage Space

    I have a rooted HTC One and I have TWRP 2.6.3.3. Recently my phone's battery life has started to go down and I though I'll check the storage and what not, uninstall some apps im not using and some other stuff. It was then I found that my recovery was taking up in excess of 8GB ! I've backed up my phone using TWRP only a few times and each backup is taking up nearly 3GB of space.
    I was wondering If I delete the previous backups and keep the current one (back it up on my PC) would that be a good way to solve the storage issues ?! Thanks
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    Yes I would only keep the most current backup. Average TWRP/CWM backups today range around 1 GB or more depending on how much personal content (pics, media, apps, etc. ) you have on your device at the time of a backup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Yes I would only keep the most current backup. Average TWRP/CWM backups today range around 1 GB or more depending on how much personal content (pics, media, apps, etc. ) you have on your device at the time of a backup.
    Mines were roughly 2.7 GB and I just have quite a few apps and photos and I still have over 11.3 GB remaining but as you know every little helps !
    How should I delete them ?! Should I just plug it in my PC and do it through that ?! To my knowledge TWRP names them by the date so I should keep the latest and delete the rest ?!
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    Yes you can try to locate them using your computer or if you boot into TWRP and select Restore (a backup) it will give you the option to select and delete your old backups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Yes you can try to locate them using your computer or if you boot into TWRP and select Restore (a backup) it will give you the option to select and delete your old backups.
    Thank you, which would you say is more safer or less risky ?!
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    I would just use TWRP's option. Select RESTORE, then it will show you all your backups. Find the older ones by DATE and select it, then on the next screen instead of SWIPE TO RESTORE look up and to the right a bit and you will see DELETE BACKUP.

    Done. Space regained
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    I would just use TWRP's option. Select RESTORE, then it will show you all your backups. Find the older ones by DATE and select it, then on the next screen instead of SWIPE TO RESTORE look up and to the right a bit and you will see DELETE BACKUP.

    Done. Space regained
    I just done it and I made a mistake and I kept booting into recovery but I cleverly made a back up before trying so I just restored that, deleted the other backups and I've regained 6 GB worth of space ! THANK YOU !!!! I was wondering when TWRP makes a back up, does it back up the ROM as well ?!
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    Yes a backup in TWRP/CWM makes an exact image of your device at that point in time with the stock settings. You can change things to include or remove certain things, but its best to just stick with the stock setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul627g View Post
    Yes a backup in TWRP/CWM makes an exact image of your device at that point in time with the stock settings. You can change things to include or remove certain things, but its best to just stick with the stock setting.
    Thanks ! So flashing a new ROM and then using TWRP recovery wouldnt be the ideal thing to do then !
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    Default Re: TWRP Taking up too much Storage Space

    First, the amount of storage being used has absolutely nothing to do with battery life. Storage doesn't use the battery to hold data in it.

    Second, the only reason to flash a new ROM is because you want features in the new ROM that you don't currently have. You can do a backup, flash a new ROM, then if you don't like the new ROM, restore back to the old one. If you're going to be doing that, I'd name the backups with the date AND the name of the ROM (the original HTC I'd call Stock.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rukbat View Post
    First, the amount of storage being used has absolutely nothing to do with battery life. Storage doesn't use the battery to hold data in it.

    Second, the only reason to flash a new ROM is because you want features in the new ROM that you don't currently have. You can do a backup, flash a new ROM, then if you don't like the new ROM, restore back to the old one. If you're going to be doing that, I'd name the backups with the date AND the name of the ROM (the original HTC I'd call Stock.)
    Thanks, I was trying to save battery life and that's when I stumbled across this huge storage issue, I just wanted some storage back
    I was thinking if I switch to a ASOP ROM, would my battery life increase ?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don164 View Post
    Thanks, I was trying to save battery life and that's when I stumbled across this huge storage issue, I just wanted some storage back
    I was thinking if I switch to a ASOP ROM, would my battery life increase ?!

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    Generally speaking, yes. There are a lot less resources being run on the device. How much battery life would you save I really can't say, but you'll definitely see some improvement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Generally speaking, yes. There are a lot less resources being run on the device. How much battery life would you save I really can't say, but you'll definitely see some improvement.
    Thanks, my only reservation is that I'm moving away from Sense and I'll lose some Sense specific features

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don164 View Post
    Thanks, my only reservation is that I'm moving away from Sense and I'll lose some Sense specific features

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    Yes, that's definitely the down side. However, keep in mind that the Play Store has good alternatives to everything your device currently offers. Let us know how it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srkmagnus View Post
    Yes, that's definitely the down side. However, keep in mind that the Play Store has good alternatives to everything your device currently offers. Let us know how it goes.
    Will do ! Can I ask is their another copy of TWRP backup which literally restores everything apart from the ROM ?! I was happy when it restored and my phone was the same as before

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