BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-22-2006, 10:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: Pearl
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Memory Management

Please Login to Remove!

I'm a long time phone geek, but this is my first Blackberry. I know on some other smartphones there's a very limited amount of storage built in and it's best to install additional apps to the memory card.

Would you recommend this on the Perl? I don't have my microSD card yet, picking it up tonight. Just getting impatient and wanting to install cool toys (Google Maps anyone?) to play with.

Also, I noticed that Series 60 devices need the memory routinely "compacted" (for lack of a better term). Does this need exist on the Blackberry (I can't imagine that it doesn't) and are their any tools available to do it?
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
GMK
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
GMK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Model: 8100
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 353
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

At this moment you can only put apps into device memory.

Memory will start to decrease as apps are run or left open. The solution to free up memory is to do a - pull the battery _ reboot. Also, keep an on running apps and close those that haven't been exited completely.
__________________
"And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man." A.E. Housman
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 11:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: Pearl
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks!!

How much device memory does the Pearl have?
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
GMK
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
GMK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Model: 8100
Carrier: TMO
Posts: 353
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dyffwd
Thanks!!

How much device memory does the Pearl have?
64 meg - Mine is not loaded up with a lot but I've got 31.4 free. many utility apps seem to be in the sub 400k range so theres a bit of room left
__________________
"And malt does more than Milton can To justify God's ways to man." A.E. Housman
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 11:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
hf1khal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashburn, VA
Model: 8900
Carrier: At&T
Posts: 906
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Well what I did today was to remove the multi language support for the the pearl and that seemed to free up more system memory. With that I noticed that themes changes now happen faster. To do that one needs to re-instal the firmware adn to uncheck the languages that are not needed.
__________________
BB 8800c / 8100c / 8700c / iphone3G
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 12:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: Pearl
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks again, both of you. Is anything needed to reflash the firmware besides the USB cable and the firmware file? Will I need to install the Blackberry desktop first?
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 01:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
hf1khal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashburn, VA
Model: 8900
Carrier: At&T
Posts: 906
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dyffwd
Thanks again, both of you. Is anything needed to reflash the firmware besides the USB cable and the firmware file? Will I need to install the Blackberry desktop first?
See Jibi's thread with instructions on how.
__________________
BB 8800c / 8100c / 8700c / iphone3G
Offline  
Old 12-22-2006, 03:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Model: Pearl
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 55
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

If everything installs to the device memory, aside from data files what do you need the microSD card for?

And aside from MP3s I can't see needing a very big card.....
Offline  
Old 12-23-2006, 07:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
rkkeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 321
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Data is probably the biggest user of space. MP3's can be a couple megs each, pictures (3 pics are about a meg in size) and documents ?

Unless you started deleting language and other not always needed files, you only have 25 or so megs free on the Pearl and thats needed for programs.
Offline  
Old 12-23-2006, 07:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
rkkeller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: NJ
Model: 8100
Carrier: T-Mobile USA
Posts: 321
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hf1khal
To do that one needs to re-instal the firmware adn to uncheck the languages that are not needed.

No you dont. Press MENU, OPTIONS, ADVANCED, APPLICATIONS then select whatever language you dont want, press MENU and slect DELETE.

Much simplier.
Offline  
Old 12-23-2006, 09:02 AM   #11 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
hf1khal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Ashburn, VA
Model: 8900
Carrier: At&T
Posts: 906
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rkkeller
No you dont. Press MENU, OPTIONS, ADVANCED, APPLICATIONS then select whatever language you dont want, press MENU and slect DELETE.

Much simplier.
Oh well i did it any way, I also got some themes unlocked and if I want any back all I have to do is start autloader and check the ones I want back.
__________________
BB 8800c / 8100c / 8700c / iphone3G
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.