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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default [TUTORIAL] Increase RAM in Micromax A56...Root Needed

Hey Guys...i've found a way after lots of research and experiments a way to increase RAM in Micromax A56 (thanks to xda). Unlike most of the devices A56 supports swap default by its stock kernel.
ROOT NEEDED....BUSYBOX NEEDED. !!!

Note - This Mod May/Will Degrade Your SDCARD Life.


Needed Apps - Swapper for root and Swapper2 (Download these from Playstore)

SETTING UP SWAPPER FOR ROOT

1. Click on Active Swap on boot.
2. Set swap file partition to - "SD Card FAT Partition"
3. Enter "512" or "256" in swap file size(in MB).
4. Click Save it will take some time about 2-4 minutes depending upon the swap file size we created. (you can experiment with the swap file size).

SETTING UP SWAPPER2 :-

1. Open Swapper2.
2. U'll see a black screen, click on ads off.
3. Now go to settings, Make sure you have "Run swapper at startup" box checked. Go to swap place and change it to "/sdcard/swap.swp".
4. Now Click on swap size and choose 256mb(you can experiment with the digits).
5. Go to swappiness and set it to 100.
6. Check the boxes "Safe Unmount" and "Safe Remount".
7. Now go to "Advanced Prefrences"-->Check the box "Reformat swap".
8. Leave everything else as it is...Don't touch anything and exit settings come to main screen of swapper2.

NEXT STEP-----> ACTION..!!!!

1. Click on "ON" Button. It will/may show some fails but don't freak out(its normal), Wait untill it shows "All Done!"
3. Now we are done...!!!! Now check ur sdcard, you will see a file named "swap.swp".
4. Now download Advanced Task Killer from the market and kill all the running apps and go and see ur free RAM. You will see more RAM free than usual. But in actual u have more than that cuz we just created a swap in our SDCARD.

NOW you can play Games which require heavy ram usage ( I love that..!!!) Like Temple Run, Asphalt 6, etc. Some games may still show little lags.
If you want more performance while gaming, download Chainfire3D and All its plugins and play.

If this helped you Click THANKS to help me.

This method can work for other devices too...TRY and SEE...!!!
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Old August 21st, 2012, 04:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey, how to revert the whole process? I mean if I don't need this extra RAM anymore, what would I do then?
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Hey, how to revert the whole process? I mean if I don't need this extra RAM anymore, what would I do then?
1. Turn off the swap in swapper2/
2. Delete the swap file from sdcard.
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Old August 23rd, 2012, 02:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Have you tried RAM Manager Pro? I think it's a very good app to balance your ram usage. It can also create swap file of upto 256 MB in the SD card and use it as ram. Please view it and leave your comment.
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Have you tried RAM Manager Pro? I think it's a very good app to balance your ram usage. It can also create swap file of upto 256 MB in the SD card and use it as ram. Please view it and leave your comment.
yes i m using it but only for ram management not for swap...cut i want more than 256mb swap.. Its an excellent app. Try it.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 05:42 AM   #6 (permalink)
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what is busybox and how to install it? Please tell in details.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 06:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I used BusyBox Installer and tried to install busybox version 1.20.2 but it did not get installed. It showed error that my rom is not supported for the version. Then I installed busybox 1.18.4 and it successfully got installed. But when I ran swapper2 it showed error. What should I do. Please tell in details.
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what is busybox and how to install it? Please tell in details.
Busybox is an app that helps other root apps to run smoothely and it does a lot of commanding functions too.
download this..
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=stericson.busybox&feature=search_result
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I successfully installed busybox at last and setup swapper2. Temple run runs but is very laggy. I couldn't able to play the game properly.
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Have you guys got success on installing ClockworkMod Recovery on this phone? If yes, please tell me the procedure.
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I have rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace
I have made partition of my SD card (ext2 – 1024 MB) and a Linux Swap (500 MB).
I can able to use that ext2 partition properly using link2Sd, but not Linux Swap.
When I’m opening Swapper and clicking on “ON” then following message gets appear,
Please wait…
->Setting swappiness ok
->Turning partition off(partition) FAIL
->Enabling swap(partition) FAIL
->All Done
what to do now?
I’ve tried other options like “Create Swap”, “Format Swap” but did get such messages like above..
Please help…!!
Thank You...
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u have have to put the partitions path in the advanced settings on swapper 2 and check the box use swap partition.
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Have you guys got success on installing ClockworkMod Recovery on this phone? If yes, please tell me the procedure.
No success yet in CWM matter...but we hope to get it done soon.
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what is busybox
need to root a57
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see the posts above ur post.
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thanx anshubham i increased ram of a57 ,tanx a lot for sharing
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ur always welcome..btw have u rooted a57.???
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I have rooted Samsung Galaxy Ace
I have made partition of my SD card (ext2 – 1024 MB) and a Linux Swap (500 MB).
I can able to use that ext2 partition properly using link2Sd, but not Linux Swap.
When I’m opening Swapper and clicking on “ON” then following message gets appear,
Please wait…
->Setting swappiness ok
->Turning partition off(partition) FAIL
->Enabling swap(partition) FAIL
->All Done
what to do now?
I’ve tried other options like “Create Swap”, “Format Swap” but did get such messages like above..
Please help…!!
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go in advanced settings and enable "use swap partition" make sure to change the swap partition name according to ur phone.
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Hi,

I am using Ninja 4 micromax A87 have followed the above steps and its says on swapper 2 all done but RAM still showing 40-50mb free only....is there anything more that needs to be done on this model and does it supports swap or not????
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I am using Ninja 4 micromax A87 have followed the above steps and its says on swapper 2 all done but RAM still showing 40-50mb free only....is there anything more that needs to be done on this model and does it supports swap or not????
It can't be seen in settings but it uses it in background...please read the last part of the tutorial. It gets used automatically when a heavy app is started dats y we are able to play temple run so smooth.
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Hey Guys...i've found a way after lots of research and experiments a way to increase RAM in Micromax A56 (thanks to xda). Unlike most of the devices A56 supports swap default by its stock kernel.
ROOT NEEDED....BUSYBOX NEEDED. !!!

Note - This Mod May/Will Degrade Your SDCARD Life.


Needed Apps - Swapper for root and Swapper2 (Download these from Playstore)

SETTING UP SWAPPER FOR ROOT

1. Click on Active Swap on boot.
2. Set swap file partition to - "SD Card FAT Partition"
3. Enter "512" or "256" in swap file size(in MB).
4. Click Save it will take some time about 2-4 minutes depending upon the swap file size we created. (you can experiment with the swap file size).

SETTING UP SWAPPER2 :-

1. Open Swapper2.
2. U'll see a black screen, click on ads off.
3. Now go to settings, Make sure you have "Run swapper at startup" box checked. Go to swap place and change it to "/sdcard/swap.swp".
4. Now Click on swap size and choose 256mb(you can experiment with the digits).
5. Go to swappiness and set it to 100.
6. Check the boxes "Safe Unmount" and "Safe Remount".
7. Now go to "Advanced Prefrences"-->Check the box "Reformat swap".
8. Leave everything else as it is...Don't touch anything and exit settings come to main screen of swapper2.

NEXT STEP-----> ACTION..!!!!

1. Click on "ON" Button. It will/may show some fails but don't freak out(its normal), Wait untill it shows "All Done!"
3. Now we are done...!!!! Now check ur sdcard, you will see a file named "swap.swp".
4. Now download Advanced Task Killer from the market and kill all the running apps and go and see ur free RAM. You will see more RAM free than usual. But in actual u have more than that cuz we just created a swap in our SDCARD.

NOW you can play Games which require heavy ram usage ( I love that..!!!) Like Temple Run, Asphalt 6, etc. Some games may still show little lags.
If you want more performance while gaming, download Chainfire3D and All its plugins and play.

If this helped you Click THANKS to help me.

This method can work for other devices too...TRY and SEE...!!!
is this also working in SONY XPERIA ARC S?..
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is this also working in SONY XPERIA ARC S?..
Ya it'll work on any phone..
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Check this out Guyssss...this is someone's first efforts in development....of A56.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=32987702
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at the last step after clicking the on button .. it shows "please wait" stays stuck ... nothing happens even after 1hour ...plz help
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does swapper 2 works in micromax a73...?? and how to expand RAM in micromax a73.
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swapper 2 not Working for my Micromax Ninja 3 A57
I have similar error like
->Setting swappiness ok
->Turning partition off(partition) FAIL
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swapoff:/sdcard/swap.swp: Invalid argument
->Enabling swap(partition) FAIL
->All Done
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I tried the whole process over my 32GB class 4 memory card and hurray I got success. Played Subway Surfer.

But...


After 2 hours my device started to reboot again and again and as the screen appears the touch doesn't work nor the h/w buttons.
I pulled up the battery, memory card and started the device the touch is coming but same problem have repeated.
I tried to flash the phone but the volume buttons are not responding.
connected to PC tried
Flash from PC, Commander.

Nothing is working now. Help me my phone is dead now.
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