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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My VM LG Optimus V Android keeps repeating the message "Low on storage space" or "Storage is full". It's rejecting messages, emails, and phone calls. I have deleted any extra anything I can think of on the phone - pix, messages, etc. I even unsynced my FB account and deleted old contacts. I have been trying to 'delete forever' the trash, thinking this might work...
Does anyone know anything? I can't download any apps from anywhere to help. I am ready to go to Best Buy tomorrow and have someone fix it for me. Phone is approx. 1 yr. old. Thanks.
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Hi Kate and welcome to the forums.

I'll move this to the Optimus V forum for you. Those fine folks will be able to help hopefully and you won't have to explain everything again.
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You need to start by deleting the cache for everything, go into your browsers settings and delete the cache. You wouldn't believe how much space the browser uses,everytime i use my browser i delete the cache.

Same thing with apps,you can delete the cache without harm, just don't delete the data.You can go to the playstore and get a cache cleaner.
Or go to settings >applications>all long press on an app, if the cache box is lit up press on it to clear cache.

Although the best thing you could do is to root your phone and if you use a lot of apps install links2sd. Once you are rooted there are so many options.

You should go to the all things root subforum, go to the sticky^ at the top of the page all things root guide. Everything you need will be there, there are some great guides and easy how to's in there. And don't be afraid to ask questions, there are some friendly and knowledgeable people just waiting to help!

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Old October 22nd, 2012, 09:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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That drove me crazy and was one reason I upgraded to the HTC EVO V 3D. You can only have certain apps on your OV. I wanted more and plus my phone had about had it (other reasons). Get a cache cleaner, APP2SD is a good one. The OV is an amazing phone but the tiny storage space can only hold you for so long.
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Not if you're rooted!

I've had my op v well over a year and never had a low storage warning.

I don't run links2sd,with about 30 apps i still have 116 internal space left.
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No storage problems here



The best thing to get past the storage problems is root and either use a rom that takes advantage of sd-ext partitions or use Link2sd to take advantage of it regardless of what rom
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The best thing to get past the storage problems is root and either use a rom that takes advantage of sd-ext partitions or use Link2sd to take advantage of it regardless of what rom
Agree- the lack of storage is what ultimately led to me moving on from the OV- a different ROM is probably the best "permanent" solution.
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I rooted my phone for the exact same reason. one thing I would caution. I didn't know until after I rooted, that you lose VM tech help. you can no longer call them up and tell them you're getting bad reception or anything like that. there are apps on the phone when they give it to you that are used for troubleshooting and they go away when you root. and you can't tell them you rooted your phone, so you're sorta on your own after you root. having said that, my phone is working fine since I rooted. I have one issue that existed before I rooted and I will just have to deal with it because I can't get help from VM and it's a reception issue.
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That's why you should make a backup of the stock rom.

Always backup before flashing!

Even if you didn't you can still go back to stock.
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I keep leslieanns Rhode rom on my sdcard just in case I need vm help... I've never needed it though. For the most part I trust this community and my own judgements mort then the monkey they call customer service
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That's why you should make a backup of the stock rom.

Always backup before flashing!

Even if you didn't you can still go back to stock.
thanks... yes I did follow every step of the instructions and there was a lot of backing up in there. but I'm not really sure how to do it. I suppose if I get motivated to fix this issue I'll give it a try.
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What exactly are you unsure of? We can help clear it up.
Try reading this: Do not Factory Reset your Rooted Phone

Note: This discussion has now turned to rooted phone topics which should be discussed in the All Things Root sub-forum.
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Note: This discussion has now turned to rooted phone topics which should be discussed in the All Things Root sub-forum.
Perhaps rooting discussion should be curbed until the OP returns and comments again so that the thread doesn't get moved to the ATR subforum without any interest in rooting on her part.
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That's just what I was trying to get at........and hint that rooted discussion should be kept in the All Things Root sub-forum.

OK, maybe I did more than just drops a hint?
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Deleting the cache always helped me. Sometimes I'd clear out >50mb.
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Having a storage space problem, but something else seems to be wrong rather than what's described above.

Phone is rooted and has CyanogenMod installed. I have ALL of my apps on the SD card, and I have cleared the caches for each app individually, and also cleaned the dalvik cache. Android Assistant says I have no apps in system memory, but when I check phone space, it shows 158.38MB used vs. 21MB free.

What am I missing? What could be using all this space and how do I clear it out?

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Do you have many mms messages saved, they use a lot of space!

I don't know if you have titanium backup, but if you do, go to settings >batch > clear all cache > run batch.
I found that this works best for clearing all cache with one click.
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There are about 500 messages. I deleted another 500 yesterday, but it only gave me a few MB.
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There are about 500 messages. I deleted another 500 yesterday, but it only gave me a few MB.
Wait - I just realized - MMS means the media text files...yes there are a few in there with pics and stuff. I will work on cleaning those out.
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Just deleted about 25 MMS messages, gave me about 20MB. I still have 144MB used and there are no apps in this section of memory....??
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Your dalvik cache is probably on your internal memory too. It doesn't appear on you apparently list.
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Well, I cleared my dalvik cache, and it got a little bit more space. I was running OK up until this week when I started getting the low phone space messages again.
Anyone else have any other suggestions? I'd rather not have to get a different phone yet....
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Your dalvik will keep rebuilding itself. If you ate not rooted I would suggest looking for smaller apps that serve the same function as those you have already.
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Your dalvik will keep rebuilding itself. If you ate not rooted I would suggest looking for smaller apps that serve the same function as those you have already.
Nope, I am rooted. I just can't seem to get any substantial space back. Keep in mind that wiping the dalvik cache didn't get me much space, so what else could be taking up all that space?
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Check out storage analyzer. You may have a bunch of crash logs and/or tombstones. I had 6gigs of crash logs on my tablet.

Being that you are rooted you may want to check out either using titanium backup and uninstalling less used apps and then restoring them and their data when you need then. Or try Link2SD. I wrote a tutorial for it, I think there is a link in the all things root sticky.

When I had my V in use I ran the backside ROM which ran the dalvik cache in a different partition than normal freeing up a lot of space that way.
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seems as once an OV gets full to where it can't recieve txt messages anymore, it takes a bit for it to stop saying that, had to delete every txt I had, bunch of programs and reboot about 10 times before it finally realized I had cleared up more then enough space to start getting text again.

happened before with program but, delete one and it goes away, something about when txt set off that messages makes it go bonkers.

here is a good diskcheck program to see what is eating up space.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.diskusage

Though I did finally root my personal phone after that, set up link2sd, but kept stock rom.
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Thanks guys! I am also using backside. I also just wiped the dalvik again, that gave me about 20 gigs.
Just installed storage analyzer, looks like a great app! Already learning a lot about what's going on - I think I can get it under control now.

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Did some more tweaks using the info from Storage Analyzer, and I'm already up to 49 megs free! Thanks MacFett!
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Start by downloading storage analyzer and scanning your device. There are crash logs and tombstones saved on your internal memory that eat up precious bytes.
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Start by downloading storage analyzer and scanning your device. There are crash logs and tombstones saved on your internal memory that eat up precious bytes.
Thanks for your reply, but it wasn't for me, i just thought that other members could benefit from his (scramble 's) findings.

I've never had a problem with low internal space, i really don't use a lot of apps, about 30 with 116mb of internal space left.
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