Questions tagged [ram]

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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How can I increase the maximum number of background apps on Android 10+?

The way Android works, there are two cases in which an app is killed. The device is low on RAM. This is kind of self-explanatory, there is generally no page file on Android, and RAM is finite. The ...
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How does the Android emulator emulate the RAM?

How does the Google Android emulator emulate the RAM? Does it use the physical RAM of the host or use secondary memory like the hard disk?
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Oppo A15 mobile phone not detected memory card

I've an oppo A15 mobile phone. I purchased a new Toshiba 16gb micro sdhc flash memory card.BUT PHONE'S NOT DETECTED MEMORY CARD AT ALL? I tried all file browser's but it seems obvious that it's ...
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How do I save my Redmi Note 8/4GB from app discards?

I am a power user and I mostly switch a lot between apps, so I don't like discarding. I use a custom ROM which is less heavy than MIUI ROM yet Still my background apps take a lot of memory that ...
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How do I enable zRAM with the highest priority in Android persistently?

I want to know how to use the /dev/block/zram0 in full power, but I can't apply the command swapon -p 32767 /dev/block/zram0 as it returns this: swapon: Couldn't swapon '/dev/block/zram0': Device or ...
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How do I make my android ROM auto-mounts and activate a swap partition in my sd card?

I have created a swap partition via GNOME Disks in my SD Card and I found that my Android system doesn't detect it until I used Aparted to activate it but still It is not persistent after a reboot and ...
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How to monitor log app wise usage report RAM CPU Battery and stop RAM resident apps from starting at boot

How to monitor log app wise usage report RAM CPU Battery and stop RAM resident apps from starting at boot Many time my Android 5.0 & 6.0 mobile become slow while working i checked it In process ...
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Will the fastboot boot ramdisk command boot a coreboot ramdisk to boot from usb/ sd card without mods?

Of course it has to be signed and not exceed a size-limit, but I think that custom roms or os's should come to a bigger audience without the limiting security and guarantee risks, disabling the ...
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CPU and Processor

i have a Mi Max 1 2016 model Everything was fine until A month ago i replaced my display After that the phone used to hang for6-7 seconds only when i quit apps and games high gps ones So i checked ...
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Random reboot during switching between apps

My device: Motorola One, Android 10 During clicking on a link in WhatsApp (default browser is Brave) Android rebooted accidentally. This random reboots happens from time to time (several times a week)....
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Upgrading Redmi 5 3gb 32 gb motherboard to a 4 gb 64 gb motherboard

I have Redmi 5 3 gb and 32 gb rom which is in good condition. Now, I want to upgrade the memory specs to 4 gb and 64 gb without changing the phone. Is it possible to remove the old motherboard and ...
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Why does android has only one zram but linux distros use many zram equal to the number of cpu cores?

Most android roms have only one zram device [zram0] but linux distros use many zram like zram0, zram1 .... Why is it like that? Does using many zram consumes more power or adds complexity? what's the ...
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RAM Expander Roehsoft not working on my tablet, how can i fix this?

Hello stackexchange community! I need some help with expanding RAM of an old android tablet of mine, more specifically, an Genesis GT-7204, using an SD card. I rooted the tablet already and granted ...
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Force app to stay active

My phone has very low memory (2 GB of ram) and thus any app that is running in background is automatically closed after a minute or so. It appears in the task manager but when I open it, the app doesn'...
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How to investigate/solve Google Play Store high memory usage (-> high CPU -> battery drain)?

Ever since my (not-rooted stock Android) Nokia 6.1 phone was upgraded to Android 10, last January, I have a performance issue with it: A couple of times per day it becomes near or completely unusable, ...
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How to fake device info for a specific app?

I need an app that can spoof device info. Like: Choose amount of RAM: 20GB Choose your CPU: ARM64 9000cores Choose app to lie to: [android app] And so on. I know there is an Xposed module for that,...
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How shall I prevent an app from being killed without using third party tools?

Contrary to the traditional computing world, where programs won't quit without the user asking for it, in the mobile world (and Android in particular), it's generally considered up to the system to ...
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Android system memory filled up Samsung Galaxy s8

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8 since 2 years. After time my free memory got less and less but my Samsung File manager only said that Others had (As of today) 47,26GB and in the Internet i did not found ...
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How do I empty trash bin on phone?

Please help. When photos and videos ef is are deleted, where do they go? I'd like to delete everything in my " trash", as my storage is always full. Thank you.
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Samsung Galaxy Buds immense RAM requirement

I was about to buy some Samsung Galaxy Buds but then saw in the system requirements that they required 1.5GB of ram to operate! "Compatibility" section under "specifications" https://checkout.telstra....
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How does Android treat files bigger than free space remaining while recording?

I've spent the entire day trying to solve this issue, it seems paranormal but (sadly) it's true and I didn't find a way to solve it. Yesterday I recorded a very important video using my Xiaomi and ...
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Fast WRITE speed or fast READ speed?

To move and use apps on its SD Card my droid suggests I use a "fast" SD card. https://www.cameramemoryspeed.com/sd-memory-card-faq/fastest-memory-card/ Ranks SD Cards by WRITE Speed and READ Speed. ...
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Android - is there any negative impact when you wipe out RAM and CACHE data for all Apps at once?

in Android phones, there are settings related to the phone's internal storage. I am interested in two of those settings, "delete all RAM data for all Apps", & "delete all CACHED data for all Apps"...
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Clone android phone storage without root

Is there any way to clone the internal storage of a phone (huawei honor v10, android 8.0) if the phone is not rooted and USB debugging is disabled? I am currently locked out of the phone, but I want ...
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Why does my android use so much ram?

I recently bought a realme xt phone 8gb ram varient. I usually get only 4 gb ram free and rest of the ram used by system. So i want to know that it's usual for 8gb ram system to take up to 4 gb ram ...
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Are RAM and storage physically located on smartphone's SoC or not?

I started to learn about Android-based devices' hardware and already have learned about SoC, which includes CPU, GPU, connectivity modules, etc in one chip. I have found an example of SoC structure (...
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How to disable bad RAM addresses and fix bad storage blocks?

The symptoms which device presents are: Restarts randomly with a previous freeze of a few of seconds (this is becouse of /proc/sys/kernel/panic is set to 5). Sometimes with a blue filled screen. Even ...
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Creating app shortcuts on main screen will consume lot of memory?

Latest android devices have enough RAM and Storage so when I was using 512 MB of RAM android phone customer care advised me to do not create shortcuts on main screen. Now I'm using 3GB of RAM and ...
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Dumpsys Meminfo reporting inconsistent values ((Free Ram + Used Ram + Lost Ram) > Total Ram) Nokia 1

Below is my log as stated in the title the value of Dumpsys Meminfo do not add up to total ram. My device is NOKIA 1 Android 8.1.0 To reproduce these results I opened 10 apps using adb shell monkey ...
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Samsung's device care app and running services option in developers settings show two different values for the amount of RAM free on my device

As shown by Samsung:- https://m.imgur.com/gallery/yoiOnlS As shown by developer options by Android:- https://m.imgur.com/gallery/OzNwRMO Why is it happening? Why is Samsung lying?
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Virtual addresses managed by Android

I have the following questions: How Android map virtual addresses to physical addresses? Does Android use virtual memory like desktop OS? What is the replacement algorithm used by Android? These ...
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How does game guardian collects data from? [closed]

I have a rooted android phone, I just only wanted to know how to get apps Variable values by using the android shell.
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Does buying thousands of apps (but not installing them) cause bloat in Android?

A few years ago, Google added the ability for app developers to place their apps "on sale". They included the ability for developers to temporarily offer their apps for free. I started "buying" ...
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Rooting Sony Xperia xa2 ultra

I permanently deleted my "DCIM" folder from my internal storage while connected to my pc using a usb cable, before unlocking the bootloader and factory resetting my phone and rooting my phone and ...
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does a newer version of andriod has better RAM management?

i have a rather old device with only 1 GB of RAM and currently runs a very barebone android 4.4.4 which lacks a lot of features. I am thinking of installing a newer version of android in it... is it a ...
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Huawei Phone Ram replacement, flash rom?

My friend's phone died with no signs of life, the repairs shop diagnosed it to have it's ram chip failed and they say that all the data will be lost after repair. Does it need to have its ROM ...
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How do I keep an App running in Background without rooting?

Mobile Legends in my phone(Xiaomi Redmi 5a) always restarts whenever I went to recent apps. And it is irritable when I'm in-game. What would normally cause this? How do I prevent it from happening? P....
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Applications that reside in memory both running and cached

I can see some apps running in background even if I have blocked that app's background data. I don't need to force close that app from developer options. I need to know, what is the duration of ...
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Add swap support to Android

I own Samsung Galaxy GT-i9082, Trust me, its really very slow due to its low RAM i.e 1GB only. I have Installed Custom ROM of Lineage OS From XDA but it still doesn't supports swapping which is the ...
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How to make mobile device powerful as PC/server?

Can we somehow connect mobile device with our pc and use pc's ram, cpu etc. on connected mobile device or is there maybe a powerful external ram and processors for mobile devices?
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Google Drive to Instagram File Location?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S6 with Android 7.0 that had about 29GB of 32GB memory full. I then tried to post a large video file (3+GB) from Google Drive over to my Instagram, but it got stuck on ...
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Do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster?

As the title says, do I need a smartphone with more RAM or one with a higher processor in order to load a big excel file faster ? For instance : Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM vs Snapdragon 845 with 6GB ...
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How to make phone use all available ram

I have an Android phone that has 3gb of RAM available it uses nearly 1.4gb at boot up and max of 2gb on using chrome ,WhatsApp and Samsung Internet and when I switch to recent apps they restart and ...
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How to allow read-only access to specific Android apps?

I would like to manually disable writing access only, yet still allow reading to a selected application onto the internal storage or external SD card. Android so far just allows allowing both or none ...
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What are RAM , ROM and their types used in Motorola smartphone?

Well I know some basic information about RAM and ROM. RAM is Random Access Memory with two main types i.e. SRAM and DRAM. Whereas ROM is Read only memory. There are five basic ROM types: 1.ROM 2....
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Does hibernation keep an app's memory locked and unusable by other apps?

Is it possible that hibernating too many apps (with Greenify or the like) might lead to memory allocation problems via each hibernated app's memory getting locked until the app itself is woken up and ...
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Is there a way to get device battery and memory stats remotely?

I am searching for a way to get the device battery and memory statistics of my friend's device on my phone/web (definitely with his permissions, i don't intend to hack his device). Is there any web or ...
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Size required for install much larger than app

Using Marshmallow. I usually have memory close to full. It often happens to me that, while trying to install an app of a given size, I am request to free space for 6-10 times the size of the app, ...
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Maximum number of possible playable songs

I have a library of over 100,000 mp3 songs. I have tried and failed to modify an iPod to be able to accommodate this number, but a friend recently suggested I store them on a 1TB micro SD card, and ...
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increase ram of smartphone using sd card [duplicate]

Is it possible to increase ram using sd card by rohesoft ram expander after rooting? i have read it in an article anyone tell me working method to create virtual ram in android phone.can i expand the ...

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