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    Where's my Memory!!!

    So I have a Motorola A855 and as many of you may know it has about 260 mb of memory of phone space. I downloaded a bunch of apps and quickly used up all of that memory. So since i'm still a little nervous about rooting my phone so I can just move all my apps to my sd I have been deleting apps that i don't need and replacing apps that don't do apps2sd with ones that do. I've been doing this and I still don't have any more space. In fact i calculated it the other day and my apps are only taking about 90-110mbs of my phones internal memory. Can some one please tell me what's going on. Where is the other 150 mbs of memory. How can i delete an app that is 10 mbs and then have no extra space afterwords. Please help, thanks in advance.
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    If you have a ton of texts, they eat a lot of space. Also, reboot!
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    Are you getting the "low memory" message? If not are you an ex Blackberry person who checks this on a regular basis?

    If you're not getting the low memory message, don't worry about it. Droid does a great job of managing it's memory. And if you're using a task killer you can get rid of that as well.
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    Moving your ringtones and notifications folders to your sdcard/media/audio folder frees up a good amount ifs MBs.... have you done that?
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    Deleted texts maybe got 1 MB. I'm not an ex blackberry person but I do check my memory a lot. I tried to move notifications and ringtones using my file manager but it wouldn't let me, is there another way? No I don't have a low memory alert but I'm 4 MB away from when I usually do get one and my phone has been lagging a bit so I want more memory for more RAM too. Thanks everyone

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    Just use Terminal Emulator and type the following commands, make the spaces the same..but make sure you have the media/audio folder created on your sdcard

    su
    sys -rw
    cp -r /system/media/audio/ringtones /sdcard/media/audio
    rm -r /system/media/audio/ringtones

    then do the same for the notifications folder...

    su
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    cp -r /system/media/audio/notifications /sdcard/media/audio
    rm -r /system/media/audio/notifications
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    People frequently seem to forget that the space is also used by data (z96Cobra's post refers to one subset of data) and cache for your apps.

    Quote Originally Posted by hookbill View Post
    Droid does a great job of managing it's memory. And if you're using a task killer you can get rid of that as well.
    These comments refer to the memory used to run apps, not the memory used to store apps (what the OP is referring to).

    Quote Originally Posted by believingprism View Post
    No I don't have a low memory alert but I'm 4 MB away from when I usually do get one and my phone has been lagging a bit so I want more memory for more RAM too.
    You're talking apples and oranges. Deleting apps in and of itself will not affect lag. Unless you happen to delete an app that is causing or contributing to lag. RAM and user storage are two separate things. If you're experiencing lag then don't overlook what's using up your CPU.
    Last edited by takeshi; 12-25-2010 at 10:11 PM.
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    Thanks for the emulator code, and yes I took data and cache into consideration when I calculated the storage used it says it with the app space itself in settings

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    Try clearing your browser cache and history as well...

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    lmao.... one guys comments really cracked me up......


    @believingprism, I'm sure you already know what needs to be done now... best to ya..
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