I got only 160MB internal storage out of which 100MB is reserved by android operating system.

Which System files and folders are safe to delete?

For example:

  • de, fr, es and it files in /system/tts/lang_pico/ seems useless

  • /cust/hw/es folder seems uselss

  • As I have moved many of my application to SD Card, many folders in /mnt/asec seems useless

So which files/folders of Android system are safe to delete so that I can make more space for applications

  • 3rd party applications do not install to /system, as that's normally/supposed to be read only. Commented May 26, 2011 at 19:37
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    The data and system partitions are separate, so removing data from /system won't give you any more room on /data. I think you would need to flash a different SPL with a different partition table. Commented May 28, 2011 at 10:55
  • How can i give more space to data partition?
    – LifeH2O
    Commented May 28, 2011 at 19:56
  • What device is this?
    – t0mm13b
    Commented Jan 7, 2013 at 23:16
  • I think it should be same for all devices, perhaps? BTW OS is Froyo 2.2
    – LifeH2O
    Commented Jan 8, 2013 at 6:38

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Not a description of all system files that can be removed but the Cyanogen Barebones page gives a pretty good description of which system applications can be removed and how. This may help you clear out some space. Details here: http://oldwiki.cyanogenmod.org/index.php?title=Barebones

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