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Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
forbin1221
Member

I've tried this three times now, I get this message when it completes the download, before it restarts to actually do the update:

 

Download failure:  Device runs out of memory

 

Any help?

 

 

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
Herbb623
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First try wiping the cache partitioin.

When turning on phone,  press vol up and vol down and power button.

When you get to recovery screen, vol down to 'wipe cache' option, then press

Home key.  After wipe,  make sure reboot phone is hilited, then press home key.

Phone will restart.

Try upgrade via menu..settings.  about phone  ..  system updates .check new

 

Next thing to try, while a little painful, would be to delete some of the larger

market apps you've installed.  Then try upgrade.

 

If that works, great.  if not..see below.

 

Most wont like this possible answer, but as a last resort you

could try a 'factory reset' first.

Menu..settings...privacy.    Factory data reset..

Then try the upgrade.

Be very sure to backup all contacts, calendar etc to your google account first !

( or at very least , export contacts to your SD card.   Then import after upgrade. )

You will have to reinstall all your apps if you chose to go this route.

 

After resetting..   dial  *228 option 1 to reprogram and update PRL list.

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
Bigdadu
Member

Same problem here, anyone have any ideas for us to try? On my 4th download of the update...

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
NuDroidUsrr
Sr. Member

forbin1221 wrote:

I've tried this three times now, I get this message when it completes the download, before it restarts to actually do the update:

 

Download failure:  Device runs out of memory

 

Any help?

 

 


How much space do you have on the internal storage of the device? It may be trying to write temporary files?

 

SETTINGS | SD CARD & PHONE STORAGE | INTERNAL PHONE STORAGE

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
Bigdadu
Member

1.12 Gb available here.

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
Herbb623
Novice

 

First try wiping the cache partitioin.

When turning on phone,  press vol up and vol down and power button.

When you get to recovery screen, vol down to 'wipe cache' option, then press

Home key.  After wipe,  make sure reboot phone is hilited, then press home key.

Phone will restart.

Try upgrade via menu..settings.  about phone  ..  system updates .check new

 

Next thing to try, while a little painful, would be to delete some of the larger

market apps you've installed.  Then try upgrade.

 

If that works, great.  if not..see below.

 

Most wont like this possible answer, but as a last resort you

could try a 'factory reset' first.

Menu..settings...privacy.    Factory data reset..

Then try the upgrade.

Be very sure to backup all contacts, calendar etc to your google account first !

( or at very least , export contacts to your SD card.   Then import after upgrade. )

You will have to reinstall all your apps if you chose to go this route.

 

After resetting..   dial  *228 option 1 to reprogram and update PRL list.

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
Bigdadu
Member

Well I got past the out of memory error, but now have a new issue. I'll start my own post to keep from hijacking this one any further.

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Re: Gingerbread DL fails due to memory shortage
forbin1221
Member

A combination of option 1 and 2 took care of this, thank you so much.  I never would have figured that out.

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