iPhone Jailbroken on 6.1, want to get rid of all my "other" data?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jrm27, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I've got a iphone5 on 6.1 that has been jailbroken. I'm running out of space and it looks like I have abotu 4 gigs of "other". I ran iCleaner, but that only got rid of a few hundred mb. Is my best bet to restore? How do I do that but keep my jailbreak? Thanks!

    -jon
     
  2. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Did you remove all the other languages and keyboards? Unused dependencies?

    Maybe post screen shots of what you have selected.
     
  3. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi HankHowdy,

    i think I got rid of all that stuff.... what screenshot would I need to take? Something from icleaner?

    I jsut went through with ifile and got rid of all my SMS message attachments. Didnt seem to help too much...
     
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    Probably iMessage attachments using that space. I don't recall which topic here originally mentioned the reddit article. But if you use iFile or similar file system app, browse to the /var/mobile/Library/SMS/Attachments folder. You can safely delete the pictures here.

    edit - oops. Was typing my message as you were posting yours. But how big is your attachment folder?
     
  5. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well, now my attachments folder is 0 bytes (per ifile). It helped some, but I'm still sitting on multiple gigs of "other"... hmmm
     
  6. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I'd start here. I hope this helps. Quite annoying when "Other" data is so large...

    http://www.reddit.com/r/jailbreak/comments/1ez4f7/psa_the_guide_to_cleaning_up_your_other_section/

    Edit: FYI, its normal to have anywhere from 500mb to 1.5gb of other data on a jailbroken device. Eveything installed from Cydia is considered other data. Plus any files you copy to the device circumventing iTunes will be considered other like mp3 files, PDFs, documents, etc. Something to keep in mind.

    Edit again: Do you use iTransmission or some other bit torrent? Partially downloaded torrents can take up huge chunks of other.
     
  7. jrm27 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the post BumpyFlatline. No, I dont use any torrent clients, so that wouldn't be it... hhmmm... still not great.
     
  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Do you SSH to the device?
     
  9. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    There is a tutorial on the cydia home page.

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  10. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    I'm sorry, I'm a bit confused as to what info you want to convey
     
  11. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Openssh access how to. Tap that and read the tutorial.


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  12. BumpyFlatline macrumors 68030

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    I believe he thinks you need help with how to SSH. I think he's confused by your post and didn't read it carefully.
     
  13. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Ahhh, I was asking the OP if he uses SSH as he might have put some files on his device and forgot about them

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    Now that I think about it, did you delete stuff using ifile? If you did, it moves it to the trash folder and you must empty the trash folder. Press edit and the trash icon and it should give you the option to empty trash
     

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