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  1. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have literally had this phone for 5 days and its saying low internal memory. I have no idea where the hell it all went. right now it says 15.7mb internal memory.

    I have moved most of my apps to sd card aswel. I had an HTC hero with virtually the same apps, and not once did it say low on memory so is my desire faulty ?
     

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  2. jim_h

    jim_h Well-Known Member

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    Hi Steven,

    Can you let us know what you're running on your Desire? If you have apps on the SD, you must have Android 2.2. But, is this stock or a custom rom? Have you rooted? What apps have you installed? Go into Manage Applications and sort by size to see which are the largest.

    If you're running stock 2.2 and the standard method of copying over to SD after the install, it's inefficient in comparison to other ways.

    Please post more info so we can make some relevant suggestions as to how you might cure the problem.

    All the best,
    Jim
     
  3. StevenChap

    StevenChap Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Its unrooted, 2.2 straight from Orange. The largest files I have installed on the phone are the Adobe stuff which are both roughly 13mb and then Maps which is at 8mb. All in all they is maybe 12 apps on phone and like 5 on the sd card since it appears not all goes to sd card.
     
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    Between the Adobe and Maps data, that's a fair sized chunk of 34Mb taken, but should still leave you around 100Mb to play with. So, what's eating the 85Mb you seem to be missing? Another 12 apps on the phone are unlikely to take up that much space between them. You could clear your caches, but again, they are not going to be anything like that big.

    I'm not sure what else would account for it. I am baffled.
     
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    What is the best way to move apps etc to the card? You say there are better ways... I have Astro installed if that helps :)

    I haven't even worked out the regular way to move them across yet on the new 2.2!
     
  6. snowmobile

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    Go into manage applications, select the 'All' tab and press menu to sort by size. What is taking up the most space?

    The likely culprits are contacts or mail storage. You shouldn't be running out of space with only 12 apps as I usually have over 100 on my phone!
     
  7. jim_h

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    The best way is to install a custom rom and use A2SD+.

    To give you an example (and maybe an incentive ;)), I currently run LeeDroid's 2.2 Sense rom and have 103 apps installed, yet still with 109Mb free space to play with. Since rooting and flashing a new rom, I haven't once considered the space on my phone.
     
  8. mattrsa

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    I'm having the same problem

    I only have a few apps installed

    RAC
    3g Watchdog
    Angry Bird
    Barcode scanner
    score center
    Astro

    and I keep getting the error message about low memory

    I have looked to see which programmes are using memory and it was

    Angry Birds 14mb
    Contact Storage 8
    Maps 7mb
    Quickoffice 5mb
    Mail 4mb
    Facebook 4mb
    Vlingo Voice 4mb
    Astro 3.5mb

    and then loads which are 2mb and 1mb

    Is this about right?

    How do I install a custom rom?
     
  9. jim_h

    jim_h Well-Known Member

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    Hi mattrsa - you've listed just about 50Mb of games and apps there. Each will probably have cache files and data files stored in addition to the actual app. Add to that the others you mention, plus contacts, emails, SMS/MMS, cache etc. then it's not too surprising you're running low.

    The only way you'll help this is to run Froyo so that you can copy to SD. To get as close to a cure as is possible is to install a custom rom as I mentioned in my last post.
     
  10. Afront

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    I'm getting this frequently too now (Unrooted HTC Desire running Froyo on T-Mobile UK)

    DiskUsage app reports the following for Internal Storage:

    Total Data and Cache = 187.6 MB (er, shouldn't this be closer to 512MB?)

    Comprising:
    • Applications = 108.9 MB
    • System data = 31.5 MB
    • Free space = 47.2 MB (what's the threshold for "low" - 50 MB?)


    Applications has:
    • Contact storage (11.1 MB)
    • Maps (10.8 MB)
    • Swype (6.07 MB)
    • Vlingo (5.42 MB)
    • Facebook (5.18 MB)
    • Spotify (4.95 MB)
    • Gmail (3.81 MB)
    • Others

    Any advice? I can't install the Flash update, had to remove Skype, looks like Vlingo will have to go...
     
  11. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Well since the data partition where apps and their data is stored is usually about 148MB, I'm surprised you have as much as you have. What is giving you the information?
     
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    thanks. Doesnt seem accurate to me. I have 169MB of apps in what I know is 148MB space. Whether thats because I have data/app symlinked to sd ext partition, I am unsure.
     
  14. Afront

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    Thanks. I didn't realise so much was taken up by the OS (I thought the 31.5 MB System Data was the OS - doh!)

    Looks like I'll have to make another cull... or buy a Desire HD ;)
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Or root...
     

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