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  1. avalidusername

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    I've been receiving a low on space notification for about 2 weeks now. I currently have 32 megabytes of internal storage space left, which to me seems like plenty. When I first got this notification I switched a lot of my bigger apps over to the SD card Just to free up a little extra space. But I'm still getting the low on space notification every day.

    Yesterday I received a notification about my text messages being at full capacity even though they're set to automatically delete at 200 per thread. WTH? Just a minute ago I received a notification about webpage storage at full capacity. I go in to check it out and everything there is no more than a kilobyte a piece.

    It seems to think everything is reaching full capacity but I just can't see how any of this is happening. I don't see anything the points towards internal storage reaching full capacity. Has anyone in countered a problem like this how do you fix it?
     

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    That phone only comes with like 2 GB of internal storage space which isn
     
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    Many people including me have had this problem
    Just restore your phone and you will be fine. I did that and haven't had a low space notification sense.
     
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    Ignore james bond that does not work on the triumph what causes it is the Alog files(the triumph constantly builds these files for no reason) I recommend rooting and deleting the files, installing a custom rom will keep the files from coming back and make the phone faster
     
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    Okay, I tried to follow some seemingly simple instructions taken from the post below. I followed step 1 - 4 below, and that's where I'm stuck. No idea what "busybox" is, do I need it?

    EDIT: Root Checker says the phone has root access.


    I am totally not understanding file explorer part (File Expert). When I go into "data" under internal phone storage to locate the culprit files, it's not showing me anything.

    This is all a first for me, so what am I doing wrong?


     
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    Okay, I managed to somewhat figure out what I'm doing. I got a file manager that I actually figured out how to work.

    Could someone please provide me with the correct paths to locate these logs files I do not want, so that I can manually remove them? I'm afraid to delete anything that I'm not 100% on.
     
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    Get the app disk usage it will tell what files are taking up the space
     
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    So, evidently...

    "alog_events" is taking up the biggest chunk with 510 mb
    "data" accounts for 167 mb
    "app" 102 mb
    "dalvik-cache" taking up 100 mb (do I delete this?)
    several various alog_system and alog_radio entries eating up 8 mb a piece
    something called last_alog (do I delete that?)

    Also a couple other things I'm not sure about, "last_kmsg", and "tombstones". They're not very big, but I dunno what they are.

    Do you recommend that I do any sort of backup before deleting any of alog stuff?
     
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    Yeah make a backup then the largest one is the alogs you want to delete
     
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    Okay so, the deed is done. So basically for anyone researching this issue in the future and reading through this, what I did was use Terminal Emulator (following perfectstranger instruction above) in conjunction with ES File Explorer (enabling "root explorer" and "mount file system" option and changing home directory to "/"), did a search for the alog_events, went in and just deleted the crap out of it, then rebooted my phone.

    My poor Triumph can breathe a sigh of relief again, and I can actually receive text/email/updates. Hallelujah.



    I saw in another thread someone mentioned also deleting the smaller alog files, would that also be beneficial or not? I am also curious about that dalvik-cache, can that 100 mb beast be cleared? Can you delete it? Anyone?
     
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    Even if you clear the dalvik cache, which is what the Os uses to optimize the apk's code for the dalvik vm, it get a immediately rebuilt on the next boot.
     
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    Move some big apps to your sd card. Even better flash a custom rom then move some apps to sd. Cm7 is great, only thing you really lose is hdmi out.
     
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    Okay so I did all that and it allowed me to access the files and delete them.... but that unroot code is bad and I can't undo it!

    Is this going to be a problem for my phone?
     

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