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  1. manojav

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    I got my HTC Desire rooted last week. Installed Cyanogenmod 7, partitioned SD ROM by ROM Manager. Things seemed to fine with Available internatl memory increasing to 120 MB (with available SD card memory upto 2.5 GB). This is the status after installing all my applications including Whatsup.

    Then I upgraded to Cyanogenmod 10 to get Android 4.1. But found that mobile is very slow, many applications including camera, google play etc not functioning. Memory was almost consumed.

    Therefore I restored old back up and returned to Cyanogenmod 7. But now My internal available memory is only 32 MB (that too without even installing Whatsapp, Youtube, Skype and many other applications) and SD card memory is 1.5 GB.

    What should I do now to get back the memory space.
    Help please.....
     

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    Could you tell us exactly what your setup is (or what you think it is), especially whether you are using any tricks to increase app storage (partitioned sd cards, scripts like DarkTremor or apps like Simple2Ext to use them, or the Link2SD app). Also what exactly you did when you changed ROMs. Don't worry about too much detail, we need information to work out what has happened.

    You say you "restored an old backup", but if you restored a nandroid backup (a backup made with recovery) of the CM7 ROM then it should be exactly like it was before you tried an unofficial(*) CM10. But a nandroid restore would also restore your apps, and yet you say that many apps are not installed. And installing or restoring a ROM won't affect SD usage at all. This is why I'm asking what exactly you did, because there are some things here that don't quite fit.

    In the absence of more information, my best guess is that it might be that you were doing something for memory management before which you aren't now, e.g. using some app to move the dalvik cache to a partitioned as card. That's one way in which you might suddenly have less internal space free: if the dalvik cache was previously on an ext-format partition on your card but isn't now. This could happen if you set the ROM up from scratch, but as I said a restore of a ROM backup should restore everything. As for the SD capacity, you didn't perchance make a second nandroid backup? They don't replace each other, and I know that some of my Desire backups were getting close to a GB in size towards the end (much smaller than my current backups though - on the One the ROM is about a GB by itself!).

    Edit: ah, just checked your post history and see that you were using S2E. I've never used that myself, but that does tie in with the suspicion about the partition. Check your S2E settings and see whether it has moved the dalvik cache, and indeed whether it is active at all.

    I also see that you are using ROM Manager. Bit of advice: don't! Seriously, we've had a lot of trouble with that app on the Desire. At the worst point we were typically dealing with 3 people per evening who had usb-bricked their Desires, and it was ROM Manager which was responsible. It does nothing that you can't do just by booting into recovery and doing things directly from there, but it is not fully reliable on the Desire, and if you are not S-Off a USB brick is a pain to fix. There is actually a sticky thread in the Desire All Things Root forum telling people not to use this app.

    (*) The last official CM7 release for the Desire is CM7, as the CM team decided that due to limitations of the hardware and lack of driver support they would not be able to provide acceptable performance with later versions on this phone. Some people have taken CM10 sources and tried to build it for the Desire, but it's not an official CM build.
     
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    Hi Hadron,
    Thank you very much for detailed reply.
    As you rightly pointed out I am using ROm Manager. This was the one of the first application I downloaded after rooting the device. I got Cyogenmod using this app. The restore was also done using this application. I partitioned using S2E. Now I can't see S2E.

    I think the problem was in restore as I did using ROM Manager.

    Now my personal data (Contact, Music, Photo) anyway I have on my computer. Is there anyway now I can format everything and install Cyanogenmod fresh by following your recommended process.

    Thanks again.
     
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    Hi Hadron,

    I restored again now using ClockworMod. Now I got all my application back including S2E. I again partitioned. Now available internal memory is 122 MB. I am happy with it. But my SD card memory is 1.4 Gb (50% consumed). I will check and let you know the details about the consumption. I am not sure if I will be able to see the memory in each partition of SD.
     
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    The phone menu will just show you the size of the fat32 partition and the free space on that.

    So how many partitions do you have, and what are their sizes? You just need a single ext partition (ext3 or ext4 preferred), and there's no real point making it bigger than 1GB, with the rest left as fat32.
     
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