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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Can RAM and ROM be increased after rooting a device?

How can I increase RAM and ROM after rooting my Lenovo A269I running Android 2.3.6? After rooting an Android would the RAM and ROM be increased? I have not rooted my device yet. But I want to do so.
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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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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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Can you modify the configuration of RAM in your Android Device?

On our desktops via BIOS we can modify the configuration of RAM (changing the frequency and other memory timing parameters XMP's). Is there any way we can do the same for the RAM in Android devices?
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Increase RAM through SD Card

In Windows, it's possible to use SD card as RAM. Is something similar possible in Android (with and without root)?
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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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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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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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Is there a RAM test for Android devices?

I need to fix a friend's phone this evening that has suddenly produced loads of android.process.media and com.google.process.gapps errors. I am going to reinstall the OS as it's an older ROM but it ...
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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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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 much RAM should I allow an app to use, and how much should I always leave free?

I have a chess app on my 2012 Nexus 7 (running stock Android 4.3, with a few small background services) that allows me to set the size of an internal hash table used by the chess engine. Larger hash ...
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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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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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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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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 can I determine how much total RAM my device actually has?

I bought a SIM locked ZTE v790 in Egypt. It tells me that it has 181MB of RAM, but it supposed to be 512MB. Is there a way to check how much RAM my device physically has before deciding to get it ...
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how to avoid apps being deleted from memory when android resets? [duplicate]

how to avoid apps being deleted from memory when android resets? Every now and then something goes wrong with google play and a lot of my apps are deleted. It takes a long time to re-install ...
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Motorola G6 8.0 Android was encrypted by some kind of malware, what can I do to remove the encryption

Now my smartphone doesn't let me change the encryption password: Oh now the RAM is very high, before this the RAM was always at 30%: I have read in many places that it is a bad system update, that ...
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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 to successfully complete an LTE RAM dump using “Boost” LG STYLO3(ls777)

When trying the LTE RAM DUMP it's not working. I have a boost LG Stylo3 (ls777) and I've tried the dialer code sequence given and it does nothing... Is there another code sequence I should be trying ...
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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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Is there a way to force an app to remain running in the background no matter what?

On Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) the OS categorizes your app and each category has its own threshold in which the OS uses for determining which app to close first when it runs out of memory. Has anyone of ...
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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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How do you see Memory usage in Android O?

Prior to Android Oreo I could see Memory usage by going to Settings > Memory but this does not exist any more since upgrading to Android O. Is there any way to see this now or has it been removed ...
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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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Phone memory usage and reporting

My android v8.2 phone seems to have the wrong image on it. The phone reports 6gb ram and 64gb rom. The image installed seems to be for 2gb ram and 6gb rom leaving me 56gb rom space. how can I add this ...
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How can I use my internal storage as extra RAM?

So I asked this question on this site and got this answer. Now that I'm rooted, I'm ready to take this route. I've tried looking for ways but almost all the results that came up were unrelated. So ...
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Is it possible to increase the RAM on Android devices, like a phone or tablet?

I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 32GB (SMP900) tablet. I love the tablet. However, the RAM seems inadequate. I use the tablet to do lots of movie streaming, playing games, digital ...
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Are there guidelines on how much free RAM a phone should have - specifically Samsung Galaxy S?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S (AT&T Captivate) that is rooted. I have various ways to tweak the amount of free RAM the OS leaves on the phone. The default is 48 MB, but I was wondering if I could ...
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Galaxy S3 high RAM consumption even on idle

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever-- no rooting, no nothing. It is as good as a stock phone with a few Play Store apps. However, of late, I have begun ...
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Is there a way (with root?) to prevent Android task killer from killing certain apps?

I'd like a browser app (FireFox) not to be killed every now and then by the system's task killer since I'd like to use certain single page applications that hold some data and are not loaded very ...
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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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Does Android hide some amount of RAM from the User?

I bought a new tablet, but Android (2.3.1) shows that it has only 150MB free of 256MB, and it should have 512MB. I checked the file /proc/meminfo, MemTotal information. It only shows 256MB. Is there ...
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Is there a way to perform a memdump of an android device?

Is there a way to perform a memdump of an android device? I need the content of the entire memory (RAM). Maybe there is a shell command (meminfo will not do because it displays only memory information,...
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How do I store pictures on SD card by default?

How do I move the photos I have in my gallery to my SD card? Someone told me to download an app that allows you to do this, but it didn't. Also, is it possible to save them to the SD card by default, ...
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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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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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How do I investigate the memory Usage?

I've a Micromax A74 with (rooted) Android 4.2.2. Recently I've faced the crashing of some application and started to analyze the usage of RAM. Settings>Apps>Running is not helpful: Sometimes I found ...
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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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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 ...