1. xerces8's Avatar
    Is there a common (ie. something that works on majority of different android devices, not rooted) way to clear (or at least check their size) logcat and dumpstate files?

    I get many times "Can you fix my phone?" requests and often the problem is that despite gigabytes of free storage, the phone reports "not enough memory" (usually when trying to install some new app).
    03-08-2015 03:30 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) Memory isn't storage, it's RAM.

    2) SD Cards don't count. A phone with 500MB of free internal storage and an empty 128GB SD card has 500MB of free space to install apps. Even if you set the app to install to the SD card, it first has to install to internal storage, then parts get moved to the SD card.

    3) Low on space? Dump logcat
    03-08-2015 10:46 PM
  3. xerces8's Avatar
    *#9900# only works on some Samsung phones.

    That was terse...

    So: The link in the third option listed by Rubkat offers the *#9900# "hidden" menu that allows deleting the dumpstate/logcat, but it only works on some Samsung devices. I opened this thread to find a way that works on all (or at least most) android devices.
    03-09-2015 06:18 AM

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