Already out of space?General


  1. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Well looks like I have some deletions to do on my 8gig N7.:(
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  2. mattcooper

    mattcooper Active Member

    Same here! Down to last GB on my 16GB :(
  3. alextop30

    alextop30 Well-Known Member

    What are you guys doing I still have like 12 gig left of my 16 gig Nexus
  4. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    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.
  5. JanComputerman

    JanComputerman Well-Known Member

    Loose the music...don't need a big screen device to play music!
  6. DanielM426

    DanielM426 Well-Known Member

    This is why I got the 16gb. (Or 13gb if I was rushmore :D) Also I just don't see how you filled that memory. Please show a picture of your memory screen.
  7. jova33

    jova33 Well-Known Member

    Yeah... I got sonic CD and max Payne... 1GB remaining.... 8GB nexus 7
  8. sleedeane

    sleedeane Well-Known Member

    I don't see how they are using all that up either.
    Ihave everything on my phone and still have mega memory left.
  9. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    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.
  10. blahblahyoutoo

    blahblahyoutoo Well-Known Member

    lose.
    and yes, all my music is in the "cloud".
  11. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    I have barely anything. Somethings up.
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    Just did a factory reset recently. I probably have maybe 10 apps installed.
  12. sleedeane

    sleedeane Well-Known Member

    That's just not right.
    I think I would be talking to the place where you got your phone.
  13. paulsalter

    paulsalter Active Member

    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)
  14. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    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. :(
  15. paulsalter

    paulsalter Active Member

    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
  16. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Just did a factory reset. Let's see if that helps...
    And nope.
  17. MartinS

    MartinS Well-Known Member

    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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  18. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Eh, that's where I'm leaning. Guess I should relock the bootloader. :(
  19. paulsalter

    paulsalter Active Member

    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
  20. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    I'm wondering if some of my screwed up flashing and swapping recoveries messed with the partitions?
  21. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    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)

    brute force method:
    adb shell
    cd data/media (sdcard is a symlink to data/media)
    chmod -R 777 *

    Go to recovery
    From there, go to Mounts & Storage
    Mount SDCard
    Type the following (obviously hitting enter after each line):

    adb shell
    cd /data/media
    chown -R media_rw.media_rw *


    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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  22. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    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. :rolleyes:
    I'll try running the root toolkit again.
  23. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member


    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.
  24. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    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?
  25. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    No, can't hurt. I believe you can check that option when doing a factory reset?
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