Root Partition Size?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by thriii, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    Does anyone know what this is and if its better to have more/less? If you jailbroke your phone using the Pwnage Tool in expert mode what amount of MB did you use? i see some sites say 534mb.. some 750mb and some 1000mb.. what does it do?:confused:
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    550MB is more than enough. root partition is for your jailbroken apps to have space in where to be stored. 550 MB is more than plenty space.
     
  3. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    It's the size of your root partition. :) As opposed to your data partition. I would recommend that you use at least 750MB but 1000MB was what Dev Team recommended at one time. The root partition is where the iPhone OS resides as well as where the iPhone apps live. If you download a lot of custom apps, etc the larger partition size would help a bit.
     
  4. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    You can always just move the apps, etc. off of the root partition. In fact, Cydia used to do exactly that for the 1.x firmware -- I'm not sure if the modern setup is the same, but it's trivial to do manually even if they're not.
     
  5. bytethese macrumors 68030

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    For ease of use, why not plan, prepare and just size the partition properly from the get go? :)
     
  6. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    It's a moot point for me. I run 1.x, so all my applications, etc. are stored on the user partition. :D
     
  7. McGiord macrumors 601

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    What did you use finally?
    What is the suggested size for proper day to day use?
     
  8. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I also recommend about 600, that is plenty of space.
     
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    I used 500. I'm kind of short for space already, so I didn't want to lose 250 or so MB, if I went up to 750.

    BTW, is there a way to repartition this without restoring and rejailbreaking? I figure not.
     

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