1. leo1037's Avatar
    I've had my Bold for over a month and have tried the latest official and leaked OSes. After a day's worth of use, my application memory will go from 130MB to ~50MB, depending on usage.

    It looks like Socialscope may be the culprit as I've noticed slight decreases in memory after each use.

    Has anyone else experienced this or have any suggestions?


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    04-02-12 08:58 PM
  2. mssca's Avatar
    This is not the case for me. What apps do you use? I know that App World app can cause a huge memory leak. But other than that, I found almost all OS 7.1 leaks are really good with battery management.
    04-02-12 09:59 PM
  3. leo1037's Avatar
    The problem isnt battery life, it's application storage.

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    04-02-12 10:09 PM
  4. Ntario's Avatar
    I found that my app memory had dropped from 150 to around 35 yesterday. I however do not use socialscope. do you use Cp 24 traffic alerts? or the GIF bbm avatar maker. it may not be those apps its all i can think of installing in the last little bit

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    04-02-12 10:40 PM
  5. thecsman's Avatar
    This is one of the things that keeps my BlackBerry experience incomplete.

    I think the OS itself (7.1.0.x) is the main culprit. In my case is worse, because I start with about 40MB of free application storage, and every time my 9900 'implodes' due to a memory leak (or normal usage), I lose all my stored BBM music, and I have register all my music again. I hope they can fix this.
    04-02-12 10:50 PM
  6. Jake90087's Avatar
    7.1.0.267 was the worst for me, up to 80 MB over 3 days. Now with .342 it is a lot better. I don't use SocialScope though. Be best to un-install all apps and add them one by one and see which ones do suck back memory.
    04-03-12 05:55 AM
  7. Alex_Hong's Avatar
    I'm guessing its probably an app causing it, I don't think its the OS. I have installed almost every version on leaked OS and I've never seen application memory leaks. It goes up and down a little bit, but never more than a few mb. I check it pretty often, partly habit from OS 5, and a little OCD. I have very few apps installed.
    04-03-12 06:20 AM
  8. ibiza.ben's Avatar
    Same here on 7.0.0.585.
    Its got to be something in the OS and App World? Or even twitter/fb storing updates/feeds?
    04-03-12 06:57 AM
  9. sbx9900's Avatar
    .267 was the worst for me when it comes to batt drain and memory leak. From 140mb, I would go down to 35mb after 2 days. During that time, my 9900 would freeze and the hourglass would appear often.

    However, it was not always like that with .267. Batt life was not so bad then. But when i downloaded Gist, my batt life went haywire. And memory leak seems to have deteriorated at that time. And even when i deleted the app, batt life did not really go back to where it was before. And memory leak stayed.

    I am now with .342. Batt life is so much better that I can get more than 24 hours of light to moderate use. Memory leak is still present, but more like 20mb per day.

    i shrunk the OS before installing so I have around 207mb to begin with after a batt pull. If memory leak really becomes a big issue, perhaps, we just learn to do a batt pull at the beginning of the day....
    04-03-12 07:20 AM
  10. leo1037's Avatar
    Additional info on my original prob - I turn off all automatic updates, except weather. battery drain is not a real prob on my device. the main apps I use daily include Socialscope and BB Social Feeds. other than that, texting and emailing some throughout the day.

    It's good to know I'm not the only one. It seems I just gotta work on finding the right OS for my particular device.

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    04-03-12 11:32 AM
  11. starchit's Avatar
    On my 9900, the memory leak is in the browser, according to App Management>Memory Now. After a reboot, the browser will be using 8.4mb and within 1 day I've seen it climb to as high as 150mb. In fact, I've seen it climb 50mb in 6hr while the device is sitting idle when I'm at work. This has been happening since I got the 9900 and no matter which OS is installed.
    04-03-12 12:38 PM
  12. leo1037's Avatar
    On my 9900, the memory leak is in the browser, according to App Management>Memory Now. After a reboot, the browser will be using 8.4mb and within 1 day I've seen it climb to as high as 150mb. In fact, I've seen it climb 50mb in 6hr while the device is sitting idle when I'm at work. This has been happening since I got the 9900 and no matter which OS is installed.

    I didn't notice that about the browser. Good catch. Mine shows 80+ MB for Today.

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    04-03-12 09:08 PM
  13. palomartian's Avatar
    Simple fix: Only surf embarrassing porn sites and then you will be motivated to always clear the cache, etc. as soon as you're, ah... done.
    04-03-12 11:01 PM
  14. genericscissors2's Avatar
    I have also found it to be within the os itself. I am running 7.1.0.340 and i tested this by wiping my phone completely except for contacts and meterberry. All the default applications were left alone and i did not shrink the os. just by using normal usage, the app memory slowly started draining and i think the highest (or lowest) it hit was -35.8 mb. i really wish there was an app that could figure out the culprit because we would get much better battery life out of the phone without that memory leak.
    04-04-12 01:09 PM
  15. AudiR8GT's Avatar
    Same Problem. WHAT THE HECK IS "OTHER"? See below
    I have a Blackberry Bold 9930
    OS 7.1 (v7.1.0.991, Platform 5.1.0.678)

    I've had several 9930's since December 2011. I didn't have trouble with my 1st one, but my replacement about April 2012 started having memory problems. The way I noticed it was my "Unread" message counter on my home screen would drop drastically without warning. I keep all my texts & emails forever. Settings are "forever". My first 9930 usually had over 8,000 unread, so I know the true count (including read) was huge.

    My 2nd 9930 would go from 8,000+ messages to about 200. I finally narrowed the issue down to happening every Tuesday at about 3pm EST. Not sure why it was happening because I certainly wasn't racking up thousands of messages within a week. Verizon couldn't figure it out and neither could Blackberry. I spoke with both multiple times and they just kept apologizing. I got 2 different replacement phones because they could resolve. Same thing. I started to notice that my issue was happening when the Application Storage got low. I did realize that if I pull the battery it would give me some app storage memory back, but it doesn't last forever.

    My phone would usually have about 50mb free, but had gotten to where it would drop to about 20mb quickly and repeatedly even after battery pulls. I only have the Weather Channel app installed and have deleted most of the factory apps. I'm not loaded up with apps and don't do any streaming or anything else. Just emails & texts.

    All of my music, pictures, documents, etc are stored on my SD card. I have a full 6.2gb of Built-In Media Storage and over 12gb of Media Card Storage. I constantly check my Device files to make sure nothing shows up.

    I did notice that when I went back and deleted emails & texts that had attachments, I got a little App Storage back. The more I deleted, the more space I gained. I've been struggling around 20mb for months and doing battery pulls several times per day. The phone starts slowing down or freezing up and I know it's time to pull the battery.

    Yesterday, I went through my phone and deleted about half my text messages that mostly had photo and other attachments. I then went through and deleted any emails that had large attachments (1-2-3mb photos mainly). I then pulled the battery. MY App Storage went from 9mb to 153mb and a few minutes later it went to 164mb!!! I don't ever remember having more than 70mb, but maybe thats because I never checked until the problem started? I still have 164.7mb Application Storage right now. I'm going to keep an eye on things and see if the attachments are causing the issue.

    If I have a 2mb picture on my media card, it doesn't hurt my storage, but if I text or email it to several people, that seems to pull the image from the card to the message itself (which is now part of the Device). If I text a 2mb photos to 10 people, did I just bring over 20mb of photo space? It may not be that clear cut, but based on what I'm seeing this is getting close to whats happening. There "is" a photo under each of the 10 people's message thread. If I delete one, the other 9 still have a copy. As I gradually delete each person's message/photo from the thread, I start to see my App Storage coming back. Now that I've deleted so many of these messages and my App Storage went from 9 to 164.7, I'm sure I've got to be on the right track.

    Hope this helps someone else
    10-13-13 10:29 AM
  16. David Murray1's Avatar
    Same here on 7.0.0.585.
    Its got to be something in the OS and App World? Or even twitter/fb storing updates/feeds?


    omg ... why are you using such an old OS?


    To the OP: yes I have had this problem also. It only went away after I upgraded my OS from 7.1.0.933 to the latest which is 7.1.0.1033 or something like that.


    I went from having a phone that started at 50MB free space at startup and slowly went down to 1 - 5MB, to a phone that now happily sits at over 100MB free space constantly!
    Last edited by David Murray1; 10-13-13 at 11:17 AM.
    10-13-13 10:40 AM
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