I am about to clean-install a Lineage ROM on my Android and I want to maximize the internal storage space left for the apps I want. What I understand so far is:
- The GApps package will reside in the /system read-only partition.
- Updates of apps from the GApps package will reside in the user partition.
- Apps installed via the Play Store will reside in the user partition.
I see the two following options:
- Install a lean GApps package (e.g. OpenGApps pico) and then install the apps I want from Google's Play Store.
- Install a GApps package which includes additional apps (e.g. OpenGApps mini).
Question 1: Is there a drawback to making the /system partition as full as possible by selecting the biggest fitting GApps package?
Question 2: If I need some Google apps such as Maps and YouTube, which option maximizes the space left available to install other apps, updates and user data?
- The device is a Motorola G 2015 (osprey) with 8Gb internal storage.
- When comparing the difference between the mini and pico packages, the only apps I need from the mini package not included in the pico package are Maps and Youtube, all the rest is useless to me.
- I can get the most recent OpenGApps package and it's ok for me to disable the update of apps such as Maps and Youtube if it results in more available user data space. (My aim is to extend the lifetime of my device by avoiding the lack of internal memory.)
- I saw this StackExchange answer, but it didn't answer my question well enough.