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    Default Samsung Galaxy S3 Ghost data problem

    Hi,

    I'd been having some trouble with my SGS3 for a while. Well a lot, especially with charging and this ghost data problem where the storage doesn't add up to how much should actually be there.

    I had been back and forth, mainly on this forum viewing all the different threads about it but today I finally rooted my phone and used Disk Usage to see where the problem lay, and it was with a huge log file which I managed to delete. You can do it that way, or you can do it the easier way, suggested on another forum which is:

    "You don't have to root your phones to fix this problem. Just dial *#9900# on the phone and then select from menu - delete dumpstate/logcat. I tested this solution on my SGS2 and it works. "
    Credit to damianoz here

    Good luck, and I hope this helps a lot of people.

    Cheers,
    Liam.

    P.S. Do many other people have an issue with the phone turning off (and requiring a battery pull) after you disconnect the charging cable when the battery is full? - I will have a search now as well.
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    Nice tip, and I don't have an S3 but my a few friends do, and theirs DEFINITELY don't go berserk after they're done charging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scynz1 View Post
    Hi,
    P.S. Do many other people have an issue with the phone turning off (and requiring a battery pull) after you disconnect the charging cable when the battery is full? - I will have a search now as well.
    Never happened to me, and I don't recall seeing anyone else describing this.
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    You are Awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Thanks that really helped me a lot!! Been trying to solve this issue, went from +-300mb available to 3.7gb... Really appreciate the tip!
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    Hi....

    I've looked everywhere for a solution to lack of memory problems on my S3mini with out success. And then I saw your post *#9900# and thought yeah well this is just a phone number hey...

    But it REALLY DOES WORK !!!!! Wow thank you so much !!!!
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    thanks it worked!!!! amazing tip
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    YES! THANK YOU damianoz!
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    Is there a code for an LG Optimus? All this "data" is preventing this thing you call a phone from actually working like one! Thanks!
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    Amazing, this really works!!!!!!!
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    Hey tried it on my s 3 mini but it did not work. Can I uninstallSamsungAppsUNA2
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    heyy i have a LG Leon lte and its having that same damn problem the *#9900# doesnt work does anyone have any advice for me??
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    Had to register to say thanks to the poster who mentioned *#9900#

    Worked on my S5, which didn't have enough space left for a system update. I'd tried ES file Explorer, moving apps to external SD and nothing worked; this did.

    Thanks again
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    Hi,

    After some investigations on my phone due to the same problem, I worked out what was going on. At least, on my S3mini.

    1.- Go to Settings > Application manager
    2.- Tap and drag to see all the applications installed. Sort them by size.
    3.- Check the size of the biggest applications... and reckon if those sizes are consistent with the target of the application.

    In my particular case, the "Contacts Storage" application had a size of 2.5GB!!!! So:

    1.- I backed up my contacts exporting them to the SD card (.vfc file)
    2.- I tapped on the application and I cleared the data stored (tap on "Clear data" option")
    3.- I restored my contacts from the .vcf file

    I hope it helps you out.

    What I'm wondering is... how could a 6MB application reach a size of 2.5GB? What was stored in the file? I regreted I deleted it without checking it out previously...

    Cheers!

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