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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High “unstability” of phone internal memory

Few days ago a problem appeared. With memory. I have phone with 8 GB internal storage and 64 GB external storage. I keep my photos, songs etc. on external storage of course. Applications are partially ...
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How to limit a specific apps maximum memory usage

I have an app that I'm using (basic dreams) for a lock screen background, and it appears to have a memory leak. It has reached a peak of almost 800mb in ram, and I only have two GB. Is there a way to ...
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How to improve app loading speed in custom ROM?

I have installed Official Cyanogenmod 14.1 ROM on my Redmi 1s. I have installed only 20 user apps(out of 20,6 are google apps).I am facing app loading delay for some apps like dialer, settings, camera ...
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Tablet shows “Low on memory” warning even though internal memory is greatly empty

My tablet shows Low on memory with Total 0.98 GB, 750 MB used even though internal memory is Total 13.65 GB, 13.65GB free
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My Phone Time-Travelled Again. How? and Why?

I have a Moto G XT1033 with ResurrectionRemix-M-5.6.8-20160502-falcon ROM. Yesterday night after a low battery alert I had a Whatsapp unread notification from my friend. I opened the message and ...
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exceeding maximum allocated memory

I have a Sony phone which can support up to 32 GB external memory according to Sony specs. but I wanna put in 64 gb memory card. would this be a problem. please somebody reply?!
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Are there any rowhammer resistance phones?

It's taken 31 years but someone finally get around to implementing rowhammer for the arm instruction set. So are there any ECC or MEU RAM chips available for phones or currently in use in any phones?
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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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2 GB RAM or 3 GB RAM, does it really matter?

I am thinking to buy the new Xiaomi Redmi 3S phones that got recently launched in India. This is going to be my first Android phone. Now the phone comes with two variants, Redmi 3S with 2 GB RAM ...
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Which phone configuration is better?

I want to buy Moto G4 Plus phone but I am confused as they are giving us two configurations. 1) 3 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 Octacore 1.5GHz processor and 32 GB ROM 2) 4 GB RAM with Snapdragon 617 ...
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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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S7 Edge RAM usage is extremely high, why?

Why is my S7 Edge using 87% of the RAM all the time? It's not the apps because I use Greenify for stopping background tasks. I see under Developer mode → Running services that my system takes 2 ...
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MIssing internal storage

it says that internal storage is 8 GB and Ram is 2 GB.But while I can see only usable 3.65 GB internal storage.Where is the remaining memory goes?I am totally confused.Is Ram uses the 2Gb from this ...
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Memory Stick connection

Experia z3 with new marshmallow android has no option of sending data from the internal storage to a memory stick via USB cable. with previous android it was possible. Is there any way to send data ...
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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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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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How many apps can be installed on an Android device?

How many apps can be installed on an Android device? Is there any limit in number? Or whether it depends on RAM/Storage ?
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ZTE Obsidian running Android 5.1 doesn't save files to SD card.

When I try to update apps through Google Play I can't save the app to the SD card. In settings I chose SD card as the default drive but it still doesn't work. Is there anyway to make the system ...
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Android Phone ram expander

Will this app really can expand an android phone?
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Memory leak in 5.1.1

I have recently got a new phone and I decided to root it. I have installed custom ROM ( CM 12.1 ). I am now experiencing quite severe memory leaks. When I open YouTube it plays the video for 7 seconds ...
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Android OS using around 500MB of RAM, is that normal?

I have a Nexus 5X, and was checking my memory use, as the phone is a tad slow at certain points, and it seems that the process "Android OS" consistently uses aroudn 500MB of RAM. Is that about a ...
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Why apps are launching slowly?

This issue happens on all of my devices no matter what operating system is on it. Apps launch slowly, however the resources monitor says that CPU and RAM are not busy that much. For instance, I ...
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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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How do I temporarily disable an app when there is no “Disable” option

There are two memory hungry apps, Facebook and Facebook Messenger, which I want to disable at times but not always. I used: settings → apps → downloaded → Facebook → force stop ...
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HTC Desire Phone Storage != Physical size

On my Android HTC Desire, it says that I have 5.30 GB of phone storage, whilst my physical size is 8 GB. The 5.30 GB of phone storage seems to be composed of 4.52 GB available, 776 MB of apps, and a ...
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Lost 2 GB of internal storage after unsuccessful try to swap

I have a Alcatel C5 5036, initially with 4GB internal storage I have rooted it successfully, I tried to increase ram with "ROEHSOFT RAM Expander (SWAP)", After some unsuccessful tries, While any SWAP ...
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Insufficient storage error on android phone [duplicate]

Please help me, my thL T6 pro device has enough memory available but I can't download. It's so annoying. Please help me. Available storage 3.5g but it says insufficient storage.
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Programs in background keep shutting down, Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, LG G2 mini, LG-D620r

I have the LG G2 mini, model number LG-D620r, smart phone on which Android 5.0.2 Lollipop runs. Every since the phone updated to this version of Android, it keeps shutting down programs that are in ...
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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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smartphone as a USB ramdisk

Is it possible to use an Android device (like a smartphone) as an USB ramdisk? Basically i'd like to have the PC accessing a tmpfs on the smartphone as a (virtual) USB mass storage device, so data ...
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Extracting data from running app’s memory address space

Note: the original problem was solved in another way. Can Ī̲ access memory of an app without (already obtained) root to extract some lost data? A weaker version: can Ī̲ see which files ...
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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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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 to reduce RAM usage in the Samsung Galaxy Pro Tab 8.4?

I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, and it came with 2GB of RAM (When I purchased the device I thought 2GB would be quite enough). However, after using it for a few days. I felt the Tab Pro was just ...
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accessing internal storage of android device without powering on device

i own a canvas micromax. while experimenting with the motherboard i accidentally screwed with the power button. my device is as such fine but the power button has stopped functioning due to which i ...
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Insufficient memory. First aids tried. Everything is tried! Pls help!

We have two phones with same problem. 1) Micromax Canvas A110 1GB RAM, 4GB Internal, 8GB EXTERNAL SD CARD Ice cream sandwich 4.04 LATEST PROBLEM: On rebooting( turning the phone and switching it ...
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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 ...
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Android Memory Problem

So I had a problem with my memory today. I recently rooted my Samsung Galaxy Trend (GT-S7392) with RootGenius 1.8.7 I rooted my phone because I wanted to transfer apps to my ext sd card since Samsung ...
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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 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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should (or shouldn't) I clean the ram when I closed all applications?

This might be a bit of a general question but nevertheless: Performance wise: should I, when I kill all apps (or some of them) also clear memory? I know that android keeps a stack of apps (...
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Is it safe to uninstall Google Play Services App?

I am using Andriod 2.3.6 Gingerbread for the last 3 years. For the last 2 months the "Google Play Services" app is taking too much memory, Now I want to uninstall it. Is it safe to do so? Does it ...
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Creating a script that cleans RAM upon locking the screen

I own an android with cyanogen mod installed and would like to add a script, that cleans the RAM automatically each time i lock my screen. I seek to achieve that remains of the encryption key are ...
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Which is faster '1GB RAM with 64 bit' or '2GB RAM with 32 bit' [duplicate]

I planed to purchase new mobile. I confused with processor and RAM. Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 (64 Bit) 1GB RAM Quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A7 (32 Bit) 2GB RAM Which one will be faster?
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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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Android Low Memory: How to do factory reset of my phone when it won't open anything

My Android phone is constantly giving me a "Low Memory" error on the top of the screen. I would like to uninstall intensive apps or even do a factory reset (following online tutorials), but even if I ...
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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 ...