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Old August 5th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well looks like I have some deletions to do on my 8gig N7.

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Old August 5th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Same here! Down to last GB on my 16GB
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What are you guys doing I still have like 12 gig left of my 16 gig Nexus
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Why do folks keep referring to the space as 8 and 16gb? The actual space after netting out the OS allocation, stock apps, format parameters and OS operational floor is about 5.1gb and 13gb. That space is actual user space.

Light users or cloud fans will have no problems, but others will, so depends on the user and their own preferences.

Just a few movies, songs and games apps will eat the smaller space up, so gamers and media fans will REALLY notice the issue. Assuming a person's own relatively light use (or cloud 'centricness') should not be an assumed standard for all. Then again, the N7 is not the best device for gamers and media nuts. The N7's bigger and more capable bother would be: The TF300. and IMO, worth the extra money, if you ARE a game or media nut and despise cloud storage.
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Loose the music...don't need a big screen device to play music!
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This is why I got the 16gb. (Or 13gb if I was rushmore ) Also I just don't see how you filled that memory. Please show a picture of your memory screen.
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Yeah... I got sonic CD and max Payne... 1GB remaining.... 8GB nexus 7
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I don't see how they are using all that up either.
Ihave everything on my phone and still have mega memory left.
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Asphalt 7 and NOVA 3 are 2.4gb combined. BTW, I notice those games play a lot smoother on my dual core GS3 than the quad core TF300. Others report the same issue with Tegra 3, so probably an optimization issue.
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lose.
and yes, all my music is in the "cloud".
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This is why I got the 16gb. (Or 13gb if I was rushmore ) Also I just don't see how you filled that memory. Please show a picture of your memory screen.
I have barely anything. Somethings up.


Just did a factory reset recently. I probably have maybe 10 apps installed.
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That's just not right.
I think I would be talking to the place where you got your phone.
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do you have media stored in other folders?, the above page only shows the amount used if using the designed folders, music in music folder etc

I have my music in my own folder and that screen ignores the size of it (but it is taken care of in the amount free figure)
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I'll take a look. I've nothing stored on it aside from the crap it came with.
Ha! Can't even download Astro to even check.
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only possible thing i can think of

check in settings/apps for any that are using a large amount of data and clear the cache for them, this might free up enough to install a file manager
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Just did a factory reset. Let's see if that helps...
And nope.
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I don't think storage location matters, the device is still capable of reading how full it is no matter where you chuck your movies and music and so on.

I reckon you've got a faulty device or at least the storage partition. You may just want to replace it if a factory reset isn't working.
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Eh, that's where I'm leaning. Guess I should relock the bootloader.
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I don't think storage location matters, the device is still capable of reading how full it is no matter where you chuck your movies and music and so on.

I reckon you've got a faulty device or at least the storage partition. You may just want to replace it if a factory reset isn't working.
very true, it is included in the total figures

on mine atleast, it doesnt show how much is actually used for music/movies unless they are in the appropriate folder
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I'm wondering if some of my screwed up flashing and swapping recoveries messed with the partitions?
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Do you have any nandroids that may be taking up space?


It could also be the Glazed Jelly Bean you tried.

Try doing one of these:

from recovery
cd /data/media
chown -R media_rw.media_rw *
(note that chown -R wont work if not in recovery)

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I don't have an N7 so I'm not sure where you type these, but that seems to cure storage issues for others. If I remember right, in TWRP there is an option to open a command window.

Have you tried using the Nexus toolkit to go back to stock?
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I have maybe 3 Nandroids max. I have CWM flashed now, not TWRP. And, of course it just hangs at the Google boot trying to get into recovery each time.
I'll try running the root toolkit again.
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I have maybe 3 Nandroids max. I have CWM flashed now, not TWRP. And, of course it just hangs at the Google boot trying to get into recovery each time.
I'll try running the root toolkit again.

Try the quick boot app from the play store for getting to recovery.

You could try adb from your computer for the adb commands. I'm not sure that would work.

I think the nandroids take up 1 to 1.5 gb of space so that could be part of the problem. Try deleting one you can live without and see if that makes a difference.
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Wonder if wiping the SD Card would help? I'm pretty much at stock and don't have anything stored on the device anyway so that can't hurt?
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No, can't hurt. I believe you can check that option when doing a factory reset?
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Whoah, I'm moving the TWRP nandroids to my PC. Not sure how big they are but it's taking forever to transfer (vs a few sec for the CWM ones). I'm guessing that's where all the space is taken up.
Let's hope that solves the problem.

Edit: yep, they're 2.3gig each! Wipe em off (don't need them as I'm already stock) and start over.
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Edit: yep, they're 2.3gig each!
Wow! Hope that fixes the problem.


Time to go to work.
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Yeah, I generally run with only one nandroid backup stored on my phone for that reason, despite having a 32GB sdcard.

You only need one in case of emergencies anyway, the rest of the time you'll be near a PC.
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I'm wondering if some of my screwed up flashing and swapping recoveries messed with the partitions?

That seems important info you left out of the OP.
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So who bought the 8 gb N7 and wish they'd spent $50 more?

I bought the 16 and wish I had 32.

If you're filling it up with nandroids, use TWRP and turn on compression.
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So who bought the 8 gb N7 and wish they'd spent $50 more?

I bought the 16 and wish I had 32.

If you're filling it up with nandroids, use TWRP and turn on compression.
I actually strongly considered the 8GB N7, before I heard about using my PS3 controller w/ it. Prior to June 27 th I had no idea that apps like MC3, Shadowgun, Sonic, and others to up so many GBs. Thankfully I purchased the 16GB N7.

Reading all these posts about the N7 get me excited for my replacement N7 that is supposed to arrive tomorrow. I'm so damn excited!!!
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