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Android 11 system size 33GB? via OnePlus 8

  1. V1516143752017
    Cupcake Jun 16, 2021

    V1516143752017 , via OnePlus 8 , Jun 16, 2021 :
    Is it normal that the System size is 33GB?

    I already tried deleting the system cache but that actually increased it by 1GB...

    I read that people with pixels phones had about 18GB System sizes with Android 11.
     

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  2. hbk1402
    KitKat Jun 18, 2021

    hbk1402 , Jun 18, 2021 :
    Ours is oxygen os (built on top of android 11) and for pixel it's pure android os... Hence there might be size differences...
     

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  3. Tomás Gonçalves
    Eclair Jun 18, 2021

    Tomás Gonçalves , via OnePlus 8 , Jun 18, 2021 :
    My phone says the system partition is taking 24GB so I'm not sure. Also, as someone else pointed out, Pixel phones are made by Google, not OnePlus, and they're different devices. Every device has different system sizes therefore you cannot compare them.
     

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  4. Does!Compute
    KitKat Jun 19, 2021

    Does!Compute , Jun 19, 2021 :
    It is normal. 35GB for me on my 8 Pro. Maybe try a factory reset (after backing up your data)?
     

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  5. H1633473287147
    Cupcake Oct 20, 2021

    H1633473287147 , via OnePlus Nord , Oct 20, 2021 :
    I found this matter on XDA forum. It seems like OnePlus developers took the system partition as a reserved space, although they don't use whole of the space reserved for the system.
    They seemed to be too lazy to make the partition accommodate the size that they need, so they just took maximum of it.
    Also, there's a lot of logs from the fingerprint sensor (lol).
    I don't really know how to fix this, but if you are interested and more able than me in the matter of using terminal, here's what I found on XDA: https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/system-storage-so-large.3984073/page-2
     

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  6. puccellino
    Lollipop Oct 24, 2021

    puccellino , Oct 24, 2021 :
    I have both a pixel and an 8T, and I'll confirm its higher storage level on the 8T, about 23GB on the 8T.

    You could try a factory reset, but I doubt overall it will make much difference.
     

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  7. K1635118909798
    Cupcake Oct 25, 2021


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  8. H1633473287147
    Cupcake Oct 26, 2021

    H1633473287147 , via OnePlus Nord , Oct 26, 2021 :
    Is there a possibility of some OnePlus developer replying to this request? (I don't know how to make them reply, even though in some threads they replied, I never saw any solution other than DM)
    I find it odd that the system, even in "usual size" - meaning across OnePlus users, is too big, bigger than other Android users with the same system. I doubt the system itself can be over 20 Gb, when pure android 11 has circa 2 Gb.
    Factory reset will not help you with this matter, not even deleting cache or anything else, it's fault in the system and the use of the system partition.
    edit: I just wanted to add, for comparison, that my system has 27gb lol
     

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