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[Q] Android internal storage size

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By netimen, Junior Member on 26th June 2014, 08:47 AM
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I have a Sony Xperia Z Ultra device and officially it has 16GB of internal storage. But when I go to Settings-> Storage I see that total space is only 11.79 GB. Obviously the rest is reserved for the system.

So the question is: does the system really need so much? I'm using a very compact SlimKat ROM, so I doubt it does

Is there any way to repartition device somehow and make more storage available to the user and less for the system? Or there are reasons why it's impossible even when using custom ROM?

I know there are some tricks to make the device treat the external SD card as internal memory but that's not what I'm looking for now

P. S. I tried to google, but I couldn't find any relevant info
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26th June 2014, 12:26 PM |#2  
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Contact your models developer
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Thanks, but I think this question is not Sony-specific I mean that on every Android device some part of the storage is reserved for system use

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Repartitioning a Sony device sounds like a question that should be asked in your device and ROM specific forum threads. I would need to use a tool made by Samsung to do that on my Samsung phone. You may need some Sony or development tool. Search on xda.
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Repartitioning a Sony device sounds like a question that should be asked in your device and ROM specific forum threads. I would need to use a tool made by Samsung to do that on my Samsung phone. You may need some Sony or development tool. Search on xda.

Yeah, I will ask in the Sony forums about the tool. I was just curious if it is theoretically possible, or may be there are some important reasons for not doing that )

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Yeah, I will ask in the Sony forums about the tool. I was just curious if it is theoretically possible, or may be there are some important reasons for not doing that )

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I know it's possible on my Samsung Galaxy S4; however, I haven't done it because it comes with risk of hard-bricking the device if you don't do it correctly. I figure I won't cross that bridge unless it's ever truly necessary.

Good luck!
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