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low internal memory message on android galaxy s1 i9000

if you get the status message “low internal memory” your phone memory has gone from ca 337mb free memory to something like <70mb free ram. it is not a problem with the internal sd-memory, but the limited amount of ram of the galaxy, which was advertised of having 512mb ram, but effectively one can only use 337mb, as system processes or else use the other space.

the message is due to running processes that consume a lot of memory, usually resident daemons that a user installs, such as keyboard apps or else.

one thing you can do to get rid of the message, is to stop those services. if you need them running, try moving them to the sd-card, so they consume less internal ram.

to see theĀ  memory consumption which triggers the message go to
settings and see the memory indicator there.

another thing you can do, if youre using a mod, is moving things out of /datadata, see this script:

another thing that presumeably could be done to increase the threshold value for the message beeing triggered. still to be found out if there is such a setting somewhere in android/cyanogenmod.


update 09/21/2012: Message seems to be gone in Cyanogenmod10 (currently only nightly buidl available for the i9000)

update 19/07/2013: no more message since Cyanogenmod10 – 10.1


Synology Diskstation Power Up Trouble

Yes, lucky me, the ds-411+II doesnt power up after shutdown, supposedly undersized power adapter, lets see what the synology people say; workaraound: remove drive 1, start nas, put back disk 1 after fans start to run, then it boots.

is this really a problem with the psu, or is it firmware related??

Bullshit “HQ Audio 4-fach Umschalter”

Bought at:

But… no switching of the gnd, only signal is switched..absolutely useless

map dir for synology nas music collection

1) ln -s /volume1/yourshare(=location you stored your music) /volume1/music/yourshare(=location where audiostation awaits music + custom linkname)

2) reindex files at “media server”-> new indexing (not in sound-station) – this indexes the files for the audiostation too

add: after firmwareupdate all links are removed by the firmware..

NAS – next try

supposedly another software-raid station

n4200 end of story

i sent the nas back to the dealer and got the money back. end of story. not yet.. some weeks ago i got mails from the nas, apparently someone is testing the thing and didnt delete my mail adress from the logging-report-setting. the nas was up and running somewhere and some days later it got shut down. end.

Cyanogenmod for Samsung Galaxy S I9000

Great Mod. Follow Installation instructions on website of cyanogen. IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO FLASH FROM GINGERBREAD TO CYANOGENMOD7!!! one needs to revert to froyo rooted first.