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  1. antiskeptic

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    Hey all i have installed roughly 70 apps and now my phone is saying low disk space. I have used up all the mem on the phone with these apps it seems. How do i get around this issue? anyway of storing and running them off the sd card as i wish to install more. I have roughly halg a g left on the sd card.
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    Yep, same thing here. Anyone have any ideas how I can prevent that?

    Thanks.
     
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    besides rooting there are a couple other things.

    -If a program allows you to save cache/history to the SD card, make sure it's doing that - I know that Twidroid, for example, lets you do this.

    -Speaking of Cache, try clearing that, and the history in your browser. Often frees up a lot of memory.

    -I've noticed that completely uninstalling an app and re-installing only the lastest version can reduce the overall size of the application.

    -I've heard that continuing to download and install after the warning can sometimes force the Marketplace app to reduce it's own cache size. Or something like that.
     
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    so really other than rooting my phone and voiding the warranty i cant do much. i keep the cache clean at all times. that is really poor on the phones behalf
     
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    Browser cache is a killer for me... I've started using Steel, and find that I can't clear it's cache... Currently it's sucking 6mb...

    Worse - I find when the low disk space icon is up my phone won't sync mail/calendar/contacts.

    I'm not sure I would have jumped onto the G1 if I realized that I couldn't use the SD card to store/run applications... I really hope that after Cupcake that the Android gurus figure a way for us non-rooted users to use the SD card.
     
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    same it is a major downer
     
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    Uninstall "Steel" that should clear cache ... then reinstall it if you want to continue using it ...
     
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    I thought you could have steel save it's cache and history to the SD card?
     
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    You may be able to ? I am not sure ... but it may default to the phone memory ... I know there isnt a "clear data" like there is for the default browser ...

    I have had Steel installed for a long time ... so don't recall if it was part of original setup ???

    there is asetting for no cache

    OOOPS !! there is a clear Cache :eek:
    Clear History & Clear Cookies & Clear Passwords... Clear Form Data...
     
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    I also have had the issue of low memory and no email downloaded and sluggish performance.

    I chose to delete apps off the phone. Not ideal, but the less used ones can always be re-downloaded if you "really" need them. It did clear things up. Not an elegant solution by any stretch.
     
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    I clean both caches, histories, etc from both browsers and regained about 7MB ... was nice to add that to my 4MB existing and get rid of the LowMemory Notification ...
     

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