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Fix “Storage space running out” error on Android

Fix “Storage space running out” error on Android

Have a Samsung galaxy-family android phone that seems to permanently have the “storage space running out” message?

Here are 2 ways you can fix it.

The first way is to dial *#9900#, and hit call. This *may* start an application that has a button that says “Delete dumpstate/logcat”. Click that button and it should wipe the log directory stored on the internal file system in the system partition. Your storage space running out message should disappear and you should be able to install updates again as a free person should.

The second way, if *#9900# does not work or says “invalid mmi code”, requires you to root your phone. I won’t go into that as there are plenty of tutorials on google, which typically are specific your phone. Once you have root, use a file system explorer as root to delete the contents of the system directory “/data/logs/”. In my case, there were hundreds of 1MB files that seemed to just be log files filling up the precious system storage partition. Once the contents of the directory were deleted, the message went away.



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Tethering a G1/dream on cyanogen-mod 6 in windows XP

Tethering a G1/dream on cyanogen-mod 6 in windows XP

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I recently found myself in a situation where tethering my phone to my laptop was needed. The hotel i stayed in charged $14/day for wireless access, and plugging into the hotel wired network is a guarantee of a 0-day exploit showing up on my laptop.

Luckily, I started using Cyanogen-mod 6 on my rooted Tmobile G1, which offers USB tethering without the drama of having to sign up through a service provider. The only hitch in the plan is that the laptop with which I needed to tether was a Windows XP laptop, that had no damn idea what an NDIS driver was, much less how to enable the phone to tether.

Luckily, I had some time to kill, so I figured out how to make it all happen. This should work for any tmobile G1, or htc dream, running Cyanogen-mod 6, tethered to an antiquated windows XP operating system.

  1. Obtain the NDIS windows XP driver for the android phone here: Remote_NDIS_based_Internet_Sharing_Device
    • You may have to browse to the file above with your phone, download it to your phone, then connect it in USB harddrive mode, and transfer it to your system..
  2. unzip the folder on your desktop or wherever you saved it.
  3. plug in your G1/Dream via USB
  4. Go to settings, then wireless settings, then tethering in the menu
  5. click the checkbox next to USB tethering
  6. when the windows XP dialog comes up asking for drivers, specify the folder you unzipped in step 2 as the source for the drivers.
  7. Windows should then install the correct drivers for your phone to start working as a tether.

As always, be sure to light up the comments if it works or doesn’t work for you, and good luck!



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