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Rooted Xperia X8: removed stock apps but still shows low space


  1. Mickets

    Mickets Member

    Hello all,

    Today I rooted my XPeria X8, Android 2.1. The reason for me to root it was/is to remove some stock apps, so I can get more space on the device.

    The apps I want to get rid of:


    • Wisepilot
    • RoadSync
    • Facebook
    • Prince of Persia
    • Crazy Penguin
    • Tower Block
    • (some other games I can't recall)

    First I froze the apps, just to make sure the phone would work OK.

    Then I unfroze them and made backups of them.

    And then with ANTek Explorer I browsed to the /system/apps folder, and deleted the APK files.

    But the phone still shows the same amount of free space as before, and still issues the low space warning.

    I searched the phone file structure for the APKs, and all I found are the backups on the SDCard.

    Re-booted the phone, and still low space warning and same amount of free space as before.

    So, if I deleted the APKs from the system folder, why don't I get more free space?

    Thanks for any advice.

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  2. Mickets

    Mickets Member

    OK, I finally found the solution myself. The problem was that the dalvik-cache had to be emptied. The directory is under \data\dalvik-cache. And no need to find and erase just the files related to the apps that have been un-installed (could be a bit cumbersome looking for each one): all cache can be erased and it will be rebuilt when the phone is rebooted. It will take longer to reboot, though, but just the first time.
  3. kenneth19

    kenneth19 New Member

    thanks for the info.
  4. vincealex315

    vincealex315 Member

    Hi, I just to ask, Are you using "LINK2SD" App to transfer applications/file from phone memory to SD? Because I'm planning to root my X8 v2.1 then install "LINK2SD".

    Thanks.
  5. tanabe

    tanabe Well-Known Member

    you could transfer or 'link' apps from phone memory to the SDcard.. so its a yes then.. :D
  6. vincealex315

    vincealex315 Member


    Great!!! thanks so much!

    By the way, which is BETTER, "Root & Intall Link2sd" or "upgrading v2.1 to v2.2/2.3?"

    because I've read a lot of negative feedback after upgrading v2.1 to v2.2/v2.3.

    :confused:
  7. tanabe

    tanabe Well-Known Member

    if you ask me, i'll stick to root&install coz its easy.. Upgrading to 2.2 or 2.3 is okay, but remember that the 2.2&2.3 are NOT official update for X8 so there might be problems.. i prefer sticking to original stuff, less hassle and less problems..
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