iPhone free space?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Almeuit, May 25, 2011.

  1. Almeuit macrumors regular

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    I have an iPhone 4 (16GB) model running iOS 4.1 jailbroken with greenpois0n. I download things like family guy from mega upload to my phone with safari downloader and then use ifile to watch ... when im done i delete. I noticed today i deleted a good hunk of my Family guy and don't see much improvement on my space? It did free up a little but seemed to take up more downloading it then when i delete it. (Example: I was at 7 GB before ... now after watching / deleting i am at 5.4).

    Any way to get this free space back? I am scared to keep downloading...
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    did you deleted your ifile trash?
     
  3. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    In the settings on iFile i have "Use trash" as no so i do not see a trash folder within the iFile folder. :(
     
  4. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    var/mobile/Library/ifile/trash
     
  5. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah when i go there no trash folder exists. I think because i have the "use trash" option in iFile set to "no".
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    and a respring didnt clear up that space?
     
  7. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sadly no.

    I just did a test .... I had 5.2 GB free ... i went and downloaded tron HD (Part 1) which was 950MB... so i dropped to 4.2 GB free ... I then deleted the file from iFile and i am still at 4.2GB. I rebooted the phone and still stuck at 4.2 GB ... this is really odd o_O
     
  8. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    is it possible you have to plug into itunes to recaclulated free space
     
  9. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    And i assume the apps is so big due to the jailbreak/cydia?
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    does the safari download manager have a trash or something to clear?
     
  12. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not that i can find on the web or on my phone.

    Has no one else ever had this issue? Maybe i need to unjailbreak / restore / re-jailbreak? o_O... Ive never seen somethin like this b 4
     
  13. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    it may have put them in a different directory. this happened to me. I would downlaod with safari download manager and then click the download and "open with ifile" and it would make a copy in the downloads for safari download manager section and the normal download section!
    var/mobile/media/downloads
    and
    var/mobile/documents

    checik and report back?
     
  14. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I downloaded the Tron to the var/mobile/media/downloads and then deleted it from there. I checked var/mobile/documents and do not see anything there :(
     
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    crap well thats all i got.
    maybe try downloading ifunbox and searching for files over 200mb?
     
  16. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the ifunbox idea! ... I am running another test now to see if what i found is exactly what i think. Ill post my findings/fixes here shortly.
     
  17. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I was actually unable to post my findings because i downloaded another movie .. which dropped my space .. then deleted it and it went back up.

    I am not sure if this was a bug or what ... but i used iFunBox to search for anything related to the word "Family" since i did download the whole season. I found a bunch of episodes cached in an application i never really used (Movies by Flixster app) and i deleted that app using the iFunBox. It free'd up my space! I am at 7.7 GB now...

    So i guess it was a bug because after downloading the other movie and deleting it .. it took me down to 6.3 GB ... i deleted it and went back to 7.7 GB ... So i guess i am good now...

    But for future people ... USE iFunBox to search your entire iPhone for any cache (let it search the whole phone ... can take a little while) and you might just come across a buncha cached stuff that you had no idea it was keeping...




    Thanks again Benj for the iFunBox idea and also to you iisfo_riphone for attempting to help! :)
     
  18. Benji222 macrumors 65816

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    Any time dude. Glad you got it working and happy jb-ing!
     
  19. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    I wanted to make a correction to my solved post. It was actually vlc that was storing a cache not flixster. My guess is because when you load a movie from ifile and select vlc media player it had to load it into the player which depending on how big the file was took a little time.. It had to cache it. I sense got rid of VLC and now just use apple built in QuickTime (which loads quickly.. No cache) and it plays instant..and I am able to delete without with gaining my space back :D.

    Sorry for the grammar.. On my iPhone and to lazy to punctuate :x
     
  20. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    where is the vlc cache found?
     
  21. Almeuit thread starter macrumors regular

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    When I used ifunbox it found it within the app. In ifunbox you can search the whole iPhone so I did a search for "family" (since I was looking for family guy) and it found it under the "user Applications" in the VLC application section and it had it all cached there. Soon as I deleted it i got the free space back. Now i only use the built in player and once I delete the file I get my space back after ~5 mins of deletion.
     
  22. heisenberg123, May 26, 2011
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    cool, 2 more questions does the built in player play all files types from iFile once downloaded? and it seems all my safari downloads are in 2 locations is this normal?

    var/mobile/Media/Downloads

    and

    var/mobile/Documents

    and im not saying its saves in either or, both locations as a copy of every download
     

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