So the app mem leak is caused by something in the .141 Java files, and not the .141 (174) sfi?
That would be correct. Memory leak is generally caused by Java files. That is why when BBC concocts his hybrids he uses Java files from different OS's to maximize memory management. A bad SFI would be responsible for things like poor battery life, color issues and accelerometer speed.
I have a lot of 3rd party apps. I feel like that is the difference between this phone and a razor, so I kind of accept the memory leak I guess. Its unfortunate that u cant download 3rd party apps without having to worry about it though. only one theme, and that's just because I like having my appts on my home screen.
So when you get down to 3mb does your phone completely lag on you? I will say that it unusual to see that large of memory drop in a day. I will point out to you certain 3rd party apps that are known to cause memory drain. You can choose to remove or keep them as you wish. Weatherbug, Viigo, Facebook, Poynt, Where, Visual VoiceMail and VZ Navigator. Themes can also drain memory but it just depends on which one you are using.