- CrackBerry User
- 75 Posts
Unacceptable Memory Leak?
I am actually very disappointed this wasn’t discussed in any of the new OS7 device reviews.
The unacceptable memory leak that was in OS6, I am hoping is now fixed.
Does anyone know for sure?
- 08-26-11, 10:25 AM #5
OS7 still has memory leaks but I have no clue if it is due to some app I have running or something else. I do not reboot my device daily w/Quick Pull as I did with my Storm2 however and the memory leak has not caused me any noticeable issues. The last time I did a reboot to upgrade an app I was around 166MB. Now after several days I am at 135MB free. I noticed it had held steady in the 165 range for several days though before I checked today.
- 08-29-11, 02:50 PM #6
I deleted the Social Feeds app off my 9930 and since rebooting for that the same day as my previous post I have not had any memory leak. It may just be a coincidence but that seems to have helped. I deleted because I wasn't going to use it and figured I would free up the space and this seems to be an unintended benefit.
Anyone else notice this?
- 08-29-11, 11:39 PM #7
I went 26 hours without a battery pull and I leaked 52mb... Couldn't believe it. I went into my application management and saw that browser and messages were taking up the most memory. I also have social feeds too... And I love it so I most certainly hope that's not the root cause of this leak. Its bad though, I'm very disappointed. At least I start at 260mb free after a battery pull
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- 08-31-11, 04:36 PM #8
It is not the Social Feed App. I still get memory leak from time to time even with it gone. I start with around 166MB and hold steady for a few days then it starts to drop. I am around 144MB now with the lowest I have noticed being 133MB.
I can't figure out how to delete unneeded languages in OS7. Anyone know how or have a link to how to do this? I would always do this in OS5 or OS4.
- CrackBerry User
09-26-11, 04:33 PM #11
- 77 Posts
(3rd party app would only be using for of that valuable memory you're trying to free up anyways)
- 09-26-11, 06:49 PM #12
There are also many memory leaks in my old OS 5 from my Tour as well and in like you said OS 6 as well.
Get use to it because as long as it says BlackBerry on it there are going to be memory leaks to some degree. That is just the way it is.
- CrackBerry Abuser
09-27-11, 10:02 PM #13
- 406 Posts
Memory leaks are still there, even with 90 MB left after leaking anoth 90 MB the phone becomes slugish and it has random hourglassing... We just have to get used to rebooting everyday
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- 09-30-11, 02:40 AM #15
I deleted Social Feeds and I'm leaking alot less memory. Im also seeing it take alot longer to see any memory leaks. Before deleting I would see -30mb or more in just a few hours. It has been over 12 hours now since I had to reboot because of the facebook update, and I haven't seen more then -1mb. Looking at my log in meteryberry it -.01, +.04, -.03 ect every half an hour.
- 12-29-11, 09:30 PM #17
Therefore I can safely say that its not the actual OS 7 that's leaking memory, its typically some sort of app, I know a lot of us use WhatsApp, I haven't tested that one out yet but it functions in pretty much the same way as Kik Messenger and other cross platform messaging apps so my prediction is that WhatsApp should theoretically leak memory at comparable levels with Kik messenger,
Bottom line is: Third party apps is what cause the leak, the OS 7 doesnt have a terrible memory leak issue although it can appear that way depending on which apps you have installed as well as running in the background
- 12-29-11, 11:37 PM #19
Ive got a bunch of apps made by RIM installed on my phone and those do not seem to cause a memory leak thats a major issue, again only a few MB here and there and is regained in a few hours, third party apps, specifically cross platform apps and those that run in the background is what Ive narrowed it down to so far. RIM apps don't have this issue, if RIM can make there apps like this, Im sure developers can also do this in due time.