Why Is There a lot of Storage Being Used After 7.1.1 Update?

  1. fatty77
    Cupcake Mar 22, 2017

    fatty77 , Mar 22, 2017 :
    I suggest using a disk usage utility, such as WinDirStat. This will allow you to see where any large files are located. Just download the utility to a PC and point it at the phone.

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  2. TheCanadian84
    Eclair Mar 22, 2017

    TheCanadian84 , Mar 22, 2017 :
    Hey guys! Just wanted to put a fire hose on the drama in here.

    As an IT guy, first let's reconfirm that the increase in calculated storage usage for the 'Other' section after updating to latest official Oxygen isn't coming at the expense of decreases in calculated usage from other sections.

    It's entirely possible that the updated OS re-classified files it previously didn't calculate as Other as now being Other eligible. Unless someone can post before and after screenshots showing an actual LOSS of storage space after updating, then this re-classification theory may hold true.

    Next, if you're using a windows PC, connect your phone to it and copy your entire data tree over into a folder. Including hidden folders. This may take a while so do it overnight if you have to.

    Then download and run WinDirStat and point it at that folder. This is a great tool to see how much space your por- I mean critical files take up. This tool will tell you where approximately 4-5gb are being stored. Use your judgement as to if it's safe to delete whatever it finds.

    (In my experience, the tool will not look at and scan intra-device, and even if it did, it would be arguably slower to compile results than if it just did it off your PC hdd/ssd. A similar tool may also exist for Apple's so YMMV.)

    If the storage culprit still can't be found for some reason, it's partitioned out of your reach and Oneplus will have to look into it. The OTA update being 400MB has nothing to do with what it may have ballooned into when executed.

    Good luck!

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  3. keepermike
    Gingerbread Mar 22, 2017

    keepermike , Mar 22, 2017 :
    There is a problem, I have screenshots to prove it

    The first 2 are from Marshmallow 3.2.8
    Screenshot_20170322-143305.png Screenshot_20170322-143324.png

    Then these 2 are from Nougat 4.1.0 on EXT4 file system
    Screenshot_20170322-145044.png Screenshot_20170322-145102.png

    And finally Nougat 4.1.0 on F2FS file system
    Screenshot_20170101-120024.png Screenshot_20170101-120040.png

    The 3.2.8 screenshots were taken after a factory reset from recovery, I then did the OTA to get the EXT4 screenshots of 4.1.0
    Then did a factory reset in recovery again to show what happens when you start fresh with the new file system.
    Something is messed up a bit

    Edit. As you can see when on 4.1.0 it most definitely shows less available storage

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  4. kriteshshah
    Froyo Mar 23, 2017

  5. kriteshshah
    Froyo Mar 24, 2017

  6. G_james_gleeson_vCsx
    Donut Mar 24, 2017

  7. ediutomoputra
    Eclair Mar 28, 2017

    ediutomoputra , Mar 28, 2017 :
    Well this things makes me curious what actually happened to new 7.1.1 i hope oneplus team solve it, even in 4.1.1 oxygen os this issue is happening

  8. kriteshshah
    Froyo Mar 29, 2017

    kriteshshah , Mar 29, 2017 :
    upgraded to 4.1.1 and still no change it still shows 4.5 GB....someone please give OnePlus official feedback link or please someone bring this to notice of OP

  9. Lakhvinder Singh
    Cupcake Mar 29, 2017

  10. kowshikpsg
    Froyo Mar 29, 2017

    kowshikpsg , Mar 29, 2017 :
    I got replay from 4.1.1 thread

    they said

    That's because your file system changed to f2fs from ext4.
    While f2fs is better, it requires a little more space pre occupied for the system to work faster and smoothly. That's why the 3.5 gbs you are talking about it reserved for the system.

    Its not a bug but a pre requisite for f2fs to work properly. Enjoy the features of the new file system.


    but I didn't know it's true

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  11. Peter Trifonov
    Eclair Mar 29, 2017

  12. Lord_Babass
    Ice Cream Sandwich Mar 29, 2017

    Lord_Babass , Mar 29, 2017 :
    On mine (4.1.1) "other" is 21gb.
    It includes all audio + pictures + video + downloads... Which are not spread in the good categories.
    No worries, it's calculation bug ;-)

  13. Tinybeetle
    Gingerbread Mar 29, 2017

    Tinybeetle , Mar 29, 2017 :
    I didn't change to f2fs, no reset yet since initially receiving the phone. So this is not true.

  14. kowshikpsg
    Froyo Mar 29, 2017

    kowshikpsg , Mar 29, 2017 :
    is there any way to report the problem directly to one plus

  15. keepermike
    Gingerbread Mar 29, 2017

    keepermike , Mar 29, 2017 :
    It is a calculation bug, but there is also extra storage being used. I have posted a ton of screenshots in this thread about the difference between this release and previous ones

  16. dying_osiris
    Honeycomb Mar 29, 2017

    dying_osiris , Mar 29, 2017 :
    yeah it's okay to delete the file after the update finishes

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  17. bpwest80
    KitKat Mar 29, 2017

    bpwest80 , Mar 29, 2017 :
    Thanks. I already deleted it.

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  18. G_Debajite_Addya_uhDA
    Cupcake Mar 29, 2017

  19. smoode002
    Eclair Mar 30, 2017

    smoode002 , Mar 30, 2017 :

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    Eclair Mar 30, 2017