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Originally Posted by NetMage One thing you can do is install MobileTerminal and then use the ps command to see what processes are running and evaluate what is using up...
01-14-2009, 11:06 AM #21
01-14-2009, 05:28 PM #22
I wouldn't kill SpringBoard, it is like Windows Explorer (desktop shell instance) you have to live with it. However, it would be interesting to see how much less it uses when WinterBoard has no themes or is not installed.
Mainly I would try closing some of the Apple apps that hang around such as Mail or Safari. Beyond that, I think we have to hope Apple increases RAM in the next generation, or changes the firmware to undo some of the creep they put in the 2.x version trying to DRM the App store applications.Starlight Computer Wizardry
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02-02-2009, 02:05 PM #23
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is it possible to ssh into your ipod then delete the .app files downloaded from cydia? If so, will it free up the space required for cydia to run?
03-04-2009, 11:41 AM #24
"Basically Cydia now moves /Applications to /private/var and replaces the original with a link to the new location. This means everything done afterwards is done in the large user partition, and not the system partition.
Unfortunately, Cydia doesn't clean up after itself when you upgrade the firmware - so every time you upgrade and jailbreak, you end up with new copies of Applications, Fonts, etc. taking up space in /private/var."
NetMage, when you say Cydia doesnt clean up after itself.
I checked /
I see for instance a private folder, system folder, usr folder
Also see a folder within / that says var, but that folder that should look like a normal blue folder is smaller and has a little arrow on bottom left side of folder. "I would assume this is a copied folder" or "Link"
Question- Are the folders with the little arrow on bottom left side copies, or links
if its a link then user should not delete. But if it is then we can?
Last edited by saleen392; 03-04-2009 at 11:49 AM.
03-04-2009, 06:43 PM #25
EDIT: after re-reading carefully the previous posts, I realized the issue is not about root partition. So, just scratch what I say above
Last edited by marcoiac; 03-04-2009 at 09:23 PM.iPhone 2G Pwned 3.1.2
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03-05-2009, 03:58 AM #26The iPhone's RAM is quite limited
so...RAM is not limited, problem is other...
08-22-2009, 11:19 PM #27
any way to do this on 3.0 or higher?