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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by djembeman View Post
... after the factory data reset my phone downloaded and installed the OTA update just fine.
A reboot or reset is the surest way to free up RAM. And again, your error message was written by a programmer, so I suspect more that when they refer to "memory" they mean RAM. (Though any individual programmer could be sloppy and ambiguously call everything "memory".)

Also, I have experienced failed downloads that worked as soon as I freed up memory (I use Superbox to do that, maybe there are other utilities that free RAM, and it's quicker than a reboot).

For me, this (unrooted) phone's worst constraint is not the battery, it's RAM. I've had to give up having my four e-mail accounts on the phone (other than my Gmail account) because the Email process was taking up 50MB.

Originally Posted by djembeman View Post
How could the phone run out of RAM from downloading a file???
Why not? RAM is always used. Every bit that flows into phone storage hits RAM first.
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