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Redmi Note 8/Pro/8T

[Tips] [How To Fix] - Not Enough Space in Cache Partition

2020-07-05 01:21:45
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Hei Miui-ers,

The latest version of MIUI12 starts to publicly roll out. And most of the Miui-ers like to get the first hand on the updates and trying the new features. As the update gradually released for Mi 9, Mi 9T, Mi 9T Pro, Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi Note 8 Pro, some users have found few difficulties updating their devices accordingly.


For our topic today, we are going to fix the: Not enough space in cache partition, issue across the board, that has prevented us from updating our device as planned. As the popped-up suggestion to "Tap "Reboot" to clear the cache partition, isn't working either. Let's get to it!


IMPORTANT:
Foremost, you need to do a local backup or if you have access to TWRP, it advisable to do NANDroid to backup and restore at a later stage, of your valuable media and data. Note that this method will wipe all data stored on your device.


About System Cache Partition
The system cache partition is located in the /cache directory, which is separated from individual app cache and accessible with root. It stores the accumulative system updates throughout the time you used the phone.


Wiping Cache Partition
Android phones use the system cache to apply system updates, hence it does run out of space for future updates, as a golden thumb of rule, it's advisable to do a clean flashing or a factory reset that remove the outdated system cache, after each successful system update. To check System storage: Goto Settings - About phone - Storage.




Steps To Wipe Cache
  • Switch Off your device.
  • Press and hold simultaneously, Power + Volume Up until it enters the Recovery Mode.
  • You should see the above screen once in the Recovery Mode. Use the volume rocker to navigate to Wipe Data, then press the Power button to confirm. To proceed with Wiping, press the Power button to Wipe All Data.
  • Once it's wiped, navigate to Reboot, then Reboot to system.
  • That's all to it and proceed with your System Update.


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Mi-FE | from app

#1

thanks for sharing
2020-07-05 01:25:24

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PraweshCH | from Mi 9T Pro

#2

If select wipe data, will it erase internal partition data too? @feds64
2020-07-05 03:01:54

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arawak8 | from app

#3

Thanks for sharing
2020-07-05 03:29:06

Grand Master Bunny

Suter | from Redmi Note 7

#4

Thanks for the article
2020-07-05 05:26:21

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feds64 Author | from Redmi Note 9 Pro

#5

PraweshCH
If select wipe data, will it erase internal partition data too? @feds64

Definitely it does if you so eager to update.
2020-07-05 07:59:13
What about using these command to format cache partition? I think they are easier and these operations won't lose any personal data.

fastboot format cache
or
fastboot flash cache cache.img (Cache.img is copied from fastboot ROM)

Thanks.
2020-07-05 08:24:40

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feds64 Author | from Redmi Note 9 Pro

#7

Yuki-N
What about using these command to format cache partition? I think they are easier and these operations won't lose any personal data.

fastboot format cache

Provided the bootloader is unlocked, this is for those using updater.
2020-07-05 08:43:44
feds64 replied at 2020-07-05 09:43:44
Provided the bootloader is unlocked, this is for those using updater.

Thanks for your reply. One more question, do you think this option will work?
  

Thanks.
2020-07-05 09:30:38

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feds64 Author | from Redmi Note 9 Pro

#9

Yuki-N
Thanks for your reply. One more question, do you think this option will work?
  

That's just wiping the data cache, not system cache which is in the system partition.
2020-07-05 09:42:15
feds64 replied at 2020-07-05 10:42:15
That's just wiping the data cache, not system cache which is in the system partition.

Thanks for reply. Indeed, I also think this way could not clean up the cache partition. Just want to confirm again.
So wipe data is the only way to clear the cache partition for users who have locked bootloader?
2020-07-05 09:55:38
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