Swap is a partiton or file that is used in operating systems to store running processes, so it is basically 'extra' RAM. The swap file or patiton usually sits on the SD card (or is an extra SD card partition), that the android system places excess memory data.

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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 storage ...
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Can I remove the swap file

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editing vold.fstab

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Swap partitions on android?

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How to find the pathname of the swap partition on SD card?

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Does Android 2 support swap space?

With Android 2.3 being Linux-based, can Android 2.3 use a swap partition without being rooted?
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Use of swap size while partitioning?

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How to know if a custom ROM uses existing swap partition

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Activating swap at boot with an init.d script?

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