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Old 04-15-2009, 06:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have searched the threads for help and have not found any, so forgive the repeat if it proves to be. A lot more people seem to be having a problem with App Memory than File Free.

For the last few weeks my Bold has been requiring several restarts (Batt pulls/Hard resets) a day as the File Free Memory has been getting down to zero, grinding my OS performance to a halt.

Now, I have researched causes and have tried to limit all forms of messages, contacts, and what programs I have running in the background that could be aiding to this probem. All to no avail.

I am tired of the constant restarts and know there has to be a solution.

I am aware of using the desktop manager to delete the vendor thing, but I have a Mac with no desktop manager available. I am running on the first ATT Bold OS .167.

Is there something I can do for an immediate solution?
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You could try installing MaxMem on your device to delete unused apps/pics/themes/etc.
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Old 04-15-2009, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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It sounds like you have an application that's leaking memory. I would suggest that you get the latest OS for the Bold from this forum, ungrade your phone and then see how it performs after that. Try limiting the installation of 3rd party apps for a day or two, just so you can gauge the difference. When installing your 3rd party apps, make a not of memory after you install an app and reboot and then use that app for awhile and see what happens.

Hope that helps you in the right direction.
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Old 04-17-2009, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I have run 9 different OS's for the Bold (not that many by the standards of some), between 4.6.0.134 to 4.6.0.247. For me at least, 4.6.0.167 (AT&T) which you show in your profile, was THE absolute worst of the OS's that I have tried to date for bootup time, available memory and the speed of the available application memory degrading.

Most of the OS's that I have used would boot up with N MB memory free, and would drop to N - 5 MB within a few hours, and then stabilize near there or at least go down slowly. However, with 4.6.0.167, it was like the Energizer Bunny: it kept going and going and going [down].

That said, it never got to the point of deleting call logs, messages, etc. nor did I require rebooting several times a day. The newer OS's, particularly those that are 4.6.0.221 or higher, boot up faster and average 10 MB more free on bootup (just my personal observation, YMMV) than earlier OS versions.
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My memory drain seems to be getting worse. After a battery pull, I have maybe 35-38 megs. I did a batt pull yesterday-- now I'm down to 16 megs. The other day it went below 1 free meg. And I've done all the suggested steps--- I'm using .247 OS, I've deleted all the sample pictures and videos and other useless stuff, I close my unused apps, etc. I'm actually very frustrated with this issue. I'm jealous of the IPhone people who (I think) don't have this issue.

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