Your favorite Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, Jailbreak, and Cydia site.
Thread: 2.2 and System Filesis a discussion within the
General iPhone Chatforums, a part of the
Call me slow, but I just realized that everytime you update, it creates a new series of files and seemingly renders the old files useless. I started going through the...
11-23-2008, 01:02 PM #1
2.2 and System Files
Call me slow, but I just realized that everytime you update, it creates a new series of files and seemingly renders the old files useless.
I started going through the old files that i recognized, starting with the applications folder. The last version of the applications folder was Applications.Sek9bR, the new one is Applications.8sPOwT. I copied the old one to a secure location and then went through and deleted alot information, litterally half a gig. Seeing as how I already backed up my old info, and installed new info, it was useless. I checked this theory by running through all the fresh installed applications on the springboard. They all worked fine.
So my question is, does anyone have a clear idea of what files 2.2 installed(include.,libexec., Ringtones.,share., Wallpaper.)? I'm not hurting for the space, but I'd like to get rid of useless info. Thanks in advance.Viruses
11-23-2008, 01:09 PM #2
Every time you UPDATE you loose approx 500MB of storage space. It is always better to RESTORE so you start from a clean phone and don't lose this space. Just think... someone that updated 3 or 4 times quite possibly has up to 2 gigs worth of old files.
The Following User Says Thank You to Poseidon79 For This Useful Post:
11-23-2008, 01:39 PM #3
Hmm, I suppose I should have tried that 3 updates ago. lol. I appreciate the response, and unfortunately, I already spent 2 hrs reinstalling everything (apt backup decidedly didnt work for me), so perhaps on the next install I'll do a fresh one. For now, I'm just gonna go through and delete the useless crap. Thanks again.Viruses