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comment android virtual memory support
Enabling real swap would be good idea to handle native processes leaking memory (e.g. Cyanogenmod Nightlies every now and then). However, because Dalvik really does not like real swap, there would be need for additional hacks to keep all dalvik processes out of swap...
Jul
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comment Is there a way to create virtual memory?
Swapper 2 is a good tool for activating swap on rooted phones. However, be warned that due the way Android uses the memory (mostly by VMs using sweeping memory algorithms) swapping causes high IO load and if you swap to SD card, the overall latency will suffer a lot. I have found that having 5-10 MB swap is okay, though. The question is, are you hitting the lack of RAM bad enough to do the all the work for only 5-10 MB extra? Unfortunately, if you need much more, it's time to look for better hardware.
Mar
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comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
@numediaweb: are you sure your hardware is GT-I9000 and not e.g. GT-I9000M or GT-I9000B? Could you elaborate how it "didn't work"? Did it reboot continuously or did it enter the normal boot sequence, instead?
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comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
The GT-i9000M or "Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant" is different phone than GT-i9000 (known as international version of "Samsung Galaxy S"). Looking at the specs, GT-i9000M looks like a better hardware because it contains gyroscope -- assuming of course that it works otherwise correctly with galaxysmtd CM ROM.
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comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
Yeah, reading more than the first sentence of question would help a lot in the future. The point was how to get into recovery in case the OS is boot looping / crashing during startup because in that case you cannot ever see any menu provided by the Android.
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comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
It's also worth mentioning that Galaxy S (GT-I9000 international version) has hardwired behavior to do hardware reset if power button is hold for 5-20 seconds (the delay seems to be random). The OS (Android) cannot cancel this so it does not matter if you have screen lock or a phone call active. I've accidentally rebooted my phone while holding gloves (the power button is on the side of the phone and will be accidentally activated very easily if one grabs the phone while wearing gloves because it's too cold outside to do without). For the first time it happened, I thought the OS had crashed.
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comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
It turns out that at least with my hardware, holding the Home button is required. If I don't press the Home button, the bootloader seems to halt. Holding Power for 5-10 seconds reboots the device, otherwise nothing happens.
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accepted Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
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answered Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
Oct
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comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
I don't understand how it can still enter recovery when rebooted from Cyanogenmod - perhaps the hardware is in different state in that case and the recovery kernel is able to deal with it.
Oct
31
comment Galaxy S GT-I9000: how to fix boot to recovery with Volume up+Power?
I'm now suspecting that there's something wrong with my recovery image. When I insert battery with Volume up + Power, it looks like some kind of boot loop while entering recovery: the galaxy s default boot logo shows up, then screen goes black for a moment, then cyanogenmod logo shows up, the screen goes black for a moment and then galaxy s default boot logo shows up after a moment. And the loop goes on until I release Volume up. Then it boots to full Cyanogenmd 10 M2 after a black flash or two.
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