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Old 03-15-2007, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 pearl users. we both have pretty much same apps, jive talk, flashlight, voic recorder, media isnnt much, 4 or 5 pictures, and 4 or 5 ringers all under 20 k...had 3 themes installed but removed 2, so just one over the factory set ones....
my phone clears its log every 2 days, and after battery pull i have about 6000000 bytes.....
his phone doesnt have that problem at all...

question is what is takin up so much memory on my phone or is it really that small> i thought it was like 65 mb total, so after all the factory apps how much room is left?
looking at data base sizes, my phone book is 17.7k..should i have all saved to my pin and erase from the phone completelly? i donnt think its the same format on the pin as the phone....you know first last, mobile work, email, when i first put it in each contact showed 2 or 3 times for each number.

browser data cache 147? is that liike cookies or history that i should delete it to free up space/

content store...10044.5...ok thats prolly one od the biggest...what is it? prolly somethin important right?

in my searching in found alot of people seem to have this problem, and there a quick fix, but short of a 2 gig micro is there a permanent fix to prevent it in the first place...there is alot of stuff on this phone that i do not use..
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2 pearl users. we both have pretty much same apps, jive talk, flashlight, voic recorder, media isnnt much, 4 or 5 pictures, and 4 or 5 ringers all under 20 k...had 3 themes installed but removed 2, so just one over the factory set ones....
my phone clears its log every 2 days, and after battery pull i have about 6000000 bytes.....
his phone doesnt have that problem at all...

question is what is takin up so much memory on my phone or is it really that small> i thought it was like 65 mb total, so after all the factory apps how much room is left?
looking at data base sizes, my phone book is 17.7k..should i have all saved to my pin and erase from the phone completelly? i donnt think its the same format on the pin as the phone....you know first last, mobile work, email, when i first put it in each contact showed 2 or 3 times for each number.

browser data cache 147? is that liike cookies or history that i should delete it to free up space/

content store...10044.5...ok thats prolly one od the biggest...what is it? prolly somethin important right?

in my searching in found alot of people seem to have this problem, and there a quick fix, but short of a 2 gig micro is there a permanent fix to prevent it in the first place...there is alot of stuff on this phone that i do not use..
Try this thread, see if it helps. I had the same problem a few weeks ago and when I did the battery pull, the problem stopped. It seems that fixing the problem varies for different people.
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ease-help.html
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This has been covered in other threads of course. Straight out of the box it has about 15mb free. If you delete the extra languages and the sample video you should have about 28mb free(no music or pix). It'll decline over time and increase when you do a battery pull. IMO noone has been able to adequately explain why the memory declines and restores after a battery pull, although some have tried. It just happens.
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Old 03-15-2007, 04:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This has been covered in other threads of course. Straight out of the box it has about 15mb free. If you delete the extra languages and the sample video you should have about 28mb free(no music or pix). It'll decline over time and increase when you do a battery pull. IMO noone has been able to adequately explain why the memory declines and restores after a battery pull, although some have tried. It just happens.
I would guess that certain programs leave little bits of memory hanging around that can't be used by other apps, maybe also some little defunct processes hanging around. When a hard reboot happens, all processes are stopped and any memory they may be pinning will be freed. That's just the way it works on computers, I bet it's the same principal.

But a question, just want to make sure. I can delete all of the languages I see up in advanced options without any ill effect on the device ?

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This is my first post. But I've seen this problem. I've tried something that seemed to work. This is also straight from RIM. Go to the media icon and open the picture folder. Press the menu button, select options. You can adjust the amount of space that the pictures have reserved. According to RIM, the device memory limit should be set at 12m and the reserved pictures memory should be 5m. The default is set at 20 and 10. This is doesn't leave much room for anything else.

Hope this helps.
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Nice Find was wondering what these settings were related to.
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I had a problem awhile back and did a search and found this post really helped me out alot....I didnt creat it but I will repost it here...hope it helps

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I've posted this in other threads, but it seems especially appropriate here. Plus, I've received a few PMs asking for help with this.

Mods break it into its own thread if you feel its deserving:

You can significantly increase the available memory by uninstalling various things from the Pearl. When I restart my Pearl, I have about 43 MB free, and I have 9 third party apps installed: Googletalk, Googlemaps, newsclip, spider solitaire, freecell, klondike, operamini, quickplayer, and RSAsecuretoken.

It's best to do this when upgrading the device to a new OS. For example, if you delete preloaded pictures (see step 5, below), they still show up as 0k files in the pictured folder. If you delete them when you reinstall the entire OS, they won't.

Not all of these steps need be followed, picking and choosing will work too. Where I say to delete a file below, it's probably better just to copy it into a new folder so that you can restore it if necessary. Whenever you want to implement the changes, simply run the apploader.

Back up your device first

(1) If you have a media card, go into the options in the media app and change "reserved pictures memory" to 0M. Even if you don't have a card, consider lowering the number to conserve memory. Savings = up to 10 MB.

(2) Delete the unnecessary language files. You can do it through options> advanced>applications, but the better, cleaner way to do it is through the apploader. When a new OS is installed on the PC (not the device) the .cod files are contained in the java folder at (for OS .69) program files/common files/research in motion/shared/loader files/8100-v4.2.0.69_P2.2.0.40.

There are approx. 400 files, if you only want english, delete any file with the following at the end of the file name: __pt, __pt_BR, __fr, __it, __de, __nl, __en_GB, __es, __es_MX, __ca, and __tr. Also delete all files with dynamic_ling (except for the English files). For os .69 there are a total of 186 language files totaling 12.4 MB that can be deleted in this manner. Plus, delete the .cod files for korean and semitic language support.

(3) Delete the .cod files with any themes (net_rim_theme_...) you don't use. BUT DO NOT DELETE THE ZEN THEME. By deleting the Cingular theme and the dimension icon theme I saved another MB.

(4) Delete the preloaded video, by deleting the .cod file: net_rim_bb_medialoader_video.cod. Savings = 2.4 MB.

(5) Delete the preloaded pictures by deleting the files: net_rim_bb_media_240x260_b.cod and net_rim_bb_media_100_240x260.cod. Savings = 3.5 MB.

(6) Delete the preloaded ringtones by deleting the file: net_rim_bb_profiles_tunes_tunebundles_tunes8700g.c od. Savings = 280k.

Total memory savings is about 30MB. If you don't use PTT on Cingular, delete those .cod files as well (they say ptt in them). If you don't play brickbreaker delete it. If you don't use the maps application delete it.

Keep in mind, however, that some strange things can happen when certain apps are deleted. For example, I deleted the memo pad and tasks on my 7130 and BBcorrector wouldn't work. It's probably best to follow these steps one at a time, so that you'll know which step to undo if a problem arises. Obviously, by messing with the OS files, you could turn your device into a nice Christmas tree ornament, and I take no responsibility if you do that. In discovering all of these steps, I bricked my device twice. However, I simply undid my previous step (i.e., restore some .cod files) reran the apploader and everything turned out fine.
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