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What is filling my phone's RAM, if not apps?

My Galaxy S3 has gone from snappy to slow over the past few weeks: When I open or change apps it reacts very slowly. When the app is running that app is working fine. It resembles having too little ...
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Expand RAM on Micromax Canvas A76- Android 4.2.2

I want to use my SDcard to expand my RAM. I am falling short of RAM memory and due to which I need at least 500 MB more RAM space. For this, I have a class10 8 GB microSD card. Can anyone suggest how ...
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Can using too much RAM drain battery?

I'm really confused about Android memory management. I just read here that killing apps by swiping from recent list or using task killers won't save your battery but drain more because this cause the ...
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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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Jelly Bean resource Usage

I have a phone with 512MB of ram. The company has launched the Jelly Bean update for the phone. Currently my phone is running Android ICS 4.0.4 which has alot of lag and frameloss issues, So I am ...
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My phone handles RAM utterly wrong

Well I don't mind if there is only very few unused RAM. That's what RAM is for. But please, my Sony Xperia SP has 1GB RAM, which is I think should absolutely be enough for the tasks that my phone ...
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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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can't load a image because out of memory(RAM),

I have an android phone with secure gallery app on it. Usually, I use to use the app for hiding pictures from the main gallery and use it to view pictures by setting up a password for the app to ...
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Why Don't my Changes to Settings Save?

My changes to settings won't save. This is a (nearly) fresh non-custom install of Android on a Galaxy Nexus. This happens with some but not all the settings I've tried changing, including: Checking ...
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1GB/8GB advertised versus 967.5 MB / 5564.6 MB actual .HELP [duplicate]

just recieved new android phone which should be 1GB ROM AND 8GB RAM. ANTUTU tells me the following memory 840.2/1008.3 MB RAM 175.7/967.5 MB Internal SD card ...
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How come my free ram keeps getting less and less? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung gs3 gt 19300 running on cyanogen mod 10.2 stable version, so far it has been smooth other than the ram problem (which I also encounter when using stock ROM) Whenever I restart, I ...
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v6 Supercharger with Multitask Manager and Tag Home Launchers

I would like to make both launchers Hard To Kill. Tag Home takes way too long to load from cold start because it has to load ~200 app tags from a database into memory. However, it only occupies 8MB ...
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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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LG Optimus Logic claims I have low memory, but I don't

For some reason, my LG Optimus Logic claims that I have low memory after I install applications. However, when I go into my settings, both the SD Card, Flash, and System Memory are no where close to ...
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Android Phones Hangs while playing game

I just noticed this one but when I played my game its lagging and till it stop completely or freeze. I cant do anything but to take my battery out. Any clue? I master reset still nothing. I do not ...
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How to find out the amount of memory allocated to each application in my android phone?

When I was reading Displaying Bitmaps Efficiently I read the following sentence. Mobile devices typically have constrained system resources. Android devices can have as little as 16MB of ...
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What is “Lost RAM” in dumpsys meminfo?

Below is a sample dumpsys with Lost RAM. What is its significance in KitKat? How it can be reclaimed and used? Total PSS by OOM adjustment: 31841 kB: Native 13173 kB: zygote (pid ...
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How to Increase RAM in my karbonn s2 [duplicate]

my karbonn s2 has 512 MB RAM but it is always shows 85 % full I have installed RAM cleaner app but not happy with it. sometimes my phone hang down. what can be done to increase the memory (RAM) ?
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Memory usage unknown, how to find which process uses it and free it?

Is there a way to find via code or command line to find what is using that much memory in the phone? since it makes it slow and lag a lot when connected to the computer.
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android virtual memory support

I want to know if android supports virtual memory concept.I know windows supports virtual memory but what about android? Do our android phones store less used data out of RAM?
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How can I determine how much total RAM my device actually has?

I bought a SIM locked ZTE v790 in Egypt. It tells me that it has 181MB of RAM, but it supposed to be 512MB. Is there a way to check how much RAM my device physically has before deciding to get it ...
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Why does it seem like I have less RAM than advertised?

Why is that on my Galaxy Note 3 (3gb RAM) I only have .91 GB free, 1.5 GB used while doing nothing, meaning only 2.41 GB total. Is that because the rest (~.6 GB) of my memory is used for the OS? And ...
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Will flashing a custom fix lag on my Android?

I have a 1 GB RAM tablet running a pretty much vanilla Android Jelly Bean 4.1.1 and it's been running very slow. Apps startup time have been slow, noticeable lag exists while scrolling between the ...
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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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Why Large RAM use with my Galaxy Nexus verizon while Little RAM use with Galaxy Nexus GSM?

Galaxy Nexus verizon ROM:10.2-20131017-SKANK-toro Galaxy Nexus GSM ROM:CM11 From the picture, you can see that verizon system uses a large amount RAM while GSM not. Why that happend? And ...
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Instead of 5 GB storage shows 2.42 GB .

I 've purchased Karbonn Titanum S5 Plus. In that, It is showing TOTAL STORAGE SHOWING as (1 GB + 1.42 GB) ie 2.42 GB But in the features it is written as 1 GB RAM and 4 GB ROM ie Total 5 GB ...
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Android 4.1.1 consumes too much memory

My HTC One S has been upgraded to 4.1.1 and I noticed that it started consuming too much memory. When I had 4.0, average memory consumption was about 300-450 MB. But now it is on the level of 700-850 ...
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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 make my home screen faster?

Do you have any recommendations to make the fastest home screen without making it too different from stock Android? Visual effects don't matter to me. Specs: LG Optimus L5. Factory stock JB 4.1.2 but ...
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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 do I have so little unused RAM? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S? 0 ram free on ICS My device (ASUS TF201, unrooted, stock Firmware) is ...
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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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Is there any custom ROM that includes a feature to permanently kill a process?

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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How to find android apps occupies RAM memory space?

I wish to know about which app is occupies more memory space in RAM when i use multiple apps Note: i just have RAM capacity of 256MB so that my battery downs soon.
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How can I allocate more than 1024 MB of RAM to an Android Virtual Device?

I want to work with 1024MB or higher RAM sizes but when I try to start my Virtual Device it is giving the error: Failed to allocate memory: 8 I researched many thing about this issue; Some ...
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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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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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Galaxy S3 high RAM consumption even on idle

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever-- no rooting, no nothing. It is as good as a stock phone with a few Play Store apps. However, of late, I have begun ...
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Install V6 Supercharger on Nook Tablet 8GB/512M

I have a Nook Tablet(8GB version) and i only see around 100Mb RAM free even after killing some apps with task manager. I have Cyanogenmod 10.1.3-RC2 installed + NookOnFire Showtime kernel(CPU ...
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force stopping of a preloaded app on kyocera rise

Can i press force stop on preloaded app on device by pressing on force stop? Would it free internal memory by doing so? i realize that the preloaded device apps cannot b uninstalled however If i ...
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In Android 4, does disabling “Show notifications” have an effect on the process priority with regards to low memory?

Android 4 has a feature where you can disable notifications for an app by going to that app's properties and unchecking a checkbox. Both temporary and ongoing notifications will be hidden. My ...
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How to kill processes to get maximum available RAM?

I am trying to kill all unwanted background processes (especially the ones started by zygote) on a rooted android phone (any version and any model), so that I have the maximum possible RAM available ...
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What does the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error mean when choosing 'Move to SD card'?

When I choose 'Settings - Applications - Manage applications' , and a 'Move to SD card' I get the 'Failed to move application. Not enough memory' error. Anyone know why ? I am running Froyo 2.2 on a ...
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How much RAM should I allow an app to use, and how much should I always leave free?

I have a chess app on my 2012 Nexus 7 (running stock Android 4.3, with a few small background services) that allows me to set the size of an internal hash table used by the chess engine. Larger hash ...
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Storage Internal Phone & SD confusion

I bought a Runbo X5 Android (ice cream sandwich) phone with 500MB internal Storage & 2.05GB Phone storage and optional SD card storage upto 32GB i understand that when you download an app it ...
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Is free ram really wasted? [duplicate]

I'd be grateful if you can give me some clarifications about memory management in Android. I know, so many times has been told that task killers are useless, Android is not Windows, it is Linux based ...
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Is there an internal memory test for Android devices?

I need to fix a friend's phone this evening that has suddenly produced loads of android.process.media and com.google.process.gapps errors. I am going to reinstall the OS as it's an older ROM but it ...
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SD card limit says 8gb, Can I get a larger sd card to work?

I'm thinking a buying a new phone, but it says the external sd card size limit is 8gb. Can I do something to increase this to 16 or 32 gb. Details: phone: I-Mobile IQ 5.3 ...
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Is there any way to know the RAM of an Android phone? [duplicate]

I bought a Spice Stellar Jazz Mi-353. It tells me that it has 116MB of RAM, but it is supposed to be 256MB. Is there a way to check how much RAM my device physically has before deciding to get it ...
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Message Memory Full, Incoming message rejected

I get the message Message Memory full Incoming messe rejected I have deleted a lot of messages, and I have also run the memory cleaners I have on my phone. What should I do? Exactly which memory is ...