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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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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 does memory usage compare on Droid X Froyo vs Gingerbread stock ROMs?

If I upgrade my Droid X from Froyo 2.2 stock to Gingerbread 2.3 stock Motorola/Verizon ROM, is it known what the memory footprint impact is expected to be? (assuming I keep my installed app list and ...
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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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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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App is kept in memory, content is not

On my GPE S4 (Android 5.0.1), if I change from Firefox or Google Sheets or ezPDFreader to another application for more than 1 or 2 minutes, and come back, the data is loaded again. It is not only bad ...
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How can I prevent apps being killed prematurely on my Moto G 4G?

I have a Moto G 4G (XT1039, Android 4.4.4, non rooted) which aggressively kills apps, even while they are in use. Apparently one of the few Motorola 'enhacements' (read bloatware) compared to stock. ...
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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 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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Android suddenly freed up several GB of space itself? (Note 3)

My Note3 has been nearly full (~500MB or so left) for a month or so. Tonight I was web-browsing in Chrome, and accidentally hit "download" on a gigantic multi-GB file on archive.org. Chrome froze up ...
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I have a problem with the android internal memory allocation is permanent

Has the android "internal memory allocation freeze" been solved? Example: GS3 internal memory full with photos (picassa sync issue). After moving problem photos to SD card, the internal memory is ...
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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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In Android 4, does disabling “Show notifications” have an effect on the process priority with regards to low memory?

Android 4 has a feature where you can disable notifications for an app by going to that app's properties and unchecking a checkbox. Both temporary and ongoing notifications will be hidden. My ...
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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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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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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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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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Can I adjust the graphics memory allocation on my phone?

My current phone is advertised as having 3GB of RAM. Under Settings/Memory Total Memory is listed as 2.8GB. I recently saw a newer phone with a more modern System-On-a-Chip with 4GB of RAM. Total ...
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Getting rid of AwareMem_Kill of Huawei

I have a Huawei Mate 9. Somebody thought that using more than half of the memory is evil, so the system kills (yes, actually it does a hard kill, they're even removed from the task switcher etc.) ...
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creating a ramfs or using /dev/shm without root privileges in >=android 4.0

My goal is to create a ramfs for the python application I am developing. On *nix this is fairly easy and currently working. I really want to have a ramfs, as those get not swapped out to disk, when ...
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Android RAM: how to ensure an app does not get closed

My understanding about android RAM management: when you press the home button, the app goes in the background, it does not actually get closed. The app only get closed when the Android OS decides that ...
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How can I manage my RAM on a Nexus 5X?

I recently switched from a Samsung GS4 to a Nexus 5X. With my Samsung phone it was easy to clear out my RAM. I did it throughout the day to keep my phone running smoothly. With my Nexus 5X, I can't ...
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Can we run android os completely from RAM?

I asked this question on Stack Overflow but got no response and I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this question... but anyways here goes - Is it possible to run Android completely from ...
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Phone runs out of memory; reboots

Phone is an Alcatel Pixi 4 4034 (which has 512MB RAM). For various reasons, I've ended up with an unofficial Cyanogenmod 13 port on it. The problem I have is that the phone periodically slows down ...
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Android memory stuck

Once my phone froze and reboot by itself and then I notice all apps and every change i made went back in time :D. After few tries and reboots i decided to wipe all data it gave me this error: -- ...
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Internal memory on my Android is full: even after factory reset (and no apps downloaded). What can I do?

I can download apps of up to 16 MB or so but that's about it. I can't free up enough space to download a single "big" app like Facebook. And it's weird because my phone was able to download this app (...
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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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Phone evicting inactive applications from ram, despite plenty of memory free

The phone (Jiayu G4S) is running Android 4.4.2, 2GB of ram, stock jiayu.es rom (kernel 3.4.67) Stock configuration also sets up some swap in zram, I disabled it, does not seem to make a difference. ...
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How can I temporarily disable all autostart services while still allowing me to run apps?

Because I'm thinking of installing LinuxOnAndroid on my Galaxy Nexus, an old phone with limited RAM (1GB), I need a way to temporarily kill all background services, so they won't use up memory or CPU ...
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How to give more Java process memory (RAM) to games?

I have a developer background, but this is not a game development question. I have several games that are struggling to be playable with 128MB of RAM allowed for them in Android. I have a Galaxy S4 (...
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My phone won't turn on/charge and I need to get data off of it

My phone is about 5 months old and for some reason it completely stopped working the other day. When I plug it in, in order to charge nothing happens, and when I plug it into the computer no ...
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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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What is filling my phone's RAM, if not apps?

My Galaxy S3 has gone from snappy to slow over the past few weeks: When I open or change apps it reacts very slowly. When the app is running that app is working fine. It resembles having too little ...
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SD card limit says 8gb, Can I get a larger sd card to work?

I'm thinking a buying a new phone, but it says the external sd card size limit is 8gb. Can I do something to increase this to 16 or 32 gb. Details: phone: I-Mobile IQ 5.3 http://product.i-...
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Find PHYS_OFFSET value for mkbootimg

As I was following the instructions from here, I found a problem that my /proc/config.gz does not contain CONFIG_PHYS_OFFSET setting. But my /proc/iomem contains 40000000-5bffffff : System RAM. What ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Does Dalvik really give reclaim released memory?

I did a test on Android 4.4 Kit Kat where i allocated 100MB, and checked the process memory via adb shell dumpsys meminfo -d and saw the Dalvik Heap breakdown: Heap Size and Heap Alloc increased. I ...
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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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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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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, ...