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    Default How to Get more internal storage space Help

    I have a Virgin Mobile LG Optimus V and getting tired of not being able to install apps or installing apps and removing others cause I have no internal phone space right now it shows 18.6megs but in no time I get the low on space message when loading apps..
    I've already moved all the apps I can to the SD card but just not enough. Could someone direct me or tell me a solution or can I purchase more memory ? anything? very frustrating not being able to use the phone for what apps I want..

    by the way my phone is already rooted with gingerbreak if that makes a difference
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    I had the same issue for the last couple of months. Once you have root permission you need to partition the microSD card using another app. Partitioning the microSD card, so that you have at least two (2) partitions, will give you room to store apps on the card, instead of trying to cram it all into the tiny (less than 200-MB) space available on the phone itself. Once you have done that use another application, like Link2SD, that allows you to install more of your applications to the microSD card by creating links between the phone and the card, and keeping the apps on the card. I think I got that right. Here's the opening text from the Link2SD application page: "Link2SD is an application that makes it easy for Android 1.6+ users with root privileges on their phone to move applications to the SD card."

    I am still researching these for myself, so I can't guide you there. I already have Link2SD installed (you can find it in the Google Play store, play.google.com. I still need to find a partition manager to use.

    Hope this helps point you in the right direction.
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    What size and class sd do you have
    There are custom roms that utilize scipts to mount your sd to your internal memory as well as link2sd

    You will need to format your sd accordingly and partition with an ext3 or 4
    If you can set aside 1 gig for ext4, you can have that as internal storage

    However a higher class sd is recommended as it can talk better with your phone

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    After gump's suggestion, you'll need to learn how to install a ROM onto your phone. Look at LeslieAnn's sticky for more details, and read it carefully. Trust me, it works, but you'll need to set aside enough time to do this... perhaps at least two to three hours. Keep a PC open while you do it so you can ask some questions here. My personal suggestion for a good, stable ROM for the V is either MiRage 7.2 (my personal favorite) or Harmonia 2.
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    I would recommend Om mandy once you are partitioned

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    [CyanogenMod-7 ROM+KERNEL] OM-Mandylion.....01-12-2013..Update
    OM-Mandylion....[IHO ROM+KERNEL].....09-30-2012..Update

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    Default Re: How to Get more internal storage space Help

    Is there any step by step guides for this process I can refer to? I don't want to brick the phone doing this..
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    Quote Originally Posted by countmypennies View Post
    Is there any step by step guides for this process I can refer to? I don't want to brick the phone doing this..
    Imma post a tutorial tomorrow cause the ones I've seen are outdated and Imma make it noob-friendly also


    Sent from my Cyanonized Opt V
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    Quote Originally Posted by countmypennies View Post
    Is there any step by step guides for this process I can refer to? I don't want to brick the phone doing this..
    Do you have a custom recovery?
    Youll want that first
    Cwm blue or xionia or teamwin or cot
    When you have that make a nandroid backup from recovery
    Then backup your sd to your pc
    Once your backups are complete,
    Format your sd
    Then you can partition (ext 4 1gig) with your recovery menu or through your pc with mini partition tool(google it)
    Once you have partitioned, copy your sd backup back to your sd
    Then from recovery wipe system, data, cache, and dalvik cache
    Install (flash) rom.zip of your choice
    Flash gapps
    Reboot
    Reboot again
    Then log in, sync, add your apps and settings
    Enjoy

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    Default Re: How to Get more internal storage space Help

    The rom i linked to above has a nice description of the process as well,
    If you need help ask or search the forum and check stickies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamhos View Post
    Do you have a custom recovery?
    Youll want that first
    Cwm blue or xionia or teamwin or cot
    When you have that make a nandroid backup from recovery
    Then backup your sd to your pc
    Once your backups are complete,
    Format your sd
    Then you can partition (ext 4 1gig) with your recovery menu or through your pc with mini partition tool(google it)
    Once you have partitioned, copy your sd backup back to your sd
    Then from recovery wipe system, data, cache, and dalvik cache
    Install (flash) rom.zip of your choice
    Flash gapps
    Reboot
    Reboot again
    Then log in, sync, add your apps and settings
    Enjoy

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    is this really true?...
    you have to wipe the system, data, and everything else and re-flash the ROM just to partition the card?
    I thought that the Recovery could take care of that and just had to format the SD then re-copy from a computer...
    Then use the Link2SD app to recgonize or find the partition.
    Obviously I have not done this as of yet, but would like to
    thx
    Sent via my ZV5 VMOV(ns)
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    Quote Originally Posted by bjzapp View Post
    is this really true?...
    you have to wipe the system, data, and everything else and re-flash the ROM just to partition the card?
    I thought that the Recovery could take care of that and just had to format the SD then re-copy from a computer...
    Then use the Link2SD app to recgonize or find the partition.
    Obviously I have not done this as of yet, but would like to
    thx
    You're correct. The user he was responding to gave no details about their current setup, first impressions is that they don't have a custom recovery or ROM.
    --Chris [cole2kb]
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    Quote Originally Posted by cole2kb View Post
    You're correct. The user he was responding to gave no details about their current setup, first impressions is that they don't have a custom recovery or ROM.
    YAY !!
    Well, I did at least one thing right so far today LOL
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    Default Re: How to Get more internal storage space Help

    I had the same problem as the OP. I rooted and installed Harmonia 2. All was well, and I went from 12MB internal storage free to 120MB free

    But, now I hit another issue even with all that storage free. I now get an insufficient storage error when trying to download apps from the Play store. From doing some reading I've tracked it down to the fact that my /cache/download directory only has 10Mb free. Looking in Link2SD it's set to be 110MB and I'm using 100MB of it. Will following the above instructions of creating the second partition on the SD card help out at all ? If not, anyone have any ideas ? As I assume the OP might eventually have this issue too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by webbos View Post
    I had the same problem as the OP. I rooted and installed Harmonia 2. All was well, and I went from 12MB internal storage free to 120MB free

    But, now I hit another issue even with all that storage free. I now get an insufficient storage error when trying to download apps from the Play store. From doing some reading I've tracked it down to the fact that my /cache/download directory only has 10Mb free. Looking in Link2SD it's set to be 110MB and I'm using 100MB of it. Will following the above instructions of creating the second partition on the SD card help out at all ? If not, anyone have any ideas ? As I assume the OP might eventually have this issue too.
    This issue is from not only a full download cache, but a full Dalvik Cache. If you look over to the Harmonia 2 thread, I've got some fixes going on to alleviate this problem.

    Here's my post. Feel free to do what I've mentioned, and try out the new A2SD++ script that I've looked into.
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    Thanks for the link and suggestions. I installed the A2SD++ script. Initially caused a load of FC's, which were fixed with a reboot. The data folder was moved successfully, and the /cache/download folder was reduced by 50 Mb (a good thing). But, there was a definite slow down in the phone's responsiveness (probably due to stuff being on the sd card now. Also all of my apps that I had previously moved to the sd card were now broken (said they weren't installed). So, I think that I'll try and find a solution to just move the whole cache folder to the sd card, and not mess with moving the data folder, which wasn't a major issue for me anyway.
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    Personally, I don't use a2sd, I use the d2sd and have had very good luck with it
    Once in a while it will break certain roms but for the most part I never run out of space

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    How do you get the partition thing for the microSD card? Like what do you search? My phone says it'd low on space like as soon as i get on the internet or install an app and I don't even have anything on my phone. No apps no games.. what do i do to make this stop happening?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Kurz View Post
    How do you get the partition thing for the microSD card? Like what do you search? My phone says it'd low on space like as soon as i get on the internet or install an app and I don't even have anything on my phone. No apps no games.. what do i do to make this stop happening?
    Are you rooted, if not what does the baseband version say under Settings > About phone?
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    To get the best results. Use the partition SD card option found in a custom recovery like the ZenGarden recovery. Developed by the previous poster.

    You can only use no more than 20% of the actual storage space on the SD card for a partition, but Link2SD works best with a 2GB partition. You need an SD card with enough actual storage space, that at the very least, will allow you to to have a 1GB partition.

    If you use an 8-32GB SD card it is almost imperative that you use the recovery to make the partition. You can then change the partitions format to whatever you need with Mini Tool Partition Wizard.

    I like to flash a fresh ROM then install Titanium Backup ,widget apps, Root Uninstaller, and Link2SD.

    Open up Link2SD and choose the format of the partition you made on the SD card. Then reboot.
    After your phone revolts, open up Link2SD and go to the menu and select the "Auto Link" function.
    Close and then open up Titanium Backup. Restore your apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyOpie150 View Post
    To get the best results. Use the partition SD card option found in a custom recovery like the ZenGarden recovery. Developed by the previous poster.

    You can only use no more than 20% of the actual storage space on the SD card for a partition, but Link2SD works best with a 2GB partition. You need an SD card with enough actual storage space, that at the very least, will allow you to to have a 1GB partition.

    If you use an 8-32GB SD card it is almost imperative that you use the recovery to make the partition. You can then change the partitions format to whatever you need with Mini Tool Partition Wizard.

    I like to flash a fresh ROM then install Titanium Backup ,widget apps, Root Uninstaller, and Link2SD.

    Open up Link2SD and choose the format of the partition you made on the SD card. Then reboot.
    After your phone revolts, open up Link2SD and go to the menu and select the "Auto Link" function.
    Close and then open up Titanium Backup. Restore your apps.

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    You sure like pushin that recovery lol....are you getting paid lol

    Jk...actually its a great recovery, i swear every post I read of yours you are pushin it

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamhos View Post
    You sure like pushin that recovery lol....are you getting paid lol

    Jk...actually its a great recovery, i swear every post I read of yours you are pushin it

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    Some people push the COT recovery too, and that is a great recovery and would be better if the Windows drivers were updated.

    Speaking of getting paid, I'm most likely going to start taking donations in about a month for the Project SuperiorIrkenOrgans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EarthnFire78 View Post
    Some people push the COT recovery too, and that is a great recovery and would be better if the Windows drivers were updated.

    Speaking of getting paid, I'm most likely going to start taking donations in about a month for the Project SuperiorIrkenOrgans.
    Lol, you do nice work

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    Sorry if I'm being dense here, but how do you increase your internal storage? I was running MiRaGe with a 16GB sd card and using link2sd and internal storage was still almost full. I just flashed Harmonia and Internal storage is showing total space 179MB and available space 154MB. I don't want to restore any more apps if I'm just going to run into the same problem.
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