Model number FP1
Android version 4.2.2
You are running Fairphone Cherry 1.6
Default write disk
(Internal storage has a total of 13.37 GB, so that’s a good sign from the hacker gods.)
I realize this is an older version, but I had some trouble trying to change versions. I wanted to get back to a clean slate before trying other updates (not to mention, I needed my phone to work!). At any rate, I have Google Apps installed, finally I have my imap settings back in my email client, and basically I’m just trying to learn about Jelly Bean in order to use my phone effectively. (I ran Gingerbread for a long time.)
Why I’m here is that I ran into the insufficient storage bug. I read factory resetting might help, and it did, but now I’m just confused about how Fairphone manages its storage. Using OI File Manager and my laptop, here’s what I’ve discovered so far. Please help fill in any missing information.
This appears to actually be my SD card. When I plug the phone into my laptop as a storage device, I just see 2 folders, backup and LOST.DIR. I added a file called deleteme.txt. On the Fairphone I can see this file. So far so good.
What is this? I see that Fairphone has two SIM card slots, but I only see a slot for one SD card. There are a lot of folders: Alarms, Android, DCIM, Download … Basically everything is empty, except the DCIM/Camera folder. This is where my photos go. I am pretty sure this is a mistake - can someone pls help me store photos on the SD card?
Inside this there are 2 sub-folders: 0, which maybe redirects to sdcard0? and legacy, which appears to redirect to the same place. What is going on here - can someone please explain the purpose of this “emulated” storage area?
Again, this appears to redirect to the folder with all the Alarms, Android, DCIM, … which folder am I supposed to be using? Which folder is filling up with apps, causing the insufficient storage error? Can the insufficient storage error be prevented by saving photos and videos to SD card, and if so how?
Specifically I would like to prevent this “insufficient storage” error from happening again. It has happened twice to me, and the most recent time was quite inconvenient. Generally I would like to understand how Fairphone storage is working, because it seems to be quite different from the binary internal-or-SD setup I am used to. Thanks, and I appreciate any help anyone is able to give.