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  1. supamega

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    Hi all,

    Essentially the problem is the incredibly limited on board memory. To give u a brief history, I bought the phone May 09, ive been installing and uninstalling apps since then and continuously the phone's been giving me low memory notifications, upto the point SMS' wont download due to no space.

    So 2 weeks ago I decided to wipe the phone and just install the apps i use alot, nothing fancy.. Dolphin HD, ebay, Handcent etc - was very happy, i had 50mb free, having swapped as many apps as i could to SD card. 2 weeeks gone and im down to 10mb. W.T.Seriously.F

    Caches arent a problem as I have app2sd app which deletes it all the time so whaaaats going on?!? So annoyed with this problem , even considering switching phone. Any Desire users with any tips??
     

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    You can root your phone and put the apps on an ext partition on the sd card.
    I believe stock froyo only puts part of the app on the sd card, which results in internal memory, even if you move the apps to the sd card the stock froyo way.
     
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    How many contacts do you have?

    Facebook, Twitter contacts?
     
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    Settings\Applications\Manage applications\All
    Menu\Sort by size

    What are the top 10, & how big are they?
     
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    Do you get a lot of emails? Have you emptied your 'Trash' folder?
     
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    I have a million tons of emails, doesn't effect my memory.

    I'm sure it's a contact issue.
     
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    Yeah, well it does mine. The default mail client (not the Gmail one) doesn't delete emails, but moves them to Trash. First time I emptied it I gained 25MB.

    Maybe you're correct, but did you really need to post to say "I'm right, you're wrong"?
     
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    I did? :rolleyes:

    I've seen this question 100 times and it's a contact issue 99.99999% of the time!!
     
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    Well, lets just hope the OP isn't in the .000001th percentile then.
    :p
     
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    Guess we have to wait til he posts back? :p
     
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    hi appreciate the quick replies!

    i've got roughly 300 fb people and about 50 people on twitter.

    hi,
    dolphin HD 6mb
    twitter 12mb
    adobe flash player 11mb
    maps 10mb
    contacts storage 9mb
    rockplayer lite 9mb
    whatsapp 7mb
    hancent 6mb
    swype 4mb
    k9mail 4mb

    i cant even find a trash folder in k9, but seeing as i wiped my phone 2 weeks i dont think i have alot of emails in general, also ive only set up mail with k9, stock sms doesnt have any account setup.

    ^ this would be awesome but ill have to give the typical noob reply in that it sounds really technical. im sure after reading 10 online manuals i could do it but i just dont have the time. i might look into someone doing it for me, thanks.
     
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    There's your problem!

    I rest my case, you honor! ;)

    Look at the first link in my sig about rooting, no hard at all!
     
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    so rooting is the cure for all my ills? im just interested in knowing how does having 350 social contacts impact on the memory so much :thinking: ?!
     
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    ditto, i'm not too sure thats the issue... Any way to check email storage in K9?
     
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    There is a known "memory leak" within HTC people that I have seen affect some people. Spile had 96MB "contact storage" for not many more contacts than that.

    After clearing data and resyncing contact storage, he got it down to 15MB or so.

    Settings>manage apps>contacts storage.

    What are the sizes? If its 20MB or less, its probably not the issue
     
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    Bet you a bottle of Hennessy it's more with FB contacts! ;)
     
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    I've got 200 Facebook and 100 google, 2.24MB
     
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    So, you don't want to take the bet?

    Too bad! :p
     
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    Looking at that list, you've probably not done this:
    Lorin Bute - Blog - How to force apps to move to the SD card onFroyo
    Maybe your 'app2sd app' doesn't work as well as you think?

    If you do, you'll be able to move much more to the SD card :)
    For example, Dolphin HD is currently using 2.74MB on my phone, Swype 1.69 MB etc. Give it a go and report back!

    Also, consider uninstalling the flash player update - works fine for me with the previous (standard) version & an extra 11MB of space can only be a good thing!
     
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