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So My Total drive space is calculated at 25.5gb. Okay I know that 32 gigs isn't really 32 gigs and that the system and rom takes up space, but my available storage for use is only 19gb. After a full wipe and custom rom install, then connecting to the computer and erasing the entire internal storage it still only shows up as 19gb. I even checked my recovery and I only have 2 backups in there, and I freed unused files.
Will factory resetting possibly fix this/will it remove root via htcdev?
 
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So My Total drive space is calculated at 25.5gb. Okay I know that 32 gigs isn't really 32 gigs and that the system and rom takes up space, but my available storage for use is only 19gb. After a full wipe and custom rom install, then connecting to the computer and erasing the entire internal storage it still only shows up as 19gb. I even checked my recovery and I only have 2 backups in there, and I freed unused files.
Will factory resetting possibly fix this/will it remove root via htcdev?
I would try going into recovery and erasing all partitions (advanced wipe) from the phone, backing up everything you need onto your computer of course. After wiping everything you can side load a rom onto the phone to then flash.

Flashing an RUU will unroot, but factory resetting within a ROM or recovery will keep root.
 
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I would try going into recovery and erasing all partitions (advanced wipe) from the phone, backing up everything you need onto your computer of course. After wiping everything you can side load a rom onto the phone to then flash.

Flashing an RUU will unroot, but factory resetting within a ROM or recovery will keep root.
Fixed, thank you. I lost my backups but my storage is there now.
 
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Fixed, thank you. I lost my backups but my storage is there now.
Did you remember to transfer the backups to your computer before wiping?

At least you've got your space back
 
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Did you remember to transfer the backups to your computer before wiping?

At least you've got your space back
It's not that I didn't remember, it's that when I updated to cwm 6.0.4.5 I wasn't able to find my backups in the cwm-backups folder anymore, like they were hidden. So no I didn't transfer but everything is okay now and I made a new backup!
 
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It's not that I didn't remember, it's that when I updated to cwm 6.0.4.5 I wasn't able to find my backups in the cwm-backups folder anymore, like they were hidden. So no I didn't transfer but everything is okay now and I made a new backup!
Ah okay, glad to hear you got the space back though!

Enjoy this beast of a phone
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