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Old November 4th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I found my A200 running out of free space. I was baffled. I just recently rooted and went exploring using Disk Usage. I found the /data/GPS directory had 7 GB of data in it. It was full of gl*.txt files. It seems that every time an app uses the GPS it puts a file here. I did find a script that is suppose to do this, but I could not get it to work. I used ES file explorer in root mode, selected all of these files and deleted them. What a relief.

So once every month this little procedure needs to be done. Now if someone could just find a way to keep this from happening or have an auto cleaner, that would be cool.

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Old November 5th, 2012, 08:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can leave the internal GPS receiver turned off as I do, because it is not very sensitive anyway, or you can try what a few others have and turn off the GPS logging that was apparently left on in the ICS ROM by mistake.

(Caution: The following method alters data in the ROM image. A mistake here can result in severe system problems. Before trying anything like this, it is a good practice to have reliable system backups and adequate experience with flashing and recovery for your device.)


As root:

Mount /system as RW instead of RO.

Edit /etc/GPS/gpsconfig.xml

Change from cLogEnabled="true" to cLogEnabled="false"

Boot the device.
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Actually I find the GPS is extremely accurate. Besides that, I will try the fix you suggested. This is the first time I have seen it suggested. Maybe I was not looking in the right place.
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That worked. Thanks a lot.
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Old January 13th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow. Thank God, a solution. Mine has been having the same trouble.
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OK. I went looking into my /data directory and it was empty. What am I doing wrong.
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If you have not rooted the device and then granted root access to the file manager, you do not have permission to see anything under /data, so it will appear to be empty.
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If you have not rooted the device and then granted root access to the file manager, you do not have permission to see anything under /data, so it will appear to be empty.
OK, that's what I thought. But what is the best way to root the device or get root access? SimpleTool? From the instructions, it appears that I have to download and install three files. But the directions are not clear about which files go onto the PC and which go onto the tablet. I'm confused.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 09:40 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm scared poopless about rooting my device. Not fair we don't get Jellybean.
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What does the logging do? Is it something that is necessary for the gps to run accurately, etc?
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