iPhone 'Other' taking up space

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Aurizen, May 26, 2013.

  1. Aurizen, May 26, 2013
    Last edited: May 26, 2013

    Aurizen
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    My iphone (jailbroken) 'other' has taken up so much space 9 gigs, and I want to lower it. Anyone know of a way to lower it? I actually thinking of removing the jailbreak the only reason I have it is for zepplin. So how can i lower my Other on my iphone, is it the jailbreak the issue? should I restore and back up on the latest version of iOS?
     
  2. MrMacMack
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    With it jailbroken you should be able to SSH into the device and run some commands to figure out what's using up the most disk space.
     
  3. Aurizen
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    how can I do that?
     
  4. darricksailo
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    You could try using icleaner. I would check everything except "cydia sources"
     
  5. seanwebb68
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    Install coreutils and terminal

    Open terminal and then type su root followed by the root password (alpine)

    Then you should be able to run the following cmd

    du -a /var | sort -n -r | head -n 10

    This should show whats taking up the most space on your iPhone.

    This will probably only help if you have been downloading large files to your phone (video, music or files) to a directory on your iPhone
     
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  7. MrMacMack
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    Perfect. And well said. I'll have to bookmark this myself. ;)
     
  8. Aurizen
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    I have a 32 gig iPhone 5, only 4 gigs in the camera roll, no music and about 100 apps. My space left dwindles down everyday, im at 2 gigs free now. im sure a lot of it is mms attachments
     

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