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What's the internal memory good for ?

The issue is that they need to secure off the app storage and system partitions. For phone security and for the protection of the app developers.

That leaves a decision: do they section off all of the internal storage and let you have a ton of room for games/apps/etc.? Or do they go the route of the Incredible, where part of it is accessible - but that part can't be used for games/apps/etc.?

I don't think it was that bad a decision. They overshot the mark a bit, but it's forward-thinking to a time when the Android market may be as competitive as the App Store for gaming and large apps.
 
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The issue is that they need to secure off the app storage and system partitions. For phone security and for the protection of the app developers.

That leaves a decision: do they section off all of the internal storage and let you have a ton of room for games/apps/etc.? Or do they go the route of the Incredible, where part of it is accessible - but that part can't be used for games/apps/etc.?

I don't think it was that bad a decision. They overshot the mark a bit, but it's forward-thinking to a time when the Android market may be as competitive as the App Store for gaming and large apps.

that's exactly right. if they partitioned part of it off for the user, that would mean there would be less storage for apps, contacts, and text messages. i think they did it right in leaving all that room, but providing a 16GB SD card for everything else, and making it expandable for 32GB.
 
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Just got my DroidX a few days ago, love it, rooted and blazing fast. Not sure what to do with all this extra space on board though. I think it still uses the sdcard for appdata storage, it's weird, when linked via usb and select PC mode, the removable storage disk, under DroidX, seems to only show folders I add to it, can't see anything already present on the card. I put some stuff on there on a card reader, and it showed up on card reader, but not when I view through phone, only folders I copied directly to there.

Anyway, so not sure if that app data, like maps for copilot maybe, is stored in there, but don't think so. So, can I put media files in there, just in root folder? It would prob be best not to put too much in there, but I would like a little extra room.

Thanks for any help,
rlr

Moto Droid X
ApeX, v1.02.2, 1.35G mv
 
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Try root explorer, its a paid app for root users. It makes it really easy to find, move, install, delete or whatever else you would want to do to the files on your phone. It allows you access to the phones internal storage as well as the SD card.

Ya, I have root explorer, wondering though.... is it fine to add extra files to phone root, like media? There's no way i'm gonna use all that for apps! What if u weren't rooted, what then? How wild someone utilize that space?

Rlr
 
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Ya, I have root explorer, wondering though.... is it fine to add extra files to phone root, like media? There's no way i'm gonna use all that for apps! What if u weren't rooted, what then? How wild someone utilize that space?

Rlr

I haven't tried putting any media in the internal storage yet but all my Nandroids are taking up a lot of space so I may have to find out soon.
 
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It wont work. I have tried putting media on the internal storage and the device just won't see it. G.Armour tried as well. Unfortunately the internal storage on the DX is good for nothing but app storage for apps that will use it. Some of them like Gameloft games won't even use it and they are the biggest apps I have. My Gameloft storage is 1.2GB :(

On the Incredible you could use the internal storage for Movies, Music, whatever you wanted. When I moved to the DX I was expecting the same thing. (GMB hangs head in sorrow)

Since this is a general discussion about the device and not really troubleshooting I am going to move it to the main DX forum. Thank you guys for your participation.

GMB
 
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