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post #1 of 7
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Hey, it says that s4 would get 16gb, but the phone only shows 9gb total.. What the heck is taking up 7 friggin gb of storrage? o.O
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post #2 of 7
First, I am sure when they say 16 they really mean 14. From my understanding samsung has loaded that thing up with junk apps that you can't remove. Anyways, think of a hard drive when you buy a 2 TB and only get 1.8 200gigs missing and your like ***!! lol:D
post #3 of 7
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Ofcourse 14. but still it's 5gb less than we where promised. Cause it's 8 bits in one byte. So multiply that untill you reach "16gb" then only 2gb is missing.

and why can't i remove the garbage they left on the phone?
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post #4 of 7
if its like the s3 2.2GB of it is android+touchwiz and the rest is system cache.
The stuff they have added as perm app's are usually integrated with touchwiz in some way, the only way to get rid of it all is to root the device and go stock android.
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Yeah, if i only could root.. cause i allways fail to root and have ended up with 2 bricked androids in the past, so im afraid of bricking the third time..
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I know it's gotten easier as of late, but I haven't had much experience with the phone and rooting so I can't really comment. I just know people have been simplifying the process hell my last phone all I had to do is a run a script threw cmd and it did it all for me essentially.
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Well, the process of rooting the phone is easy peacy, the only part where i failed was:

LG optimus 2x: I installed cyanogen mod but i failed to flash in gapps. So i wanted to revert back, i thought i found the right OS aka the stock rom for 2x, but i or it failed and ended up in a boot loop.
Htc one x: I rooted it to be able to get root apps, but i found out that was a mistake cause i was unable to update the android version so i wanted to revert to stock, but it too failed.

So therefore i don't want to end up bricking or failing on my third root attempt.
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