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I started developing Android apps recently. For debugging purpose I used my device. Debugs and all went good but lately I realised that 32MB of my internal memory is missing.

I have gone through all the applications, cleared caches but nothing helped.

Does anyone have any idea as to how should I get back the 32 MB's of Space on my Device.

Device: HTC Desire Android Platform: 2.3.3

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Not sure, as devices are setup differently -- but the word "debugging" suggests it:

If you are rooted, check whether the directory /data/tombstones exists. If so, there might be some "tombstones" inside. Being root, you can delete them (they are owned by system, and give no permissions whatsoever to other users).

Explanation: Tombstones

Tombstones are what the dead are covered with, and so it is here. On Linux/Unix known as "core dumps", this is what some apps leave behind when crashed to death: the process' memory dump for analysis by the developer. Only few applications throw tombstones, I guess they have to be explicitly enabled by the developer -- which might happen implicitly when toggling some debug flags.

Up to now, I didn't discover tombstones of that size (all I've seen was between ~30kB and ~250MB), but that doesn't mean they cannot be bigger...

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Handy Note: 32 megs is between 30k and 250meg! So you have seen tombstones of that size! :) –  Poldie Oct 14 '12 at 21:14
    
What did I write there? That should have been 2.5MB max... –  Izzy Oct 14 '12 at 21:52
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