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By Dr. lele, Senior Member on 1st March 2014, 10:26 AM
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Hi all,

seriuously I think the worst part of this phone is the memory. With only 3 apps installed (Whatsapp, Instagram BETA and a simple To-Do-List app) my memory is constantly full. It gets so bad sometimes that the phone only shows a black screen and the clock like this.

With being able to install apps (and hopefully the app data) on the SD-card the phone would be really great again.

Does anyone know how the chances of getting 8.1 for this old phone are?
 
 
5th March 2014, 12:35 AM |#2  
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Why don`t you regularly keep fresh installations from the aps and games on your sd card?That`s how you will gain a lot of memory consumption time.
For the 8.1 update i think that we will not feel a lot performance difference cause the phone at this parent state is not so responsive like his windows phone "brothers" and "sisters" out there but surely we will get some more better options on it.
Im am particularly afraid of that "Cortana" database that they mention.I think if that thing is stored on the phone storage again it could possibly be our new space invader but let us see first, then we will talk.
7th March 2014, 02:52 PM |#3  
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Why don`t you regularly keep fresh installations from the aps and games on your sd card?That`s how you will gain a lot of memory consumption time.

Because that's not the way a teenage girl (my GF's little sister) uses her low end smartphone. It keeps blacking out and not opening apps (e.g. just black sceen after tapping on the whatsapp tile). Resetting the phone frees the storage, but after some weeks it's the same all over again. Memory management seems to be totally absent on this thing. And it's so annoying to see the ~12GB free on the microSD-card.

I do not expect great performance on a sub-200$ phone. In fact, I think it's a great and beautiful phone. But I expect it to be able to handle 3(!) installed apps and their data on its own. You really shouldn't have to tinker with it to enable such basic usability.

And that"s where I hope the update will fix the phone. But doesn't matter anyway now, she'll get an iPhone 3gs, since at least that works, and she won't take any more smartphone-related advice from me after this fiasco
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phone reboots
anyone knows how to stop those reboots i get?
it looks like it started doing this after deve preview updated to :8.0.10521.155
31st March 2014, 09:53 AM |#5  
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anyone knows how to stop those reboots i get?


it looks like it started doing this after deve preview updated to :8.0.10521.155






Little off topic.You should try open a new tread for this but anyway.

I have the same firmware version and I don't have this problem of yours.

Any particular reason when does this occurs?While playing games, surfing the net, regular usage?










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Little off topic.You should try open a new tread for this but anyway.

I have the same firmware version and I don't have this problem of yours.

Any particular reason when does this occurs?While playing games, surfing the net, regular usage?











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at regular usage, must be hardware related?
31st March 2014, 04:29 PM |#7  
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at regular usage, must be hardware related?

If hard reset doesn`t fix it, than definitely its a hardware failure.
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Problem solved, 3 coats of scoth tape under sim card. Slide it in , et voila! There was a bad contact

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Cant wait for wp8.1!!! Lets Hope it comes to 8S

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Cant wait for wp8.1!!! Lets Hope it comes to 8S

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Installed WP8.1 today on my HTC 8S via the Preview for Developers app.
First impressions are it's very slick and my phone appears to run quicker.
I needed 704.05 free space on my phone to install WP8.1. Therefore I had to uninstall most of my apps and a couple of games.
However when reinstalling them they can now be installed to the SD card!!
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