iPhone Super dumb question - Other Data

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Jumpie, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Jumpie macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    I know this has been discussed ad nauseam in here but I have something like 20GB of "Other." Yes, I know there is mail attachments, Messages etc, but 20GB? So, if I sync, and then Restore or do the Cydia Impactor and then Re-sync and re-jailbreak again, is that going to free up that "other" or will it return?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Try icleaner first.
    That removed tons of crap other data from my devices.
     
  3. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    It only got about 1.2GB. So, other, is that Watch backups? I mean, if I sync and restore, it's not gonna put all that junk back on again, will it?
     
  4. iRetired macrumors 6502a

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    Usually, "Other" is what the Apple filesystem can't neatly categorize. In other words, Cydia, the Taig jailbreak, all of your Cydia tweaks and apps, additional repo sources not standard with the Taig jailbreak, etc. So my guess, you have a crap-ton of tweaks and Cydia apps installed. I try to keep as lean as possible and currently have about 1.2GB "Other."
     
  5. Jumpie thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jumpie

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    yea, normally that's about what I have. I never realized that I had that much crap from Cydia which I knew would be a bit but not that much.

    Do you know, if I backup, sync, then use Impactor, and then restore from backup, will I get rid of all the "other" and see how adding tweaks increases that amount?

    Anyway to manually clean it up? i used the iCleaner Pro but only got rid of about 1.5GB
     
  6. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    If you back up in iTunes none of the Cydia stuff gets backed up. I would back up then use Cydia Impactor to clean and then restore from iTunes and re jailbreak and add just the important stuff that you want and need.
     

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