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locarno

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Hello
On Galaxy S9+ in recovery menu I can find function called "Lacking storage booting". Someone know what this function do ?
 

elliwigy

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ive been trying to get info for a whilenow including asking sammy multiple times..

what I gather is, if your storage is full to the point you are having device issues or boot looping you enable that option which does something to where you can boot up and save some of your files.. it isnt a permanent fix as it suggests you should do a reset after u get ur files off
 

Alyaan

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Feb 4, 2018
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Hi,
I have used "Lacking Storage Booting" option for more than 5 times but I didn't found any lag/misbehave after using it (without factory resetting) & performance was the same all the time. This happened with me but if with you it lags then perform a factory reset.

1) However, this is supposed to be used when your mobile is having any booting problem or heavy storage issues.
2) This option is used when you need to get your storage access as Samsung says to backup your documents you want when mobile boots and perform a factory reset.

Even your Galaxy have no booting problem you can use "storage lack booting" without any problem (proved on my S9+).

Samsung claims that resetting should be placed just because for future steps to prevent any possiblity of issues which do not occurs but they have to think forward for the POSSIBILITIES.

One thing more, later on instead resetting the device you can also do instead of resetting and after using "storage lack booting":
* Delete documents from your phone (S9+)
* Go to recovery mode
* Mount/system
* clear cache

I hope this helped.
 
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pooch22

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Hi,
I have used "Lacking Storage Booting" option for more than 5 times but I didn't found any lag/misbehave after using it (without factory resetting) & performance was the same all the time. This happened with me but if with you it lags then perform a factory reset.

1) However, this is supposed to be used when your mobile is having any booting problem or heavy storage issues.
2) This option is used when you need to get your storage access as Samsung says to backup your documents you want when mobile boots and perform a factory reset.

Even your Galaxy have no booting problem you can use "storage lack booting" without any problem (proved on my S9+).

Samsung claims that resetting should be placed just because for future steps to prevent any possiblity of issues which do not occurs but they have to think forward for the POSSIBILITIES.

One thing more, later on instead resetting the device you can also do instead of resetting and after using "storage lack booting":
* Delete documents from your phone (S9+)
* Go to recovery mode
* Mount/system
* clear cache

I hope this helped.

Hi, I know this is a late reply on this thread but I just wanna ask. Will "Lacking Storage Booting" delete all of the data on my phone then?
 

Alyaan

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Feb 4, 2018
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Reply to the question of DATA LOSS (No Data would be lost!)

Hi, I know this is a late reply on this thread but I just wanna ask. Will "Lacking Storage Booting" delete all of the data on my phone then?

No Bro, you won't loss anything on your device and even your phone's lock screen won't be affected (By this I mean that your phone would as Like it was).

However, Samsung says "Your Phone might get slow if you use Storage Lack Booting" but only if your storage is full or nearly full. You won't loss any data and this function base is to protect data and not to delete them.

Examples:
1) Your Phone has storage (127/128 GB), and you use "Storage lack booting" so for me the phone was not laggy but if you found your phone laggy restart it thrice and go to RECOVERY MODE and select clear cache.
2) Personally, for me this feature is not beneficial as this feature is for if you can boot into your phone so use it but WAIT I had my S7 with its peak storage full 32/32GB but everyday I restart, power off, dead it but still it is working.
3) Personally, for no reason I have used "Storage lack booting" more than 15 times and I performed speed test from all perspectives and felt the same speed response (all speeding was tested approx and the net-total was all approx and and yeah whenever if your phone is not turning on use this feature and when you will use then it might be laggy but till when its not errupting booting up it won't lag by using it.

* First time , When I used STORAGE LACK BOOTING I was little scared but then I thought did I purchased this phone for being scared.
* At First day, when I purchased this phone, I was scared to test water resistance, but Then I thought did I purchased a NEW phone for being scared. So i just threw it in a pool of 5 meter depth and yeah when I threw it, i belived it won't disturb me and is water resistance.

So bro, everyday learn something, experience it and surley if you are using Samsung orignal version it won't distrub your phone.
 

pooch22

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Feb 10, 2015
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Malolos
No Bro, you won't loss anything on your device and even your phone's lock screen won't be affected (By this I mean that your phone would as Like it was).

However, Samsung says "Your Phone might get slow if you use Storage Lack Booting" but only if your storage is full or nearly full. You won't loss any data and this function base is to protect data and not to delete them.

Examples:
1) Your Phone has storage (127/128 GB), and you use "Storage lack booting" so for me the phone was not laggy but if you found your phone laggy restart it thrice and go to RECOVERY MODE and select clear cache.
2) Personally, for me this feature is not beneficial as this feature is for if you can boot into your phone so use it but WAIT I had my S7 with its peak storage full 32/32GB but everyday I restart, power off, dead it but still it is working.
3) Personally, for no reason I have used "Storage lack booting" more than 15 times and I performed speed test from all perspectives and felt the same speed response (all speeding was tested approx and the net-total was all approx and and yeah whenever if your phone is not turning on use this feature and when you will use then it might be laggy but till when its not errupting booting up it won't lag by using it.

* First time , When I used STORAGE LACK BOOTING I was little scared but then I thought did I purchased this phone for being scared.
* At First day, when I purchased this phone, I was scared to test water resistance, but Then I thought did I purchased a NEW phone for being scared. So i just threw it in a pool of 5 meter depth and yeah when I threw it, i belived it won't disturb me and is water resistance.

So bro, everyday learn something, experience it and surley if you are using Samsung orignal version it won't distrub your phone.

THIS IS AWESOME!

actually here is my situation, I'm just really scared to lose my pictures lol so please bear with me.

My phone is actually locked with PIN Code 4 digits, cant remember the code. its been like this 5 days now.
so my question is this: Can I do~

1. Boot to recovery mode.
2. Do the Lacking Storage Booting, so that it will save my data on my SD Card.
3. Perform Factory Reset so that my phone will be unlocked from the PIN Code that I dont remember anymore.
4. Restore the files from the SD card.

Please correct me if these steps are wrong.
 

Alyaan

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Feb 4, 2018
5
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Totally Odd Situation For ME!

THIS IS AWESOME!

actually here is my situation, I'm just really scared to lose my pictures lol so please bear with me.

My phone is actually locked with PIN Code 4 digits, cant remember the code. its been like this 5 days now.
so my question is this: Can I do~

1. Boot to recovery mode.
2. Do the Lacking Storage Booting, so that it will save my data on my SD Card.
3. Perform Factory Reset so that my phone will be unlocked from the PIN Code that I dont remember anymore.
4. Restore the files from the SD card.

Please correct me if these steps are wrong.

For me it's an odd situation because I never went through a locked phone because I have my Samsung account signed in my Galaxy and so when I forget the code I simply go to Samsung Find My Mobile Website and unlock my phone from there. So What I know about this situation is:
1) If you signed your SAMSUNG ACCOUNT in your phone so UNLOCK your phone from the SAMSUNG website.
2) Your Data would definitely be lost and so you have to RESET YOUR PHONE through recovery mode:
After resetting you won't be able to get into the PHONE if Google Protection Lock was turned on (By Default it's ON) and to bypass it you can login your GOOGLE ACCOUNT which was logged in your phone. If you did not logged on your GOOGLE EMAIL then reset it but you would loss all of it's data. In this case if you forgot your GOOGLE ACCOUNT so you can easily bypass it FROM MARKET without logging the account.
3) Go to market and ask the person whether it is possible to get your photos/data if possible so it's best. IF not so, sorry for your lost :(

- Boot Lacking Won't let you enter into your phone without entering the password ( For you case just ignore it's existence for to HELP you)
 

Fattima

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Apr 28, 2020
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Alayaann....
If u r there then please tell me... That lack storage booting needs SD card in phone or not??
Does lack storage booting.. Convert data from phone internal memory to SD card(external storage)??
 

elliwigy

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Alayaann....
If u r there then please tell me... That lack storage booting needs SD card in phone or not??
Does lack storage booting.. Convert data from phone internal memory to SD card(external storage)??

no.. y would u need a sd card? it tells u wat it does in recovery when u select it.. all it does is start device with mininal resources so u can back up ur data if its runnin like crap if ur storage is full so u can then factory reset
 
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Alyaan

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Feb 4, 2018
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Alayaann....
If u r there then please tell me... That lack storage booting needs SD card in phone or not??
Does lack storage booting.. Convert data from phone internal memory to SD card(external storage)??
I feel sad for being late and I wasn't able to help you at time but thanks to elliwigy for covering this thing at time. My e-mails are so messed up gonna fix this mess up soon. Sorry in literal meaning.

Thou Fattima, I'm here to add that Samsung revoked this feature from all it's devices which had this. It's quiet not possible to be there. Is that feature still on your phone then your phone is not up to date. Not in my S9+ neither on my s20ultra.
 
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19Link87

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Jan 30, 2021
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How do you perform lacking storage booting? Is it a button combination that you do when the phone is booting? Is it an option in the menu that I'm too stupid to understand? Sorry for the late reply.
 
Jun 8, 2021
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i know a device can help you to backup everything in your phone if you are interested. it will help you to storage it in a difference micro SD card or External portable hard drive if you have them.
 

MrPirez

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Jun 23, 2021
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Hi,
I have used "Lacking Storage Booting" option for more than 5 times but I didn't found any lag/misbehave after using it (without factory resetting) & performance was the same all the time. This happened with me but if with you it lags then perform a factory reset.

1) However, this is supposed to be used when your mobile is having any booting problem or heavy storage issues.
2) This option is used when you need to get your storage access as Samsung says to backup your documents you want when mobile boots and perform a factory reset.

Even your Galaxy have no booting problem you can use "storage lack booting" without any problem (proved on my S9+).

Samsung claims that resetting should be placed just because for future steps to prevent any possiblity of issues which do not occurs but they have to think forward for the POSSIBILITIES.

One thing more, later on instead resetting the device you can also do instead of resetting and after using "storage lack booting":
* Delete documents from your phone (S9+)
* Go to recovery mode
* Mount/system
* clear cache

I hope this helped.
Hey there,

I would like to do your suggestions but my power button is not working.. :/ Any suggestions perhaps?

Thank you in advance and stay safe 👊
 

poisonberry

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Aug 3, 2021
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another problematic person here... what if i press Lacking Storage Booting nd phone doesnt rourn on it goes to phone is statring msg optimasig app..... the after it reset it self and then again i moved to recvery short version with only 4 picks. then i reset the phone i prese volume up and power to go to full recovery and again and again... is my phone dead? is there a way to instal andrond maybe from sd card if so whre to get that file from? i really dont want loose stuff on my phone. also clearing app data wipe them all right?? like msg etc? i just have important msg on some communicators and i would rather not to loose them...any way to access phone while its off to comy data??
 

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    Hi,
    I have used "Lacking Storage Booting" option for more than 5 times but I didn't found any lag/misbehave after using it (without factory resetting) & performance was the same all the time. This happened with me but if with you it lags then perform a factory reset.

    1) However, this is supposed to be used when your mobile is having any booting problem or heavy storage issues.
    2) This option is used when you need to get your storage access as Samsung says to backup your documents you want when mobile boots and perform a factory reset.

    Even your Galaxy have no booting problem you can use "storage lack booting" without any problem (proved on my S9+).

    Samsung claims that resetting should be placed just because for future steps to prevent any possiblity of issues which do not occurs but they have to think forward for the POSSIBILITIES.

    One thing more, later on instead resetting the device you can also do instead of resetting and after using "storage lack booting":
    * Delete documents from your phone (S9+)
    * Go to recovery mode
    * Mount/system
    * clear cache

    I hope this helped.
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    Alayaann....
    If u r there then please tell me... That lack storage booting needs SD card in phone or not??
    Does lack storage booting.. Convert data from phone internal memory to SD card(external storage)??

    no.. y would u need a sd card? it tells u wat it does in recovery when u select it.. all it does is start device with mininal resources so u can back up ur data if its runnin like crap if ur storage is full so u can then factory reset
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    Greetings. Can I perform the wipe data/factory reset without the lacking storage mode?

    yes, why wouldnt u be able to?