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    Default Difficulty freeing up storage space

    Hi All,

    I am currently having difficulty with not having enough storage space available on my Samasung Galaxy II device. In the storage folder the details are as follows:

    Device memory
    Total space: 1.97 GB
    Applications: 463 MB
    Available: 269 MB

    USB Storage:
    Total space: 11.50 GB
    Applications: 196MB
    etc.
    Available: 9.72 GB

    -First solution (suggested by a vodafone rep) was to delete all unnecessary apps. I deleted most of them, but it didn't make much difference.
    -Second solution was to transfer my apps to SD card. I had done this previously with a few of my apps. I tried to do this again, but now when I tap transfer to SD card it says "Unable to move app. Not enough storage space" or the 'move to SD card' is greyed out and not an option to select even though this app was downloaded by me.
    -Third solution was to delete all of my apps so that I then had enough space for download of a single app 'App2SD'. Downloaded successfully. It informs me that there are 3 apps available to move to SD card. Try to move them to SD card and it but says that there is not enough storage space.
    -Fourth solution was to move all music, videos, pictures etc. to SD card. I did this and there is now less space available on the the SD card, but it made no difference to the internal storage space.

    Is there anything else I can do? I was told that I could root my phone, wipe it and install a new ROM, but as it is a Vodafone phone and this will get rid of all Vodafone branding that I would then nullify the warranty. Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Difficulty freeing up storage space

    Quote Originally Posted by Samsung2user View Post
    Hi All,

    I am currently having difficulty with not having enough storage space available on my Samasung Galaxy II device. In the storage folder the details are as follows:

    Device memory
    Total space: 1.97 GB
    Applications: 463 MB
    Available: 269 MB

    USB Storage:
    Total space: 11.50 GB
    Applications: 196MB
    etc.
    Available: 9.72 GB

    -First solution (suggested by a vodafone rep) was to delete all unnecessary apps. I deleted most of them, but it didn't make much difference.
    -Second solution was to transfer my apps to SD card. I had done this previously with a few of my apps. I tried to do this again, but now when I tap transfer to SD card it says "Unable to move app. Not enough storage space" or the 'move to SD card' is greyed out and not an option to select even though this app was downloaded by me.
    -Third solution was to delete all of my apps so that I then had enough space for download of a single app 'App2SD'. Downloaded successfully. It informs me that there are 3 apps available to move to SD card. Try to move them to SD card and it but says that there is not enough storage space.
    -Fourth solution was to move all music, videos, pictures etc. to SD card. I did this and there is now less space available on the the SD card, but it made no difference to the internal storage space.

    Is there anything else I can do? I was told that I could root my phone, wipe it and install a new ROM, but as it is a Vodafone phone and this will get rid of all Vodafone branding that I would then nullify the warranty. Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: Difficulty freeing up storage space

    You can free up heaps of storage space by deleting all the log files in the device memory. Just dial *#9900# on the phone and select option 2 “Delete dumpstate/logcat” in the prompted menu. It's not necessary to root your phone either. I restored 1.4G of space on my Samsung Galaxy S2 doing this.
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    Default Re: Difficulty freeing up storage space

    I've been hunting everywhere trying to delete pre installed apps in an attempt to resolve this exact query. This simple tip *#9900# and option 2, released 1.2gb instantly. Thankyou
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    Default Re: Difficulty freeing up storage space

    Quote Originally Posted by Stu40 View Post
    You can free up heaps of storage space by deleting all the log files in the device memory. Just dial *#9900# on the phone and select option 2 “Delete dumpstate/logcat” in the prompted menu. It's not necessary to root your phone either. I restored 1.4G of space on my Samsung Galaxy S2 doing this.
    I Tried this, but I keep getting an error for incorrect code. Any ideas? Thanks
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    Default Re: Difficulty freeing up storage space

    does deleting log files affect any functions ?
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    Default Re: Difficulty freeing up storage space

    Does this effect any functions and what are the logfiles for ?
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    I dialed *#9900# on my Galaxy Note2 and selected option 2 “Delete dumpstate/logcat” in the prompted menu. But nothing happened. I am quiet frustrated as I also have the message Storage Space running out! I could not use my phone for the last 4 weeks as I cannot open my contacts. Samsung advised to reset the phone. Will I not lose my contacts etc. if I do so? Anybody who can help me???
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    Thank you. this is perfect.

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