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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vance, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Vance

    Vance Android Enthusiast
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    I have moved over all the apps to SD that I can (using Apps2SD Pro). The ones that are left are 21 apps taking up about 50 mb. I only have about 37 mb free. What is taking up the other 175 or so mb? I am tired of running out of space, so is there any of that I can get rid of? I have cleared the cache as well, but that only makes up about 3 or 4 mb each time I clear.

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    probably cache of some app. Check all the caches of all your apps.
  3. Vance

    Vance Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I thought CacheMate took care of all of that, but I will have to go in and check those apps that have a cache.

    Does anyone know how much space the actual OS and system files take up? It seems odd that it would take up more than half of the available space.
  4. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    How about your call logs and SMS and MMS? Or better I wonder how much Apps2SD Pro and CacheMate are actually taking up? I am not a fan of using apps2sd as that is a weak link, relying on that many read/write cycles to your sdcard.
  5. Vance

    Vance Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Oh, wow, that could definitely be it! Where can I see how big those files are? I have Root Explorer, Titanium and Astro. Could I move that storage to SD? If not, can I archive them there or to another computer for archive purposes?

    The actual Apps2SD and Cachemate apps don't take up much space at all.
  6. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Android Expert

    SMS and MMS can be killers - those are seen in Dialer Storage app IIRC

    Calendar storage can be a big one

    clear your Dalvik cache as well

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