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Would definitely love for more free space especially since i'm running cm11 and the rom is practically a little over 200MB.
I agree, 1gb system partition should be enough

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Probably some of the devs can have a look at this
we need to unlock bootloader to be able to resize partitions
 
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It would be nice to be able to shrink the system partition. I've attached a sample screen of my G2 that is running CM11 nightlies.

But yeah, dropping the system to 1GB would leave plenty of room and boost the 24.1GB up by about 2.2GB to 26.3GB (a 9% increase which is fairly significant).

As others have mentioned though there is the issue of the bootloader.
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On a second thought...I recall the unroot/unbricking flash tool causing some issues for people related to phone storage sizes.

I wonder if someone creative might be able to create an image with custom partition sizes via this method.
 
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If u cant resize the partitions, IT would be kind a awesome to create a custom recovery like safestrap or boot Menu Manager which can create multiple System Slots so that u have multiple Systems on ur g2. So Let's say a aosp rom and a modded Stock rom at da same time.

Like so that devs See that.

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Does any one have any clue on how to resize the /system? I have been researching on how it's done on other devices but no luck using the same methods.

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Please ! I know it's possible, but how ?

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I would also apreciate that. Having a 16Gb phone with just 10Gb free is a waste of space.

Stock Roms may be 3.2Gb compressed and inflate to 6GB uncompressed, but I am running on CM11, which only should be 500MB at most, when uncompressed.

Also this phone not having a micro SD card really kind of messes it up.
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i have 2 galaxy s variant (epic4g sprint usa & sc-02b docomo japan) both have long journey in development history from cm7 to latest cm-11
the partition size was change several times to accommodate bigger system files in newer version
afaik it can be set in kernel source for both device on mtd samsung onenand driver
I don't know about g2 because I just own this device for 2 days lol

I have 16gb, so find a dev who works on this will be a great news for me

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