Please help me free up RAM on my Android Froyo (2.2.1) phone.
I have an LG Optimus V VM 670
running Android Froyo (2.2.1) Yes, it's old, but it's good enough and so long as I keep it, I keep a really good rate that was locked in when I got it.
But it's only got 160MB of RAM, and it's increasingly a struggle to keep space free. I've moved every app I can to the SD card (but it comes with a bunch of stupid stuff that anti-socially refuses to budge.)
So can anyone recommend one or more of:
A sophisticated memory management program that can tell me exactly where the memory is being consumed and (I hope) how I might offload more of it to the SD card
A means of deleting or moving the stupid stuff that won't budge, short of rooting the phone
A recommended means of rooting it (I could and ultimately maybe will do this, but I haven't put the effort into figuring out what the implications and potential pitfalls are in terms of bricking the phone or being unable to use existing apps)