Step By Step on Shrink A OS
OK so today I am going to give you a step by step on Shrink A OS by Lyricidial. The basics of this program are simply it lets you delete any unused applications that come pre installed on the blackberry to help free up device memory. This program can be used before installing the OS (which is what I prefer) or after the OS is already installed if you want. Remember what ever applications you delete off your blackberry with Shrink will not show up in app loader at all. So this means that if you delete BB Maps (for example) but decided you want it on your phone at a later date. You will not be able to go through app loader to re install, as it won't even show on your list. Luckily Shrink comes with a nice feature called Put it Back :) You can click this button to re install all the applications that your originally deleted. OK so now on to the walk through :)
First in order for Shrink A OS to work properly you will need to do the following:
Have WinRaR installed on your PC, click Here to download (this is the zip program that Shrink comes in)
Have Net Framework 3.5 installed on your PC, click Here to download
Have Shrink A OS downloaded on your PC click Here to download
After you download Shrink A OS double click the zip folder and highlight the shrink .exe and drag to your desktop
Once you have extracted the .exe to your desktop double click to open (if you are on Vista you will need to right click on the icon and choose run as administrator before you open). Now once open click the browse button and browse to your OS folder you want to shrink. This is located for most at C>Program Files>Common Files>Research In Motion>Shared>Loader>your current OS folder. Now highlight the entire OS folder and choose OK
No choose what applications you would like to remove from the OS folder. Once you have made all your selections click the shrink my OS button. You will then get a confirmation message that your OS has been shrunk
Now click the launch loader.exe button (at this point make sure your phone is plugged into your PC), and you will see the app loader start. Notice any application you shrunk will not be listed in app loader.
Now let the OS load on your phone and you are officially done :)
Detail on Shrink with BBC V7.1.2
Can you provide us with a detailed procedure for using Shrink-A-OS with BBC V7+? I realize you suggested browsing System, but I looked at System on the phone (both internal and media card) and did not find anything that would be changed/shrunk. It is not clear to me where Shrink is applied and how the changes are applied, especially since you have to install 132/148 V7+ first then come back and apply Shrink and do ??? to complete the process.
Re: Detail on Shrink with BBC V7.1.2
Bryan - Thanks for the more detail.
smcoldbb - Downloaded and installed 132, save the 132 radio file, downloaded and installed BBC V7.1.2, copied the 132 radio file to V7+, wiped my phone, and used Loader to upgrade the phone. Have done my 3 battery pulls and have been running 132 V7+ on my phone for a couple of days.
Certainly would like to regain some of the memory by shrinking the OS. That is where I am.
Per Bryan, sounds like I need to run Shrink against the 132 V7+ installation directory and launch Loader from Shrink. And, I may have to run Shrink a second time to get things to work, if I do not see a memory increase after the first time.
Do I have that right?