Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S | 21,3 GB of used space after hard reset! Normal?


66-Harry

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Jan 19, 2021
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Hello everyone :)

I've got my brother's Redmi Note 9S after he upgraded to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

I am new to Xiaomi and MIUI, so please excuse my ignorance. I am hoping for a good discussion.

I've done a hard reset and installed all updates. Right now I am wondering why so much space is being occupied... Are 21.3 GB for a fresh newly set operational system normal? The only apps I've installed are Outlook and Bertha (gasoline prices)... nothing else! No photos, no videos, no music... nothing.

15,59 GB for SYSTEM and 3,52 GB for "other" / "miscellaneous" ("Andere").... WTF!? What is this? Is this normal? Isn't that somewhat excessive?

My Honor 5X did have 16GB of internal storage capacity and it was absolutely sufficient for housing the OS, two dozens apps, navigation maps, a few hundred photos and more...

In Advance: Thank you so much for your advices guys
 

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geoorg

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Hello everyone :)

I've got my brother's Redmi Note 9S after he upgraded to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

I am new to Xiaomi and MIUI, so please excuse my ignorance. I am hoping for a good discussion.

I've done a hard reset and installed all updates. Right now I am wondering why so much space is being occupied... Are 21.3 GB for a fresh newly set operational system normal? The only apps I've installed are Outlook and Bertha (gasoline prices)... nothing else! No photos, no videos, no music... nothing.

15,59 GB for SYSTEM and 3,52 GB for "other" / "miscellaneous" ("Andere").... WTF!? What is this? Is this normal? Isn't that somewhat excessive?

My Honor 5X did have 16GB of internal storage capacity and it was absolutely sufficient for housing the OS, two dozens apps, navigation maps, a few hundred photos and more...

In Advance: Thank you so much for your advices guys
We really can help you here as you are using a stock ROM.
This forum provides support for xiaomi.eu roms only.

You can try here instead
 
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sir_bazz

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Hello everyone :)

I've got my brother's Redmi Note 9S after he upgraded to Samsung Galaxy S20 FE.

I am new to Xiaomi and MIUI, so please excuse my ignorance. I am hoping for a good discussion.

I've done a hard reset and installed all updates. Right now I am wondering why so much space is being occupied... Are 21.3 GB for a fresh newly set operational system normal? The only apps I've installed are Outlook and Bertha (gasoline prices)... nothing else! No photos, no videos, no music... nothing.

15,59 GB for SYSTEM and 3,52 GB for "other" / "miscellaneous" ("Andere").... WTF!? What is this? Is this normal? Isn't that somewhat excessive?

My Honor 5X did have 16GB of internal storage capacity and it was absolutely sufficient for housing the OS, two dozens apps, navigation maps, a few hundred photos and more...

In Advance: Thank you so much for your advices guys
Welcome to the new world of dynamic partitions.
 
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66-Harry

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We really can help you here as you are using a stock ROM.
This forum provides support for xiaomi.eu roms only.

You can try here instead
I've heard of xiaomi.eu. ROMS. Many people seem to like them.

I suppose that I would need an unlocked bootloader to install them? ^^
 
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xMarvin732

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I've heard of xiaomi.eu. ROMS. Many people seem to like them.

I suppose that I would need an unlocked bootloader to install them? ^^
the Xiaomi EU rom is really, really great!
I used it for my Redmi Note 7 (lavender) and also using it now on my MI10T Lite (gauguin) and its really better.
It includes better apps, less ADS, and in case you want to root your device, using the Xiaomi.eu rom is better due to the use of TWRP
 
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