How to determine app size ?


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  1. heywood

    heywood Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yesterday morning i removed some apps from my rooted 2.1. Nothing exotic, i'm not at that level of exploration, just the common ones recommended like the stock widget & apps (all 3 instances & their .odex) and the visual voice mail.

    later in the evening i felt the phone wasn't performing as it should. Taking an xxl image with my fav photo app vignette cause the phone to freeze & i had to remove the battery, the same happened with meebo.

    so i did both wipes & re-flashed the official 2.1 rooted rom and all seems well.

    So i began to wonder, how much space iod the stock widgets & apps really take up ? if it was miniscule then why bother to remove them at all.

    how can i see an apps size from the command prompt ?
     

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  2. xstackedx

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    App size is displayed in market.

    Another way to see app size is to run a couple comands.

    Code (Text):
    1. adb shell (android sdk must be installed)
    2. su
    3. (then hit allow on your phone)
    4. cd /system/app (to go to the folder of system apps)
    5. (or)
    6. cd /data/app (to go to the installed app folder)
    7. ls -al (This will list all files in said directory in a table. The column left to the date column displays the size of the file in bytes.)
     
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  3. heywood

    heywood Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks much, apps from the market i wasn't worried about. Since i back them all up & can just browse the backups folder.

    It's the preinstalled apps like the stock market, visual voice mail, peep, twitter etc i was wondering about
     

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