After GB, I'm permanently Low on Space
I'm getting permanent "Low on Space" warnings meaning I don't get Gmail anymore. I've got 20 unread messages I can see on the PC that aren't on the phone. I've uninstalled more than I'd like to have already and moved anything that can go to the SD card with no change. It's just too fat. Suckage.
I used the rooted update method, wiping cache and Dalvik, and but not data. I've used Titanium to remove Nova, Blockbuster, and the Sprint sports stuff, but I'm still at about 35 MB free space, meaning no email for me. What to do?"The Nexus 4 is such a big black slab of power that if you dropped it down in the middle of a pack of monkeys, they'd start using weapons." - Dirk Belligerent.
- 06-04-2011, 12:23 PM #2
After the initial update I had about 3 MB free! (Usually have 40+) I rebooted and thought I was OK, but Market updates started failing. I uninstalled some stuff and cleared data caches (it seems browsers on the SD card cache to system) and the updates worked, but I woke up to the current mess. Email is more important than the phone part and until I can make some space, I'm hosed.
Looking with Drive Space, the largest land hogs are the absolutely necessary apps like Maps and Gmail. Yuck."The Nexus 4 is such a big black slab of power that if you dropped it down in the middle of a pack of monkeys, they'd start using weapons." - Dirk Belligerent.
- 06-04-2011, 12:34 PM #4
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- 06-04-2011, 12:48 PM #6
My available storage initially increased about 5 MB after the update but decreased significantly after a few hours (decreased by about 25MB). Still trying to determine where the increase in used space went but difficult not having a before and after snapshot to compare.
I have a nandroid from before the update and can redownload any app updates, but get this: I can't shut it down! I pressed Power Off and it looked like it was shutting down, but when I tried to boot into recovery, the Sprint animation played quickly and I was immediately back to the home screen. I'm going to battery pull now, but WTF?"The Nexus 4 is such a big black slab of power that if you dropped it down in the middle of a pack of monkeys, they'd start using weapons." - Dirk Belligerent.
I was able to reboot by using ROM Manager's reboot to recovery option. Nuked Data and am now discovering my backups weren't up to date and I need to recreate my home screens. Bleah.
- 06-04-2011, 09:33 PM #9
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At first my storage increased but after a few hour it went down until i wasn't able to update from the market so i uninstall some app's clear my history and everything and i went to over 62mb but now just a few hours later i am down to 48mb i haven't downloaded any new app i might have made 5 calls and thats it I hope this problem gets fixed soonn
- 06-05-2011, 11:31 AM #10
Updated me and my lady phone and updated nice but i noticed when I updated hers 1st it went through fast but on mine it was loading for 30 mins. Her phone and my phone move fast but my phone seems to be the one with the issues.
Her Gmail is updated and it has the check mark box next to each of her emails mine doesn't
Her phone seems to be running stable and mine is not I'm getting low space it even went down as far 24kb.
No voice mail issues on either phone.
The low space is killing me also I rebooted the phone 5x just to clear it.
Any ideas on why this is happening?
- 06-05-2011, 02:34 PM #11
Dayumm....how much crap, I mean how many APPS are you guys running? Ever delete anything you're not using on a weekly basis? I mean I don't keep Speed Test or Anti-Virus on my phone...I can always download them again if I feel a need....those are just examples...of course.
- 06-06-2011, 10:23 AM #12
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- 06-06-2011, 01:28 PM #17
How I fixed this
I noticed that my Contacts Storage was up to around 86MB Way more than it should have been. To fix the issue I did the following:
1.) reviewed ALL the accounts in Settings-->Accounts & Sync and made sure "Sync Contacts" was turned off for the things I did not want or need to have synced.
2.) I went into Settings-->Applications-->Manage Applications-->All tab--(Wait for it to finish collecting data)-->Contacts Storage
3.) In Contacts Storage, I selected Clear Data
4.) After clearing the contacts storage data and exiting settings I waited for the EVO to re-sync the contacts.
Now, my Contacts Storage only shows 8.39MB data used instead of the 86MB it was using before.
It has been holding steady.
Additional thoughts: One of the items that I disabled Contacts Sync for was Flickr. I'm wondering if images were being pulled down into the Contacts Storage DB??
- 06-07-2011, 12:01 PM #18
After update, I'm running out of space on phone too. I would always keep it around 42mb or so free, but now I cant get over 25mb. I have moved everything to SD that can be moved and erased apps that I want trying to clear up space.
Nothing works.Then I read this thread and started looking at how big some apps are. My contacts is at 7mb which is ok, but my Stock Mail app (which I dont even use) is at 27mb and Dialer storage is at 26mb. I never paid attention to this before, can anyone tell me if these are too big and thats causing my problem?
Thanks a million,
- 06-08-2011, 03:14 PM #19
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- 06-09-2011, 02:47 PM #21
I had about 90MB left after GB update. Now, it is down to 57MB. I have no idea what is using up the memory. I didn't install any new apps that are more than 1MB lately.
EDIT: I went thru Settings -> Application -> Manage Applications -> All -> I found that Facebook for HTC Sense used up 30 MB of space. I don't even use Facebook for HTC Sense and not sure how it grew so big. I cleared the data and now it back to 90+MB.
Last edited by myrcgarage; 06-09-2011 at 02:53 PM.
- 06-13-2011, 10:49 AM #22
What is everyone's dialer storage size and stock mail app size?
I keep erasing apps to get up above 10% free on phone and the next day, it goes back down to below 9%. WTF? IDK whats going on here. Anyone having similar problems? It was fine before the GB update.
- 06-13-2011, 01:57 PM #23
just wanted to chime in about how things were, i think, fixed with low memory issues on my evo.
so i backed up my phone and started deleting data via manager applications in settings.
facebook - done
netflix - done (strangely i uninstalled this app a while ago but it still appeared so i cleared the data and deleted the app)
contacts storage - done (then backed up - when clearing data your numbers remain just all your photos get deleted)
maps - done
and so on and so on...
now i have 112mb of free internal.
the big kicker for me was this...
so i think there is a bug for peeps that update to GB.
and that bug is HTC SENSE.
htc sense was reporting 17MB
I cleared the data and was reverted to the default home screen.
i went to my titanium back up and restored just the data for htc sense and BAM!
now htc sense only runs at 5MB...
if you try these tips
please post and let me know your results!
thanks and hope this helps!
- 06-13-2011, 02:16 PM #24
Makes sense, literally. Sense continued to crash on my phone, constantly restarting. I ended up wiping with a factory reset, then redownloading my apps. I'll tell you what. my phone is running like a charm right now. I just couldn't take the constant Sense restarts.
- 06-24-2011, 08:55 PM #25