Can someone please explain the internal memory?


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  1. sarspants

    sarspants Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yesterday, according to the internal memory widget, I had used up 143mb of my allotted 159mb. Needing more space, I uninstalled two apps, (Paper Toss and PDF Viewer) that were about 3MB each. I also cleared my dalvik cache. My phone was then down to 136MB used. Today, my phone is back up to 143MB used. I haven't installed any apps since yesterday. What happened to those 6MB that I freed up?? (Rooted and running Fresh 2.0d and I am not using apps2sd)
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Well-Known Member

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    the cache of apps takes up quite a bit of memory, especially the browser if you use internet relatively often.

    You should go into manage applications and clear your app caches occasionally, it will free up quite a bit of memory
     
  3. 330D

    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    I downloaded cachemate, and love it. It is a super easy cache clearing app with a bunch of other stuff included... I found it makes my phone run a little smoother and have more internal available memory....

    ;)
     
  4. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    yeah.... i am guessing cache is being created by other apps installed..

    you dont have a2sd installed.
    you are running 2.1 ROM

    so.. do you have any lag issues?? with so much internal memory used up???
    I am on 2.1 ROM too, when i have 109mb used... my phone had lags.
     
  5. sarspants

    sarspants Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have no lag issues. I only have about 25-30 apps installed including the stock ones.

    I tried cache mate, only brought it down to 138 which will go right back up.

    I just don't understand how I can delete 6mb worth of apps and.not free any space
     
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    sarspants Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I finally said screw it and enabled apps2sd. Are there any disadvantages other than complete loss of phone ability in the unlikely event of SD card failure?
     
  7. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    There are no real big issues


    Sent from my HERO200 using Tapatalk
     
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    330D From My Cold Dead Hands VIP Member

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    Dan, I have 106 mb used. My phone doesn't lag unless I really try to rush it through multiple tasks. Like when I leave something "running" by pressing the home key instead of backing out of it, and then immediately start another app or use the internet, etc. And even then it doesn't lag to the point that it really bothers me. It only has a small processor, and isn't meant to be a crazy multitasking beast... But it does work if you need it to. Anyway, From what I've read and heard around here, I wouldn't run a2sd because You could have issues if something were to happen to the sd and I don't have a ton of apps to store. I usually delete the apps I don't use or have a use for. Most I've ever had or needed was about 35 at once. And I really only used prob about 10 of those...

    Anyway, if you're comfortable with a2sd and want to spend the money on a class 6 card for it to run, then by all means try it out! I've heard good things about it, but I personally just don't think I need it... Good luck, hope it works out...;)
     
  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

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    I see your points
    But if anything happens to the SD card.. I think I can get a replacement and back up with not to much issues

    I have a class 6, 8 gb card... I like it... I notice less lag with more memory available

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  10. Droidone

    Droidone Well-Known Member

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    here is some advice and will help a lot with the cache from google maps and the browser. If you are rooted, download a app called TA Utility. This app will allow you to move your browser and other cache's to your memory card. Then if you want to clear the cache from your memory card, use cachemate to clear it. There is an option to clear caches on the memory card. It's the first option in settings. This works great for me. I am going to be using ap2sd soon so these issues should go away very soon.
     
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    V425 Well-Known Member

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    Text threads and voicemails save to internal memory as well (not sure about rooted phones though). You may also need to reboot the phone after deleting apps to see the regained memory.
     
  12. AndyTheRadioMan

    AndyTheRadioMan New Member

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    I have also recently had a low internal memory issue. I have about 12 apps loaded on the phone and had 0Mb of memory available. Services were crashing like mad. I removed several apps, cleared out browser, google maps cache, and voicemail and texts. My email inbox(Not GMAIL) said it was empty BUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!..........as I was surfing thru the apps manager, I think I found my problem. I have my phone set up to check my own ISP's POP email address using the MAIL service in the phone. I found the MAIL program in the application manager and it said it was using 107Mb of memory....even with an empty inbox. I hit the clear data button and POOF....I now have 107Mb of free memory and the phone has been working great since then. I did have to go back into the MAIL program and re-enter my email service POP settings since all the config data was lost in the process. I also noticed a pile of dead emails on the SD card as well.
    Not sure how many people use the pop MAIL service in the phone, but it may be worth checking.
     
  13. BobLoblaw

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    anyone know how to delete photos that are on the internal memory? for some reason there are some pictures in my gallery that i can't delete (they have some weird circle on the left corner of them when you're on the gallery main screen).

    thanks.
     

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