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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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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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Find PHYS_OFFSET value for mkbootimg

As I was following the instructions from here, I found a problem that my /proc/config.gz does not contain CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET setting. But my /proc/iomem contains 40000000-5bffffff : System RAM. What ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Understanding RAM, SD Card and Device Memory of an smartphone

I have an Android smartphone and would like to understand what is the difference between RAM, SD Card and Device Memory. When I check Memory Usage of my smartphone, I see those components: RAM: 174 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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Apps are automatically closing/restarting and phone is running slow

I am running Nexus 5 with Android 5.0.1 (Lollipop), stock (via OTA Google push). I like it for the most part, except for the fact that I have noticed a repeating problem. After awhile of using the ...
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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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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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How to move Android folder to SD Card?

I want to install heavy game ( Wolfs among Us ) on phone, it requires 2.5GB. I don't have that much space to even download game, but I do have 3 GB of free space on SD card. Game installs itself only ...
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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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is there any way to add more internal memory on a lg optimus? [duplicate]

I downloaded Facebook asks Facebook messenger and now im out of memory. I have a memory card that is still have 4gb left on it. Wat do I need ty do to fix the low memory space or add more internal ...
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Android GingerBread gives phone storage full error [duplicate]

I am using Micromax A80 (RAM of 256 MB), last week when i tried to upgrade WhatsApp through google play my phone started giving phone storage full error. (Google Play Services is taking all the memory ...
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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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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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Can't get ZRAM to work on Cyanogenmod 11 (4.4.4)

I'm using Cyanogenmod 11 (4.4.4) on my GT-i9500 (Samsung Galaxy S4) and I'm trying to get ZRAM working. I could set the swap on and it even shows on /proc/swaps: Filename Type ...
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Why does my Galaxy S3 neo freeze shortly after booting?

I have a Galaxy S3 neo and for some reason after I turn it on the RAM usage gets so high making it freeze. Even after rebooting the problem appears again. Exactly after 35 seconds, or so, from turning ...
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How much RAM does a Huawei H868c Glory have?

I want to run "Terraria" on my Huawei H868c Glory, which is running Android 4.0.4. How much RAM does it have?
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Is there any way to give phone rating according to its ram and processor data ? except benchmarks

I am trying to cluster phones of similar specifications together ie phones that have near about same performance i have only data of processors and ram associated with each phone , is there any way i ...
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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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100% RAM Used.what to do? [duplicate]

i have huawei g5000-5000 mobile whith 512 mb ram which has 479 mb free and a quad-core processor.offlate i have seen it has 0mb free ram and i am not able to do any work.whenever i open any app it ...
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Android 5 memory usage for Nexus 5

Before Android L update my mobile(Nexus 5) used to use around 1GB RAM. Now, it's using around 1.6GB RAM leaving me only 250MB free memory. When I look into device memory, it's showing System is using ...
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Is it possible to change the settings in android so that data is saved to the external SD card instead of the the phone's internal memory?

This problem has been annoying me for a while. When I download and install an app to my phone it defaults to the phone's internal memory. Not too big of a deal since I can move it afterwards. The ...
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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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Storage space and memory: mobile phone architecture versus PC architecture

On a PC, there are hard disks acting as storage space where the operating system and application files are stored, and there is RAM which is memory which gets used up by the operating system ...
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Why is most of my RAM always being used? [duplicate]

I got one of those phone boosters for Android but it looks like it does not work very well because when I run a clean it stops at 88% or somewhere and immediately tells me that I have to clean again. ...
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ram say large MB used [duplicate]

Hello i have Samsung galaxy S tow. 1 GB ram i run 325 MB of ram, when i calculate the MB of running program. but it say used 780 MB or over %85 of memory. my phone is very slow, how to fix it 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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what are pino files in miscellaneous files (samsung gs4)

Can anyone tell me what 'pino' files are? they are located in miscellaneous files in the memory section (I am currently using the Samsung GS4.) Can i delete them as they are taking a lot of space in ...
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RAM of HTC one (m7)? [duplicate]

From the technical details it seems that HTC one (m7) has 2Gb of RAM, but if I check the RAM usage the smartphone shows that I am using around 900 Mb of 1.5Gb. There is something that I do not ...
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What does zRAM means?

I heard about a feature called zRAM in newer androids ROMs. Do anybody has detailed information about it ?
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Controlling Facebook App RAM and/or startup behavior

I'm running Android 2.3 on a Nexus S, and working RAM is an issue. Facebook takes 30mb of working RAM as a background app. Is there a way to either: Run Facebook on demand (not at boot) Kill ...
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dumpsys meminfo: differences between ICS and KitKat?

I noticed differences when I compare the meminfo of old Android and newer ones but I can't find documentation about it. Using the same apk, Graphics and GL only show up on KitKat and the usage on ...