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Question about low phone storage and partitioning sd card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ocaz, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ocaz

    ocaz Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I rooted a few weeks back and very happy with everything apart from I keep getting low on space notification for my phone storage, when I rooted I didn't bother with partitioning my sd card as read about ModInstallLocation which basically forces apps to be installed onto the sd card and didn't think I would need to install anything on my internal storage but it seems I keep getting low storage notification.

    So I am assuming some of the apps I install have to use a little bit of the internal memory? I used CacheMate and checked all the apps etc. So considering doing the partitioning to trick my phone to think it has more space but wondering will I lose everything or have to back it up?

    Or any other tips to free up internal space as it seems ROM I am using (neophyte 1.6) didn't free up much space

  2. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Copy the contents of your sd card to your pc, use rom manager to partition your card.
    i am using neophyte 1.7.1 with about 30 apps installed & i still got 130mb internal space.
    Seems mod install location works better with some roms than others, partitioning is the more reliable method.
  3. ocaz

    ocaz Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I only need to back up my sd card not anything on the phone?
  4. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    Going by what you have said it looks like the apps have installed to your phone rather than the sd card or as well as the sd card.
    You only have to back up your sd card, when you partition it you will be best to format as well.
    You will also find you will have to uninstall your apps & reinstall them to make use of the partition properly, unless you do a titanium back up before saving your sd card to pc
  5. cyberkamote

    cyberkamote Member

    pardon me if I jump into this discussion...

    I did the same thing..

    Im using NeoPhyte 1.8 ROM
    INstalled it without any problems

    I did a partition of the card using ROM manager, my phone restarted, installed an app and, it still installs on the Phone memory (PS: the APK of the app came from my SD card)..I realized because the installation still took the same amount of phone storage space as before the partitioning..

    What to do?
  6. Kev23

    Kev23 Member

    do you still have mod install location installed? that might be causing problems if it's set to phone memory
  7. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Android Expert

    I am using the neophyte 1.7.1 rom & all the apps get installed to the sd card no problem, with 30+ apps installed i got 130mb of internal memory free.
  8. cyberkamote

    cyberkamote Member

    thanks man! i figured it would be the dalvik cache somehow or something i just installed ModInstallLoc and everything went fine

    besides im on LeeDroid now :)

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