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    Default 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    I unlocked flashed a recovery then rooted. Then I borked my system.img when trying to install a "browser/flash.zip" so i installed the factory image i downloaded from google and ever since its only read 8GB worth of SDCARD space. I installed 02/22/2013 nightly of CM10.1 and it still shows not enough space. The recovery i have installed is TWRP. I'm backing up the entire contents of my SDCARD to my computer right now and I'm thinking i should be able to format the SDCARD with fastboot or something. maybe adb? am i going anyway in the right direction? any help would be especially appreciated
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    I unlocked flashed a recovery then rooted. Then I borked my system.img when trying to install a "browser/flash.zip" so i installed the factory image i downloaded from google and ever since its only read 8GB worth of SDCARD space. I installed 02/22/2013 nightly of CM10.1 and it still shows not enough space. The recovery i have installed is TWRP. I'm backing up the entire contents of my SDCARD to my computer right now and I'm thinking i should be able to format the SDCARD with fastboot or something. maybe adb? am i going anyway in the right direction? any help would be especially appreciated
    I have just realised I have the same problem. Got a 32GB model and it only shows 8GB after reflashing the stock image. Would be interested to hear if you find a solution to this.

    Edit: A factory reset from the option in the OS has resolved this
    Last edited by Branflake; 02-24-2013 at 03:56 PM.
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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Download a file manager like es file explorer and then tell me if you have an sdcard 0 folder

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Yeah I do have SDcard0 is inside /storage. Cm10.1 comes with cm file manager with root capabilities.

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    Yeah I do have SDcard0 is inside /storage. Cm10.1 comes with cm file manager with root capabilities.

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    So you have a duplicate folder with the same stuff that is on your regular sd card?

    This is why u have only 8gbs left

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Yeah it looks like there are a lot sym links around on here but rt these are my two choices. Which one should I keep and which to get rid of? I got the whole SD backed up to my PC anyway so not much risk involved

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    Yeah it looks like there are a lot sym links around on here but rt these are my two choices. Which one should I keep and which to get rid of? I got the whole SD backed up to my PC anyway so not much risk involved

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    I forget but the one that has your backups, like your cmw backups, you transfer those backups to your current sdcard, and anything else in there u need, then feel free to delete it

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    checked into it farther and i ended up NANDing back to stock rom, fastboot flashed stock recovery.img, unrooted, did factory reset, now i got it showing 16 gigs and im in the process of rerooting and getting back to cm10.1/trininty and keeping the 16 gig. first thing im doing next is installing TWRP and making a backup at this unrooted 16 gig state.
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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Made a back up of my stock ROM unrooted and just restored my back up of cm10.1/Trinity and it shows 13 gigs free in storage! Yay success

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    Made a back up of my stock ROM unrooted and just restored my back up of cm10.1/Trinity and it shows 13 gigs free in storage! Yay success

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    Probably didn't need to go through all that, all I did was copied what I needed, deleted the folder and got my space back. But glad your device is back how it should be

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

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    Probably didn't need to go through all that, all I did was copied what I needed, deleted the folder and got my space back. But glad your device is back how it should be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundtrack to Chaos View Post
    I forget but the one that has your backups, like your cmw backups, you transfer those backups to your current sdcard, and anything else in there u need, then feel free to delete it

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    OK I deleted the 'legacy' folder it erased both my SD card and the 0 folder. I started adding back the files I want from dropbox but I now have 2 folders again.
    [Edit] Which folder exactly should I delete?

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    I think all those folders are all symlinks to dev/media. I think when we flashed jdq39 with fastboot it made dev/media only 8 gigs big so one img will work with all three models 8, 16, 32 gig. When you restore a backup or wipe with TWRP if you watch the output it says "without wiping dev/media" I think the stock recovery us needed to successfully write dev/media. Just my thoughts please correct me if I'm wrong

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    I think all those folders are all symlinks to dev/media. I think when we flashed jdq39 with fastboot it made dev/media only 8 gigs big so one img will work with all three models 8, 16, 32 gig. When you restore a backup or wipe with TWRP if you watch the output it says "without wiping dev/media" I think the stock recovery us needed to successfully write dev/media. Just my thoughts please correct me if I'm wrong

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    So if I return to stock 4.2.2 it will correct the problem? Then re-root and flash CM 10.1 again.

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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Return to stock ROM and stock recovery and then boot ROM and run

    System settings>Backups & reset > factory data reset


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    Default Re: 16GB nexus 7 only showing 8GB of space on SD after flash JDQ39

    Quote Originally Posted by A-android-B View Post
    Return to stock ROM and stock recovery and then boot ROM and run

    System settings>Backups & reset > factory data reset


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    Ok. I'm about to run a quick back up then I'll given this a try.

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