My iPhone has mysteriously become full of Other. I’m not sure what Other is besides being orange and therefore distrustful, but I’m going to have to find out since I don’t seem to have much room for anything else right now, and I want to put a few songs back in. Googling jailbreak iphone 4
reveals that it might be something to do with interrupted syncs and that the only remedy is for a full restore which is obviously a pita and hopefully avoidable.
I’ve just turned off all music playlists, mail accounts, contacts and calendars in iTunes and re-synced, now Other has grown to 4.83 GB.
Whatever it is, it’s hungry.
So after having deleted pretty much everything in the iPhone, I was still left with a growing and hungry Other, no space and nothing in the phone. After a bit more searching on iphonefaq, I came across a piece of software called iPhone Explorer which I downloaded and ran. Lo and behold there was a load of stuff hiding in the iPhone’s music directories which in theory shouldn’t have been there since I’d erased all the music. I brazenly deleted the lot and reclaimed most of Other for my own purposes.
I’m now resyncing the iPhone with a load of music selected by iTunes and will see if I haven’t b0rked the device by fecking round with its directory structure. (In the old days I used to use ResEdit on a live OS 7.x so I’m used to, em, tinkering).
We’ll see if Other comes back.