12-19-2008 08:46 PM
12-30-2008 11:48 AM
Thanks for the post about 128mg.
I am a new BB convert (from Palm OS, 755p) and I am pissed. 128mg in 2008-9. You cant move anything to the 1gig onboard or (my) 16gig card except for pictures and songs??
I quickly ran out of memory in my precious 128mg just like the poster. I donwloaded a dozen apps - mostly readers that make it infinitely easier to read (WSJ, NYT, ESPN, CNN), some productivity (splashID, splashshopper, agendus), google maps, googleapps and I am having a memory nightmare.
I read about memory leaks??? WTF???? The fixes on the forums are to upgrade your BB Bold above .167 but none of those installs worked for me. I can get my AT&T Bold to budge from .167.
I reboot and at best have 11mg app free. Then after use of the berry I am down to 0, yes ZERO app memory free. The advice the poster and I have gotten is "dont install so many apps" "it is not a laptop"??? are you kidding me??? 5 years ago I was using a 3rd party app for every imaginable interest on my palm. If you ran out of the then state of the art onboard memory you moved them to your SD card and ran them from there. If you had a large database attached to an app you moved the database to the card but kept the app on the device. No such thing on BB. Palm had a outliner (Bonsai, Shawdowplan) a major league notes manager (danotez etc). A full fledged database capable of synching with access (smartlisttogo) and those could generate a serious database. No need to even write those apps for BB since you cant locate the DB on a card and the state of the art game changing device has 128mg of which approx 80g is used by OS and stock apps.
Something needs to be done.
Move the partition over away from the 1gig media section. Make it 50/50 instead of 128/86x.
what good will an app store be if you can squeeze the app onto your 2009 state of the art berry?
What am I missing here about memory size and management on my gorgeous (hardward) new Bold?
01-24-2009 02:57 AM
I was also losing memory and I don't/haven't installed anything other than my email apps. Saw a post about doing a soft reset by holding the alt-right shift-delete key and holding until the screen goes blank. This seemed to work for me. I went from 15.8 to almost 40 mb free memory.
Also saw another post about closing apps properly to avoid the memory loss. I am just starting to do this, so can't say for sure that that has fixed that. Apparently instead of just hitting the red key to exit, hit the blackberry/menu button and hit "close" when exiting.
Will see if that works.
01-24-2009 10:23 AM
The Blackberry's limitation of only using the onboard app memory is a security "feature" from the corporate/military days. This feature is embedded in the operating system. It means that corporate IT administrators can remotely wipe the device and be confident that all data and corporate applications have been removed. I am not saying I agree with it, just stating why it is the way it is. The 1GB of storage on board is not part of the application memory and therefore can only be used for file and multimedia storage.
A search of other Blackberry forums such as Crackberry.com will provide links and instructions on how to download the latest device software beyond .167. The main thing when upgrading is to remove the vendor.xml file. I would personally recommend 184.108.40.206, 190 or 210 which are very stable and resolves a lot of the memory leak issues. My Bold came with .126 which had memory leaks. An upgrade to .185 solved this for me (and many others according to other BB forums). At the moment, I am using 220.127.116.11 which is the latest software for my device (a factory unlocked Bold).
08-26-2009 02:58 PM
I agree. Furthermore, I did read up some of the advice on how to free up memory, and quite frankly the scare the hell out of me. I'm the type who would make one wrong key stroke and lose everything, so I'm not going to try it. Interesting that the data the other forums suggest you wipe out look pretty extraneous, so I'm not sure why there is not an easier way to do this.
There is a suggestion to delete as many emails as possible, but I file many of my emails on the network server, and they are readily available on the blackberry, so I'm wondering if these eat memory as well.
Also interesting - If you use BB App World to uninstall an application, it is still listed in the "My World" tab as "uninstalled". While it doesn't show in the advanced>applications folder, there must be some data that continues to reside on the BB, particularly since you can quickly reinstall it, so now I'm watching all applications that I try since I'm wondering if the uninstalled application also eats memory.
There are some third party applications that are for sale on App World. If I thought they would create signficantly more free memory I would be happy to buy one, but I wonder if they would just free up a little more memory, but just forestall an eventual problem.