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  1. JohnnyBravo1000

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    How much internal do you try and keep free on your HTC Desire? Do you notice any change in performance if/when the storage space drops beyond a certain point?

    I usually aim for around 40% on my device which isn't rooted.
     

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    Enough that the warning buggers off. But it rarely shows itself anyway.
     
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    This is my biggest problem with my Desire is the memory. I try to keep around 20-30 meg free but that is hard to do. Now that I am on 2.2 I think I have to reset my phone again and see if I can keep my memory up. I wish all apps were to SD card.....
     
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    I'm rooted so its not a problem. I have 792MB free
     
  5. JohnnyBravo1000

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    So do I. I'm considering rooting, but I don't think I have the balls or patience.

    I've read about this one-click rooting apps, but they sound a little too easy and good to be true.
     
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    Have you?....where?
     
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    Various sites. Type "one click root HTC Desire" into Google and you will get plenty of results.
     
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    Unrevoked is one,

    unrevoked

    Oh i usually keep 30 - 40 mb of internal memory free,im on 2.2 and am using the force apps to sd card method.
     
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    got 12gb on my SD card and naff all on my phone memory. Not enough apps are transferable:(
     
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    There's a link to an unrevoked guide in the rooting faq (see Sig)
     
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    Same here - hardly any free space on my internal memory. I have transferred every possible app to SD card and have Clear History to remove caches, call history etc. - which I hate doing since having call history and some of the other things are very useful. I've even cleared old texts etc. - all short term measures, the memory eventually runs out anyway.

    I now run with a permanent low memory warning even though unmovable apps only account for a third of internal memory (according to App2SD). Where the rest of it is going I have no idea. Pretty crap really - hopefully later HTC phones have learnt from this big mistake.
     
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    Root it and flash with a custom ROM. You will not be bothered anymore with a shortage of internal storage space.
    Read the sticky topics in the Desire rooting section and if you need any help, let us know.
     
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    792MB? Internal? how?
     
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    93Mb free here, I try to keep it to that.
     
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    Just wondering that myself :eek:
     
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    That was in November. I used data2sd for a couple of months when it was new to give it a test.

    It moves the entire /data partition to sd ext.

    After a while I went back to a2sd + custom mtd.

    Now I have no ext at all, just custom mtd. 106 user apps and 185MB free
     
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    I've got 260MB free. :)
    Used CM7 Hboot table and linked almost everything to SD card a2sd+ style.
     
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    Somewhere between 15 - 20mb. I'm unrooted. Really bugs me - probably should root to get more space, but as above not got time or patience. Do worry about bricking it as well. It does run noticeably slower when it is down at 15 though. 20 is better.

    One thing I've noticed, I just deleted Google Shopper (to make way for the Angry Birds update), and it seemed to free up much more space than Apps2SD reported (and more than the size of the app itself). It was on SD card already, but when I deleted it it freed up an extra 5mb - 6mb of internal.
     
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    Done the (2nd) method in my sig?
     
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    nice, how come you stopped using Data2SD?
     
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    It didnt work with GV 0.8 (i think it was at the time) so I went back to a2sd and noticed a big increase in the speed of my phone.
     
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    Currently 140MB free (rooted, S-Off, internal memory repartitioned). Really no need to do anything more, but beginning to feel restless, so chances are it will change soon.
     
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    Are you using No2ext then too?
     
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    Not yet. Standard DT a2sd, HBoot as in my sig, had a slight clean out of apps last week. Just, as I say, I can feel the itch to try something else building...
     
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    I've got the itch bit nothing to try :(
     
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