1. scynz1's Avatar

    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.


    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.
    01-03-2014 05:08 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    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.
    scynz1 likes this.
    01-03-2014 05:44 PM
  3. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    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.
    scynz1 likes this.
    01-03-2014 06:53 PM
  4. Peter Brandt's Avatar
    You are Awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    09-16-2014 05:51 AM
  5. nikhiels's Avatar
    Thanks that really helped me a lot!! Been trying to solve this issue, went from +-300mb available to 3.7gb... Really appreciate the tip!
    09-28-2014 08:21 AM
  6. Peadletipper's Avatar

    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 !!!!
    12-18-2014 10:40 PM
  7. muaid abdulkareem's Avatar
    thanks it worked!!!! amazing tip
    03-10-2015 01:37 AM
  8. Hebekaos's Avatar
    YES! THANK YOU damianoz!
    04-07-2015 03:14 PM
  9. Pat38's Avatar
    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!
    04-07-2015 08:04 PM
  10. Gypora's Avatar
    Amazing, this really works!!!!!!!
    04-08-2015 08:26 AM
  11. mary24_lc's Avatar
    Hey tried it on my s 3 mini but it did not work. Can I uninstallSamsungAppsUNA2
    04-08-2015 06:29 PM
  12. AllottedBloom's Avatar
    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??
    07-11-2015 04:24 PM
  13. TimS5's Avatar
    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
    09-21-2015 08:28 AM
  14. Borchai's Avatar

    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...

    11-17-2015 05:36 AM

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