Weren’t you surprised the first time you read that warning? Worse still you know you only have a few small photos and not a single video in your iPod touch. Yet your iPod touch is already running out of disk space. WTF?
To keep a long story short, Apple split the iPod touch’s flash drive into two partitions. The first partition named “iPhone Root FileSystem” (yes, iPhone… even though that’s an iPod) is about 300mb in size. It is, as the name implies, where Apple installed iPod touch’s mini “OS X” in. The second partition, “Root’s Home”, stores all your media and misc files. Its size is the capacity of your iPod touch (8GB or 16GB) minus the 300MB allocated to the first partition.
The low disk space warning is on the first partition as you add more and more apps to your jailbroken iPod touch. To overcome this problem, we can move the /Applications folder to the second partition. Doing so frees up about 40MB. But that’s not the best part. After moving, you can theoretically install every iPod touch apps available to be brim and still never experience low disk space again.
Let’s move it. There are two methods:
Follow STE’s instructions to be carried out in Terminal.
- Use the BossTool by Big Boss. You can find it in the Installer, under the “Utilities” category. The Installer source for Big Boss’ apps is as follows:
Check your typing. The URL is cAsE sensitive. “/~iphone/” and “.xml” must be in small letters only.
- Launch BossTool and tap on “Free Disk Space”.
- Follow its instructions to move your Apps and Wallpapers (we don’t have Ringtones in the iPod). If you’re not comfortable about moving your Apps, then move just the Wallpaper. This should buy you some time until you run out of space again in future.
- Unless you like the other functions of BossTool, you can uninstall it after it has done its job. You’ll only need it again the next time you Recover your iPod touch.