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Old 10-26-2007, 12:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a problem with my new 8310. Before I connected with the BES, i thought I'd play around with it for a bit and started installing some apps and games. WHen I checked status, I only had about 14Meg out of 54.9Meg memory!! But the only additional apps I have on top of the default ones are:

- Blackberry maps (700+K)
- Google Maps (214.9K)
- Ka-Glom Game (267.5K)
- bPhone Theme (392.8K)

That doesn't explain the amouint of memory used. I deleted the sample video and other non-useful fonts but those don't come up to much. I've also invoked Memory Cleaner so caches etc are clean.

What am I missing??
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The handheld operating system itself.
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a problem with my new 8310. Before I connected with the BES, i thought I'd play around with it for a bit and started installing some apps and games. WHen I checked status, I only had about 14Meg out of 54.9Meg memory!! But the only additional apps I have on top of the default ones are:

- Blackberry maps (700+K)
- Google Maps (214.9K)
- Ka-Glom Game (267.5K)
- bPhone Theme (392.8K)

That doesn't explain the amouint of memory used. I deleted the sample video and other non-useful fonts but those don't come up to much. I've also invoked Memory Cleaner so caches etc are clean.

What am I missing??
I would remove the un-used languages as well. They take up quite a bit of space. Be careful with Themes as they are large. Do you have any ringtones or pictures on the device? Buy a memory card and use that to store those. You want to get it between 15 and 20mb and keep it there.

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Old 10-26-2007, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I was able to delete the preloaded pictures when loading my .180 handheld OS. I believe that will free up some space. I have over 1000 messages and 500 text messages, along with several apps, and still have close to 30MB free.
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks all.

I've moved all the pics to the MicroSD card, so the unit has bare bones except for the apps i mentioned (which i understand cant be installed in a card). Themes and languages have been minimized to what i need at the moment. All this and I havent even hooked into my BES for the mails!!

NJBlackberry's comment about the OS itself is interesting, what do you mean? Should I try reinstalling the OS, or is the OS itself necessarily large?
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Old 10-28-2007, 03:41 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Update: I took the plunge and upgraded the OS to 4.2.176, and suddenly I have 25M free memory! Excellent! Of cos I lost some of the apps so had to reinstall but that still leaves me with 23M. Not quite the 39M I had in my 8700, but then again, the 8700 is really just an email device.

Thanks all for your help.

Now, the only question is will I lose all the apps and camera functions when I eventually hook onto my BES....?
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I've deleted all of my unused languages and everything else that has been mentioned on here that I can think of. I have all media stored on my media card and no programs on my BB yet except BB Weather.

After a reset, my free memory is around 27MB, but in no time at all it's back down to it's usual 10-11MB....what's up with that?
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As you use third party programs, they are loaded in to memory.
How many programs do you have installed? BB Weather? Pocket Day, Any IM programs? They take up memory.
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As you use third party programs, they are loaded in to memory.
How many programs do you have installed? BB Weather? Pocket Day, Any IM programs? They take up memory.
Not sure if your response was to me or not, but I only have BB Weather, no other 3rd Party Apps. All media is saved on my media card.
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Yes, my response was to you. As you open applications, the app (and data) get loaded.

FIrst time you reference the Address Book, it gets loaded.
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Old 10-28-2007, 05:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Now, the only question is will I lose all the apps and camera functions when I eventually hook onto my BES....?
If your company IT policy prohibits it, then yeah, you'll lose it.
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Old 10-28-2007, 06:58 PM   #12 (permalink)
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If your company IT policy prohibits it, then yeah, you'll lose it.
Let's hope they're not as mean as that....

I've got another problem since upgrading the device OS. When I tried to do a data backup, somewhere after copying Content Store and as it begins to copy Address Book, it gives an error message "Data not recognised by device" and no backup is made, even though there sems to be a whole lot of copying activity before that.

Device OS is 4.2.2.176 (Platform 2.5.0.34)
Desktop Manager is v4.2.2.14 (Apr 2007)

Any ideas what's gone awry?
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:37 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Yes, my response was to you. As you open applications, the app (and data) get loaded.

FIrst time you reference the Address Book, it gets loaded.
So every time I open an application like Address Book, Calendar, Brickbreaker, Alarm Clock, etc, and then close it when I'm done, it still eats up my memory?

I'm still a noob trying to figure out the ins and outs of this thing.
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Old 10-28-2007, 10:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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So every time I open an application like Address Book, Calendar, Brickbreaker, Alarm Clock, etc, and then close it when I'm done, it still eats up my memory?
yep, it eats away some of it, and may regain it upon closing..
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I recently ran into a similar incident and I found that my google maps was still running even though my internet was closed and I was doing something else. I turned it off and it gave me a ton of memory back.
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