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Old 09-13-2010, 11:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a new Bold 9000 device and it keeps freezing for a few seconds/minutes... if it freezes for too long it also starts heating up and consuming a lot of battery so I'm thinking is a memory leak or a hanged process somewhere.

Is there any application that can help me identify the resource consumption on each app running?

P.S. I don't have a MicroSD card on the device... just FYI

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nope.
its trial and error of removing all 3rd party applications, seeing if your device is stable, loading one by one, each time seeing if your device is stable.
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Isn't there any list of apps that are known to have compatibility issues with OS 5.0.0.681?? Or I would have to check all my 3rd party apps sites one by one to look for such compatibility issues?

Just in case... all my apps were downloaded ussing "Blackberry App World".
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nope.
Just because an app gives you a problem, doesn't mean its given someone else on the same device and OS the problem.
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True that...

I uninstalled a few apps I wasn't using and will continue to try out if the problem persist. I'll post back the results.

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After I uninstalled the apps the phone started running smoothly but now it's started back.

I realized that I'm running low on memory for applications (less than 3 MB available) and that I was also low on it when the phone was freezing back then... Is there any way to move the apps from the current location to the MicroSD?

Also I noticed that the "Blackberry App World" has a list of Uninstalled Applications... I would like to delete all record of those and clean up any unnecesary space in that memory.

Note: I now have an 8 GB MicroSD.

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nope.

You can remove them (depending on verison I think) but it doesn't take up memory.
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Well... I don't have that many apps so that kinda bumps me here... so little space?? I only have: gTalk, WLM, Twitter, Facebook, BBM and Bebuzz Trial (the latter is only 91K).

That totals less than 14 MB and I only have 45 K left (I thought I had more free space avaliable).

Is this correct or could there be something wrong here?
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I'm sorry for the double post but I really think this is not an edit.

My phone was sitting on the table by it's own when a pop up appeared and adviced me that I was out of Application Memory. I went to options and verified that the memory went from 45 K to 0 K with nobody using the phone :S.

What is this memory also used for?
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email, sms, contacts storage.
cache for browser storage.
basically everything that isn't media (pics, vids, music, docs) from data storage (as above) to OS and apps.
including the running of applications.
so if you have for example facebook open running in the background, its eating application memory (which if you didnt know, doesnt need to be running to receive notifications, merely logged in)
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Thanks.... I rebooted my phone and got back almost 30 MB of Application Memory. I think I'll be rebooting my phone before going to bed from time to time.

Isn't there a way to clean up that memory? I tried "Memory Clean" but this seems to be intended for another memory because it didn't free any space from that one (I used before rebooting).
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The Memory Cleaner doesn't free up memory (except in the case of well behaved applications, which don't need the memory cleaner to free the memory they're no longer using). What it does is scrub free memory so that it doesn't contain residual data that could be exposed to spyware or a forensic examination of your phone. If you run low on application memory and a reboot gets you back to a couple dozen MB free and you don't notice any missing data, then you still have an application that is allocating memory but not releasing it when it is done. It is not easy to do this in Java, on the Blackberry but there are some mistakes that programmers can make that lead to this kind of behaviour.
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Yesterday I rebooted my phone, logged out of all apps and closed them. Now I have no need to reboot my phone and Application Memory's free space is around 15 - 20 MB depending on if I'm chatting and/or listening to music.

Tomorrow I'll start opening applications one by one to see which one is responsible for the memory leak, for now I want to make sure my phone can go, at the very least, for one day without the need to reboot due to lack of application memory.

Also thanks hrbuckley for the tip
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Well, this morning I turned on the last application and the phone is working normally. It's not freezing and the Application Memory is over 10 MB...

I'll let it be for the next few days and then switch over to 3G (I run it on 2G for saving battery) which is the last setting I can remember is different, although I know this should have nothing to do with it but I just wanna be on the safe side.
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After turning on everything and leaving exactly as it was before and watching the problem come and go randomly I changed approach.... It seems that, in the end, the problem is actually hardware related...

I'll have it checked this week. Thanks everyone. Always happy to come back ;)
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