I have a Boost Max and am getting an insufficient storage error. I notice, when I look at the storage, that there are 3 storage locations. I'm confused. Shouldn't there only be internal and external storage? My phone shows internal storage, total space 1.49 available 233mb, then it shows phone storage total space 4.08 available 3.82 and then my SD card. Is this normal?

  • i just read up on it and understand that the internal is untouchable storage reserved for the operating system and such. I still don't understand why I get the insufficient storage error if I have 3.82 out of 4.08 available. it seems like when I uninstall facebook that I can update all my applications without a problem. I just don't get it. frustrating. Aug 22, 2015 at 23:48
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    You've got only 1.6gb for apps to be installed. Out of which only 233mb is left. The internal storage 4gb (sdcard0) is for app data. You cannot install apps there. However you can move app-data of the installed apps to internal storage to get free space to install some more apps
    – Manu
    Aug 23, 2015 at 5:08
  • Give us the output (screenshots) of Diskinfo and DiskUsage. To install them you would need to clear data from or uninstall one or two app from the device.
    – Firelord
    Aug 24, 2015 at 8:31

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I'm guessing you've got a 8gb phone (out of the box you get available 5.5gb).
Out of this 5.5gb it is partitioned into 1.5gb( / root ) and 4gb (internal storage sdcard0 )
/ Root storage is where apps you install is stored.
Internal storage is where appdata and gamedata is stored You can also keep your files here.
Third location is sdcard1 or external sdcard

You can learn more about it here

  • A bit off- apps aren't stored in root.
    – Dan Brown
    Aug 23, 2015 at 8:28

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