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Old 08-01-2013, 01:01 PM   #1
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How to clean up

So I finally got tired of putting up with the slow, orphaned Blackberry Playbook and got a K 8.9" HD. Loving the smooth, intuitive O/S but I do have a question - how do I go about cleaning out the various preloaded content which is of no use to me. For example under apps there are several - like Free Time, Silk, etc. - which I will never use and which are taking up memory. Admittedly this thing has a lot of memory but...
And how do I go about periodically scrubbing the cache of old web downloads, etc.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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Please ask questions in the correct forum. Moved to the Kindle Fire forum.
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Old 08-01-2013, 01:52 PM   #3
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Hold down /press on the app you want to remove from your device and the option should appear to remove. Some apps, I believe, cannot be removed (I think the office app, possibly Free Time?) Anyway, the hard press should help you to clear out some of the apps and free up space.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:17 PM   #4
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Wish there was a way to remove Free Time and others they take up a lot of space.
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Old 08-01-2013, 09:04 PM   #5
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Silk IS the web browser.

If you root it, you can easily remove stuff. I don't think there's a disable button on the Fire otherwise.
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Silk IS the web browser.

If you root it, you can easily remove stuff. I don't think there's a disable button on the Fire otherwise.
Duh of course. Told you I was a noob. Thanks.
Still would like to be able to clean up all the extraneous stuff however. Give you specifics: I've downloaded one book and three episodes of a TV series. Yet a readout on Windows File Manager shows just 10.6 gigs out of 27 still available. Huh? What's taking up all that space? Does that include the O/S or is it just the content? sorry if I'm using the wrong terms but I think the question is still clear.

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Duh of course. Told you I was a noob. Thanks.
Still would like to be able to clean up all the extraneous stuff however. Give you specifics: I've downloaded one book and three episodes of a TV series. Yet a readout on Windows File Manager shows just 10.6 gigs out of 27 still available. Huh? What's taking up all that space? Does that include the O/S or is it just the content? sorry if I'm using the wrong terms but I think the question is still clear.
The Kindle OS takes less than 600MB. That's with all the little apps it comes with (Kindle reader, Quickoffice, Silk, etc).

These days TV episodes are like 500MB each. Up to like 1GB when it's the HD version.

Now if you delete the system apps, it won't really help since they user internal space and not the SD card. However, they won't sit in memory.

And I recommend you just freeze them. It just makes them not be able to be opened and doesn't remove them from the system. Kinda like the "disabled feature".

But you'd still need to root to do that.
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Thanks J for being patient with a noob. My experience is all with BB OS7 and the Playbook (what a piece of...well, never mind) so I'm still at sea about this Android-based platform.
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