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  1. nsilano

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    Current phone model is an Android HTC 510 0PCV1, has a 4GB internal Hard Drive, but when I do a factory reset, it only shows that have 1GB.

    The phone has been rooted, but I don't understand the file system. While browsing of those unfamiliar folders, I did find some old personal files.

    Likewise, I would like to completely wipe all parts of the 4GB hard drive, including the 1GB that gets erased during a reset, and the additional 3GB that has a bunch of system folders and files.

    I would also, if possible, have the phone software to be on one 4GB partition so when I do a reset, it resets the entire hard drive...

    Is this possible? And if so, how do I do this?

    Thx!

     

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    Ummm if you completely wipe your internal storage you will have a pile of wires, plastic and some trace rare earth's.o_O Buy an sdcard and try Link2SD from the Play Store.
     
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    The file system hierarchy on your phone is set up with various partitions by design so no, don't bother putting any effort into making your phone's internal storage into a single partition. See below for more details on partitions (note that different carriers/manufacturers often make minor alterations):
    http://www.all-things-android.com/content/understanding-android-file-hierarchy
    But the fact that you've rooted your phone does enable you to make changes that otherwise might have been more cumbersome. As Bg260 already referred to, installing a microSD card will significantly increase your storage options.
    http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-microsd-card/
     
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