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Topic # 112418 7-Dec-2012 22:54
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Phone was complaining of low internal storage, checked it, 18Mb free.  I got moved all the apps I could to the SD card, uninstalled others, was ok for a while.  Complaining about it again.  Found with Diskusage, that the System data on the internal phone storage is 52Mb, the wife's is 11Mb.  I apparently need to root the phone to get more detail about the files in that directory.  Some users have had log files get out of control in there...

I've tried a few programs that either say they can't root the phone, or just sit there for ages and do nothing.  Anyone rooted an x1, or am I screwing it up somehow?  I've got the USB debugging etc on like they say, still no luck.

Tried superoneclick, Gingerbreak, and one other one, been screwing around for hours, time to stuff off and do something else...

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  Reply # 728801 7-Dec-2012 23:21
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Instead of rooting your phone you could always just do a Factory Restore / Operating System Restore.
This would wipe any un backed up data ofcourse.

As for rooting have you tried searching google for a method via its real name? Huawei u8160



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  Reply # 728813 7-Dec-2012 23:50
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boby55: Instead of rooting your phone you could always just do a Factory Restore / Operating System Restore.
This would wipe any un backed up data ofcourse.

As for rooting have you tried searching google for a method via its real name? Huawei u8160


Would rather not do a restore, and I believe the model is a U8180.  I've searched for the model, which is how I got directed to superoneclick.

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  Reply # 728826 8-Dec-2012 00:01
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If it was from Telecom it will be U8180-7


I have done it in the past so it is possible, although not much help, I cannot recall what methods/programs I used. I will en-devour to find out and let you know...

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  Reply # 728827 8-Dec-2012 00:04
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May find this thread helpful

 

http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=39&topicId=89211

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  Reply # 728833 8-Dec-2012 00:32
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if its vodafone 858 I rooted mine and put links2sd on it.. bit of work with mini partition
tool to make a 1gb 2nd partition on a sd card though had to use fat32 for both
(can always put it up and scandisk it when damaged too although you have to uses a
window usb hack to make it appear as a Hard drive to get access tot he 2nd partition)
I used superoneclick but you have to use the correct version it seems
i just googled and found out whos done it
however beware Im finding 32gb sd cards keep corrupting not just phones but tablets
16gb class 10 seem fine though.

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  Reply # 728929 8-Dec-2012 11:49
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I sucessfully rooted my X1 using SuperOneClick.
It was a while ago and from memory it was much easier using XP or XP compatibility mode in Windows 7.
v2.3.3 was used and phone still works perfectly and remains rooted.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682
http://shortfuse.org/




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  Reply # 728960 8-Dec-2012 13:48
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Managed to get it rooted with Easy rooting toolkit (v4.0) http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=18805560#post18805560 , all I have to do now is do the wife's phone and see the differences between them...



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  Reply # 729451 9-Dec-2012 23:44
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Right, seems like I've just got too many (all necessary) apps installed.  Either I need to move the /data/data, /data/apps or /data/dalvik-cache directories to the external SD card, or a combination of those directories. 

I've got :

dalvik cache  49.2Mb
data/data     42.9Mb
data/app      39.8Mb
free space     21.9Mb

166Mb total...

I found an interesting program that might help with redirecting directories.  http://www.jayceooi.com/2012/06/25/how-to-move-applications-games-data-to-external-sd-card/

It's either move directories onto the SD card, or get another phone...

Anyone done this?  Any issues?  Phone is rooted, standard ROM etc.

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