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  1. captainhoward

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    Android Version: 2.2
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    Taskiller Used?: advanced task killer
    [Optional]Are You rooted & which Rom: no
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    Hi folks. (sorry its a bit of an essay)

    Im coming to the end of my sanity with this.....

    I've had my desire a while now, and for months I've had to keep deleting things to keep the "internal storage memory low" message off my back. I've read thorugh thread after thread and I've tried everything that's been suggested...

    - deleting cache on every app
    - deleting apps
    - moving apps to sd (after the half arsed 2.2 update)
    - deleting all text messages on a regular basis
    - saving incoming emails to sd

    Ive even gone through all the apps I use, finding sd-card-saving-alternatives for ALL of them to free up more space. After all this...the internal storage demon has caught me up yet again. But I've literally ran out of things to try. Im down to about 10/15 apps now (90% of which are saved to the sd card anyway).

    I know that even apps saved on the sd card do take up some space on the internal memory, so I've even had to resort deleting some of those?! Ive noticed some of the factory applications have got larger and larger and larger (e.g. internet is now at about 6mb) but I cant do anything to reduce the size of them? even after cache is cleared etc...

    The only other thing I've considered is a factory reset, is that really the only thing I can do? (and obviously do it again....and again....over the coming months)

    Please please please can anyone help?

    Much appreciated
     

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    That or root and get app2sd+
     
  3. captainhoward

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    I've been a bit aprehensive about this whole rooting thing. But if I go for the rooting...am I not gonna have the same problem in a couple of months? Most of my apps are already saved to the SD card. Would it mean that I can move everything to the sd card?

    I'd probably put money on my desire finding a way of eating up every last bit of internal memory at some point...

    Will it really solve it?

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    its different to moving to the SD card. read the FAQ in my sig.
     
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    Just to give you someidea, I recently rooted and installed LeeDroid with a2sd+ support.

    Currently have the following apps installed:

    Angry birds + angry birds seasons
    Astro file manager
    Aviation weather
    Audio manager
    BA flights
    Barcode scanner
    BeyondPod
    Brightness profiles
    Camscanner
    Colournote
    Exchange rates
    Dora memory game
    Fingerpaint
    French Verbs
    Flight time limitations (self built on AppInventor)
    Gesture search
    Google sky map
    GPS test
    Bubble level
    Juice defender
    Connect 4
    MapDroyd
    MyBackup
    PicSay
    Runkeeper + Runkeeper Pro
    Postcards
    ROM manager
    Sound meter
    Tricorder
    Titanium backup
    US Army survival guide

    Current internal memory remaining -119Mb

    If memory is the problem, rooting and a2sd+ really is the answer.
     
  6. captainhoward

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    Wow.....Thats a great help. Thanks so much! Il read up on rooting and get it done. Awesome. Cheers!
     
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    One thing you don't appear to have tried is deleting all your contacts (incl Facebook). What you describe sound like the contacts memory leak problem which others have said is related to facebook contacts eating up your memory.
     
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    Sounds a bit extreme spile.... Deleting all of your contacts? :thinking: Does that not render the phone a bit useless? Could you expand a little on that one for me?
    I un installed Google earth and even though it was on the SD card, it freed up shed loads of internal mem. 16Mb up to 47Mb.....
     
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    It is a lot simpler than rooting and adding a custom rom!
    Basically a lot of folk have found that their contacts folder simply gets bigger and bigger in terms of space. Mine went from 8mb to 80Mb with no additional contacts. Some folk have suggested that Facebook contact sync is the culprit so the first step would be to delete all contacts and then turn off facebook contact sync.
    In terms of backing up the contact database then yes this is a must!
    You can use MyPhoneExplorer or HTC Sync to do that. Another way is to back then up to your SD card.
    When I had the problem, I did a hard reset of the phone to solve the problem but if it happened again, I'd use the delete contacts method first.
     
  10. captainhoward

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    Ahhhhhhhh

    Im going to try this also. It says in the applications list my contact storage is like 18mb. Is it actually a lot large than that then? Can I not just untick the "facebook contacts" in the phonebook view?
     
  11. JohnnyBravo1000

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    Another vote for root and Apps2SD+ here! :D
     
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