1. carlosfb's Avatar
    Well i'm going to upgrade finally my 9700 to OS6, and I see tons of people saying that you should first shrink the OS, but how am I supposed to shrink it?

    Sorry for the noobie question
    05-20-11 11:41 PM
  2. Elite1's Avatar
    Nothing to apologize for. We all had to learn at some point.

    Easiest way is to use one of the desktop apps like BBHTool (aka BBHybrids Tool, and formerly Shrink-A-OS) or BB Boss.

    They're both very cool and easy to use, but for whatever reason I've been using BB Boss. Find it in its thread here:
    http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/bb-...-2-2-a-590346/

    I've got to run for a few minutes, but I'll come back and post some other useful info and links for you.
    05-20-11 11:59 PM
  3. carlosfb's Avatar
    Great! I'll be waiting thank you
    05-21-11 12:09 AM
  4. ekafara's Avatar
    Have you noticed a big difference between shrinking it and not shrinking it? I am runnin OS 6 on my 9700 and see the spinning clock quite a bit.

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    05-21-11 01:30 AM
  5. dictoresno's Avatar
    yea i use BB Boss 2.2

    all you do is install the OS to your computer as normal, run the program, point the program to where the OS location is, check everything you want shrunk, and press "Shrink on Disk". the app will automatically shrink out all the unneeded cod files and put them into a folder within the java folder.

    just before, i shrunk out all languages, most fonts and all other unneccessary junk from the OS folder. i was able to shrink the 9780 OS down to like 55-60MB from like 150MB or so.
    05-21-11 04:48 AM
  6. dictoresno's Avatar
    Have you noticed a big difference between shrinking it and not shrinking it? I am runnin OS 6 on my 9700 and see the spinning clock quite a bit.

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    something tells me shrinking may not have a huge effect, since when you run apploader, you chose to or not to install the same things you shrink out anyways. it seems like it just takes out all the unnecessary files from within the java folder, alleviating the clutter. a majority of the files shrunk are just the help and language files (like 12-15 of them, one for each language) for each app and stuff. thats alot of junk files.
    05-21-11 05:01 AM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    I think shrinking the OS for the 9700 would make a big difference in your available memory.

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    05-21-11 11:03 AM
  8. rdiddy_25's Avatar
    Here's a step-by-step guide to shrinking your OS. I did it for my Tour and made a HUGE difference. Good Luck

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/how-shrink-os-348769/
    05-21-11 11:17 AM
  9. Elite1's Avatar
    Just a couple points for people that know nothing of Java files and OS-shrinking

    You might have notice references to cod/cod/cod's. We're not talking fish & chips.
    Most of the content that comes in an OS is made up of Java files. These types of Java files have the extension .cod. You can search your PC for "cod" but after you install an OS on a PC, you can locate your OS's Java file here:

    • 32-bit: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\YOUR OS# HERE\Java
    • 64- bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Loader Files\YOUR OS# HERE\Java


    When you use programs like BB Boss they make a folder within the Java folder called Removed. I keep this "just in case" something is wonky. I rename it more specifically (i.e. Removed 9800 - 546), the Cut & Paste the entire folder into a spot on my desktop where I keep all of them and all the exe's of downloaded OS's.

    Here's a couple threads that have some great info & discussion on what to remove:

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f2/remo...ht=cod+removal

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f95/del...00-os6-545525/

    You can find several more by conducting a Forum Search for "cod removal" or "remove cod" or similar terms. Read through with patience. You'll notice some conflicting info, mostly because the CB community's knowledge on these topics has increase through the trial & error efforts of your fellow members.

    I have another recent post or two with some quick tips that I'll find and re-post here too.
    05-21-11 02:31 PM
  10. Elite1's Avatar
    Here's a step-by-step guide to shrinking your OS. I did it for my Tour and made a HUGE difference. Good Luck

    http://forums.crackberry.com/f132/how-shrink-os-348769/
    I only looked at the first 2 pages, but so far that OP is about how to use the Shrink-A-OS in particular, as opposed to what to shrink and the results of removing various cod's.
    Really only Steps #9 & 10 have the actual shrinking. 1-8 deal with setting up Shrink-A-OS, and 11 on deal with loading the OS to device.

    I'm guessing there's more content if I keep reading the rest, which I will do when I have a chance.
    05-21-11 03:05 PM
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