What is exactly considered "other" on your ipod?

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  1. imxjustxsublime

    imxjustxsublime New Member

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    On my itouch, the "other" section of data takes up 500 MB. I want to figure out what exactly is taking up so much room. My ipod is jailbroken, but from I've heard, it shouldn't take up so much space.


    And if you can't help me with that, my itouch also seems to be slowly diminishing it's capacity as time goes on. When i first bought it last march, it had an 8GB capacity. A few months ago I noticed it went down to 7.1. Currently, it is at 6.76
  2. SoBe

    SoBe Banned

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    You do know that ipods dont have the exact amount of space advertised right?
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    imxjustxsublime New Member

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    yes i know, but that still doesnt explain why the capacity is diminishing
  4. SoBe

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    Well maybe its like the battery that looses its capacity over time. But idk im not sure
  5. Jumpman10

    Jumpman10 New Member

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    No No. It is the firmware. It has 8GB but once Apple takes there share to put there apps on it (Safari, Music, Calculater, and so one) It will go down to 7.18 if I remember. It pretty normal. No worrys
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    'Other' is mainly just files and folders on the iPod, mostly just jailbreak stuff like themes + cydia apps.
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    Have you updated your ipod software? Some custom ipsw's out there have a larger partition. This takes up more of the 8GB drive, therefore it will say you have less storage space.
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    Right now I have about 4GB of "other" because I have a ton of themes and Cydia apps.

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