Originally Posted by nolig2278
do we need to remove files from both data and system folders to free up space in both?
I hope this is not a stupid question and maybe someone can point me in the right direction.
The app space changes can be seen by typing df in a terminal or adb shell for apps in the /system directory.
/dev: 97816K total, 0K used, 97816K available (block size 4096)
/sqlite_stmt_journals: 4096K total, 0K used, 4096K available (block size 4096)
: 174080K total, 174080K used, 0K available
(block size 4096)
/data: 163328K total, 107884K used, 55444K available (block size 4096)
/cache: 133120K total, 20468K used, 112652K available (block size 4096)
/sdcard: 3864064K total, 2194400K used, 1669664K available (block size 32768)
Certain programs (busybox) need to be installed under /system and my phone (Alltel hero) had no space available in /system. I removed Openoffice.apk (with no ill effects) and got back right at 2 MB of /system memory. I was then able to install Busybox and get vpnc working.
For the post about Openoffice, I removed because half the files I tried to open, it wouldn't open and it is only a viewer (not that I would edit that much on the phone anyway). It was also one of the bigger apps that seemed like it would cause the least damage.