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Old 01-05-2006, 12:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi there!

Please welcome a newbie question with poise; I have a 7280 that stopped getting text messages because of 0% Free Space. This is well and fine and a reboot gives me 500k back but what about the rest of 16MB??? As soon as i launch webmessenger again, i'm within 100k of max!!!

I have installed a small few applications, one of which is webmessenger, and uninstalled others, games, other msn clients,etc. However, I have only <100 msg's on my phone and not too many contacts/calendar entries.. Where did all the memory go?

Is there a tool or a trick i can use to earn myself some extra memory back?

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Old 01-05-2006, 01:13 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting. When you say webmessenger, are you referring to Blackberry Messenger?

Are you on a BES or using the Blackberry web client for email (curious)?
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I've tried a number of instant messaging clients, and uninstalled them. IM+, verichat, etc. I am currently on a trial use of WebMessenger 2.3. I don't have the berry setup with any BES server, just personal use.

That's why I don't understand how I only have .6 MB free if and only iff I shut down MSN. Otherwise, 0 kb free. I have maybe 300 kb in pictures, and because of auto-deletion, I have maybe 50 messages left on my phone!!!

Oh, where does all the memory go?

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Just another thought, do you browse the web much on the blackberry? I know mine caches pages and images to provide faster loading, you might try clearing that. Go to Brower, then click the trackwheel, select options, cache operations, and clear everything thats in there.

If all else fails, you might want to backup your device for the imporant info, and reinstall the software from scratch.
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Sounds like you out grew you 16 meg device and need to upgrade to a model with more memory. Obviously, getting rid of any apps or games you don't absolutely need will help in the meantime.
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If you have messages forwarded to your BB then there is no need to keep 100 messages stored. Geting rid of them will free up some more space. I would also delete any apps you really do not need or use sometimes we tend to keep apps on it that we plan or hope to use but never do. The same holds true for games. I would be willing to bet that not many here use brickbraker, i did not say any I know some do but most dont, also the mistique of TexasHoldem, I know i installed it and used it and then it sat there for months without using till I finally deleted it. I mean there are a lot of things I would do to clean up if overall I am happy with my BB before I would go and upgrade. Upgrades are nice, but how many in here have upgraded to later on really realize that the aura of that new model BB just released just does not pan out. In many cases there are bugs or issues. I pesonally would not upgrade that easily and certainly never to a just released model despite how attractive or alluring it is or actually perceived it to be.
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Thanks for all the help!

I'll give it a road test. I have tried clearing out the browser cache already (~30k), but I'm still wondering 2 things:
1. How much space does the system software take (OS4.0)? And how do I "format/reinstall" fresh?
2. Do uninstalled apps leave files behind? I have installed and uninstalled a bunch of games and other apps (only brickbreaker left).

Maybe I'll just try it and get back to you, but i would like to hear a nice trick for "reformatting/uninstalling everything". Also, does anybody know if "Password Keeper" is backed up in those auto-backup files!?

Thanks again!

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Thanks for all the help!

I'll give it a road test. I have tried clearing out the browser cache already (~30k), but I'm still wondering 2 things:
1. How much space does the system software take (OS4.0)? And how do I "format/reinstall" fresh?.
I didn't think they made 4.0 for 16 meg devices. I could be wrong. Where did you get the OS from? Was it made for your device? The best way to reinstall is to wipe the security then do a wipe with javaloader. Do a search to find the app and instructions.

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2. Do uninstalled apps leave files behind? I have installed and uninstalled a bunch of games and other apps (only brickbreaker left)..
Yes, most do but not much. You could have a memory leak but doing a fresh install should fix it if you do.
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I checked RIM http://www.blackberry.com/knowledgec...owse&sort=name, and they have the latest OS as 4.02 so that much not be the problem. Try a fresh install.
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Before you wipe the thing...

I had a similar problem at one time. The culprit was that in my Desktop Manager (my redirector, actually), I had elected to synch the BB with my personal folders in Outlook. I never gave it much thought after initial setup, and only rarely ever looked at the items in the personal folders. But the message volume in the personal folders was huge, and ate up all my memory. Any chance you've got something similar happening?
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