Anybody whose phone is suddenly filled with "Other" click here!

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mrat93, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. mrat93 macrumors 65816

    mrat93

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    Yesterday, my phone was suddenly filled to capacity out of nowhere. I was unable to take pictures and it would give me a warning every few minutes or so. In iTunes, it showed that I had about 5GB of "Other." If you are having this problem, CLICK HERE.

    It turns out that it has something to do with a log file in Rock. It looks like you just need to delete that file, and disable Rock extensions. Hope this helps!
     
  2. ainjo1919 macrumors regular

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    omg thank you!!! I've been looking everywhere and finally came across this! I was already freaking out and thought that I might have to restore it, losing my jailbreak.
     
  3. Stu-Pid macrumors newbie

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    And massive thanks from me as well. Tried a few things and then finally came across this thread just as I was fearing the worst.

    My 'other' size was 8.4GB! :eek:
     
  4. labman macrumors 604

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    Thanks mrat93

    didn't get this error till tonight I just cleared out 22GB thanks to Rock wow and I was starting to like Rock! that's crazy. thanks again!
     
  5. trajen macrumors 6502a

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  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Wow, didnt know Rock eat up your storage like that.....
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    Now for some reason

    Phone is lagging, apps crashing can't download from iTunes. Really frustating rock defently blows.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    not surprised at all. this is why real people use cydia.
     
  9. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Yep, I was never tempted even once to "jump on the Rock bandwagon" and now I know why !
     
  10. labman macrumors 604

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    Funny thing

    Only used Rock about 20% Cydia the rest. Rock will be gone tonight.
     
  11. scirica macrumors 68020

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    Rock did an update to "fix" this issue, blaming it on a mistake by one of the apt's. After the update I still had over 2gb in that log file. Once I deleted the file and rebooted it was regenerated at a reasonable size and appears to be staying small.
     
  12. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    No luck. My log file was extremely small, I still have 3 GB of other. WTF.
     
  13. techwarrior macrumors 6502a

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    I went the other route, restored, updated to 3.1.3 and leaving it native.

    I used Blackra!n and only used a few JB apps, GV Mobile being primary. With the new web app, GV Mobile was not as critical.

    My complaints about JB:

    1. Battery life stunk. I would go to 20% by the end of the day with minimal use.
    2. Dropped signals. In my basement/office, signal is 1-2 bars and would go to 'searching...' status more often than native iPhone (likely contributing to #1).
    3. Complexity. JB requires a lot of attention to details... I was ok with that for a while, but grew tired of it with time.
    4. Performance. This Rock bug only struck when I installed the 3.1.3 fake app, and couldn't launch Cydia or Rock, got disk full warnings, and clock was off by 6 hours. For the better part of a day, I struggled with above issues, and elected to restore to native rather than fuss with it any longer.

    While the JB community has a number of good apps, my 6 month experiment taught me that the JB community it good for one thing, being a trial/error group for good ideas that Apple should work into their next release. I look forward to multitasking, themes and other ideas in future iPhone OS releases.
     
  14. DeuceDeuce macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
     
  15. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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