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By Breakthephone!, Junior Member on 20th April 2014, 09:33 AM
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I am not sure where to post or anything, new here. Rooted, unlocked bootloader, CWM flashed to AOSB latest for atrix hd. everything is great EXCEPT my internal storage is now half the size it was before. 8Gb does not equal 4.93Gb Not sleeping at all so I will be here all night
20th April 2014, 03:06 PM |#2  
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My assumption is you didn't format the internal sd when you went from stock to anything 4.2 and over. 4.2+ roms have support for multiple users and store the sd data in a slightly different location than 4.1 and earlier. Before stuff was stored at /data/media, with 4.2+ roms it's /data/media/0 for the first/default user. I had the same issue with my first 4.2 rom.

First, if necessary, backup any non app data from the internal sd (skip any app cache, just get important files like downloads, music, etc)*
Using Philz CWM, set the internal sd location to /data/media (it'll prompt for a reboot, do it)
Format the internal sd
set the internal sd location to /data/media/0 (do the reboot again)
Format the internal sd
Restore anything backed up
That's it.

I recommend using the internal sd as little as possible and sticking with the external sd as much as possible. It shares the same partition with apps and app data, so anything on the internal sd is less space for apps.

Unrelated, but technically we could us a 32GB sdcard for /data and the internal sd while using the actual /data partition as the external sd. It would just require a bit of fstab trickery and some init script editing....and be a bit slower when launching apps, but we'd have a heck of a lot more space....not sure if it could be done in a universal way or on a per rom basis.
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