The internal memory full issue of my Firefly AURII Secret Mini got an unexpected revival as I had a problem with my Lenovo A2010-a and bought a cheap new phone as a temporary replacement. This new phone was and is a Qnet mobile Aston A1 and to my amazement it seems to have the same problem of filling up the internal memory with probably similar technical logging information as my Firefly AURII Secret Mini.
And I was and am still pretty stunned that a phone from a fully similar brand and type, even though the specifications are the same, 512 Mb RAM, 4 Gb ROM and Android version 6.0 Marshmallow seems to have exactly the same issue as the Firefly AURII Secret Mini. Actually I felt like I am crazy, as this just could not be, but it is, so something else must be going on. Apparently the phone internals (of cheap phones in The Philippines) are pretty much the same, or at last the developer creating the ROMS must be the same, otherwise I can’t imagine an issue like this being duplicated in such a strange way.
Anyhow, there is more to the story, as apparently sellers of cheap phones just do so to earn money and don’t seem to care about customers or about whether the phone is usable or not. Mine got unusable again after about three days, so earlier today I did a factory reset again, loosing all my settings and some data from an app I could not backup. And maybe some contact info of contacts I added recently.
Ah, what might solve the problem is using adb with the command “logcat -c”. Seems to work with my current phone. As I don’t have the Firefly anymore I can’t check if it would work there. Not for the average user though, as who would install adb, allow developer options and things like that when buying a cheap phone.
To be continued…