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    Question Running low on internal storage

    Hi all,

    I have been getting the "Internal phone storage is getting low" message for the past few weeks on my 7-month-old S2. I have already uninstalled all my non-essential apps, and only have a handful of small apps left, the largest being Twitter which is only about 13MB. But without doing anything, the internal storage of my phone just went down by about 15MB in one day. I'm now at 188MB of free space left.

    I noticed that when that happens, my battery drains faster than usual and takes longer to recharge (it took 4 hours to get from 70% to 100% yesterday). During charging, the phone also gets very hot.

    I also noticed that the Wifi upload traffic increases by about 100 to 200MB in a day even when I have not been using Wifi, according to my Traffic Monitor app. I did a google search on the low internal storage problem and found that some people mentioned there is a Wifi error log that keeps increasing in size and eating up the internal storage space. But to know if this is the root cause, I need to root my phone to access /data.

    I'm seriously considering rooting my phone because I'm running out of things to delete and soon, I won't have any more free space left. But as a new Android user, I'm apprehensive of the rooting process because what I've found looks complicated. Can anyone recommend any guides for rooting that is up-to-date and also easy to understand? Unless someone has an idea of what is causing my internal storage problem so I won't have to resort to rooting?

    Anyway, my phone's information is as follows:

    Carrier: MobileOne (Singapore)
    Model Number: GT-I9100
    Android version: 2.3.6
    Baseband version: I9100DXKL1
    Kernel version: 2.6.35.7-I9100DXKL3-CL814816
    root@DELL137 #2 <--------- I don't know what this means
    Build number: GINGERBREAD.DXKL3

    Thank you!

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    Thank you! That was a very clear video, and I have managed to root my phone!

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    Glad it worked out for you! We aim to please.
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    Re: Running low on internal storage

    Well done Lancer. Congrats! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CR6 View Post
    Well done Lancer. Congrats! :thumbup:

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    Thanks! It was easier than I anticipated. Managed to delete the logs in /data/log and free'd up the space too.
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    How to access log folder

    Quote Originally Posted by lancer6238 View Post
    Thanks! It was easier than I anticipated. Managed to delete the logs in /data/log and free'd up the space too.
    Hello dear friends, I managed to root the phone as I was having same issue for storage. But, I am unable to find log folder to free up space. Please let me know how Can I access log folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaushalparik27 View Post
    Hello dear friends, I managed to root the phone as I was having same issue for storage. But, I am unable to find log folder to free up space. Please let me know how Can I access log folder?
    You need to install a file explorer app that allows you to access the folder on rooted devices. I use ES File Explorer. Just go to the /data/log folder with it and you should be able to delete the logs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lancer6238 View Post
    You need to install a file explorer app that allows you to access the folder on rooted devices. I use ES File Explorer. Just go to the /data/log folder with it and you should be able to delete the logs.
    Hello lancer6238,
    Thank you very much for such prompt reply.
    I installed ESFile Explorer and now I am trying to browse for Log folder. However, I only see one data folder which is inside sdcard/Android/Data. But there is no data folder in it. As screenshot below:
    Screenshot_2013-06-09-12-41-10[1].jpg

    However, I noticed there is one log folder on this path: sdcard/log as screenshot below:
    Screenshot_2013-06-09-12-41-41[1].jpg

    Actually I rooted my device yesterday and flashed a custom rom. So, I am unable to decide which was the actual log folder. But, If I able to know anyhow which is the correct log folder then I can save my device with filling up the log folder every after some period of time.
    Help me.

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    Are you able to use the "Search" button to search for /data and see if there is a "log" folder in it?

 

 

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