Device(s): LG Ally, Galaxy S3 (hubby), RIP Dinc2, OG Droid
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I'm having this problem with my husband's Droid. Trying to install application updates it says insufficient memory available yet the phone says that 147mb are still free on internal storage. The application being updated is Handcent (not necessarily gigantic in size).
FWIW it's rooted with cyanogen mod 220.127.116.11 installed. I've never seen that error on my phone. Any ideas?
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My guess is it is warning you about RAM usage, not internal memory. Do you have a task manager/task killer app? That's really a must with this phone. I use and recommend TasKiller, but another popular one is Advanced Task Killer.
I use the TasKiller widget to kill apps from my home screen I am not using with a single tap of my finger. You can set it to ignore apps you might like to leave running (I set it to ignore Music player, Maps, and MyBackupPro.)
If you run too many apps simultaneously, it wouldn't take too long until you will run out of RAM, so that's why it's my guess that this is your problem. You really shouldn't be running more than 4 or 5 apps at once.
Originally Posted by magnus
I just got an insufficient memory warning when I tried to download an app and install it. The installation aborted.
I have only about 40 apps on my phone. I know people here have said they have about 150....so what's going on?
How do I start trouble shooting this? To top it off, I just did a factory reset yesterday to download BB7.5.
So here are my questions:
- Is there someplace I can see my RAM (running apps) and ROM (Stored apps) as well as what is using them?
- When I go to Settings-> Applications-> Running services.....At the bottom I see a Avail: 23+64MB in 19 and Other: 47MB in 3. What does this mean? What memory is is talking about here?
Any help trouble shooting would be appreciated.
Last edited by publicanimal; April 10th, 2010 at 06:01 PM.
I also use TasKiller, and like the option where it kills all non-protected apps when you turn the screen off (it's quite convenient, but will kill stock live wallpapers). This particular app will also show how much RAM is free.
Device(s): Motorola Droid,
Kangerade V1.1 Blue Froyo; Chevy UlV 1.25ghz...Set at 1.1
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Numbers are the bottom
Avail: 38MB+114MB in 25 says that the device has 38MB of completely free (or likely used for unrequired caches) memory, and has another 114MB of available memory in 25 background processes it can kill at any time.
Other: 32MB in 3 says that the device has 32MB of unavailable memory in 3 unkillable processes (that is, processes that are currently considered to be foreground and must be kept running)
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