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  1. vector84an's Avatar
    Just felt like tossing this out there... if you desperately need space (or have a sufficiently fast SD card?) it might be advantageous to take some notes from data2ext type solutions?

    Link2SD leaves app data (/data/data) on internal storage - some apps like to store a ton of stuff on internal storage (YouTube and the ICS Browser come to mind, but there are quite a few...)

    You could use a variety of root browser utilities or a terminal to move and link some of this stuff to reclaim space.
    (or even gain performance? my SD card seems to do better in the IO tests I've thrown at it than the phone's internal memory... but I'm not sure that's particularly normal, since it was originally destined for other applications and cost more than the phone...)
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    08-31-2013 09:43 PM
  2. drwtsn32's Avatar
    Just curious ... what version of the playstore are you on?
    The latest version. I did update from what was included in this custom ROM package.
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    08-31-2013 10:53 PM
  3. drwtsn32's Avatar
    This phone just doesn't have enough internal memory to run well with this version of android - forget about the apps, I'm talking about cyanogenmod itself. You can have space in the phone's memory, but not on the partition it needs. If you follow mirage's instructions in the first few posts of this thread, it will fix your memory and cache problems. Many of us have been down this road and have found that link2sd is the best solution for this phone. Memory cards are cheap. I partition mine to be half fat and half ext - no more space problems. Set cyanogenmod to install everything to the phone by default and link2sd will automatically move everything that can be moved to the sdcard. Link2sd should be one of the first things you install after flashing the rom.
    But I dont have any space problems.... I have WAY more internal storage with this ROM than with the stock ROM. I do have an sdcard but like I mentioned i only install like 3 or 4 apps on this particular phone.
    08-31-2013 10:55 PM
  4. yaconsult's Avatar
    But I dont have any space problems.... I have WAY more internal storage with this ROM than with the stock ROM. I do have an sdcard but like I mentioned i only install like 3 or 4 apps on this particular phone.
    You may have space on your card, but do you have space on all of the partitions that android uses? Do you know how to check? If any of them fills up, you are going to have issues. Titanium Backup says my total user apps and system data is 139.

    Here is my partition usage with link2sd:
    /dev/block/mtdblock5 164.5M 99.5M 65.0M 60% /system
    /dev/block/mtdblock6 178.9M 142.4M 36.4M 80% /data
    /dev/block/mtdblock1 110.1M 68.7M 41.5M 62% /cache
    /dev/block/mtdblock1 110.1M 68.7M 41.5M 62% /data/dalvik-cache
    /dev/block/vold/179:2 3.8G 385.7M 3.2G 11% /data/sdext2
    /dev/block/vold/179:1 11.1G 1.7G 9.4G 15% /mnt/sdcard
    09-03-2013 04:10 PM
  5. CDBSB's Avatar
    When updating (not switching ROMS) all you need to wipe is dalvik-cache and cache.
    After that just install the rom and gapps.

    Sent from my LG-VM696 using Xparent Red Tapatalk 2
    I wish I knew this before I just tried to update. Maybe I can restore my nandroid backup and try it.
    09-05-2013 12:44 PM
  6. drwtsn32's Avatar
    You may have space on your card, but do you have space on all of the partitions that android uses? Do you know how to check?
    Ah, sorry I misunderstood your earlier post. I will check all partitions when I get home.
    09-11-2013 01:27 PM
  7. drwtsn32's Avatar
    Code:
    C:\Program Files\Android SDK\sdk\platform-tools> adb shell
    # df
    df
    Filesystem           1K-blocks      Used Available Use% Mounted on
    tmpfs                   217880        44    217836   0% /dev
    tmpfs                   217880         0    217880   0% /mnt/asec
    tmpfs                   217880         0    217880   0% /mnt/obb
    /dev/block/mtdblock5    203776     99752    104024  49% /system
    /dev/block/mtdblock6    203776     70384    133392  35% /data
    /dev/block/mtdblock1     68864     62000      6864  90% /cache
    /dev/block/mtdblock1     68864     62000      6864  90% /data/dalvik-cache
    /dev/block/mtdblock6    203776     70384    133392  35% /cache/download
    /dev/block/vold/179:1
                           7741416   1691560   6049856  22% /mnt/sdcard
    /dev/block/vold/179:1
                           7741416   1691560   6049856  22% /mnt/secure/asec
    So are the cache partitions the problem? Link2SD will help solve this?
    09-11-2013 05:46 PM
  8. drwtsn32's Avatar
    Hmm...just for kicks I went into recovery and cleared cache and dalvik-cache, then checked and the used/free space is still the same.
    09-11-2013 05:52 PM
  9. drwtsn32's Avatar
    I tried Link2SD but it didn't help with the cache partitions.
    09-18-2013 04:55 PM
  10. Dannemand's Avatar
    I tried Link2SD but it didn't help with the cache partitions.
    I haven't posted here in a long time, but saw your struggles and couldn't help myself: Link2SD is indeed great (I am an avid user) but there is a particular problem it doesn't solve, when Play Store doesn't have enough cache space to complete download of a large app - even though there is otherwise plenty internal storage. Your problem sounds like this.

    The solution is a small free app in the Play Store called MarketFix by Felipe Aron. It temporarily relocates the Play Store cache to SD - not sdext, just regular SD. After successful installation of the troublesome app, you can uninstall MarketFix.

    I haven't used it in a long time, so I don't know if it's compatible with the latest Play Store version. But give it a shot. Make sure you get the right app (MarketFix in one word), as there are others with similar names that perform completely different functions.

    I hope this does it.
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    09-25-2013 08:23 PM
  11. ski522's Avatar
    I was having some problems myself with market, but it ended being that the dalvik-cache was taking up all my space in the cache directory so while packages were able to download, they weren't able to install. Using Link2SD I was able to move the dalvik-cache off of internal memory and my market problems cleared up.
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    09-26-2013 08:01 AM
  12. Dannemand's Avatar
    Yes, I agree, Link2SD absolutely helps in that way to reduce cache usage. And I've hardly had any storage problems since I began using it, I think almost two years ago.

    But my wife, who has the same phone and same ROM, but uses way more apps, including some cache hogs, occasionally ran into this issue installing new apps or updates. And MarketFix provides that temporary relief, by shifting the cache to SD, so the download can complete.

    If Link2SD is used, it will still take over after installation, moving the apk, library and dalvik files to sdext, and thus keeping more cache and internal storage available.
    09-26-2013 10:12 AM
  13. elicon200's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that choosing a different performance selection in the Cyan mod section, does not stick when the phone is rebooted? To be honest, my VM did that before with BobZ 7.2 mod. I thought applying this rom (which has been great) would eliminate the need to constantly have to go back and re-apply what I want.

    Thanks.
    09-27-2013 02:16 PM
  14. badblue1__'s Avatar
    Has anyone noticed that choosing a different performance selection in the Cyan mod section, does not stick when the phone is rebooted? To be honest, my VM did that before with BobZ 7.2 mod. I thought applying this rom (which has been great) would eliminate the need to constantly have to go back and re-apply what I want.

    Thanks.
    I've never had that problem.
    Are you sure you have the set on boot box checked?
    09-27-2013 02:43 PM
  15. elicon200's Avatar
    Oh my god i'm such a dumb ***. The box was not checked because I read it as "restore setting" box. Really...I am smarter than that
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    09-27-2013 03:03 PM
  16. drwtsn32's Avatar
    I haven't posted here in a long time, but saw your struggles and couldn't help myself: Link2SD is indeed great (I am an avid user) but there is a particular problem it doesn't solve, when Play Store doesn't have enough cache space to complete download of a large app - even though there is otherwise plenty internal storage. Your problem sounds like this.

    The solution is a small free app in the Play Store called MarketFix by Felipe Aron. It temporarily relocates the Play Store cache to SD - not sdext, just regular SD. After successful installation of the troublesome app, you can uninstall MarketFix.

    I haven't used it in a long time, so I don't know if it's compatible with the latest Play Store version. But give it a shot. Make sure you get the right app (MarketFix in one word), as there are others with similar names that perform completely different functions.

    I hope this does it.
    Just saw your message....thanks for the suggestion! I will give it a shot!
    10-05-2013 07:04 PM
  17. drwtsn32's Avatar
    BTW - any update regarding the Bluetooth issue (draining battery at an insane rate)? If that were fixed this ROM would be perfect!

    I work around the problem right now by using Tasker to turn off BT radio if it's disconnected for a few minutes.
    10-05-2013 07:07 PM
  18. drwtsn32's Avatar
    Just saw your message....thanks for the suggestion! I will give it a shot!
    Well, I installed MarketFix, started it, and clicked the button to have it do its magic. I then went to the Market and tried updating apps, but they failed just like before.

    I watched my free space using "adb shell" while installing updates and indeed the cache partition gets to 100% utilized which triggers the "package file invalid" error. Not sure why MarketFix didn't work for me. (I even tried enabling it a second time, rebooting, etc.)

    I also didn't have luck with Link2SD and having it try to relocate the cache partition to SD card. Maybe I need to completely wipe this phone and start over....something may be screwed up somewhere....
    10-05-2013 08:04 PM
  19. Chris Clawson's Avatar
    For the Play installation problem, what I ended up doing was to move the /cache/download directory to the SD card at /data/sdext2, then created a link back to the original location. That way all of Play's app installs went to the SD card. It worked perfectly - the only catch was that Link2SD would no longer report the correct size of the /cache partition. (I emailed the author, and he said it sounded like a bug. I haven't heard back from him.)
    10-07-2013 12:09 AM
  20. jamoosh's Avatar
    Hi everybody,
    I just wanted to say thanks to mrg666. I recently switched from the LG Optimus Elite to the LG Optimus V and just flashed this rom.
    It is way snappier than the stock and another rom that I tried, however I have one issue.
    My 3G data speeds measured in speedtest dropped from around 1-2mbs to around 40-60kbps from stock to Mirage. Status bar 2G/3G indicator app shows that I am on the 3G network..
    I did a search through the thead and didn't see any similar post. Has anybody experienced and possibly have any potential solutions/suggestions.
    Thanks again.
    damiandownfall likes this.
    10-07-2013 01:52 PM
  21. ucardmaser's Avatar
    Absolutely love this build, only drawback for me personally is i noticed my voice recognition typing for texts is gone

    THANKS MRG666
    10-08-2013 12:51 PM
  22. yaconsult's Avatar
    Yes, often the best solution is to start fresh. Save anything you need, then wipe EVERYTHING - internal and external. Create new partitions and format them - I used ext4. And leave a nice big partition for link2sd to use - I split my 8 GB sdcard into half FAT and half EXT4. Install the rom. Install link2sd as one of the first applications. Again, check the beginning of this thread for recommended settings to have link2sd automatically move everything that can be moved to external storage. When you get everything working the way you like, do a full backup. MRG666 has produced the best performing, most functional ROM for this phone and for that, we thank him!
    Link to Link2SD frequently asked questions.

    Well, I installed MarketFix, started it, and clicked the button to have it do its magic. I then went to the Market and tried updating apps, but they failed just like before.

    I watched my free space using "adb shell" while installing updates and indeed the cache partition gets to 100% utilized which triggers the "package file invalid" error. Not sure why MarketFix didn't work for me. (I even tried enabling it a second time, rebooting, etc.)

    I also didn't have luck with Link2SD and having it try to relocate the cache partition to SD card. Maybe I need to completely wipe this phone and start over....something may be screwed up somewhere....
    10-08-2013 03:33 PM
  23. AndyOpie150's Avatar
    You don't need such a large partition. A 1.5GB partition is optimal for both Link2SD and the system. Notice I said "system" as well. Too big a partition is hard on the system.
    You will also cause your SD card to fail way sooner than it should.

    Rule of thumb: You should not use more than 20% of the actual user space on the SD card for the partition.

    I have been using Link2SD with a 16GB Sandisk class 4 micro SD card (The fastest read speeds of any class or manufacture at 40MB/s)
    With MiRaGe ROM apps open in a blink of an eye.

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-08-2013 10:25 PM
  24. codyahiggins's Avatar
    Is there any way to access the service menu without having to go back to stock. Or has it been taken out? I have reasons for needing it. I'm not on the latest version of this ROM, I'm on the version before it

    ...I Lost The Game...
    10-09-2013 06:19 PM
  25. badblue1__'s Avatar
    Is there any way to access the service menu without having to go back to stock. Or has it been taken out? I have reasons for needing it. I'm not on the latest version of this ROM, I'm on the version before it

    ...I Lost The Game...
    Flash one of the froyo roms.
    AndyOpie150 likes this.
    10-09-2013 08:46 PM
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