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Author Topic: Running out of internal memory  (Read 13889 times)

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« on: April 03, 2012, 10:53:09 AM »

Hey, I'm new here but have a query/problem (I have searched the forum for this particular problem but need more help).
A few weeks ago I got the low on space icon. I deleted a few apps to get rid of it, however, it came back again. I left it this time and it was about 16 or so mb. I check again, and it has decreased to around 10mb. I wondered if it was to do with apps and automatically updating themselves, so I checked and I unticked the boxes which allowed for automatic updates. However, the memory keeps going down and I have not installed any new apps for some time now. Recently, I havent been able to play music or get on the internet due to lack of space, so I again deleted some things to make room. It made about 8mb available, but I check again a few days later and its gone down to 1.4mb.
Is it something to do with text messages? I have over 20,000 messages so could it be something to do with that?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks Smiley and sorry if I have posted this in the wrong board
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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 07:51:34 PM »

You're in the right place but search some more, you'll find this is a very common problem with the Desire and your 20,000 messages are almost certainly at least part of the problem.

Alas there is no quick and easy solution, the only long-term way around it is to root your phone and install a different firmware but that means invalidating your warranty and isn't the easiest thing to do.

Read on, all the info is here Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2012, 03:06:11 AM »

Okay so I guess I'm going to have to root my phone! Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2012, 02:38:29 PM »

Why don't you install SMSbackup and move all your sms to sd card if it is essential for you to keep that amount of sms?

But yes, the solution is to root and move all your apps to sd card.

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« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2012, 06:44:28 AM »

I have basically the same problem... seems like everyone with a Desire has got insufficient memory issues.

Messages are taking up only 820 KB, which is hardly excessive. I've uninstalled everything I can get away with living without (though what's the use in a smartphone with no apps on it???), and moved as much of what is left as is possible onto the SD card, but still every time an app updates itself, the available memory shrinks. I now have three apps that "need" updating, but there's no space for them to do so - what a joke!

It doesn't help that it's an Orange phone so, for example, Google Maps (which cannot be uninstalled) takes up 11.89 MB, and Orange Maps (...which also cannot be uninstalled) takes up 9.62 MB. What a waste of space!

It seems to me that the Desire simply doesn't have enough memory... it's not fit for purpose. Unfortunately I'm stuck with it for another three months before my contract runs out. Not impressed. Even worse, there's still 24 GB left on the SD card; but the phone's internal storage is what counts, and there's none left. Very poor design.

Not the fault of anybody here, obviously - but still so immensely frustrating that the phone that I was assured was cutting edge when I first got it, was so crippled by simply not having enough memory. I ran out of space to install apps within just a few months, but another year later I've had to uninstall almost everything and it's still complaining about lack of space. For an expensive device, that's not good enough. I will be cautious about getting a phone from HTC again.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 06:06:44 AM »

You sum up my feelings so well.

My 2 sons have the same phone, and they have rooted them with great results. They have loads of apps and never have any problems.

However, I didn't feel confident to do that, and just as well because it turned out to one of the ones which went into reboot frenzy, had to be sent back to be flashed twice and then replaced with a refurbished one. (They won't replace it with new unless it goes wrong within 6 months, which mine actually did, but appeared to fix itself so I did nothing about it) If I had rooted mine, I'd have been up a gum tree.

I still have 5 months left with this phone and will research memory issues much more carefully before getting my next phone, whatever make it is.

I'm so disappointed, because I really like the phone. However, as sold, is certainly not fit for purpose - what's the point in a smartphone that won't let you use apps? It's a cynical, crude way to ensure built-in obsolescence. And if you have to do something that invalidates the warranty to get it to work properly, well that's a very cunning ploy too.

Thumbs down to HTC.
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