Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,740,721 Members 51,788 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

[Q] Update 4.3/4.4 changes internal storage?? How to keep files.HELP

Tip us?
 
robotzki
Old
#1  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 6
Posts: 41
Join Date: Mar 2012
Default [Q] Update 4.3/4.4 changes internal storage?? How to keep files.HELP

Hi, this is probably a noob question but i couldn't find the topic elsewhere on this forum . I just from stock based rom to 4.4 carbon rom. But when i do i loose all my saved data on internal storage,. luckily i did a backup that i copied to pc, so i could restore my previous system - and wiola - files are back! the same happened after 4.3 rom update. It seems that the newer androids change something, so that the system detects the interneal storage differently. Or is this just my phone? any way to prevent this from happening ----- or would my nest option be to backup and copy everything on my pc and then do a format of sdcard and copy everything back on when doing an update????
 
D4rk_W0lf
Old
#2  
Member
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 74
Join Date: Oct 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by robotzki View Post
Hi, this is probably a noob question but i couldn't find the topic elsewhere on this forum . I just from stock based rom to 4.4 carbon rom. But when i do i loose all my saved data on internal storage,. luckily i did a backup that i copied to pc, so i could restore my previous system - and wiola - files are back! the same happened after 4.3 rom update. It seems that the newer androids change something, so that the system detects the interneal storage differently. Or is this just my phone? any way to prevent this from happening ----- or would my nest option be to backup and copy everything on my pc and then do a format of sdcard and copy everything back on when doing an update????
Hi, i'm on dokmo project 4.4 from stock and usually it don't delete the previous data from stock because it use a different folder to mount the internal storage, so things before going into 4.4 or 4.3 it would be still inside but is safer to do a backup just in case
 
robotzki
Old
#3  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 6
Posts: 41
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by D4rk_W0lf View Post
Hi, i'm on dokmo project 4.4 from stock and usually it don't delete the previous data from stock because it use a different folder to mount the internal storage, so things before going into 4.4 or 4.3 it would be still inside but is safer to do a backup just in case
I know the previous data is not deleted. The problem is that i cant access it. I installed carbon 4.4 rom again, and settings/storage it shows, that only 15GB of the internal storage are accessable... So around 10GB are missing... Is there anyway to get access to this space, or will i have to format de internal storage to get the full 25 GB space again?
 
D4rk_W0lf
Old
#4  
Member
Thanks Meter 3
Posts: 74
Join Date: Oct 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by robotzki View Post
I know the previous data is not deleted. The problem is that i cant access it. I installed carbon 4.4 rom again, and settings/storage it shows, that only 15GB of the internal storage are accessable... So around 10GB are missing... Is there anyway to get access to this space, or will i have to format de internal storage to get the full 25 GB space again?
I don't know if u can access it without root, but in root explorer if you look for sdcard folder it will show you two folders, legacy and 0, i think it was inside legacy
 
robotzki
Old
#5  
Member - OP
Thanks Meter 6
Posts: 41
Join Date: Mar 2012
I saw those two folders in root Explorer, but they both contained the same content... And still couldn't access my old files.... Ended up backing all files to my PC, and format sd card from Cwm. Now I have full access to storage again
 
ShazZ94
Old
#6  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 15
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Catania
when you update from stock "4.1.2" to 4.2 or following the files will migrate to another folder,whit root browser check if your file are in the folder data/media/0 .
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes


XDA PORTAL POSTS

Play Your Hits and Learn the Lyrics with NextGen Music Player

There are plenty of music players for Android available in Play Store. They … more

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