When plugged into iTunes, "Other" Space takes up 9GB...why??

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  1. palmerc2 macrumors 65816

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    I'm a jailbroken iPhone 4 and when I plug into iTunes the space taken by "Other" seems to be way too much. I thought for the longest time that it was Pictures / Videos being taken by the phone itself, but that falls under regular Pictures.

    Does this have something to do with jailbreaking? How do I free up this space which I have no clue what it's being filled up by?
     
  2. alexander25 macrumors regular

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    Only you will know the answer. It's being taken up by jb apps and tweaks
     
  3. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    "Other" used to include the size of attachments sent via iMessage/text message (pictures, videos, etc).

    Deleting conversations in the Message app freed up 2-3GB on my iPhone.
     
  4. palmerc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I delete text / iMessages every week.

    I guess the big question is where is the jail broken info stored, and how do I delete it?
     
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  6. palmerc2 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    well, I don't think that'll work and here's why. To make a long story short: A month ago I dropped my phone in a jacuzzi but quickly retrieved it, turned it off, and let it sit in rice for a week. It's fine now, but during that week I needed an iPhone for work so I borrowed a 3GS from a family member. I plugged it into my iTunes, and restored it using the backups from my iPhone 4. In the end, it had 0 KB of free space, and not a single song, video, picture or anything was on there...it was all taken up by "Other"....hope that makes sense.
     
  7. chakraj macrumors 65816

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    where do you think they keep all the information they are keeping on you and your doings? Surveillance takes memory.
     
  8. LoloBond macrumors 6502

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    If you use Spotify that can be the reason. If deleting all your mail and text doesn't help, the only way is resetting the phone.
     
  9. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Your backup is corrupt. Restore as new and the problem will go away.
     
  10. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You could try restoring from an iCloud backup. Maybe jailbroken app data isn't saved that way.
     
  11. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is.
     
  12. outphase macrumors 65816

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    Good to know. Where can I disable it, if at all? Under iCloud backup settings, you can select certain apps and stuff. Is there one that inadvertently captures the jailbreak app data?
     
  13. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Not yet, no. That would be neat.
     
  14. charlieegan3 macrumors 68020

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    But wasn't that for a backup of a different phone? and restoring to a different model.
     
  15. legacyceffle macrumors newbie

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    the memory may have 9GB of water stuck in it
     

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