VM LG Optimus V ---- STORAGE HELP!Support


Last Updated: 2013-02-23 00:49:30
  1. katelake

    katelake New Member

    My VM LG Optimus V Android keeps repeating the message "Low on storage space" or "Storage is full". It's rejecting messages, emails, and phone calls. I have deleted any extra anything I can think of on the phone - pix, messages, etc. I even unsynced my FB account and deleted old contacts. I have been trying to 'delete forever' the trash, thinking this might work...
    Does anyone know anything? I can't download any apps from anywhere to help. I am ready to go to Best Buy tomorrow and have someone fix it for me. Phone is approx. 1 yr. old. Thanks.

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  2. Atma

    Atma Well-Known Member

    Hi Kate and welcome to the forums. :hello:

    I'll move this to the Optimus V forum for you. Those fine folks will be able to help hopefully and you won't have to explain everything again.
  3. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL * VIP Member

    You need to start by deleting the cache for everything, go into your browsers settings and delete the cache. You wouldn't believe how much space the browser uses,everytime i use my browser i delete the cache.

    Same thing with apps,you can delete the cache without harm, just don't delete the data.You can go to the playstore and get a cache cleaner.
    Or go to settings >applications>all long press on an app, if the cache box is lit up press on it to clear cache.

    Although the best thing you could do is to root your phone and if you use a lot of apps install links2sd. Once you are rooted there are so many options.

    You should go to the all things root subforum, go to the sticky^ at the top of the page all things root guide. Everything you need will be there, there are some great guides and easy how to's in there. And don't be afraid to ask questions, there are some friendly and knowledgeable people just waiting to help!

    H.T.H.
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  4. musiciansapp

    musiciansapp Well-Known Member

    That drove me crazy and was one reason I upgraded to the HTC EVO V 3D. You can only have certain apps on your OV. I wanted more and plus my phone had about had it (other reasons). Get a cache cleaner, APP2SD is a good one. The OV is an amazing phone but the tiny storage space can only hold you for so long.
  5. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL * VIP Member

    Not if you're rooted!

    I've had my op v well over a year and never had a low storage warning.

    I don't run links2sd,with about 30 apps i still have 116 internal space left.
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  6. Thewraith420

    Thewraith420 Well-Known Member

    No storage problems here

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    The best thing to get past the storage problems is root and either use a rom that takes advantage of sd-ext partitions or use Link2sd to take advantage of it regardless of what rom
  7. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL * VIP Member

  8. rcsrich

    rcsrich Well-Known Member

    Agree- the lack of storage is what ultimately led to me moving on from the OV- a different ROM is probably the best "permanent" solution.
  9. garybeck

    garybeck Well-Known Member

    I rooted my phone for the exact same reason. one thing I would caution. I didn't know until after I rooted, that you lose VM tech help. you can no longer call them up and tell them you're getting bad reception or anything like that. there are apps on the phone when they give it to you that are used for troubleshooting and they go away when you root. and you can't tell them you rooted your phone, so you're sorta on your own after you root. having said that, my phone is working fine since I rooted. I have one issue that existed before I rooted and I will just have to deal with it because I can't get help from VM and it's a reception issue.
  10. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL * VIP Member

    That's why you should make a backup of the stock rom.

    Always backup before flashing!

    Even if you didn't you can still go back to stock.
  11. Thewraith420

    Thewraith420 Well-Known Member

    I keep leslieanns Rhode rom on my sdcard just in case I need vm help... I've never needed it though. For the most part I trust this community and my own judgements mort then the monkey they call customer service
  12. garybeck

    garybeck Well-Known Member

    thanks... yes I did follow every step of the instructions and there was a lot of backing up in there. but I'm not really sure how to do it. I suppose if I get motivated to fix this issue I'll give it a try.
  13. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

  14. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Perhaps rooting discussion should be curbed until the OP returns and comments again so that the thread doesn't get moved to the ATR subforum without any interest in rooting on her part.
  15. AndyOpie150

    AndyOpie150 <strong> <a href="http://androidforums.com/optimus Contributor

    That's just what I was trying to get at........and hint that rooted discussion should be kept in the All Things Root sub-forum.

    OK, maybe I did more than just drops a hint?
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  16. Darkencypher

    Darkencypher Well-Known Member

    Deleting the cache always helped me. Sometimes I'd clear out >50mb.
  17. Scrambles

    Scrambles Well-Known Member

    Having a storage space problem, but something else seems to be wrong rather than what's described above.

    Phone is rooted and has CyanogenMod installed. I have ALL of my apps on the SD card, and I have cleared the caches for each app individually, and also cleaned the dalvik cache. Android Assistant says I have no apps in system memory, but when I check phone space, it shows 158.38MB used vs. 21MB free.

    What am I missing? What could be using all this space and how do I clear it out?

    Thanks for any help.
  18. badblue1

    badblue1 * TRUCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL * VIP Member

    Do you have many mms messages saved, they use a lot of space!

    I don't know if you have titanium backup, but if you do, go to settings >batch > clear all cache > run batch.
    I found that this works best for clearing all cache with one click.
  19. Scrambles

    Scrambles Well-Known Member

    There are about 500 messages. I deleted another 500 yesterday, but it only gave me a few MB. :confused:
  20. Scrambles

    Scrambles Well-Known Member

    Wait - I just realized - MMS means the media text files...yes there are a few in there with pics and stuff. I will work on cleaning those out.
  21. Scrambles

    Scrambles Well-Known Member

    Just deleted about 25 MMS messages, gave me about 20MB. I still have 144MB used and there are no apps in this section of memory....??
  22. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Your dalvik cache is probably on your internal memory too. It doesn't appear on you apparently list.
  23. Scrambles

    Scrambles Well-Known Member

    Well, I cleared my dalvik cache, and it got a little bit more space. I was running OK up until this week when I started getting the low phone space messages again.
    Anyone else have any other suggestions? I'd rather not have to get a different phone yet....
  24. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Your dalvik will keep rebuilding itself. If you ate not rooted I would suggest looking for smaller apps that serve the same function as those you have already.
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  25. Scrambles

    Scrambles Well-Known Member

    Nope, I am rooted. I just can't seem to get any substantial space back. Keep in mind that wiping the dalvik cache didn't get me much space, so what else could be taking up all that space?

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