Phone says 'Low on Space' and won't sync gmail, but it's not low of space...

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    After the recent update to 2.3.4, my phone immeditately said I was 'Low on space'. After deleting a ton of apps, all my pictures, and clearing the history, it still says it is low. But, my internal storage is at 136mb used, 612mb free. To me, that is not that low...

    The last thing I want to do is factory reset, because unfortunately I live off my phone for work and have made many changes since to my calendar and contacts (which won't sync)...

    Please help!! How low does the used need to be in order to get rid of the 'Low on space' so my phone will sync?!
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    Download Disk Usage from the market. It gives you a visual breakdown of what's taking up space on your phone
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    Ok, downloaded, ran it.... says:

    Data 857 MiB
    Applications 246MiB, Free Space 610MiB
    and so...

    What does that mean?

    HAHA can you tell I'm not very good at this?? Thank you for your help!! :)
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    Click on App Storage, then you can see which apps are the biggest hogs to the right of App Storage, and make necessary adjustments.

    This is odd because I have an OG Droid with only 51 MB of free space, and mine isnt telling me low on storage...

    Are you rooted?
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    I am not rooted... It looks like I'm going to factory reset... boo. :(

    Thanks anyways for your help!
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    You're welcome, sorry I couldn't help more...
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    Love2, I have the same exact thing going on on my phone. I too have a clear indication from apps that i have plenty of available space. Also, I have looked at the storage through my pc (right click and properties.)

    There is something going on and possibly with the new update. I bet we see this issue pop up elsewhere.
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    I'm having the exact same issue...frustrating!
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    Same here. I have the 2.3.4 update. Google+ came in again and put my app space over 400MB and I got "low on space". Still had 300MB+ space left. Gmail stopped syncing. Removed some apps to get below 400MB and the message went away and "poof" I received my gmail!
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    I'm going to jump on this list as well. Updated to 2.3.4 and shortly started getting the "Low on space" message, rendering my gmail account useless. I got the message to go away one time by uninstalling a few apps, but it is back. Anyone have a good fix for this yet?
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    Don't want to get in the habit of replying to my own posts, but I just "Clear data" for my Gmail app and the Low on space message went away, and I my Gmail recieved my recent messages... Maybe a short term work around till they fix the root cause.
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    I'll be keeping an eye on this thread as my wife's phone started having the same problems. She is still getting gmail, but her texts aren't receiving.

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    Can one of you with the low space error try flashing this hotfix from HTC? It resolves the messaging / email / voice mail errors, but I did a factory reset on my wifes phone before the hotfix file, so Im not sure if it works for low space too.

    http://dl3.htc.com/misc/inc8049.apk
    Mirror

    Make sure you have allowed "Unknown sources" Form the home screen, menu > settings > applications > check unknown sources.
    Download the file and transfer to your sd card.
    Using a file manager (astro file manager is free and works well), install the file.
    Open the app.


    Let me know if this worked!
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    I'm getting that error on my new droid bionic.

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    I had the same problem(s) and this fix worked for me.

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    Do you mean in the manage Alps section of settings? It says it will delete perm. I only have 2MBs of data there. Still a noob

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    Yes - that is what I meant
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    Did not work. Thanks anyway.
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    Thanks

    Worked for me too! Thanks!
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    Mine has had same issues. I don't use the gmail but after the update my phone constantly says low space. Also now when I get a message while on a Bluetooth call it switches the audio back to the handset. All happened after the update. My phone worked great prior to update. Phone is not rooted.

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