Memory taken by OTHER even after restoring?

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  1. PillowMan

    PillowMan New Member

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    Okay, I'm a complete noob to these forums, and I couldn't find a help section for jailbroken ipods.

    So yeah, to get an updated jailbroken ipod, I restored my already jb ipod before choosing to update, because I read that updating before restoring would cause my jailbroken "stuff" to take up useless "other" space.
    So I did restore it, and guess what? I now have, of my 7.01 GB capacity, 161 MB taken up. It might be small to you, but in annoys the heck out of me. Then it asks if I should restore from my old ipod or set it up as a new one.

    1. Is the taken up space normal? If not, how do I get rid of it?
    2. Should I set up my ipod as a new one or restore from my old jailbroken backup?
  2. iDrag0m1r

    iDrag0m1r Member

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    1. I have no clue how the heck that could be there

    2. I'd do the old backup, because then i don't have to sync all my crap on there again
  3. narwal13

    narwal13 Active Member

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    you're a dumbass, doesn't the Operating System take up space? Herp derp.
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    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    The OS takes up space, and some jailbroken things get left over in Other if you restore from backup.

    @narwal that wasn't called for at all.
  5. PillowMan

    PillowMan New Member

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    Now...

    Okay, I just backed up from my old jb ipod after it being updated, and now I have
    an entire GB taken up. -_- Should I just restore again?

    @narwal13
    Seeing as I have an 8G ipod, I thought the OS took up that 1st GB away, so the extra 161 MB confused me.
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    @Narwal13 dude, just because We don't know something doesn't mean We're a dumbass, so leave Us alone
  7. Jarlath

    Jarlath Retired Moderator

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    Other can refer to anything else in the /var folder - Themes, downloaded photos which weren't added via iTunes, you name it. This means any of the stuff left over after a restore from a previous backup (especially .plist files from other programs) takes up space, ditto any of the leftover files in their directories. If you've got jailbroken apps or themes, that WILL take up space, as anything that's not in the /var/mobile/Media or /var/mobile/Applications area will not be recognized by iTunes.
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    ^ yea even after a fresh restore there will still be other memory, no way to get totatly rid of it. wait there is but it will probally kill your ipod
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    DFU then restore.

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