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How can I use my internal storage as extra RAM?

So I asked this question on this site and got this answer. Now that I'm rooted, I'm ready to take this route. I've tried looking for ways but almost all the results that came up were unrelated. So ...
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Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) the OS categorizes your app and each category has its own threshold in which the OS uses for determining which app to close first when it runs out of memory. Has anyone of ...
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Is there a way to perform a memdump of an android device?

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,...
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Is it possible to use my SD card as ROM and my internal ROM as an additional RAM?

I've read somewhere that I can do some certain things to partition my SD Card specially to allot some part or all of it to trick the phone into thinking it's the "internal" ROM. For the life of me, I ...
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How to active the RAM memory which is differents with 512 MB when buying [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is my device not utilizing all of its available RAM? I have new problem with my Novo 7 Basic, Android 3.2, 8GB, 512 MB** RAM: When I go into Tools -> System Info (...
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How to lower OOM value of an app permanently?

I am not challenging Android's memory management technique (like killers do). I just want to give an app higher priority even when it's not in foreground or visible (with notification). AutoKiller ...
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Installing RAM Into Your Android Powered Tablet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you upgrade the RAM of an Android device? I recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. I am aware that it only has 1GB of Ram. I am running the Android Ice ...
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Can you upgrade the RAM of an Android device?

I'm sure many people like me are aware and annoyed by the extremely limited amount of RAM in Nexus S (512MB but only 300+ is usable), I have searched all over google for a solution to increase the ...
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Is there a way to white-list an app (web browser) so Froyo 2.2 memory manager does NOT kill it?

One of my biggest pet peeves with Android (due to heavy use of my Droid X for reading web pages) is the fact that it can kill ANY application it wishes when doing its automated memory management. ...
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Why is my device not utilizing all of its available RAM?

I have a Nook Color with Cyanogenmod 7.2 (on mSD), and Nook Color is supposed to be 512MB of RAM (says so on product's page). When I open Menu (on bottom bar, while on desktop) > Manage Applications >...
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What is cleared when I restart my phone?

I haven't restart my phone since the day I got it however decided I would give it a go since my contacts seem to disappear intermittently. Anyhoo, it prompted me that if I restarted my phone anything ...
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Stopping Dolphin Browser Mini from reloading (Question about memory and cache)

After opening certain amount of pages in Dolphin Browser Mini (and I think Dolphin HD), the browser dismesses pages from memory as described here: Can I make the browser stop autmatically refreshing ...
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Why do I see less memory on my Asus tablet then specified?

I have asus eee pad transformer tf101. In application/running I see 195mb used+ 366mb free = 560mb. But it should be 1 gb by specification! Then in Quodrant in section memmory I see: Total: 745932 ...
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How can I edit values in memory?

Is it possible to edit values in memory used by an app? I would assume this requires root.
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Does Android hide some amount of RAM from the User?

I bought a new tablet, but Android (2.3.1) shows that it has only 150MB free of 256MB, and it should have 512MB. I checked the file /proc/meminfo, MemTotal information. It only shows 256MB. Is there ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
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How can I free up RAM automatically?

I'm very tired of seeing my RAM used up by unwanted apps which I don't launch regularly, but they continue to appear in the taskbar. Every time I closed them and free the memory. After I restart my ...
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Is there a concern as far as memory when running ICS ROM on 512MB device (DroidX)

Based on available evidence so far, are there legitimate concerns that people with older phones that have 512MB memory (e.g. Droid X) would experience memory issues when running 4.0 (Ice Cream ...
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How does memory usage compare on Droid X Froyo vs Gingerbread stock ROMs?

If I upgrade my Droid X from Froyo 2.2 stock to Gingerbread 2.3 stock Motorola/Verizon ROM, is it known what the memory footprint impact is expected to be? (assuming I keep my installed app list and ...
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Are there specific cases in which a task-killer or “fast reboot” program is helpful?

I know there have been previous questions regarding task killers, but I wanted to ask about two specific cases. I've heard a debate raging here and on several forums about Android's way of managing ...
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Keep the home launcher from being killed

I have a Motorola Milestone, and I've come to learn that it has a relatively low memory (runtime memory, not storage capacity). The problem that comes with this is that whenever too many apps want to ...
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Isn't Firefox mobile able to save tabs when switching to another app and back to Firefox?

Besides its slowness, one big problem of Firefox to me is whenever I leave the app (e.g. looking up a translation in a dictionary) and switch back via ALT-TAB or long press HOME, Firefox reloads all ...
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reduce memory usage of “Internet” and “contacts”

The DiskUsage app shows 14,8MB data used for "Internet" and 11,5MB used for contacts. Is there a way to reduce memory usage? I know I can delete Internet data using the general app settings but I ...
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Do all android phones have to reload their home screen?

I have had my EVO 4G for coming on 2 years. Lately it has developed this ever so annoying habit of reloading the home screen for 60 seconds any time I return from a memory intensive app such as the ...
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What kinds of memory does an Android device have?

What kind/types of memory (or data storage devices) does and android device have, and what information is stored in that type of memory? I know of: Internal memory RAM Memory ROM Memory Storage ...
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Is there a way to create virtual memory?

I'm curious if there's a way to create virtual memory for an Android phone. I have a 4gb mirco sd card in my phone. Any ideas?
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Is there a way to reduce the CPU and memory usage of the stock Browser?

The stock browser in Gingerbread 2.3.3 seems to take a lot of resources in terms of CPU and memory. This causes other apps, including the launcher, to be killed. Are there any steps I can take to ...
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How much internal memory after updating HTC Desire to official Gingerbread?

I'm very tempted to upgrade my Desire to official 2.3.3, but I was wondering if I'd lose internal memory in doing this. I didn't find any info on the Internet, so I would like to ask that to someone ...
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How can I free up storage on my SGS II?

I got a notification on my SGS2 today that said the phone memory is nearly full. So my question is: How can I move apps to the internal USB storage? I don't have a micro SD card in my phone.
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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Memory Expansion For Asus Eeepad Transformer

Hello I am planning on getting the 16GB version of the Eeepad Transformer, however I would want to upgrade the memory via the expansion slot.Does anyone have an idea up to how many gigs the expansion ...
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ZTE Blade/San Francisco memory cards that work

I'm looking out to extend the card memory for my ZTE Blade phone. Can anybody who has experience with this tell me which SD cards (preferably 16GB and above) certainly work well for the San Francisco/...
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Is there any custom ROM that includes a feature to permanently kill a process? [closed]

As is well known from many blog/forum posts, Android 2.2 (Froyo) changed the mechanism for the API to kill the process such that a killed process will likely/possibly be re-started by the OS after ...
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Why does “Google Services” take up increasing RAM and spawn new services over time?

I have a rooted OG Droid which I install custom ROMs to frequently. I've noticed in all builds of Froyo and Gingerbread that I've tried, over time of being on, certain services will take up more RAM ...
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Is “ROM” the same as internal flash memory?

I saw the Nexus S storage specs are 512MB RAM + 16GB iNAND flash memory and for the HTC Incredible S: 768 MB RAM and 1.5 GB ROM and microSD slot up to 32GB (8GB card included) Is the Incredible'...
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Homescreen is blank on 2.2 Droid

I have a Motorola Droid on Verizon, and a lot of times when I unlock it, my homescreen will be blank; no icons, no widgets. Nothing in my app tray, either. I have to wait for about a minute for ...
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How can I increase the max windows for the stock browser?

I use the stock browser, and I find it's the best for my purposes. One thing is annoying, however -- I can't have more than four windows open. Is there a way to increase this? I have a Galaxy S ...
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How do RAM and processor speed affect overall performance on Android?

Since Android can be installed on wide range of devices, I'm wondering how important RAM and the CPU speed are to the performance of a device. There are always tradeoffs when something is increased ...
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S not utilizing all of its RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is my device not utilizing all of its available RAM? Samsung Galaxy S GT I9000 comes with 512 MB RAM but it shows only 326 or less. Why?
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What is the largest HTC Desire card size?

Anyone know what the largest size of card the HTC Desire will take? I saw this question, Maximum (micro) SD card speed class for HTC EVO? Which says a class4, so that's okay as the 32gb card is class ...
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What is the maximum Xperia X10 memory card size?

I just bought an X10 and I would like to have as large a memory card as possible. What is the largest one that works with X10? Does it work with 32 GB cards?
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How can I manually add memory to the Android emulator?

I'm planning to buy an Android phone, but I want to try the applications in the Android Market using Android Emulator. I have downloaded many applications and reached the maximum apps I can download ...
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How will a swap partition/file affect the system?

Some friends told me that their Android phones have very little (<100MB) available memory for regular apps, because the OS and some un-killable services take most of the RAM. For example, one phone ...