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By sb09, Senior Member on 4th September 2014, 05:01 PM
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Hi All,

Looking for some assistance please; I'm planning to trade-in my HTC One for an upgrade to a HTC One M8 most probably. Retailer is happy to accept the phone with a custom rom on it, so it saves me the bother of returning fully to stock. Got latest ARHD rom onboard but still S-On and original firmware.

Want to free up as much of the Internal Storage/SD Card as possible before handing it over (we got them with 25Gb available out of the 32Gb didn't we), but afraid to hit factory reset in recovery in case it clears the entire storage including recovery files/partition etc and rom image etc, and therefore wont reboot properly.

What's the cleanest and safest way to maximize available space without losing key data/files please? All thoughts welcomed/gratefully received!
 
 
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Hi All,

Looking for some assistance please; I'm planning to trade-in my HTC One for an upgrade to a HTC One M8 most probably. Retailer is happy to accept the phone with a custom rom on it, so it saves me the bother of returning fully to stock. Got latest ARHD rom onboard but still S-On and original firmware.

Want to free up as much of the Internal Storage/SD Card as possible before handing it over (we got them with 25Gb available out of the 32Gb didn't we), but afraid to hit factory reset in recovery in case it clears the entire storage including recovery files/partition etc and rom image etc, and therefore wont reboot properly.

What's the cleanest and safest way to maximize available space without losing key data/files please? All thoughts welcomed/gratefully received!

in your custom recovery choose wipe / and check everything but system ... that will wipe everything and the phone will still bootup and work fine
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Use app like App2Sd or Link2Sd or system app remover. May be it will help to free up space by uninatalling unwanted apps or by movibg it to sdcard..
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in your custom recovery choose wipe / and check everything but system ... that will wipe everything and the phone will still bootup and work fine

Hi, many thanks for your response! So I'm using TWRP 2.6.3.4 and options in wipe include the usual Dalvik, cache and data etc plus Internal Memory and System, so your saying I can check internal memory but not system and all will be well? Wont I need to put TWRP and Rob image files (and any others) back on afterwards? Thanks.
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Hi, many thanks for your response! So I'm using TWRP 2.6.3.4 and options in wipe include the usual Dalvik, cache and data etc plus Internal Memory and System, so your saying I can check internal memory but not system and all will be well? Wont I need to put TWRP and Rob image files (and any others) back on afterwards? Thanks.

it won't erase your recovery or system .. that's all that's needed to boot the phone
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it won't erase your recovery or system .. that's all that's needed to boot the phone

Great, that's what I'll do then! Thank you.
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