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the CM, AOSP etc ROMs getting better and better...

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By Jostian, Senior Member on 6th February 2014, 02:30 PM
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7th February 2014, 11:06 AM |#11  
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OK now I understand, its because you are keeping a copy of the system partition contents, as a nandroid, on the data partition

I guess there is no way (yet) to get access to any of the 'locked' 6 gig? is there another option(s) to minimize the loss of space, just curious in case someone is doing something better, more efficient in terms of available space, thanks
 
 
7th February 2014, 11:51 AM |#12  
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Not so much on the reading comprehension. Emphasis added.

"your nandroid backup and titanium backup you'll be lucky to have 2 or 3gig for stuff. with the CM based or AOSP ROMs etc. you are looking at a ROM size of about 250mb incl. GApps... so you save a LOT of space (nandroids, titanium etc are way smaller)"

Nandroid will be smaller yes. Tibu, not at all. Who backs up system apps in tibu?
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I guess there is no way (yet) to get access to any of the 'locked' 6 gig? is there another option(s) to minimize the loss of space, just curious in case someone is doing something better, more efficient in terms of available space, thanks

Some of that 6gig is lost in the formatting, 16Gb is the unformatted space. The system partition will remain the same size. However if you use something like "Nandroid manager" from the play store you can restore apps from the nandroid so you shouldn't need to back them up in TB, you could save space by just backing up the most recent data for your user apps

You do have the option to convert user apps to system apps in TB so you may want to play around with that. I'm "assuming" that will move them from the data partition to the system partition. Im not 100% on that but you could always just move one and check.... Having said that the apk's themselves are usually relatively small, its the data stored in Android/Data that usually account for most of the install size.

Few ideas there for you anyway, other that that your obviously better off with a 32gig version. After my apps installed, 1 Nandroid, some local music, and user apps backed up in TB I have approx 15gb free.
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Here a comparison between CM10.2 and stock rom, I have about 2gb more free space for data.
I think partitions are dynamic and not fixed.
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