Checking internal memory for fake memory.

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itxtutor

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Hey guys,


many people got phones with fake internal memory.


Now im not sure if that really shows correct values because its acutally reading the same thing, but you can see here how your space is used.


First of all enable usb debugging on the phone.


then connect it to the pc and run mtk droid tools.


you should already see something like this


Free space: system- 269.7M; data- 9.7G;Â E:\ 244402M


Now you can also run an ADB shell (right button in MTK DT)


and type :


adb shell busybox df -h


this will show you your partitions and the free / used space.


just check the attachement below


hope this helps.
 
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nice one steven this was truly needed we do seem to have a lot of people confused about their system partition sizes,i noticed in the screen shot that you posted that the command "adb devices" was implemented before the command to check your partitions does mtk droid tools initiate this command or do the users have to add this manually...?
 
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that was jsut to check if the device is recognized in adb mode
 
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so you added this command manually...?


maybe you should update the OP just in case we get a lot of people complaining that it didn't work for them...:innocent:
 
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busybox is unknown to my system(s)


where am i supposed to find it ?


Edit: I found the solution


It did not work because it could not find busybox in /system/bin


A little thinking: /system/bin is on the Phone


So i executed in the adb terminal:


adb remount (not sure if that is neccessary)


adb push busybox /system/bin (this did the trick)


after that "adb shell busybox df -h" shows.. eh.. what I still have to study, but certainly is what is meant to be shown
 
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Actually I was looking for this , but still i didn't understood this screen shot what each line represent?, I didn't know which line is internal memory , which is the phone storage (internal sd-card) and which is external sd-card ,so if you could please explain them , and could this info be used to know the whole internal memory space of my device to be used to repartition the whole internal memory
 
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Actually I was looking for this , but still i didn't understood this screen shot what each line represent?, I didn't know which line is internal memory , which is the phone storage (internal sd-card) and which is external sd-card ,so if you could please explain them , and could this info be used to know the whole internal memory space of my device to be used to repartition the whole internal memory
now if we told you everything that would be too easy...try google


do a little research...this was just given as a guide for those poor unfortunates who have 'spoofed' memory sizes in their device from those pesky cloners...LOL
 
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Thank for the advice , i reached this great forums using google & I'm impressed by the great work here ,but still I guess this addition will make it less confusing for the newbies and will complete the tut that's it
 
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itxtutor

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/data or /emmc@userdata shows your free memory you can use on the phone.


Im not sure if you can fake this here too, but anyway this should tell you how much free space you still have.


you see the umi zero has 9,7GB of free space. MTK droid tools and ADB show same value
 
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I have Bepa G900W with "32 GB" internal memory - it is not true.


It is any way to correct this by partition layout, eMMC driver, etc.?
 
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only if you are very good with LINUX and know how to manipulate your build prop,and can cook roms with rom kitchen or some other software....but i would not try it...you fuck with the build prop at your peril......
 
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It would be good if using this people could test out all of their phones and compile a database of "actual" values for particular phones, both with internal memory and ram and ect.
 
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Hey guys,


many people got phones with fake internal memory.


Now im not sure if that really shows correct values because its acutally reading the same thing, but you can see here how your space is used.


First of all enable usb debugging on the phone.


then connect it to the pc and run mtk droid tools.


you should already see something like this   


Free space: system- 269.7M; data- 9.7G;  E:\ 244402M


Now you can also run an ADB shell (right button in MTK DT)


and type :


adb shell busybox df -h


this will show you your partitions and the free / used space.


just check the attachement below



hope this helps.
great tip,thank you
 
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chimei

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it does not work for me.:wondering:


BUSY BOX NOT FOUND means you do not have Busybox installed, you can install it from the google play store.
 
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I still have problem with my Bepa G900W and eMMC memory layout.


Many EBR flashed, but without success.


I have workaround.


Probably I have Micron eMMC chip with 3884MB


Many memory tests failed.


fdisk from busybox don't work.


My idea was unmount broken partition and mount external sd card. This is works.




Now, I don't using eMMC as user space.


I have one problem. This storage partition stop working after 10 GB.
 
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