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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Increase RAM through SD Card

In windows we can make SD card as RAM, is something similar possible in android (with and without root)
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Can i read the RAM and CPU usage of other applications-Android

I want to know whether is it possible to monitor the CPU, RAM, Network and Battery usage of each and every application installed in my device through my application dynamically? Does Android's ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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?