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  1. videonastie

    videonastie Well-Known Member
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    I've been searching for an answer to this for ages, but no luck.

    I've just been trying to download the latest update for the HTC Desire on Vodafone, but I can't install it, due to lack of internal memory.

    I have checked all my apps & the ones I can "move to SD" have all been moved, but some apps won't give me the option to "move to SD"

    My internal memory is still quite full (129mb out of 147mb)

    Is there a way of moving stuff from the internal memory to my SD card?
     

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  2. EddyOS

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    In a word, no. You'll need to uninstall some apps to install the update
     
  3. videonastie

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    Thanks for the reply.

    What takes up so much internal memory? I haven't got loads of apps?
     
  4. EddyOS

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    Data/cache from apps is the main one - how many apps you got installed? I've got less than 10 and have over 70MB free...
     
  5. StevenSeed

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    Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > 'All' tab (at the top), the hit Menu button > sort by size. Biggest culprit should appear at the top.

    If you have that Adobe Flash update (takes up about 12 meg) you can delete that because it doesn't make any difference whether you have it or not.

    Also, check the caches on your various apps to make sure they're not building up.

    Saying all this, I'm not on Vodafone so don't know what comes pre-installed on Vodafone phones....
     
  6. EddyOS

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    Flash update IS needed as it fixes security holes that can be exploited by someone running modified code
     
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    Depends what sites you go on I guess.
     
  8. EddyOS

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    Indeed it does, I always stay up to date so it's not an issue for me
     
  9. StevenSeed

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    Wise man! ;)
     
  10. EddyOS

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    Does help having next to no apps on the phone too I suppose, don't like needless apps clogging things up :D
     
  11. StevenSeed

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    I guess you could always uninstall the Flash update, do the upgrade, and then re-install the Flash update from the market?
     
  12. EddyOS

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    That'd work too :D

    Can't see why it can't use the SD card as a temporary dump while the update is going through, though...would make life easier
     
  13. RoyC

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    I had the same problem but by uninstalling some stuff that I dont use I managed to install OK. It did , however, lead me to ponder why it was that so many apps cannnot be transferred to SD.

    Is it 'simply' that they need to be updated and the author hasn't done the work? or is it just not possible to make some apps work from the SD at all?
     
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