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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Swapping External SD Card Memory with Internal Memory on Android Lollipop

I own an Xperia M2 D2303, and I'm on the latest Lollipop build (see footnote). I've followed this tutorial but to no success since it'd seem Sony has changed the memory address (previously on Kitkat ...
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Does Android swap out memory used by foreground services?

Looking at an Android KitKat device made by LG, I see that an app called Software Update is always running as a foreground service (100). That service occupies a significant amount of memory. From ...
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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 ...
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How to create multiple swap files with same priority

I using swap on my y300, and I wondered how to create multiple swap files but with SAME priority, I use init.d script to start swaps from file in /bin but it gives them priority -1; -2; -3; in order ...
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Firefox in cache slowing down phone

I am running Cyanogenmod on my rather old Motorola Droid 4, and it is pretty slow by now. I something quite strange lately. From what I read on the internet Android seems to handle memory quite ...
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htc 516 dual sim doesnt boot. black screen. HELP!

Yesterday i was able to root my HTC 516 dual sim. i decided to use my swap partition that i created on my sd card. installed app "Memory Swap" . it asked me to use the partition mmcblck1p2 or ...
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Swap to Increase RAM but kernel issue

I have Micromax Canvas Doodle A111 phone with Android v4.1.2. My phone has 512 MB RAM by default. So whenever I try installing some new apps my phone becomes really slow so I decided to increase RAM ...
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“kswapd0” is taking up some of my device's CPU time even though I don't have any swap. What's going on?

Using Ozcan ROM 6.3 on my Samsung Galaxy S4, I'm observing kswapd0 process making CPU laggy. The same thing happened on another TW KK ROM - Omega. After researching on it for weeks, I realized that it'...
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LowMemoryKiller is killing loads of system apps and forcing user space death, but “free” says there's plenty of memory

For some time I've had a problem, where crucial system processes were being force killed by LowmemoryKiller/OOM. Following help, I added a 500 MB swap file working natively a couple of days ago to ...
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Creating and enabling an internal storage swap partition on rooted Android Kitkat

System: Rooted Android 4.4 phone (actual rom: CM 11 Milestone 6) with 1GB ram, plenty of internal storage, but no sdcard slot. My phone's partition scheme is unmodified CyanogenMod 11. Problem: ...
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Is It Possible To Completely Swap Storages On Kitkat 4.4.2?

I'm using a rooted Samsung SM-G313HZ Galaxy V device with Android Kitkat 4.4.2 OS. Is it possible to completely swap storages on my device so that every single application and game will read their ...
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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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editing vold.fstab

I believe that I can swap memory SDcard <---> extSdCard if I know how to edit the vold.fstab. Can someone here please help me? I know it'll be a piece of cake for the geniuses here at stackexchange....
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Swap partitions on android?

I just installed AParted on CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.4,Kernel version 2.6.32.9-FXP) and was trying to partition my SD Card to extend internal memory. Anyway, I found that it can make swap partitions,...
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How to find the pathname of the swap partition on SD card?

As this warns, you should not enable swap on the wrong partition or you can destroy your phone: OK before we go any further! previous phones had a partition layout where mmcblck0 was the SDcard (...
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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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Creating App and Swap partition for Android

I have got Karbonn A5+. I dont know how much ROM, RAM it exactly have. When I go to Settings > Applications > Manage Application it shows 191MB used, 11MB free. But, when I open Advanced Task Killer, ...
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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?
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Use of swap size while partitioning?

I just rooted my phone (Android 2.3.6) and partitioned the sd card using CWM recovery. While partitioning, I noticed about swap size and while searching about it, different blogs (xda developers) ...
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How to know if a custom ROM uses existing swap partition

Recently I switched my custom ROM installed on my HTC Desire to a 4.1.2 based ROM (PARANOIDANDROID based). The ROM works fine but sometimes the device has serious lag of several seconds. I assume ...
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Swap partition not working on Huawei U8160 running CyanogenMod 7.2

I have a Huawei U8160 (also known as : Vodafone 858 Smart) which is running CyanogenMod 7.2 (which was released by MADTeam in 2/7/2012). After updating to the 2/7/2012 update, I found an option to ...
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Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory?

My current kernel (whatever is built into stock Froyo 2.2 ROM for Verizon Motorola Droid X) does NOT support swap memory. Does CyanogenMod 7.2 kernel support swap memory? Does that depend on device-...
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Activating swap at boot with an init.d script?

I have a rom that supports swap, but the swap script is missing. How would i make that swap script manually? I.E: What code would be in the file /etc/init.d/07swapon?