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Tips I ran out of space ugh! Solution

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lordfly911, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. lordfly911

    lordfly911 Well-Known Member
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    I found my A200 running out of free space. I was baffled. I just recently rooted and went exploring using Disk Usage. I found the /data/GPS directory had 7 GB of data in it. It was full of gl*.txt files. It seems that every time an app uses the GPS it puts a file here. I did find a script that is suppose to do this, but I could not get it to work. I used ES file explorer in root mode, selected all of these files and deleted them. What a relief.

    So once every month this little procedure needs to be done. Now if someone could just find a way to keep this from happening or have an auto cleaner, that would be cool.

    Thoughts?
     

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  2. Mrhelper

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    You can leave the internal GPS receiver turned off as I do, because it is not very sensitive anyway, or you can try what a few others have and turn off the GPS logging that was apparently left on in the ICS ROM by mistake.

    (Caution: The following method alters data in the ROM image. A mistake here can result in severe system problems. Before trying anything like this, it is a good practice to have reliable system backups and adequate experience with flashing and recovery for your device.)


    As root:

    Mount /system as RW instead of RO.

    Edit /etc/GPS/gpsconfig.xml

    Change from cLogEnabled="true" to cLogEnabled="false"

    Boot the device.
     
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  3. lordfly911

    lordfly911 Well-Known Member
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    Actually I find the GPS is extremely accurate. Besides that, I will try the fix you suggested. This is the first time I have seen it suggested. Maybe I was not looking in the right place.
     
  4. lordfly911

    lordfly911 Well-Known Member
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    That worked. Thanks a lot.
     
  5. greeder

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    Wow. Thank God, a solution. Mine has been having the same trouble.
     
  6. greeder

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    OK. I went looking into my /data directory and it was empty. What am I doing wrong.
     
  7. Mrhelper

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    If you have not rooted the device and then granted root access to the file manager, you do not have permission to see anything under /data, so it will appear to be empty.
     
  8. greeder

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    OK, that's what I thought. But what is the best way to root the device or get root access? SimpleTool? From the instructions, it appears that I have to download and install three files. But the directions are not clear about which files go onto the PC and which go onto the tablet. I'm confused.
     
  9. Dr3amAth3m3

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    I'm scared poopless about rooting my device. Not fair we don't get Jellybean.
     
  10. rockyptjoe

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    What does the logging do? Is it something that is necessary for the gps to run accurately, etc?
     

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