Prior to trying to install a Shrinked OS, has your phone been functioning pretty well, or have you had serious problems? The reason I ask is because wiping is a controversial issue. Wiping has become a fad, but is not recommended as a routine step to upgrading if your phone is functioning okay. Wiping by itself can sometimes cause more problems, and should only be considered if your phone is having serious issues. If your phone has been functioning well, I would take the less risky route. I would not recommend wiping your phone, I would recommend downgrading then reupgrading. If you decide to "wipe", do so at your own risk. It may be okay, but it might not. Just my opinion, I know others will disagree with me.
- CrackBerry User
11-11-2009, 02:01 PM #78
- 28 Posts
Did the wipe. Worked just fine. Not sure what is so hard about that...lol. Once I had it going it was really no sweat and seemed relatively risk-free for the most part. Anyway, I am now sitting happily at 52.2MB with 10+ 3rd party apps. installed. Phone is far smoother in function as well. It is indeed VERY noticeable.
- 11-24-2009, 03:53 PM #81
I did everything in the tutorial that you said, except for the first couple steps and gained 1-2 MB. I'm already running .328, do I need to delete that from my BB before I load the new "shrinked" version?
I noticed everything in the Shrink-A-OS program I pretty much had deleted anyways, does that mean I'm not going to see a difference in MB on my BB?
According to the program I did take the OS from 84.39 to 48.69.
BTW, I sit at about 20mb with 10 apps.
Last edited by wotenk; 11-24-2009 at 03:55 PM.
- CrackBerry Newbie
12-07-2009, 11:16 AM #84
- 4 Posts
I think I don't like it
I did the shrink OS on my Curve 8530 with OS 5. I don't think OS 5 behaves well shrunked. The minute I got my data plan online visual voicemail, all the facebook and IM junk came back. Now - it looks like its pointers to download it but I want even that gone. Am I out of luck?
To answer your question, if you "wipe" you device I do not think you need to downgrade to 4.7. You do need to make sure that your Shrinked OS is the only OS on your PC prior to installing it on your phone. Good Luck.
- 12-09-2009, 09:44 AM #88
The main reason I wiped was because my memory was getting destroyed on 5.0. A week ago I randomly lost 7mb of app memory and can't seem to get it back. After the wipe and reinstalling all my apps its back up to 24mb (Most I've had in a while). Prior to the memory loss I was booting up at 18mb. It's been about 12 hours since the install and I lost 6mb, so I am back down to 18mb. The memory usage on this phone is unbelievable.
- 12-10-2009, 12:35 PM #90
Mods please make this a sticky the tutorial was very helpful.
Okay I went through the whole process of downgrading to 4.7-151 then shrinking the 5.0-328 OS.
It's hard to tell if I've gotten any memory freed because of it.
When I first upgraded, when 5.0 was released I upgraded from 151 to 328. I when from having 25MB free to 10MB free.
I did a wipe and had 40MB then after re-installing all my apps I was back down to 15MB. But the memory leaks take me down to 3MB rather quick. I've lasted 3days tops without having to reboot.
Now I've gone through the whole downgrade, shrink, and upgraded. The tool said I saved 40MB.
The install was interesting I lost more than half of my apps and I am at 40MB. Let's see what I get when I re-install all of my apps
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> UPDATE <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
After installing all of my apps and a few large ones I've had to delete -- to make room
I'm at 24MB
I was at 30MB when I replicated what I had prior to the shrink. That means I was able to save 15MB of memory. Very nice this should help with the stability of the phone.
Last edited by _X_; 12-10-2009 at 07:10 PM. Reason: Added update
- 12-14-2009, 10:27 AM #92
Just a little feedback. I was booting up with 24mb. The first few days. Now when I do a battery pull I am at 18mb. Nothing has changed on my ohone. I have randomly lost 6mb. I really hate .328
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- 12-14-2009, 01:43 PM #93
Arg! I had the shrinked OS running for 2 days. Then my desktop manager notified me there was an update. When I accepted the update it restored all of the files I removed back on my OS.
Is there anyway to prevent an update from doing this?
- 12-14-2009, 04:35 PM #95
what I don't understand is how I'm able to shrink out 30-35 megs of OS space, and then when it actually gets to my phone, I've only saved about 15-20.
it's like the megs reported in SAO don't directly translate to megs in the phone's memoryima make a sig my sigs gona wtfpwn ur sig