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    So I might have made a mistake some time ago. I decided to try the Citra 3DS emulator to try and emulate a 3ds game I have. It turned out extremely laggy and basically unplayable. I force stopped the app several times. Eventually I uninstalled Citra and removed the 3ds file (It was large, about 1.5GB), however I noticed that now my system seems to think I have 7GB worth of apps on my phone. I also attempted to transfer some game files downloaded from the app store to an SD card, as I was strapped for space at one point and I still wanted to play games that took up a lot of space, like XCom. I noticed you could still play them from the SD card, and that is why I did this. So I transferred the game files and manually deleted them from the local phone storage. Later though, when Citra failed, I opted to return all games files to the local storage and then removed the SD card, which is now empty, however the damage was already done, and my storage space has been limited since then. This entire event is the only reason I can attribute the change to as before I tried this, everything was fine and I had a lot of storage space to play with.

    I've tried downloading various storage apps to try and find that phantom 7GB to no avail. I've even factory reset my phone, but still the 7GB of app data remains. I have no idea how to solve this, and I was clearly playing with tech out of my league. I hope someone here has a solution to this issue, as I've not found any mention of this problem online, anywhere.

    I can provide proof that I my phone thinks I have 7GB of app data, and that I don't actually have enough apps to constitute 7GB if there is a request for it.
    09-05-2019 06:55 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to Android Forums

    I'd like to recommend creating a account so me or other members can assist you, as guest have limitations in replying here and if we need further Information to communicate with you.

    I'll provide a link to register, please come back to your post so we can further assist you . Thank you
    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    09-05-2019 07:31 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Is the device rooted?
    09-05-2019 07:32 PM
  4. Pz4e88's Avatar
    Hi mustang7757, thanks for the welcome! No the device is not rooted, unless I did it by accident. I don't know how to root a phone. I hope this is the right way to reply to an answer...
    09-08-2019 06:14 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi mustang7757, thanks for the welcome! No the device is not rooted, unless I did it by accident. I don't know how to root a phone. I hope this is the right way to reply to an answer...
    Hi,welcome!
    09-08-2019 07:34 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Let me see if @Rukbat can help you
    09-08-2019 07:34 AM
  7. Rukbat's Avatar
    No idea without knowing the make and model. Since it's been factory reset, reflashing the ROM would probably do it, but you can't on some phones without voiding the warranty.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-08-2019 11:25 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Huawei Nova lite
    No idea without knowing the make and model. Since it's been factory reset, reflashing the ROM would probably do it, but you can't on some phones without voiding the warranty.
    09-08-2019 11:27 AM
  9. Pz4e88's Avatar
    What exactly is reflashing the ROM, and how do you do it?
    09-08-2019 11:36 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    Reflashing the Rom is Putting the stock firmware back into the phone
    What exactly is reflashing the ROM, and how do you do it?
    09-08-2019 11:48 AM
  11. Rukbat's Avatar
    Start at https://huaweiflash.com/how-to-flash...all-firmwares/ There are 2 links you'll have to follow, one for the driver, the other to flash the firmware.
    09-08-2019 12:51 PM
  12. Pz4e88's Avatar
    Ok, I'll try it out and tell you all how it works out. Thanks for the suggestion guys!
    09-08-2019 08:51 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok, I'll try it out and tell you all how it works out. Thanks for the suggestion guys!
    Your welcome, let us know how it goes .
    09-08-2019 09:01 PM

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