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Old August 7th, 2011, 12:16 PM   #13 (permalink)
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... 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.

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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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