Internal Storage Space: A Rant


  1. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    The internal storage space on my N1 is starting to become a real big issue. I am now down to 18 MB worth of space and keep gettin the "Low on Space" notification. Besides not being about to download a lot of apps that don't have app2sd enable it is effect the phone's ability to receive text messages which is the big problem. I get the "text message memory full" notification way too often. I have already deleted apps that I used a lot and most of the internal storage is given to the google apps that I don't use. Why is my text message memory full when I have 18mb left??

    I know everyone is going to tell me that rooting is the answer and I was alright with doing it when the one-click method was avaliable but since I can't do that I am not brave enough to try the other methods.


    /end rant.

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  2. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

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  3. HyperM3

    HyperM3 Well-Known Member

    Ive been experiencing this too myself lately. Im regularly at 20mb consistently. Things are looking more positive for the Atrix at the moment.
  4. CodeMonkey

    CodeMonkey Well-Known Member

    Yep - app storage is a big driver for me to upgrade as well.
    I'm sick of being a cache fascist :rolleyes:
  5. batman25

    batman25 Well-Known Member

    broswer cache is pretty much killing my space. it is getting really old though. Im waiting for the next HTC with vanilla and it's bye bye N1.
  6. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    Why not use Apps2Ext if it's annoying you?
  7. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    How dare you suggest that Rusty!

    Far too simple a solution! :D
  8. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    I keep myself hovering between 20 and 30 mb all the time. Currently at 30 with 163 apps installed (mind you I also force apps to sd) but whenever I get short on space I look through my apps and find some I haven't used in weeks. Do I back those up and uninstall.
    This method works fine for me at the moment but it could be a lot easier so I'm planning on an ext partition as soon as amazon will let me buy my new sd card :p
    But of course all this hassle wouldn't be needed if we had more internal storage.
    But it's still no reason for me to buy a new phone. But I will need a damn good reason to get rid of mine :p
  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    If you are rooted, and have Titanium Back-up installed, just click on Titanium Back-up > Backup/Restore > select an app and long press and hold (2 sec's) and a menu entitled Android Optimizer pops up that offers you the choice of "Move to SD card" and, if it's possible, "Integrate update into ROM".

    I currently have 86 app's installed from the Market with 108MB free on internal memory using this system.

    One word of caution is that it's a good idea to keep app's with widgets on your home screen and your current live wallpaper as well as any monitoring app's on your internal memory as connecting your phone via USB will stop them working when the card is unmounted.

    Another thing that frees up internal memory for me is K-9 email which has the option to save to SD card.

    Hope this helps. :D
  10. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    Screw that, it'll take forever... the same options exist in the batch menu. Then move widgets etc back to internal storage.
  11. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    :D:D:D

    you could do it Rusty's way which wouldn't allow you to see if an individual app could be integrated into ROM.
  12. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    You don't need to check for that, there is an integrate into ROM batch :p
  13. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Touche Rusty! ;)
  14. eric1589

    eric1589 Active Member

    have you tried deleting your text messages?
    if its saying that is full and you have 18 mbs left, maybe only so much space is alotted for text messages and you have like 4,000 stored on your phone.
  15. Teknologic

    Teknologic Well-Known Member

    I just checked, I have over 4000 texts and still no issues here :)
  16. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    I don't keep nearly that many messages, I usually clear them out daily.
  17. DarkenedRealit

    DarkenedRealit New Member

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    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

  19. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    It will allow 98% of apps to be moved to the SD card, regardless of dev flag. There are still the odd few that can't be moved though.

    It also changes the default install location (0 = auto, 1 = internal (use this for Apps2Ext), 2 = SD card).
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  20. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    Alright so I tried following the directions in the link and got up to step 5. I am in the Command Prompt Window and I am under the following

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\tools>

    The next command I type as per the instructions is the following:

    C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk-windows\tools>adb devices

    Instead of getting a serial number I get "adb" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    Any ideas of what I am doing wrong?
  21. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-) VIP Member

    Do you have adb.exe in that folder?
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  22. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    No it's in the folder labeled platform-tools
  23. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member Contributor

    Ok got it to work, thanks guys, quick question, should I send adobe flash to SD or leave it on the phone?
  24. Rusty

    Rusty Well-Known Member

    I have it on the SD
  25. DarkenedRealit

    DarkenedRealit New Member

    Basic rule of thumb is to only keep apps that have widgets (that you use) and apps that you may need immediately at boot (e.g. Sipdroid) on the phone, everything else can go on SD card :).

    Cheers,

    DR
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