Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,740,298 Members 42,971 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Disappearing storage memory after CWM

Tip us?
 
mtodak
Old
#1  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 25
Join Date: Jun 2007
Thumbs down [Q] Disappearing storage memory after CWM

ROM 4.4.3

Just updated via OTA, rerooted and wanted to do full backup via TWRP which was gone (boot to stock recovery) despite showing installed in rom manager.

So i installed CWM recovery via rom manager and started backup (3,5gb storage free) - backup was stopped due to low storage so I rebooted.

No backup files at all but all 3,5gb is gone.

I removed other files to have another 2gb free and repeated procedure - same result, no backup files, storage 600kb.

none of the software shows where is all missing memory: sd maid, clean master, duplicate files, storage analyser.

What the hell hapened here?!

Please help - but not by saying do hard/factory reset as i need full backup first.

Is there any option to do full rom backup straight to the cloud (dropbox, goolge drive, box, onedrive)?
 
simms22
Old
#2  
simms22's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 20736
Posts: 24,982
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: BROOKLYN!
first off, stop using rom manager! its been messed up for nearly 2 years. to flash a recovery you should do it via fastboot. if not fastboot, try the app flashify. but surely, remove rom manager from your phone asap.
Google+ Profile
Twitter Simms22
DerKernel For Trinity kernels and more!
 
mtodak
Old
#3  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 25
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by simms22 View Post
first off, stop using rom manager! its been messed up for nearly 2 years. to flash a recovery you should do it via fastboot. if not fastboot, try the app flashify. but surely, remove rom manager from your phone asap.
can do that once get back missing storage but that does not solve my present huge problem.
 
simms22
Old
#4  
simms22's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 20736
Posts: 24,982
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: BROOKLYN!
Quote:
Originally Posted by mtodak View Post
can do that once get back missing storage but that does not solve my present huge problem.
did you delete whatever the recovery left for the backup? seems like thats what will be taking the space. i dont know where cwm places the files(i use twrp) but you should look for it and delete it.
Google+ Profile
Twitter Simms22
DerKernel For Trinity kernels and more!
 
mtodak
Old
#5  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 25
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by simms22 View Post
did you delete whatever the recovery left for the backup? seems like thats what will be taking the space. i dont know where cwm places the files(i use twrp) but you should look for it and delete it.
none of the software shows where is all missing memory: sd maid, clean master, duplicate files, storage analyser.

There is nothing more to delete, i have over 7gb missing, like non-existent
 
Aerowinder
Old
#6  
Recognized Contributor
Thanks Meter 1193
Posts: 3,036
Join Date: Aug 2012
Go to Settings > Storage. It shows you everything in there.
 

Google Firmware: Google
USB Drivers: Google | Mirror
ADB+ADB Drivers: 19.0.2 (4.4.4) + Koush Universal ADB Drivers

TWRP Official: hammerhead | flo
TWRP Holofied: hammerhead | flo

Gapps: BaNkS

Superuser: Chainfire | Mirror
 
mtodak
Old
(Last edited by mtodak; 5th June 2014 at 05:21 PM.)
#7  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 25
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerowinder View Post
Go to Settings > Storage. It shows you everything in there.
first thing i have done...man, i will paste it again:

none of the software shows where is all missing memory: sd maid, clean master, duplicate files, storage analyser.

There is nothing more to delete, i have over 7gb missing, like non-existent
 
rootSU
Old
#8  
rootSU's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 10054
Posts: 21,178
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, UK
The answer is in this thread

[info] Storage: Nexus 5 Data (info / loss / recovery / prevention)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010


Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
Want to root/unroot? All important guides and info threads are contained within the "Sticky Roll-up" thread in General. Click the link below to get there!



Philz Touch Recovery with passkey secure lock

I do NOT reply to support queries over PM.
 
mtodak
Old
#9  
Junior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 25
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by rootSU View Post
The answer is in this thread

[info] Storage: Nexus 5 Data (info / loss / recovery / prevention)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2534010


Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
"Storage menu doesn't show where all my data is

Please note, rooted users with clockworkmod recovery will find that their backups to not go to /data/media/0/clockworkmod as it is supposed to. The reason for this is CWM has not been updated to this location, instead it uses the legacy location of /data/media/clockworkmod. The Storage menu can see that the space is used but it cannot include it in it's breakdown. Please check this location. You'll need to move it to 0 if you want to access it on a computer

A handy app is "Disk Usage" on Play. It can help identify exactly where this data is...."

If you mean that than thats not the answer as no software (also disk usage) can see my lost 7gb of disk space.
 
rootSU
Old
#10  
rootSU's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 10054
Posts: 21,178
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Oxenhope, West Yorkshire, UK
So what happens when you use a file manager with root access to browse /data/media?

Please screenshot both /data/media and disk usage

Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
Want to root/unroot? All important guides and info threads are contained within the "Sticky Roll-up" thread in General. Click the link below to get there!



Philz Touch Recovery with passkey secure lock

I do NOT reply to support queries over PM.

Tags
backup, cloud, memory, storage
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Control Your Toast Notifications with SlicedToasts

Toasts are delicious, even in their Android flavor. In Android, toast doesn’t lead … more

Rotation Lets You Take Full Control of Your Device’s Orientation Settings

To be brutally honest, the native options for screen … more

Change the Alarm Icon in the Status Bar with Xposed

It’s hard to find a more hated object than your alarm clock. They wake us up nearly … more

Return to Outer Space Outer Space with Ship Up Game

Since the release of Flappy Birds, we’ve had the “fortune” to see … more