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How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Posted February 9, 2008 at 1:19am by iClarified
Portuguese (Brazil)
These are instructions on how to free up space on your iPhones Root File System.

Step One
Press to launch Installer from your Springboard.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Two
Press Donate Later and don't forget to do that!
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System


Step Three
Press to select the Install tab at the bottom of the screen.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Four
Press to select Utilities from the list of Categories.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Five
Press to select Boss Tool from the list of Packages.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Six
Press to select the Install button at the top right of the screen.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Seven
Press to select the large Install button that appears.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

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.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Nine
Press to select Free Disk Space from the menu.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

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.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

Step Twelve
Press the large Do It! button to continue.
How to Free Space on Your iPhone Root File System

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!
How to Free Space on Your iPhone 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
mohdnajwan - September 15, 2008 at 1:23pm
For 1.1.4 Firmware users, use this tip: 1. Add source on the installer: http://apptapp.saurik.com/ 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. http://mohdnajwan.putrabytes.com/
BA
BA - February 28, 2008 at 5:10pm
i added the source http://sleepers.net/iphone and then refreshed...but i still dont hav the big boss apps..
deb
deb - February 28, 2008 at 4:53pm
i cant find boss tool in my 1.1.2 otb...help please
Nikos
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
wombat - February 15, 2008 at 6:09am
@KB: Add the source http://sleepers.net/iphone and refresh - now you have all the BigBoss Apps!
KB
KB - February 14, 2008 at 12:25pm
I added iClarified to my sources but BossTools is not in my Utilities. I have 1.1.2OTB. It originally was jailbroken at 1.1.1 and I had iClarified in my sources and BossTools was available along with many games, ringtones etc in my categories in installer, but now most of these things are missing... what happened?
wombat
wombat - February 14, 2008 at 5:04am
@iClarified. I think it's useful if you add the Step: Install BSB Subsystems (if not already done so). Users here seem to be coming from different stages in the JB and UL. For thos who use the ZIPhone direct method, BSB is not installed yet. This seems absolute necessary prior to installing BOSSTool
gaurav208
gaurav208 - February 13, 2008 at 1:10pm
Hi, I have 1.1.2 phone jailbroken and updated to 1.1.3. When it was on 1.1.2, I was able to install the Boss Tool successfully. But once I upgraded to 1.1.3, the Boss tool icon dissappeared.So I uninstalled it and tried to install it again. I got the following error"Main script execution failed". Any idea what is the issue here. Thanks
pk
pk - February 12, 2008 at 7:44pm
weird...10 mins after i installed bosstool and it not appearing on my springboard it magically appeared but without the icon shown here...the icon looked like a piece of paper with a pencil and some other stuff making the A letter...(ive seen this icon before on other apps on the mac and the iphone when i ssh into it...in fact all the apps have this icon when u ssh into the phone....i went on to try and move fonts..it told me it would take like 10 mins....i started with 266MG used it died after about 1 min and told me i have 266MG with 0 to write...WTF??
pk
pk - February 12, 2008 at 7:26pm
found boss tool...go to install....install task bar goes thru motions...returns to springboard...no bosstool found on springboard...same problem as others here...any solutions as yet??
Kendall
Kendall - February 12, 2008 at 2:57pm
Ok, I went through the plist file for the Installer sources. Try adding a new repo, with the URL "http://sleepers.net/iphonerepo". That _should_ contain all the BossTools, as far as I know. I upgraded right from 1.1.1 to 1.1.3, so I have no idea how things work for you...
letscheckitout
letscheckitout - February 12, 2008 at 1:29pm
@kendall i have v3.0 installed for the installer.
letscheckitout
letscheckitout - February 12, 2008 at 1:27pm
@Kendall,i have conceited software,modmyifone.com,ste packaging under the community sources. And i am on a 1.1.2 jailbreak,unlocked.It was a 1.1.3 OTB but i downgraded it and unlocked after jailbreaking. Let me know if you requiremore info. Thanks
Tino
Tino - February 12, 2008 at 11:39am
If you relocated the Apps and Ringtones. Then whatever Apps and custome Ringtones you add from that point onwards will be residing in the media disk, similar to the relocated Fonts.
wombat
wombat - February 12, 2008 at 11:31am
Take it all back. Being a NEW iPhone I just had to Install BSB SubSystem. Now it works FINE. Pity that BSB APP takes up 5 MB on it's own, but what the heck, relocating Fonts and Ringtones alone gives me 75MB more space. Now 2 new Q's: a)Does anyone know if it's now safe to move the APPS as well? b) What happens with new ringtones and apps? (the Prog says xx already moved, so what happens to newer APPS?)
Tino
Tino - February 12, 2008 at 11:31am
Guys, Alternatively, why don't try the newattiphone.com's Installer-Space_Limit Fix to relocate your Apps. That would give you unlinmited space to install anything under the sun. Check their side out. http://newattiphone.com/showthread.php?t=52 Add its source in Installer. newattiphone.com/repo.xml I had done it on 3 iphones withour any issue at all.
wombat
wombat - February 12, 2008 at 11:23am
Version 0.35 worked fine on my "old" 1.1.2 OTB using the old downgrade and upgrade to 1.1.3. procedure. It does NOT work on my "new" 16Gb iPhone which was jailbreaked and unlocked via the ZIPhone Method. Although the SW installs properly, each time I press Relocate Fonts or Relocate Ringtunes the Phone appears to be doing something, but the space in the Root remains UNCHANGED. The interesting thing is, that in spite of installing more and more APPS, the space on / remains steady at 51 MB. Guess we'll have to wait for an update?
Kendall
Kendall - February 12, 2008 at 11:04am
That shouldn't be a problem. What sources are listed, and what version of Installer do you have installed? (It says what version it is on the welcoming screen).
letscheckitout
letscheckitout - February 12, 2008 at 6:30am
Hi Kendall, I did try that but still not able to find the packages. The other thing is noticed is when i go into sources it has a lock at the bottom of the globe. What does that mean? Thanks
Kendall
Kendall - February 12, 2008 at 1:48am
yes, I had the same problem. Install Community Sources from the Sources category. Then refresh the sources.
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