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Is there a way to perform a memdump of an android device? I need the content of the entire memory (RAM). Maybe there is a shell command (meminfo will not do because it displays only memory information, not the content of RAM) or maybe somebody has a program which does this.

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Why do you want to do this? –  t0mm13b Jun 27 '12 at 13:38
    
I want to see if there is a pattern in the free memory space –  Marius Jun 27 '12 at 17:52
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Since Android uses Linux as kernel /dev/kmem exists. It's a virtual character device file that is an image of the main memory of the computer. You can simply dump it with

cat /dev/kmem > file

but only as root.

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Thanks, i will try this –  Marius Jun 27 '12 at 17:53
    
thanks, this is what I wanted, also there is a physical memory file (/dev/mem) I will look to see what is the difference, but now I know where to look at. –  Marius Jun 28 '12 at 16:58
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