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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Keep receiving low on space notifications??

I've been receiving a low on space notification for about 2 weeks now. I currently have 32 megabytes of internal storage space left, which to me seems like plenty. When I first got this notification I switched a lot of my bigger apps over to the SD card Just to free up a little extra space. But I'm still getting the low on space notification every day.

Yesterday I received a notification about my text messages being at full capacity even though they're set to automatically delete at 200 per thread. WTH? Just a minute ago I received a notification about webpage storage at full capacity. I go in to check it out and everything there is no more than a kilobyte a piece.

It seems to think everything is reaching full capacity but I just can't see how any of this is happening. I don't see anything the points towards internal storage reaching full capacity. Has anyone in countered a problem like this how do you fix it?

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 02:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default 32 megabytes of internal storage space isnít enough

That phone only comes with like 2 GB of internal storage space which isnít a lot and EASY to fill. Check out how to fix a memory full error message on a Smartphone for some tips to free up more memory.

Also donít forget to check the internal storage on a phone before you buy it. I wouldnít recommend any phone with less than 8 GB internal memory.

Good luck and enjoy

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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Many people including me have had this problem
Just restore your phone and you will be fine. I did that and haven't had a low space notification sense.
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Ignore james bond that does not work on the triumph what causes it is the Alog files(the triumph constantly builds these files for no reason) I recommend rooting and deleting the files, installing a custom rom will keep the files from coming back and make the phone faster
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Okay, I tried to follow some seemingly simple instructions taken from the post below. I followed step 1 - 4 below, and that's where I'm stuck. No idea what "busybox" is, do I need it?

EDIT: Root Checker says the phone has root access.


I am totally not understanding file explorer part (File Expert). When I go into "data" under internal phone storage to locate the culprit files, it's not showing me anything.

This is all a first for me, so what am I doing wrong?


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I'm no pro, but this is how I rooted my Triumph and delete the log files.

Root:
- Taken from article with link that no longer works - Prepaid Androids | PrepaidAndroids.net
- Can not vouch for the 'unroot' portion because I haven't done it

Step 1: Download Android Terminal Emulator from the market.

Step 2: Open up the Emulator and type in sudo, you should get the # symbol.

Step 3: Type in the following code:
ln -s /system/xbin/sudo /system/bin/su
ln -s /system/xbin/sudo /system/xbin/su

Step 4: Reboot and you should have root access. NOTE: This will not install busybox, so if you wish to have busybox you will have to install it from the market or manually. This just provides you with root access.

To unroot using this method you just open the emulator and type sudo then type this:
rm -rf /system/bin/su
rm -rf /system/xbin/su

Delete files:
I do it manually using a file explorer (File Expert).
The log files are located in device's internal data directory.
See b_randon14's long post above for the files to delete.

So simple that even I can do it!
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Okay, I managed to somewhat figure out what I'm doing. I got a file manager that I actually figured out how to work.

Could someone please provide me with the correct paths to locate these logs files I do not want, so that I can manually remove them? I'm afraid to delete anything that I'm not 100% on.
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Get the app disk usage it will tell what files are taking up the space
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Get the app disk usage it will tell what files are taking up the space
So, evidently...

"alog_events" is taking up the biggest chunk with 510 mb
"data" accounts for 167 mb
"app" 102 mb
"dalvik-cache" taking up 100 mb (do I delete this?)
several various alog_system and alog_radio entries eating up 8 mb a piece
something called last_alog (do I delete that?)

Also a couple other things I'm not sure about, "last_kmsg", and "tombstones". They're not very big, but I dunno what they are.

Do you recommend that I do any sort of backup before deleting any of alog stuff?
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Yeah make a backup then the largest one is the alogs you want to delete
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Okay so, the deed is done. So basically for anyone researching this issue in the future and reading through this, what I did was use Terminal Emulator (following perfectstranger instruction above) in conjunction with ES File Explorer (enabling "root explorer" and "mount file system" option and changing home directory to "/"), did a search for the alog_events, went in and just deleted the crap out of it, then rebooted my phone.

My poor Triumph can breathe a sigh of relief again, and I can actually receive text/email/updates. Hallelujah.



I saw in another thread someone mentioned also deleting the smaller alog files, would that also be beneficial or not? I am also curious about that dalvik-cache, can that 100 mb beast be cleared? Can you delete it? Anyone?
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Default Re: Keep receiving low on space notifications??

Even if you clear the dalvik cache, which is what the Os uses to optimize the apk's code for the dalvik vm, it get a immediately rebuilt on the next boot.
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Okay so, the deed is done. So basically for anyone researching this issue in the future and reading through this, what I did was use Terminal Emulator (following perfectstranger instruction above) in conjunction with ES File Explorer (enabling "root explorer" and "mount file system" option and changing home directory to "/"), did a search for the alog_events, went in and just deleted the crap out of it, then rebooted my phone.

My poor Triumph can breathe a sigh of relief again, and I can actually receive text/email/updates. Hallelujah.



I saw in another thread someone mentioned also deleting the smaller alog files, would that also be beneficial or not? I am also curious about that dalvik-cache, can that 100 mb beast be cleared? Can you delete it? Anyone?
Move some big apps to your sd card. Even better flash a custom rom then move some apps to sd. Cm7 is great, only thing you really lose is hdmi out.
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Okay, I tried to follow some seemingly simple instructions taken from the post below. I followed step 1 - 4 below, and that's where I'm stuck. No idea what "busybox" is, do I need it?

EDIT: Root Checker says the phone has root access.


I am totally not understanding file explorer part (File Expert). When I go into "data" under internal phone storage to locate the culprit files, it's not showing me anything.

This is all a first for me, so what am I doing wrong?
Okay so I did all that and it allowed me to access the files and delete them.... but that unroot code is bad and I can't undo it!

Is this going to be a problem for my phone?
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