For questions regarding operating memory (RAM) in an Android device. Please do not use this tag for questions concerning storage space and disk usage, use the "internal-storage" tag instead.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

1
vote
1answer
356 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
306 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
187 views

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. ...
1
vote
1answer
791 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
205 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Memory Stick connection

Experia z3 with new marshmallow android has no option of sending data from the internal storage to a memory stick via USB cable. with previous android it was possible. Is there any way to send data ...
0
votes
1answer
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
431 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
203 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
947 views

Increase RAM through SD Card

In windows we can make SD card as RAM, is something similar possible in android (with and without root)
0
votes
1answer
335 views

how to clear RAM on the click on a button?

I need some help regarding the performance of my phone. I have to clear RAM every time to free some space through the task manager. Can anybody please help me clearing RAM on the click of a button?
0
votes
1answer
764 views

How to increase RAM by swapping memory from Internal Phone Storage..?

I have Micromax Canvas Music A88. I just want to allocate memory from internal phone storage to RAM. Memory Detail : RAM: 512 MB Internal Memory: 2 GB I want to transfer 500 Mb from internal ...
0
votes
1answer
631 views

How can I tweak the amount of RAM allocated to Chrome for Android?

I have a Samsung S4 running Android version 4.4.2. I am using Chrome browser version 35.0.1916.141. I am constantly on the go and I utilize my phone's browser pretty heavily. I've noticed that with ...
4
votes
0answers
209 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
752 views

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. ...
2
votes
0answers
209 views

I have a problem with the android internal memory allocation is permanent

Has the android "internal memory allocation freeze" been solved? Example: GS3 internal memory full with photos (picassa sync issue). After moving problem photos to SD card, the internal memory is ...
2
votes
0answers
206 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
63 views

How do I investigate the memory Usage?

I've a Micromax A74 with (rooted) Android 4.2.2. Recently I've faced the crashing of some application and started to analyze the usage of RAM. Settings>Apps>Running is not helpful: Sometimes I ...
1
vote
0answers
223 views

Internal memory on my Android is full: even after factory reset (and no apps downloaded). What can I do?

I can download apps of up to 16 MB or so but that's about it. I can't free up enough space to download a single "big" app like Facebook. And it's weird because my phone was able to download this app ...
1
vote
0answers
68 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
161 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
3k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
483 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
4k views

Creating Swap memory without rooting

I want to set up swap memory for my android phone. How to set up swap memory without rooting the device? Is there an app for doing so?
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Do-not-kill priority for user services

I have an antivirus which is prone to the garbage collector when there is little free RAM. I want to unconditionally prevent Android from killing the AV service. I am rooted. How do I do this? I am ...
0
votes
0answers
197 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
142 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
781 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
162 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
58 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
196 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
29 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
64 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
75 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
157 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
119 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
123 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
378 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
684 views

How to disable automatic memory management in android kitkat

I was in the middle of bank transaction, and I received a 3d pin through sms. I tapped the notification to opened the sms to read the pin, and then went to recent opened apps to go back to transaction ...
0
votes
0answers
612 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
235 views

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 ...