Advanced Tips On How to Increase Android Phone Internal Storage space

If you are an android user, especially if you are using android phones that comes with pretty low internal storage capacity, one of the likely issue you might experience on your phone is the error stating ‘Internal Memory full‘ or something similar.

This is often the case when trying to download or install some files.

I quite understand that could be very disturbing especially when you really need those files to be downloaded or installed on your phone and you ain’t willing to let go other files you have on the device.

It is owing to this fact, we have decided to share with you, proven tips on how to increase internal storage space on your android phones.

Requirements To Increasing Internal Storage Space On Android Phones

First and foremost, your android device needs to be rooted in other to achieve this aim.

Rooting an android device is no much a big deal anymore as there seem to be loads of one click rooting apps like kingroot, iRoot and the rest. You can Google how to root your specific android device or use the search box on this blog.

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After rooting your android device, You will need a file explorer that has root privileges or one that can access your phone’s root folder.

Most of these kind of apps are available on the Google Play store. However, i would recommend going for root file explorers like Xplorer, Es File Explorer, or Root Explorer.

Personally, i prefer the Es File Explorer app and for this tutorial, I would advise you use same.

Steps To Increasing Android Phones Internal Storage Space

#1. Using the ES File Explorer app, Navigate to Root Folder > data > log_other_mode. Open the folder and delete all of the files in it.

Don’t worry, nothing will happen to your device. We are just trying to free space on the device by deleting log files which don’t really make meanings. These files are totally not important save to delete.

#2. You can also Navigate to /data/dalvik cache and delete all of the files there.

#3. Navigate to /data/lost+found, delete everything.

#4. Navigate to /system/lost+found, delete everything in it.

#5. If you are not so comfortable with the internal space been freed, you can Navigate to /system/app. Delete MTK Logger.apk and the corresponding MTK Logger.odex file.

This however, is exclusive to android phones powered by MTK Processors. Also please note, if deleting the MTK logger files and rebooting your phone, your device might start-up in a pretty weird way but after that reboot, you shouldn’t experience any issue again.

#6. More files to remove? You can Navigate to /data/data-core, and delete all of the files there. You can also Navigate to /aex_exp and do same there.

When done, try rebooting your phone and when your android phone is fully booted up, check your internal storage space and you should see the huge difference.

Do note that these are advanced methods towards freeing space on your android phone. If you looking for simpler methods, this post could sort you out.

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Samuel Adeniyi

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉


  • Thanks for your reply, I use a JKK Unilorin tablet, running on MTK6982 chipset and it’s android 4.4.2. Kindly let me know if you have any possible method to at least get the device rooted so i can try to restore the apps i deleted from system/app folder on my device. – i have a backup of the system apps from a similar device.

    I have tried to install kingroot but the package installer was missing too so it didn’t istall, i also tried to install it with adb but it failed. But just today i got to know there’s a way to root with MTK droid tools and SP flash tools using CWMrecovery but i don’t know how yet. Maybe you can share with me, how to do it… I’ll be very grateful.

  • I mean after deleting from system/app folder…all apps crashed and I started getting errors. And after rebooting, all my apps disappeared. And now my phone can’t read sim or install cos file manager is also missing… Is there any way I can restore the deleted files with a related phones backup?

  • after following this tutorial, my device crashed and all my apps disappeared, now am getting error messages like, “unfortunately, mobile data has stopped” my phone failed to read sim too, I tried to restore a similar device’s backup but my memory card is not seen in recovery mode. pls help asap. thanks

    • C’mon, please confirm properly. Am sure you deleted extra than we stated above. What kinda device do you use?

      More so, how come your device crash yet you are able to note that all your apps disappeared. You also said the device is now unable on read sim yet you are getting the error ‘unfortunately mobile data has stopped’. Don’t you think that sounds unbelievable?

      • it all looks as if I am lieing but the plain truth is all i said it true and I accept full responsibility for that which has happened but keeping mute does not seem help matters,i had been searching through the web since then and had been able to get some solutions but am not done yet cos some apps failed to install by adb,maybe a bit of ur knowledge might do. kindly reply soon.

        so FAR, i have used mtk droid tools and sp flash tool to get a scatter file, boot.img and recovery.img, the main problem now is to get root on the phone so i can flash cwm recovery and try installing another room. adb does not seem to install kingroot on my device and the tutorials i saw for using adb to get root on the phone are kind of complicated. the device is just a week old, kindly help please.

        • So sorry about that, i didn’t mean to ignore your comment. Guess it must have missed my sight but then, i think i asked you what kinda android device you use and am yet to get a response on that.

  • Is mtn Bis cheat simple sever still working cos someone told me it has stopped. I wanna buy an andriod phone soonest.

    • The MTN simple server thing has been blocked for now. But that shouldn’t stop you from buying an android phone. If you are buying an MTK android phone, you can simply change the IMEI so that you can use glo bis on it.

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