2GB Of "Other" Data In iTunes

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jthomp, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. jthomp macrumors regular

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    Let me start off by saying that this isn't my first crack at finding out what this is, but it is the first time i've posted about this myself.

    I have spent hours looking for a solution and trying everyting under the sun that I have found on the googles.

    I have tried deleteing all the files/folders from itunes_control. That deletes all my music, as well as the "other" data, but when I re-sync, the "other" shows back up...

    I have also tried un-sycning all my apps, and deleting any garbage/leftover in the applications folder - nothing...

    I've deleted useless/un-needed apps from Cydia and that doesn't make an impact at all..

    I've looked for all large log files, folders, etc. I'm at my whits end... I think it has something to do with my music files, as that is the only time I saw "other" disappear. Does anyone else have anything else for me to try? I don't really want to have to restore, but that might be my only option...
     
  2. oakie macrumors 6502

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    this is a symptom of the jailbreak process and doesnt go away until you "unjailbreak" it. it's space reserved by cydia to accommodate jailbreak app downloads.
     
  3. jthomp thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure I believe it's jailbreak related... When I
    delete the folder in iTunes_control, the "other" space is
    reclaimed. When I add back the music and reync it back, the mystery "other" is back...
     
  4. mrburns05 macrumors newbie

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    Could it be user data inside an application, i know thats what my "Other" data is, videos and photos i have save within my third party apps.

    are you resyncing/ restoring from backup, or fresh clean sync without restoring?
     
  5. AlexIamandi macrumors newbie

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    It can't be the jailbreak data. 2gb? Come on..
    Do a clean restore(without restoring from backup).
     
  6. neko girl macrumors 6502a

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  7. jthomp thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have resynced, restored from backup, and as of yesterday I did a fresh rrestore and did not restore from backup.

    I did this yesterday and now I went from 2GB of other to .5GB. It's better, but i'm still not happy about it at that size.


    I have already done this and that made a marginal <.01 gb change.
     

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