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When I sync in itunes, out of 8gb capacity, which is somehow reduced to 6.59GB, I have:- Audio-1.39gb (198 songs) Video- 6 items (37.8 mins) Photos- 56.3mb ( 136 photos)
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    Default Whats filling up my iPhone?
    When I sync in itunes, out of 8gb capacity, which is somehow reduced to 6.59GB, I have:-
    Audio-1.39gb (198 songs)
    Video- 6 items (37.8 mins)
    Photos- 56.3mb ( 136 photos)
    Other- 4.69mb
    Free space 330mb

    I want to put more songs on but when I try to synchronise a playlist iTunes says there isnt enough space so doesnt do any of them.

    Whats all this "other"? Is it apps? Which ones are taking up all the space? How do I find out? Will upgrading to 2.0.2 help?
    Hoping this is the correct forum to post this question.

    2g iPhone, 2.0.1 firmware, jailbroken, unlocked etc

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    "Other" is anything that is not Music, Movies or Pictures which have been synced through iTunes. This means Apps, Themes, dictionaries, ROMs, etc etc.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    "Other" is anything that is not Music, Movies or Pictures which have been synced through iTunes. This means Apps, Themes, dictionaries, ROMs, etc etc.
    Is it possible to find out how much disk space each App, Theme ROM etc is taking up?
    Ie to SSH to the iphone hard drive & use a program which shows the size of each folder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjayuno View Post
    Is it possible to find out how much disk space each App, Theme ROM etc is taking up?
    Ie to SSH to the iphone hard drive & use a program which shows the size of each folder?
    Sure, go to whatever directory you want, like /var/mobile and type the command: du -skh *

    This will list all of the sub-folders and their sizes.
    Get "iPod & iTunes for Dummies", it'll change your life.

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    Very useful command.

    It appears that what is taking up all the space is in
    private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music/F00 up to F11
    This occupies 5.7G
    But this is not my music because music is not "other" ????
    Is something duplicated or not showing up?

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    In your Media folder is there more than one copy of com.apple.itunes.lock_sync?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eurisko View Post
    Sure, go to whatever directory you want, like /var/mobile and type the command: du -skh *

    This will list all of the sub-folders and their sizes.
    Sorry to be so inept, but how do I access the OS to put in the command? When I do find the memory hog, how do I remove it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjayuno View Post
    Very useful command.

    It appears that what is taking up all the space is in
    private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music/F00 up to F11
    This occupies 5.7G
    But this is not my music because music is not "other" ????
    Is something duplicated or not showing up?
    hey my iphone was doing the same, i couldnt work it out, so i looked in those folders private/var/mobile/Media/iTunes_Control/Music/F00 up to F11 and all my music was there but it wasnt showing up on my iphone so i deleted it and re-synced my iphone and works great now, dont know what was up with it!!

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    hi, i'm using an iphone with firmware 2.1, and mac osx 10.5.6 operating system.

    i think i accidentally disconnected my phone from itunes and something screwed up, leaving the orphaned files taking up space in my phone, but it shows that i have no music in it. i have a very large "other" section taking up space (12 gb) and now i can't sync my phone because i have "not enough free space".

    how do i delete these orphaned files? i'm a noob at this kind of thing so i'll kinda need a step-by-step instruction.. thanks

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    Do you have MXtube installed? Did you download any videos from MXTube?
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    yeah i do, a few, but definitely not 12 gigs worth. i'm pretty sure it's orphaned files because it was perfectly fine until yesterday when the "other" section suddenly shot up and i didnt download or install anything new.

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    If you bowed out too early during sync, your iTunes.xml may have got screwed up. Log into your iPhone and see if mobile/Media/iTunes_Control has been renamed. You may also have to remove the folder and re-sync again.

    SSH into your phone and type:
    cd /private/var/mobile/Media

    If you want to remove the folder to start again, type:
    rm -r iTunes_Control

    Note: The filesystem on the iPhone is case-sensitive.
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    i don't know how to SSH into my phone! haha.

    okay i googled it and attempted to SSH into my phone. i get:

    [email protected]'s password:
    Unknown:~ root#

    now what do i do?

    ok, it's all settled now! i downloaded cyberduck which made it so much simpler. thanks for the help!
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    Download a program called DiskAid. You don't need to put any settings in just install the program and connect your phone.
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    Thank you for the advice here, that command worked splendidly.

    For anyone who happens across this, I was having a problem where even after I deleted a LARGE app to try and clear space, I watched my /var space on SBSettings slowly drop back to 0 each time. Something was eating it non-stop. Using this command I finally narrowed it down to /var/mobile/Library/RYP. A log file under one of the directories in Rock Your Phone was constantly growing to an astronomical size and took up >4GB of space in under an hour. Removing RockYourPhone's packages (and manually deleting that log file via iFile) gave me my 7GB of space back

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