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  1. Ive had my droid fascinate for a few months and havent had any major problems until today. Even though ive downloaded nothing today my phone suddenly told me that the internal memory was low on space and shortly after told me that it was full. i checked and had no internal memory, and then my phone decided my messages were full. i deleted all my threads and many apps, i now have 50.31mb of internal free and no text messages but am still getting a low memory warning even though i know ive had less than this in the past without the warning. and it wont let me recieve new messages as it assures me my message memory is full. please help!
    i tried restarting but it still doesnt work :( and is it possible to transfer apps to the sd card without rooting my phone? i have 8.32gb remaining on my sd. sorry if this is in another thread i looked and couldnt find a solution.

  2. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Have a look at Apps2sd in the Market.
  3. i think you have to root your phone to use that app, it doesnt even show up in the market :(
  4. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    OK... a little bit more information about your handset might help.



    Android firmware (1.5/1.6/2.1/2.2/2.3)
  5. Its a fascinate, I got it new around November and its updated. Not sure what number exactly the firmware is, sorry
  6. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    For firmware, go to... Menu > Settings > About phone > your Android version is shown there.

    I'm guessing that you're probably on FroYo (2.2) now, if you updated.

    So, go to Settings > Applications > Manage applications.

    Here you will see a list of your app's. Long press on each one and when the next screen opens it gives you the option to move that app to SD card.


    You should not move some app's to SD card as this may cause them to behave incorrectly on your phone. These include any wallpaper app's you use, anything with widgets that you use and any home screen launcher app's you may have.

    Hope this helps.
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  7. Thanks but apparently its only 2.1 and even though I have 80+MB free on internal my phone insists its low on internal memory and that my message memory is full. Any ideas?
  8. No, I've got it running like a charm in a non-rooted phone. And I can find it fine in the Market!

    If you still can't, download the .apk from here.
  9. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    2.1 !!!

    Plus you are unrooted (or not willing to root).

    Narrows the options down a bit I'm afraid.

    You could install Cache Cleaner NG, free from the Market, and clear your caches out. You could also open your browser and go to Menu > More > Settings and clear the caches there.

    That may free up some space for you in a simple way that doesn't involve a complete wipe of your phone or rooting or changing your ROM to a custom one.
  10. It doesn't seem like I'm really that low on internal memory anymore. It just confuses me why my phone thinks I am and wont let me text :/ it seems like a glitch or something, and not that I honestly need more internal memory empty.
  11. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

  12. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    I couldn't remember if you needed to be rooted or not to use Apps2sd but I did think you had to be running Android 2.2, or higher, to use it.
  13. Why isn't my phone 2.2? Do I need to update it or something? And I probably will just factory reset soon. Thanks
  14. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Good question...

    2.1 (Eclair) was released Jan 2010 and 2.2 (FroYo) was released in July 2010 with 2.3 (Gingerbread) released Dec. 2010. However, depending on the handset manufacturer, the model of handset and if the handset is branded to an operator, this can dramatically increase the length of time, if at all, that an update is available for your phone.

    Which operator are you with?

    Android 2.2 Froyo: What is Google Android OS? | Samsung Android Froyo Article

    Judging by this thread on the forum, as of today, Samsung Fascinate owners are STILL waiting for 2.2 with no firm release date given!
  15. I gave up and took my phone to Verizon who performed a free system restore. I also had to buy other things there so it made sense to go. By operator, Verizon?
  16. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    Hopefully the System Restore will have freed up some space for you. You could install a free app from the Market, called Android System Information, to check.

    Shame that my last post was not ready for you before your store visit or you could have taken Verizon to task about the delay in releasing 2.2.
  17. Yeah, what operator do you use?
  18. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    My Nexus one is unbranded and so therefore I can use any operator and get the latest firmware releases. At the moment I'm with Vodafone UK.

    A little tip that may help you in future postings, is if you amend your User CP (above on the blue line underneath Reply to Thread) > Edit Details > Current Device and put in the make, model of your phone (Samsung Fascinte) as well as the Android firmware you are on (2.1) and that you are unrooted on Verizon. Unless you choose to root and install a custom ROM, this should be enough information to give for any other queries you may have.
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  19. Thanks for all the help :) I'm glad my phone is working again.
  20. ironass

    ironass Well-Known Member

    My pleasure. I'm just glad that you have managed to sort things out.

    Personally, I would root the phone which would allow you more freedom to install app's such as Titanium Backup and ROM Manager as well as considering installing a custom ROM on 2.2 or even 2.3. Of course, this may void your warranty but at this rate you may not get Gingerbread (2.3) on your phone for another 9 months... if at all.

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