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  1. gasgeek's Avatar
    Haven't installed a lot of apps but my phone only has about 60MB left on main memory. I have transferred the apps to SD card that were available for transfer, but still a lot of them are on the main memory, should I uninstall them ?, Root it and use some app transfer program ? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    11-20-2010 03:30 PM
  2. gabbott's Avatar
    One thing I noticed compared to my EVO is the amount of space for apps is alot less.
    11-20-2010 04:09 PM
  3. Giancarloaf's Avatar
    First time android user here. Had my optimus for a week now, only a few apps installed and I'm already down to 12MB free. Is this average for our devices? Any tips on saving storage space?

    Also, first post, woot!
    11-20-2010 09:11 PM
  4. outdors21's Avatar
    How many Sprint IDs did you guys install?
    11-20-2010 09:22 PM
  5. gasgeek's Avatar
    Titanium backup shows that my phone has only 172 MB of space on the internal memory, and that it has only 63MB left. I thought the specs said it had 512 ROM and 512 RAM, are we missing something?.
    11-21-2010 05:13 AM
  6. prittyboy203's Avatar
    For some reason was not experencing this at all I had about 20 apps a lot of them where from things like titanium backu to z4root and for some reason I was ignorant and kept a task manager and I always killed the stufff I didn't need and I was always at 289 or 310mb
    11-21-2010 07:10 AM
  7. gasgeek's Avatar
    For some reason was not experencing this at all I had about 20 apps a lot of them where from things like titanium backu to z4root and for some reason I was ignorant and kept a task manager and I always killed the stufff I didn't need and I was always at 289 or 310mb
    I think you are referring to the RAM, which is different from ROM (the internal memory), My RAM is also in the 250plus numbers, If you go in settings and then SD and Internal storage, you should see how much internal memory (memory for installing apps) and that number is ridiculosly low number of 63.
    11-21-2010 07:58 AM
  8. prittyboy203's Avatar
    Ya saw what you where talking about I can install busybox cuz it needs 1000 space and i dont have enough
    11-21-2010 06:05 PM
  9. outdors21's Avatar
    Again...how many Sprint IDs?
    11-21-2010 07:40 PM
  10. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    Some of the rom is taken up by the os. You will need to be patient. It might get partially fixed. (Don't ask I can't say more )

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using Tapatalk
    11-21-2010 08:32 PM
  11. dishe's Avatar
    Some of the rom is taken up by the os. You will need to be patient. It might get partially fixed. (Don't ask I can't say more )

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using Tapatalk
    ??

    See, you can't say something like that and not expect people to ask.

    What on earth are you talking about? A new storage space hack?? Gingerbread? WHAT?!
    11-21-2010 09:03 PM
  12. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    ??

    See, you can't say something like that and not expect people to ask.

    What on earth are you talking about? A new storage space hack?? Gingerbread? WHAT?!
    Not gingerbread.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2 using Tapatalk
    11-21-2010 09:09 PM
  13. Giancarloaf's Avatar
    For all the good little boys and girls the storage fairy comes and gives you a few megabytes.

    I wish... Theres a tutorial somewhere here on AC for allowing total app install to SD card (with or without root). I haven't had enough free time to try it yet :P. I'll post a link later for those who can't find it.

    I haven't seen too much complaining about this on the other optimus boards, anyone think this is this a sprint only issue?
    11-22-2010 07:17 AM
  14. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    For all the good little boys and girls the storage fairy comes and gives you a few megabytes.

    I wish... Theres a tutorial somewhere here on AC for allowing total app install to SD card (with or without root). I haven't had enough free time to try it yet :P. I'll post a link later for those who can't find it.

    I haven't seen too much complaining about this on the other optimus boards, anyone think this is this a sprint only issue?
    No. The T has very limited storage too. Side effect of not being a high end phone.

    Sent from my T-Mobile G2
    11-22-2010 08:47 AM
  15. Giancarloaf's Avatar
    No. The T has very limited storage too. Side effect of not being a high end phone.
    Ah I figured as much, oh well.
    11-22-2010 09:05 AM
  16. gasgeek's Avatar
    Again...how many Sprint IDs?
    Actually just the Sprint ID, no more.
    11-22-2010 05:29 PM
  17. blackwaterstout's Avatar
    I'm a first time android user. I've been wondering how many apps are too many to have installed? I've downlaoded what seems like a ton of apps. Some I've uninstalled but many remain. I've noticed a slight slowdown.

    If I go to settings and look at phone storage it shows 16.5mb free. However if I play around with the phone for a while and then run advanced task killer it shows available memory 160mb. (I've seen this as low as 115mb). If I kill all active programs that imediately goes back up to 237mb. At that point even if I don't touch it many apps keep restarting and start chewing away at the memory again.

    Why does one location show 16.5mb free while the other varies from 160-237?
    11-23-2010 06:04 AM
  18. beezy's Avatar
    I'm a first time android user. I've been wondering how many apps are too many to have installed? I've downlaoded what seems like a ton of apps. Some I've uninstalled but many remain. I've noticed a slight slowdown.

    If I go to settings and look at phone storage it shows 16.5mb free. However if I play around with the phone for a while and then run advanced task killer it shows available memory 160mb. (I've seen this as low as 115mb). If I kill all active programs that imediately goes back up to 237mb. At that point even if I don't touch it many apps keep restarting and start chewing away at the memory again.

    Why does one location show 16.5mb free while the other varies from 160-237?
    I think your getting ram and rom space mixed up.First thing do away with a task killer.
    Then download android system info it has great detail of memory size and ram.
    11-23-2010 07:31 AM
  19. blackwaterstout's Avatar
    I think your getting ram and rom space mixed up.First thing do away with a task killer.
    Then download android system info it has great detail of memory size and ram.
    Okay one is ram and the other is Rom. That makes more sense.

    No task killer? I thought they were a good thing to have?
    11-23-2010 09:20 AM
  20. beezy's Avatar
    Okay one is ram and the other is Rom. That makes more sense.

    No task killer? I thought they were a good thing to have?
    If it was a phone that couldn't handle it like the eris then i would say go for it.In the devices they release now it does way more harm then good.When you kill a task and then it pops right back open your doing nothing but kill battery more.Just cause a app shows it's open doesn't mean it's eating any cpu.It takes more cpu/battery to reopen and sit there then it would to let it sit there idle.
    11-23-2010 09:44 AM
  21. tmeader's Avatar
    To the original author: Now that z4root (on Appbrain or the Markplace even I believe) works fine with the Optimus S, no reason not to root the phone (it's literally one button press).

    After that, install the free app Titanium Backup, then in that app, long press on the app's name you want to move, and it will (almost always) give the option to move to SD. Did this for several otherwise unmoveable games without any issues at all. Best of luck.
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    11-23-2010 12:45 PM
  22. gasgeek's Avatar
    To the original author: Now that z4root (on Appbrain or the Markplace even I believe) works fine with the Optimus S, no reason not to root the phone (it's literally one button press).

    After that, install the free app Titanium Backup, then in that app, long press on the app's name you want to move, and it will (almost always) give the option to move to SD. Did this for several otherwise unmoveable games without any issues at all. Best of luck.
    OMG, that was an awesome tip, I was using Titanium to backup stuff, but didn't know if it can be used to move apps. Thank you. Now I own an additional 15MB of precious space.
    11-23-2010 03:45 PM
  23. Kevin OQuinn's Avatar
    And install the ROM that Ksmith and Beezy put together.
    11-23-2010 10:24 PM
  24. ericizzy1's Avatar
    And install the ROM that Ksmith and Beezy put together.
    can you point me in the right direction?
    11-23-2010 11:36 PM
  25. kalex's Avatar
    Its in the stickies. ThunderROM V1
    11-24-2010 12:48 AM
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