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    Default Do you shrink?

    I was wondering if people still bother with shrinking their OS, so if you care to tell, do you?

    Myself, I used to up until .746 but I just didn't bother after installing it ...
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    Absolutely, yes. I've been running the BL hybrids for a while now (very, very smooth). It's just one more small step to shrink before loading. And, the loading goes more quickly with the shrunk OS.
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    Only when the water is super cold..



    Wait..

    What?
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    Hilarious! Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bla1ze View Post
    Only when the water is super cold..



    Wait..

    What?
    That's the first thing that came to my mind as well.

    But to answer the question, yes. I find if I don't I have to restart too often. There is some much crap that isn't needed but takes up valuable space.

    However, a lot of stuff can just be left out by not clicking on it when loading a new OS, assuming you use loader.exe.
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    The answer is YES

    I'm using BL Returns v1.0.0 to make it Hybrid and shrink those unnecessary file.

    It work like charm and smooth. You should try that!
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    Default Re: Do you shrink?

    yes, i do that.and i guess once started, used with it, it will hardly stopped.
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    yup,,, lotta junk in there,,, can be as much as 50 mb or more depending on the build,,, leaves more room for porn...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWARRIOR View Post
    yup,,, lotta junk in there,,, can be as much as 50 mb or more depending on the build,,, leaves more room for porn...
    Which can help with the shrinkage ... There you have it, a full circle ... you see Bla1ze you took it all to the gutter.
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    One thing to remember is the languages are the biggest lot of files that can be shrunk out. This can be done without preshrinking simply by unchecking the languages when using apploader. 7.1 is now giving you the option to remove the startup video. All the shrinking programs aren't able to take this out now anyway so to me, it doesn't serve a lot of usefulness to shrink.
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    Default Do you shrink?

    I only get rid of languages and games... then my phone is all good.

    Sent from my BlackBerry 9860 on 7.1.0.714 with Tapatalk and my fingers
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    Quote Originally Posted by ichat View Post
    I only get rid of languages and games... then my phone is all good.
    Yep, languages you're not using are best left out. They take a significant amount of space. Also, remove all the fonts except the default font that BlackBerry uses. BBH Tools will prompt you about it.
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    Default Do you shrink?

    If you mean remove useless apps than yes I do! No point in wasting space with extra junk. I just feel your BlackBerry functions better when you only use what you need.
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    Although I did just install an OS in which I removed apps and things I don't use before installing and this morning my alarm clock didn't work for some reason.. So I would recommend only removing things if you really know what they are..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxey05 View Post
    Although I did just install an OS in which I removed apps and things I don't use before installing and this morning my alarm clock didn't work for some reason.. So I would recommend only removing things if you really know what they are..
    when in doubt remember LIFTA = LEAVE IT THE **** ALONE!!! I stick to removing languages, apps, games, fonts, etc. that i KNOW i don't use & can SAFELY remove,,, for instance, if you're on Sprint & there's a Verizon App in the build you can ditch it & i don't speak or read chinese, so, i can delete 3 or 4 hundred languages right there,,, BBHTool is great for this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWARRIOR View Post
    when in doubt remember LIFTA = LEAVE IT THE **** ALONE!!! I stick to removing languages, apps, games, fonts, etc. that i KNOW i don't use & can SAFELY remove,,, for instance, if you're on Sprint & there's a Verizon App in the build you can ditch it & i don't speak or read chinese, so, i can delete 3 or 4 hundred languages right there,,, BBHTool is great for this...
    If you are on Sprint, the Verizon App won't install anyway so there isn't a need to remove it.
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    Btw while on the subject of shrinking, anyone shrunk his OS directly on the phone using BBH Tools? I believe this option is still a Beta, any feedback will be appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonking View Post
    Btw while on the subject of shrinking, anyone shrunk his OS directly on the phone using BBH Tools? I believe this option is still a Beta, any feedback will be appreciated.
    Yes I have. After making DM and BBSAK back-ups. Worked OK both times I tried it.
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    That's a pretty cool feature. I haven't used it with the BBH Tools but have with the BB Boss and it works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonking View Post
    Btw while on the subject of shrinking, anyone shrunk his OS directly on the phone using BBH Tools? I believe this option is still a Beta, any feedback will be appreciated.
    i've done it several times w/ no issues...
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    My phone would be rendered un-useable if I didn't shrink and run on a hybrid

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