- 03-29-2011, 11:58 AM #2
- 03-29-2011, 01:58 PM #3
- 126 Posts
In addition to clearing the cache of various apps and moving any apps to SD card that allow it, I'm willing to bet there's several apps you've downloaded but don't really use. Maybe some games you don't play anymore or never did. Go into settings > Applications > Manage Applications, then click the downloaded button at top left corner. Look for the apps that take up more space, and also for the ones that don't let you move to the sd card. If you see one that fits this criteria and you don't use it much. Uninstall it. There's probably at least 5-10 apps you would never miss. But if you ever do need any of them in the future, it easy enough to just download em again at that time.
You could also back up all your apps to sd before you uninstall anything. So in the future if you want to use one of the apps you removed you don't even need to download it. You already have the apk file, backed up in your phone.
- 03-29-2011, 04:51 PM #4
- 03-30-2011, 11:34 PM #6
- 04-22-2011, 01:19 PM #7
Ok so my new 4gb micro sd is serving me fine. Unfortunately I still have to deal with the phones limited storage capacity and I cant move every app over to my sd card.
- So what I wanna know is there a way I can free up more internal phone space?
- Could I delete the stock apps that i DLed another app to replace?
- If I delete stock apps is there a way to get them back aside from factory reset?
My phone is not rooted or anything special btw. Just a LG Optimus with too many apps i guess lol.
- 04-22-2011, 01:21 PM #8
- 04-23-2011, 03:58 AM #9
- 04-23-2011, 11:40 PM #10
- 04-24-2011, 12:57 AM #11
- 04-24-2011, 07:30 AM #12
I know many people are averse to rooting and loading a custom rom but on this phone the limited amount of internal phone storage space has made it a necessity for me.
I have a secure work email client that chews up 26MB alone plus 3 other apps that chew up 10MB apiece.
I use a rom that uses a lot less space then stock and I use the aforementioned suggestions of moving apps to SD, clearing cache (I use cachecleaner and have it sort the apps by those that use the most cache) and removing apps I don't use.
The limited internal storage is quickly turning into my only real complaint with this phone.
- 04-25-2011, 01:22 AM #13
- 04-25-2011, 11:59 AM #14
I've considered rooting my phone a lot but I'm really scared of bricking it lol. So I'm really trying to avoid that
- 04-25-2011, 05:45 PM #15
If you have time to read all the instructions and familar with a MSDOS type enviroment i say just root the phone.
I had the same problem before i rooted it but with my new ROM it seems better and it takes out all of the sprint bloatware. but then again i havent reinstalled all my apps
- 04-25-2011, 05:46 PM #16
- 04-27-2011, 02:15 AM #17
- 05-03-2011, 03:16 PM #18
- 31 Posts
facebook app is the culprit
I used to have this problem a lot and found that the facebook app was creeping up in memory. i deleted that app and have had much fewer problems.
side note, i installed it again after the latest update and it doesn't seem to have the same problem. I don't allow it to sync all contacts though so that might have something to do with it.
i'm still unrooted (being really tempted lately though)
- 05-05-2011, 01:43 PM #19
- 158 Posts
I'll ask here as my question is related. My girlfriend has an Optimus S. It seems like a great phone. Her main, and often made, complaint is that she can't install anything. She's always running at the edge of being out of install space on the phone. She doesn't really have that much installed.
I did a little trick back when I had my a lower capacity phone to get more space for apps, and I'm wondering if it applies to this phone. I moved the dalvik-cache to the /cache partition and then symlinked it back to where it's supposed to be. That gave a huge chunk of space back in the /data partition, and /cache doesn't usually get too filled up so it really had no downsides.
Without having rooted around (pun kinda intended), and knowing my girlfriend will only give up her phone for so long before complaining that my "hacking isn't worth the trouble", I'm hoping to have a plan in my head before I offer to fix her problems.
- 05-07-2011, 09:37 AM #20
- 294 Posts
- Rooted Jellybean, CM 7.2
The phone has 3 main locations for storage
The problem is by default, dalvik-cache sits in /data - taking up space
/cache isn't used much
So the Rom cookers tweak the dalvik-cache into the /cache location, freeing up /data space
This has 2 bonuses, more app install space + more dalvik-cache space
Not sure if this can be done on an un-rooted phone though.Soylent Green Is People!
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- 05-07-2011, 01:41 PM #21
If any of you have the Gas buddy app installed try removing that. My wife has an Optimus S and she was having the low memory issue and she tried using apps2sd and that didnt help. So she started to remove apps she didnt use much and still had the problem. The second she removed the gas buddy app the problem went away. So she tested by reinstalling and the issue came right back. Hope this helps.
- 05-08-2011, 12:55 AM #22Advisor
- 991 Posts
I just did this and went from 69mb to 101mb free!
I used root explore to move the dalvik-cache to /cache
I got this from this post in the forums.
Device(s): LG crOptimus S
ROM/Kernel: Nameless ROM Location: Chicago
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[MOD] Move dalvik-cache to /cache STOCK ROM ONLY
**THIS WELL ONLY HELP YOU IF YOU ARE ON A STOCK ROM. **
**THIS OVERWRITES ANY KERNEL YOU HAVE.**
Dalvik-cache to /cache mod frees up some space on the data partition for more applications. I bumped from 120mb free to around 160 mb free.
After having a bunch of trouble using pre-made scripts posted around different forums, I decided to try a different method and edited the init.rc in boot.img.
Anyways, flash this zip in Recovery. After the first boot is complete, reboot into recovery and clear dalvik cache. Now you should have some extra space to work with.
v2: better method, proper kernel lol..Current Device(s): Motorola Droid Razr
Previous Device(s): LG Optimus S
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- 05-22-2011, 08:31 PM #23
- 158 Posts
Ok, I'm puzzled and perplexed and a little frustrated...
I've done this:
(Both ways, manual pulling my boot img and extracting and modifying init.rc, then flashing it back, and a semi-desperate attempt to flash the zip even though it is made for an Optimus V)
And nothing works. /data/dalvik-cache is still there and taking up a bunch of space, /cache is still mostly empty. I can't even wipe dalvik-cache from recovery because I always get an error message that it can't mount (I get this on my Epic too, so I don't think it's an uncommon problem).
Why can't I move my dalvik-cache?!?
- 06-18-2011, 03:59 PM #24
- 06-18-2011, 04:25 PM #25
- 48 Posts
- CM7 OC806Mhz Xonia+Debian
Text Messages can easily consume 40-50 megs once you get over 1000txts + 25 photos. The fact is the Optimus really doesn't have that much to begin with. I'm running Scott Pilgrim and a fresh install still only gets me 165 megs to work with.
The things i do that help.
A ROM that has been optimised to use less space.
Setting the amount of messages you have saved to automatically delete after 150 per thread or less.
Save photos to your sdcard and delete the text with the photo in it
(I dont do this )Setting up a SDext so your phone uses part of your sd card as actual on board memory instead of just storage (Beware shorter sdcard lifespans)
Only install the apps you need. (Delete the clutter)
Go into Applications open up apps and delete there caches <--- be careful here.