How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Posted February 9, 2008 at 1:19am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 137865 views
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These are instructions on how to free up space on your iPhones Root File System.

Step One
Press to launch Installer from your Springboard.

Step Two
Press Donate Later and don't forget to do that!

Step Three
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.

Step Four
Press to select Utilities from the list of Categories.

Step Five
Press to select Boss Tool from the list of Packages.

Step Six
Press to select the Install button at the top right of the screen.

Step Seven
Press to select the large Install button that appears.

Step Eight
When the install completes you will be returned to the Categories Menu. Press the Home button to return to your Springboard. Now press BossTool to launch the application.

Step Nine
Press to select Free Disk Space from the menu.

Step Ten
Press to select Relocate Fonts from the menu. Note we could relocate other stuff but fonts is about 84MB so that is more then enough! Also take notice this screen will display how much free space you currently have available.

Step Twelve
Press the large Do It! button to continue.

Step Thirteen
After a few minutes you will be returned to the Free Disk Space menu and you will now see 84MB extra space on your root file system!

NOTES***: Big thanks goes out to Big Boss for creating this tool! Much appreciated. If you are considering moving Applications then don't forget to set Auto-Lock to never.

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mohdnajwan - September 15, 2008 at 1:23pm
For 1.1.4 Firmware users, use this tip: 1. Add source on the installer: 2. Install Cydia While installing Cydia, the system will automatically move your fonts and ringtones to another partition, thus freeing up your OS partition. The space will be available for you to install more apps.
BA - February 28, 2008 at 5:10pm
i added the source and then refreshed...but i still dont hav the big boss apps..
deb - February 28, 2008 at 4:53pm
i cant find boss tool in my 1.1.2 please
Nikos - February 24, 2008 at 5:15am
I have upgraded my iphone to 1.1.3 and when i relocate fonts through Boss tools to free up space my iphone isn\'t working. When i restart it, it won\'t open again.
wombat - February 15, 2008 at 6:09am
@KB: Add the source and refresh - now you have all the BigBoss Apps!
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