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Question about 2.2 update - Memory Space

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by scorpionatthepc, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. scorpionatthepc

    Thread Starter

    Just got myself a desire (unlocked and unbranded). I check today for updates and a message came on the screen saying the 2.2 update was available. I only have 36MB of space left on the phone (installed quite a few apps)yet the update is a massive 91MB. Will I need to uninstall apps to install the update?


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  2. ScottyPro

    ScottyPro Member

    I'm afraid so, it will tell you how much free space you need after you have downloaded the update, I just removed some Google stuff and reinstalled after the update. Go for it ;)
  3. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    Are you sure about that ScottyPro? I really don't think that's the case. In fact, i'm pretty certain its not. The whole point of an update is that it restores users data afterwards. You should be able to update leaving all apps and data untouched. There is no way people would have to delete all their data just to update. I could be wrong, but I don't think I am. Someone verify please....
  4. scorpionatthepc

    Thread Starter

    Would it not just go over the top of the old 2.1 software?
  5. snowmobile

    snowmobile Android Enthusiast

    You only need 25mb free space to install the update so you shouldn't need to uninstall anything.
  6. ScottyPro

    ScottyPro Member

    Not if you don't have enough free space I had to delete some apps to free up some space . If I remember I only had about 20 meg free when upgrading

  7. sulmaanaslam

    sulmaanaslam Lurker

    Try deleting some apps and let us know if it worked for you or it didn't
  8. scorpionatthepc

    Thread Starter

    Well I did the update this morning. I didn't have to delete any apps but I did have to do a full reset after the update because it said android place was no longer installed on my phone. Like the idea of moving stuff to the SD card as that will come in handy. Im reinstalling all my fav apps at the moment. One thing I don't understand though is why I havn't got the '3D' look to the apps menu and new look menu screen with the different buttons on the bottom or is that in a further update?
  9. ScottyPro

    ScottyPro Member

    What 3D look menu and screen are we talking about, any links to pics. I didn't notice anything different when I upgraded screen/menu wise, but I have Launcherpro now so its irrelevant
  10. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    The 3D look is a beta feature in LauncherPro, I don't think it's part of Android.

    The update memory can be confusing. The memory where Android 2.2 is stored is a closed off partition and is available to the operating system only - it's not the 'storage' memory that you install and run apps from. You need about 25mb free storage memory when you update, which is used by the phone as 'working space' for temp files during installation.
  11. scorpionatthepc

    Thread Starter

    This is what i'm talking about. He does say at the start of the video its 2.2.

  12. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    That 3D app drawer is in LP, but havent seen it in FroYo. Maybe it's in the stock OS? I don't know, wierd! There's a few things in the vid that are different.
  13. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Yeah o believe the Android launcher may have it too.
  14. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    He has rooted his. That's just the stock android froyo build he is running. Whereas ours comes with htc sense version of that so the 3d thing isn't in it.
  15. scorpionatthepc

    Thread Starter

    So I gather 2.2 froyo isn't out yet for the desire? Sorry if I sound a bit thick as Im a bit new to android devices.

    Just read that the update will be released around november?
  16. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Vanilla Android froyo uses standard Android launcher. Desire froyo uses HTC sense launcher. Launcher is basically home screens and app drawer.

    Launcherpro is like standard android launcher but better. Download that from market
  17. williamj1

    williamj1 Android Enthusiast

    2.2 is out for the desire.

    But you wouldn't actually need 2.2.

    Each manufacturer makes a different version of android. Its more of a skin though. So if you get a nexus one its made by google, so you get the official basic android software. If you buy an htc phone, you get the same basic android software, but with htc sense on top. So to get your 3d things you need to get rid of htc sense. This requires rooting....
  18. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Not exactly. As mentioned, you could use an alternative launcher from the market. Launcherpro is very good and has everything the OP is missing. Its actually better than the standard android launcher too.
  19. J4M13

    J4M13 Newbie

    LauncherPro is great, the normal crappy htc one lets the phone down.
  20. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    The HTC one is good for beginners as there is so much to customise on the phone anyway. It limits a bit and it is quite pretty.

    I no longer have any HTC stuff on my phone and I prefer it.
  21. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert

    I wonder what would happen if you went unto Manage Applications and deleted the data from HTC Sense? Would that delete the Sense UI and leave vanilla Android?

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