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September 23, 2013 at 11:11 am #1225AnonymousInactive
I am using Galaxy Note 1 (n7000, running android 4.1.2 in India) for last two years. Recently my phone is showing a notification for Memory Full “Some of the apps will not work”. When I clicked on it it is taking me to the manage app “All” tab. On that window I am seeing that out of 2 GB almost 1.9 GB is used and only 100 MB is left.
I moved all my applications to SD card and only left application required to be on device like Google play service. I read on internet and download a tool called “Diskusage” to know how the memory is used. I ran the tool for app storage and I am seeing that only 600 MB is for apps more than a GB (almost 1.3GB) is allocated to System Data. Due to that my available memory is showing so low.
Due to above problem I am not able to download and install any more new apps from play store. Even updates for existing apps is also giving same error.
After moving every single app to SD card I was able to see free space around 200MB but looks like that is also not enough for installing games. I tried recently with Angry Birds Space war II and same problem again.
Can you please suggest some solution.September 23, 2013 at 11:38 am #1226
The Note (N7000/7005) only has a 2GB partition for apps. Some apps cannot be moved to Sd (actually not external SD card).
Sometimes, the excessive storage usage is due to cache used. You can use some apps to free the storage, for example, ES Task Manage can do a decent job. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.estrongs.android.taskmanager
In Application Manager, you can sort apps by size (tap the menu button).September 24, 2013 at 7:49 am #1227AnonymousInactive
Thanks for the reply.
I tried your suggestion in using ES Task Manager but it is not deleting enough cache. Cache is shown as 4MB only.
Apps which are there on the device memory are the ones we cannot move to SD card. Rest all the apps are moved to SD card.
Do you think, rooting the device will allow ES Task manager to look for more cache files? Do you think factory reset will help?
Today again I am getting the same notification “Storage space is running out”.September 24, 2013 at 11:55 am #1228
Did you check which apps are using the most storage? In Application Manager, tap menu key, sort by size.
Some caches, e.g., play TV and movies, are not detected by task manager.
You can first try to uninstall apps that are not used any more. The partition has only 2GB. So, remove un-used apps.
Please try to backup your apps to external SD card use this free app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.koushikdutta.backup (you need install a small program on PC by following the instructions)
Then, find the apps used most space, you can try to manually check the cache and data size. For some apps, you can “clear data” to reset the app.
If the phone is rooted, you may uninstall remove some bundled apps (not so much), and re-size the partition (not an easy job).September 25, 2013 at 9:24 am #1229AnonymousInactive
In my device, apps are taking just 500MB of the 2GB space. Most of the storage is taken by “System Data”. More than 1.2GB.
On my device max space is taken by Google Chrome which is just 55MB. Next is Android System which is 23 MB.
I used ES File explorer and looked inside the root folder (‘/’). Inside that folder there is one more folder called “system” and inside that “app”. This app folder is taking around 600MB. Inside this there are lot of apk and odex files. Is this folder is culprit to show huge “system data”?
Is “system data” of more than 1.2 GB fine on the device or it is somehow bloated on my device only?September 25, 2013 at 11:51 am #1230
all apk and odex files should be under /system/app
anyway, you may try to back up all your data and settings, then try to reset your phone by entering recovery mode (Vol up+Home+Power).
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