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    How to: Increase available memory on Blackberry

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    Lots of threads about memory issues, deleted phone logs, and emails, etc. Many of these issues may result from low available memory on the Pearl. The Pearl OS is very heavy compared with 4.1, and yet the device still only has 64 MB.

    You can significantly increase the available memory by uninstalling various things from the Pearl. When I restart my Pearl, I have about 43 MB free, and I have 9 third party apps installed: Googletalk, Googlemaps, newsclip, spider solitaire, freecell, klondike, operamini, quickplayer, and RSAsecuretoken.

    It's best to do this when upgrading the device to a new OS. For example, if you delete preloaded pictures (see step 5, below), they still show up as 0k files in the pictured folder. If you delete them when you reinstall the entire OS, they won't.

    Not all of these steps need be followed, picking and choosing will work too. Where I say to delete a file below, it's probably better just to copy it into a new folder so that you can restore it if necessary. Whenever you want to implement the changes, simply run the apploader.

    Back up your device first. No need to modify your .alx file, simply follow the steps below.

    (1) If you have a media card, go into the options in the media app and change "reserved pictures memory" to 0M. Even if you don't have a card, consider lowering the number to conserve memory. Savings = up to 10 MB.

    (2) Delete the unnecessary language files. You can do it through options> advanced>applications, but the better, cleaner way to do it is through the apploader. When a new OS is installed on the PC (not the device) the .cod files are contained in the java folder at (for OS .69) program files/common files/research in motion/shared/loader files/8100-v4.2.0.69_P2.2.0.40.

    There are approx. 400 files, if you only want english, delete any file with the following at the end of the file name: __pt, __pt_BR, __fr, __it, __de, __nl, __en_GB, __es, __es_MX, __ca, and __tr. Also delete all files with dynamic_ling (except for the English files). For os .69 there are a total of 186 language files totaling 12.4 MB that can be deleted in this manner. Plus, delete the .cod files for korean and semitic language support.

    (3) Delete the .cod files with any themes (net_rim_theme_...) you don't use. BUT DO NOT DELETE THE ZEN THEME. By deleting the Cingular theme and the dimension icon theme I saved another MB.

    (4) Delete the preloaded video, by deleting the .cod file: net_rim_bb_medialoader_video.cod. Savings = 2.4 MB.

    (5) Delete the preloaded pictures by deleting the files: net_rim_bb_media_240x260_b.cod and net_rim_bb_media_100_240x260.cod. Savings = 3.5 MB.

    (6) Delete the preloaded ringtones by deleting the file: net_rim_bb_profiles_tunes_tunebundles_tunes8700g.c od. Savings = 280k.

    Total memory savings is about 30MB. If you don't use PTT on Cingular, delete those .cod files as well (they say ptt in them). If you don't play brickbreaker delete it. If you don't use the maps application delete it.

    Keep in mind, however, that some strange things can happen when certain apps are deleted. For example, I deleted the memo pad and tasks on my 7130 and BBcorrector wouldn't work. It's probably best to follow these steps one at a time, so that you'll know which step to undo if a problem arises. Obviously, by messing with the OS files, you could turn your device into a nice Christmas tree ornament, and I take no responsibility if you do that. In discovering all of these steps, I bricked my device twice. However, I simply undid my previous step (i.e., restore some .cod files) reran the apploader and everything turned out fine.

    Proceed at your own risk (thanks sniper) and PM me with any questions.

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    Spamdumpster I know you wanna helps but you gotta say that the user that do this do it AT HIS OWN RISK
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    Spamdumpster, A little clarification please. By deleting the COD file do you mean editing the Blackberry.alx to remove the reference to it or do you mean actually deleting the Cod File before installing the OS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcbjr
    Spamdumpster, A little clarification please. By deleting the COD file do you mean editing the Blackberry.alx to remove the reference to it or do you mean actually deleting the Cod File before installing the OS?

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    I mean actually deleting (or at least relocating to another folder) the .cod files.

    As far as I can tell, when the apploader runs, it scans the device configuration, the relevant alx files and the java folder. If the alx file calls for a .cod file that doesn't exist in the Java folder, it will simply skip over it, and the apploader will delete it from the devicde.

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    Thanks, Spamdumpster,

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    Re: Increase available memory on the pearl

    Spamdumpster, thanks for the steps. Before, my pearl would have about 19.5 meg free after a battery-out reset. Now it's got the upgraded OS and about 43+ meg free. It got a little scary at times (the two excessive waits with no sign of life/power), but I just made myself back away from it and wait it out.

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    Re: Increase available memory on the pearl

    [quote=Spamdumpster]
    You can significantly increase the available memory by uninstalling various things from the Pearl. When I restart my Pearl, I have about 43 MB free, and I have 9 third party apps installed: Googletalk, Googlemaps, newsclip, spider solitaire, freecell, klondike, operamini, quickplayer, and RSAsecuretoken.quote]

    how did you get the quick player?
    I tried downloading it straight from my pearl but I get this message:

    "Sorry your device is not supported for QuickPlayer application"

    I tried downloading it to my pc too, but it's not working.

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    Re: Increase available memory on the pearl

    I have 36 megs free with 14 add on programs and I didnt have to hack anything.

    A lot of what is described above can SAFELY and without any risk be done by simply going through the BB Menus, Options, Advanced, Applications and selecting the languages, video file, Password Keeper, Game, etc... pressing Menu and selecting delete.

    Also pressing and holding ALT and pressing LGLG and turning the log files off can save over a meg.

    Get a MicroSD and store everything you can on it.

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    Re: Increase available memory on the pearl

    On mine, there were preloaded videos and pics that wouldn't delete, they were protected and had a lock showing. With this upgrade method, they're gone.

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    Re: Increase available memory on the pearl

    I deleted the video just fine using from the Pearl doing what I said. The pics could not be deleted though.

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