Android :: Deleting Android Backup Files

Aug 18, 2010

I have a desire and have just rooted and am now trying to install the new 2.2 update that i have downloaded of the web (i am locked to t-mobile so am going to create a gold card) i did a nandroid backup but i have done 2 by mistake. Is there anyway to delete one or both once i have finished doing my best to brick my phone lol. i don't relay want them floating around forever on my phone if i don't need them. also one other quick question if i unlock my phone and install standard htc os (as apose to t-mobile os) can i unroot my phone and still be on the new htc os so i can get all the updates with no mither.

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Android :: Writing To SD Card - Deleting Files On It - Number Of Files Relevant

Mar 19, 2009

I wrote an app that downloads web sites and all their assets (images/stylesheets) to "disk" and therefore stores lots of small files on the SD card.

Sometimes it fails to delete large amounts of files and afterward the file system is r/o. To analyze that behavior I tried to do the removal of the files by hand and then go from there. But that already failed.

localhost:~ mkamp$ adb -d shell mount [.. some mounts ..] /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard vfat rw,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0711,dmask=0700,code­page=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,utf8 0 0 --> R/W

Last login: Wed Mar 18 19:41:49 on ttys005 localhost:~ mkamp$ adb -d shell rm /sdcard/newsrob/a* [.. minutes of silent deletes ..] rm failed for /sdcard/newsrob/a2aade03616c28b30_113.png, Read-only file system localhost:~ mkamp$

localhost:~ mkamp$ adb -d shell mount [.. some mounts ..] /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /sdcard vfat ro,dirsync,nosuid,nodev,noexec,uid=1000,gid=1000,fmask=0711,dmask=0700,code­page=cp437,iocharset=iso8859-1,utf8 0 0 --> R/O now

The log contained nothing but the usual gc output and random WiFi status changed mumbo jumbo.

Anybody else seeing this behavior?

There were 6.500 files in that directory. Might that be the problem? I don't access the files with queries, I always have the exact name.

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Nov 17, 2009

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Keep in mind that I'm not talking about the Contacts or Gmail being pulled in (that's fine) - I just don't want the apps & settings from the 1st phone. Uninstalling the apps doesn't quite get me to a clean install. Anyone know of a way to delete/turn off that backup that's sitting in the Google cloud?

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Jan 20, 2010

I have a game the allows the user to save the game in a file. I have a new update coming out the will make the previous saved games not work. Is the any way to delete all the files that my program created?

I have been serializing the games and saving them like this:

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It makes me think the card may be locked? as its not even letting me save anything to it now.

Should i just root the dang thing to avoid problems like this?

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