11-03-2009, 10:25 AM
the 5.0 os take up more of the app memory... to be honest it sounds like you are right where you are going to be... the most you would be able to free up with the options that you use is probably only a couple MB, but it will not improve your performance any.
Originally Posted by Contrail
11-03-2009, 10:33 AM
I have not shrunk the OS. I have never tried this. How much do you think I would free up by shrinking and reloading?
Originally Posted by jnepsa
11-03-2009, 11:18 AM
This morning I did a security wipe on the phone then wiped my phone with BBSAK. Installed 188.8.131.528 to my PC which is Vista 32 after that I ran Shrink an OS then installed to my Storm 1 through apploader. I booted up in the low 50's mb 52 I believe is where it started. This was without running any restore of old settings or apps.
Originally Posted by Contrail
I have since reinstalled my apps which total 16 plus 18 launchers and 1 Theme. I added them up by size and it totals approximately 9.4 mb. You'll find my personal apps and their sizes located below the screen shot.
Right now my memory booted up at 43.1 so my guess is if you still have all of the programs that come stock with the phone then that is alot of the memory used right there. I have removed virtually everything, as seen in this capture of shrink an OS. Granted if you need other items listed your results will be different, this is just a visual guide.
Ringtones and Sample pictures were also successfully removed.
Berryweather 942 kb
Ubertwitter 450 kb
BBM 5.0 2.6 MB
BBOS Launcher 204 kb
Bloomberg 183 kb
Wall street journal 732 kb
ESPN launcher 51 kb
Mobile Banking 534 kb
Pandora 1.1.2 388 kb
Google Maps v3.2 1 .0 MB
Quicklaunch 878 kb
Storm slider 55 kb
Tip Calculator 222 kb
BBOS Alerts 124 kb
Open Table 312 kb
Paypal 269 kb
18 launchers 126 kb (range from 5kb to 11kb each)
1 Theme BB Pro Style 455 kb
After today I have determined that themes are the major cause of this OS running slow. Running the Precision Zen after 3 battery pulls is giving the great results that others have discussed in this thread. Super fast speed when opening and closing apps, portrait to landscape is instant and it appears the memory is stable, however I'm only alittle over an hour into this install.
I hope this helps you and anyone else trying to figure out any problems with OS 184.108.40.2068 I think we just have to be patient and wait for updated software to become available to theme and app developers so they can make the necessary updates to get everything running smooth and compatible on the new 5.0 builds.
11-03-2009, 11:24 AM
Thanks. I have the page book marked on how to "Shrink OS" and will try it and see what I get. Will report back with findings.
11-03-2009, 01:00 PM
Problem upgrading os
Hi Guys'n Gurlz,
I am new to BB world. I hv a question for all of you big boys of the BBworld. I am actually from Australia but I am currently on a project in New Delhi, India. I hv a storm 9530. Whenever i try to upgrade the OS to 220.127.116.118, I get a message- *Only active BB service subscribers are entitled to install this BB Device Software. The current OS on my BB is v18.104.22.168(Platform 22.214.171.124) and the DM 126.96.36.199
I have BB Service from Vodafone already present in my BB.
11-03-2009, 01:05 PM
You would need to download the os from somewhere other than DM its for vzw only.. if you have downloaded and installed go C>programfiles>commonfiles>RIM>apploader>delete vendor.xml>loader.exe
Originally Posted by Cool_shall
11-03-2009, 02:07 PM
Hey Guys & Gals,
I am trying to do Shrink a OS. I cannot find the " C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files ". It does not display this folder. I am running XP. Any help please?
11-03-2009, 02:24 PM
Ok, so after reading 22pgs it is obvious I too am having some of the common issues others are reporting: QuickPull (think I finally tackled that one using the new 3.6 free version), Portrait-White Bars (still can't get that to stay away after trying some of the sugestions), Sample Pix and Song, etc.
What I have not yet seen anyone else post is the following:
I had two different MUSIC and VOICE NOTES icons and both opened the same apps - I hid 1ea but was wondering if anyone else noticed that
I no longer have a SHOW KEYBOARD ption when I press the Menu button from within a folder - I used that all the time to clear the log. Anyone else notice that and have a fix for it?
I no longer have a MEDIA icon. I loved that I could use that rather than using separate icons for Music, Pictures, Videos and Voice Notes. Am I overlooking something? ANyone else notice that?
I did the 188.8.131.528 update via DM - maybe I need to wipe and d/l the file, shrink and reinstall. What do you think?
Last edited by ktklein; 11-03-2009 at 02:29 PM.
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