08-29-2010 12:52 AM
Signed up to the forum just for help resolving this issue. I'm currently running OS4.6, trying to update to OS5. I know that the 9000 application memory is SO limited that one has to remove all applications before attempting the update.
So here I am, a completely blank BB Bold, no applications, photos, texts, contacts, etc. I still receive the error message on BB DTM that says I need to remove another 3mb of data before I can continue with the update - but there is literally nothing else I can remove. Any thoughts?
I'm running DTM on a Mac - I hear that may be cause for some problems as well? Any help you can send my way is certainly appreciated. Many thanks.
08-29-2010 09:37 AM
09-01-2010 07:05 PM
How much memory do you have free on your device? Do a battery pull>options>status. Post your file free please.
You should have enough memory as the download sizes are; v184.108.40.2069 (Multilanguage) is 96.79MB and v220.127.116.115 (Multilanguage) is 125.59MB. So not much different in reality. The Bold 9000 has 1GB onboard memory so you should have more than enough memory (Curve 8310 only has 64 MB onboard so your lucky there).
09-02-2010 02:06 PM
You say the Bold 9000 has 1GB local memory? Mine doesn't. It says it has 128MB. How do I get more local memory on my phone? There is little room for apps.
09-02-2010 03:04 PM
Is that free memory? Or total? Keep in mind that your OS takes a decent chunk of your total onboard memory, also your harddrive is split up and each function is allocated a chunk of it. What is remaining is your available app memory. There is no way to increase this. BUT your current OS will be overwritten with the new OS. So you dont need the full file size free.
11-04-2010 02:49 PM
this issue has been driving me insane as well as my bold keeps on getting the clock icon even 15 mins of operation after a batt pull reset. This only happened after I bricked my bold by attempting to do a OS update on the Mac DTM ver 1.01 i think. The update process of a few core components only frozed and I had to go on a windows machine to reload the OS.
After that reload, I noticed that out of 127 megs, only 30 megs was available but the core os and apps are roughly 70 megs total for os5. so where did the 27 megs go? I only recently notice that the core os was roughly 27 megs in size. I guessed an archive of the os must be stored in the app memory to enable reset to factory or something and I saw someone mention it in another forum post as I was searching for a way to recover that.
stupid stupid design.
if not for the bbm, i'd have switched to the iphone ages ago.
11-04-2010 04:22 PM
there is only 128 meg of app memory, the 1 gig is for storage and archive of apps (knot delete)
There is no way to increase the memory.
4.6 does have more free memory than 5.0. your choice if you want to upgrade.
there are some tools to shrink the OS a bit but you might only gain about 10 more meg after doing so.
11-05-2010 02:32 PM
Nice find Knotty!
11-10-2011 05:13 AM
I can't update my Blackberry Bold 9000. It gives me an error about the application memory. I am using Win7 on laptop and my phone is vodacom.
Did someone find a solution to this maybe?