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ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
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Android Phone ram expander

Will this app really can expand an android phone?
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Why android OS consumes large amount of RAM? [closed]

Compared to windows and iOS why does android OS require a large amount of RAM to run.
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Memory leak problem 6.0.1

I'm using a Moto G 1st gen with CyanogenMod 13 official nightly. The memory used by system in the first few hours after boot is about 300-350MB. But after that it increases constantly and then reaches ...
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How to enhance performance of Galaxy Star Pro 7262 [on hold]

I have a 2 year old Samsung galaxy star pro 7262 which I recently rooted and installed the Android KitKat custom ROM by Slim KK. My phone lags a bit and takes sometime to load Google Maps and apps ...
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Memory leak in 5.1.1

I have recently got a new phone and I decided to root it. I have installed custom ROM ( CM 12.1 ). I am now experiencing quite severe memory leaks. When I open YouTube it plays the video for 7 seconds ...
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Android OS using around 500MB of RAM, is that normal?

I have a Nexus 5X, and was checking my memory use, as the phone is a tad slow at certain points, and it seems that the process "Android OS" consistently uses aroudn 500MB of RAM. Is that about a ...
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Ram manager better than Stock ram manager?

In my Samsung Galaxy GT-i8262, it has good configuration to run all apps if and only if there is a good ram manager. Here what I am asking is that is there any app or something that makes my RAM good ...
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Lollipop 5.0.1 RAM usage

How much should Lollipop use RAM memory on avarage? I find it very strange for it to use 500mb of RAM, but when i restart it it only uses about 150mb with all the same apps used. My phone is LG MAGNA ...
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Why apps are launching slowly?

This issue happens on all of my devices no matter what operating system is on it. Apps launch slowly, however the resources monitor says that CPU and RAM are not busy that much. For instance, I ...
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Does Android swap out memory used by foreground services?

Looking at an Android KitKat device made by LG, I see that an app called Software Update is always running as a foreground service (100). That service occupies a significant amount of memory. From ...
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what is requirements for more /more than 4 background process run ? RAM OR MULTI CORE and how much?

I have two smartphone (1) -micromax canvas 2 ,ram512 ,dual core processor (2)-meizu m2 note ram 2GB, octacore processor but both have background process limit 4 process maximum so what is ...
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Swap file SD/Internal? Android

Should I use my SD card or internal for swap? As I have a crummy 512mb of ram that often closes music/chrome and even YouTube video freezes up sometimes of the first 0-10seconds... I am rooted and ...
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How do I temporarily disable an app when there is no “Disable” option

There are two memory hungry apps, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, which I want to disable at times but not always. I used: settings → apps → downloaded → Facebook → force stop ...
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HTC Desire Phone Storage != Physical size

On my Android HTC Desire, it says that I have 5.30 GB of phone storage, whilst my physical size is 8 GB. The 5.30 GB of phone storage seems to be composed of 4.52 GB available, 776 MB of apps, and a ...
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Lost 2 GB of internal storage after unsuccessful try to swap

I have a Alcatel C5 5036, initially with 4GB internal storage I have rooted it successfully, I tried to increase ram with "ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP)", After some unsuccessful tries, While any SWAP ...
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Data of apps go missing in internal storage after inserting sd card

I have 13gb of usable internal storage and lots of apps and music. I bought a 16 gb sd card and inserted it. The sd card works properly but when I try to open the apps which are stored in internal ...
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Insufficient storage error on android phone [duplicate]

Please help me, my thL T6 pro device has enough memory available but I can't download. It's so annoying. Please help me. Available storage 3.5g but it says insufficient storage.
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Programs in background keep shutting down, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, LG G2 mini, LG-D620r

I have the LG G2 mini, model number LG-D620r, smart phone on which Android 5.0.2 Lollipop runs. Every since the phone updated to this version of Android, it keeps shutting down programs that are in ...
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Can RAM and ROM be increased after rooting a device?

How can I increase RAM and ROM after rooting my Lenovo A269I running Android 2.3.6? After rooting an Android would the RAM and ROM be increased? I have not rooted my device yet. But I want to do so. ...
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Galaxy Tab Pro Ram Usage

I searched on issues regarding excessive ram usage on the Tab Pro and one comment dismissed it as not a problem, saying that unused ram is wasted ram. My tab recently upgraded to 5.1.1 and now when I ...
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ASUS Phone showing incorrect memory

Recently, I bought my ASUS phone online. There, it stated that the phone had 16 GB of internal memory and 4 GB RAM. So, I just downloaded some apps, and when I was ready to transfer some music from my ...
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smartphone as a USB ramdisk

Is it possible to use an Android device (like a smartphone) as an USB ramdisk? Basically i'd like to have the PC accessing a tmpfs on the smartphone as a (virtual) USB mass storage device, so data ...
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11 “Android System” running

One of them is taking up ~45% of all ram. My battery is dying even when idle and charging. I've scanned for malware on AVG and DU and haven't hit anything. I am on a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 ...
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Extracting data from running app’s memory address space

Note: the original problem was solved in another way. Can Ī̲ access memory of an app without (already obtained) root to extract some lost data? A weaker version: can Ī̲ see which files ...
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SD and Internal Memory issue

Phone is HTC One S (S4), rooted and S-off. While trying to install custom ROM I corrupted the partitions in memory. I re-partitioned it using CWM recovery. Afterwards, I installed MaximusHD. Now I ...
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Process 'system/bin/installd' causing memory leak

When reviewing my running tasks, I've noticed a memory leak in process system/bin/installd. On boot completed, it begins running in the background, consuming 20-30MB RAM. Over time, its RAM usage ...
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Should I leave ZRAM activated on a device with 512 MB RAM or not?

I have an old Android Smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S Plus i9001). It has a 1 core 1.4 GHz CPU and 512 MB RAM, OS is Cyanogenmod 4.4.4. It runs smoothly and quite fast. The phone will only be used for ...
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Phone evicting inactive applications from ram, despite plenty of memory free

The phone (Jiayu G4S) is running Android 4.4.2, 2GB of ram, stock jiayu.es rom (kernel 3.4.67) Stock configuration also sets up some swap in zram, I disabled it, does not seem to make a difference. ...
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How to reduce RAM usage in the Samsung Galaxy Pro Tab 8.4?

I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and it came with 2GB of RAM (When I purchased the device I thought 2GB would be quite enough). However, after using it for a few days. I felt the Tab Pro was just ...
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accessing internal storage of android device without powering on device

i own a canvas micromax. while experimenting with the motherboard i accidentally screwed with the power button. my device is as such fine but the power button has stopped functioning due to which i ...
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Insufficient memory. First aids tried. Everything is tried! Pls help!

We have two phones with same problem. 1) Micromax Canvas A110 1GB RAM, 4GB Internal, 8GB EXTERNAL SD CARD Ice cream sandwich 4.04 LATEST PROBLEM: On rebooting( turning the phone and switching it ...
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800MB free RAM yet home screen redraws?

my lowest priority app-kill min-free level engages at 64MB. if I have 800MB of free RAM as reported in OSMonitor, why is the garbage collecting Nova Launcher assets? I can't even. BTW, I have ...
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Android Memory Problem

So I had a problem with my memory today. I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy Trend (GT-S7392) with RootGenius 1.8.7 I rooted my phone because I wanted to transfer apps to my ext sd card since Samsung ...
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App is kept in memory, content is not

On my GPE S4 (Android 5.0.1), if I change from Firefox or Google Sheets or ezPDFreader to another application for more than 1 or 2 minutes, and come back, the data is loaded again. It is not only bad ...
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Low memory message on cm 9.1.0

I need help to free up my memory. Today I tried to add a new app, but my phone says its memory is low. So I decided to delete some apps, did not work at all. I already deleted about 2 or 3 Apps and I ...
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...
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How to give more Java process memory (RAM) to games?

I have a developer background, but this is not a game development question. I have several games that are struggling to be playable with 128MB of RAM allowed for them in Android. I have a Galaxy S4 ...
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should (or shouldn't) I clean the ram when I closed all applications?

This might be a bit of a general question but nevertheless: Performance wise: should I, when I kill all apps (or some of them) also clear memory? I know that android keeps a stack of apps ...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

I am using Andriod 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the last 3 years. For the last 2 months the "Google Play Services" app is taking too much memory, Now I want to uninstall it. Is it safe to do so? Does it ...
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Difference between task killer, battery optimizer, removing (slide out) open app

Recently I am pretty concerned about my battery and apps that eat up phone resources. These are the solutions I end up with: Free up RAM: clean master one tap boost. Grrenify that 'hibernate' apps. ...
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Creating a script that cleans RAM upon locking the screen

I own an android with cyanogen mod installed and would like to add a script, that cleans the RAM automatically each time i lock my screen. I seek to achieve that remains of the encryption key are ...
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Strange storage issue on new Rom

I have a 2Gb ram 16gb Jiayu S3. The rom it shipped with is an outdated one so I want to flash to this: http://www.needrom.com/download/jy-s3-stock-moded-system/ Currently my phone has internal ...
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Which is faster '1GB RAM with 64 bit' or '2GB RAM with 32 bit' [duplicate]

I planed to purchase new mobile. I confused with processor and RAM. Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (64 Bit) 1GB RAM Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 (32 Bit) 2GB RAM Which one will be faster?
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How can I prevent apps being killed prematurely on my Moto G 4G?

I have a Moto G 4G (XT1039, Android 4.4.4, non rooted) which aggressively kills apps, even while they are in use. Apparently one of the few Motorola 'enhacements' (read bloatware) compared to stock. ...
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Android Low Memory: How to do factory reset of my phone when it won't open anything

My Android phone is constantly giving me a "Low Memory" error on the top of the screen. I would like to uninstall intensive apps or even do a factory reset (following online tutorials), but even if I ...
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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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Memory limitations of websites?

Does anybody know the memory limitations of websites running AOSP back to 4.0? We often see sites using around 30MB-60MB in Chrome's heap inspector (which seems kind of random). Sometimes upwards of ...
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I would like to know if it is possible to increase the ram memory in a samsung galaxy note pro 12.2 smp900 tablet?

Hello I recently purchased a galaxy note pro 12.2 32GB smp900 tablet. I love the tablet. However the ram memory seems inadequate. I always close down programs I am not using. I empty my cache and ...
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Can I play high end games on my rooted low end phone

I own a spice phone which have low internal memory and ram but it is rooted. My question is that is it possible to play high end games like GTA vice city or nfs on that phone. I had Googled about it ...