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General Adding Ram Question, NOOB here

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by vejjfreshness, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. vejjfreshness

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    I was going to upgrade my SD to 32 gigs today and thought I might as well make 2-4 gigs of it a partitioned RAM to help performance. My question is should I wait to do this before or after I install a custom ROM. I am still waiting on a version of CM 12.1 to be tested further before running it but I wanted more RAM now. So should I be patient and just wait to add RAM until after? Does it make a difference?
     

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    You know that using swap drastically shortens the life of your SD card without giving a substantial boost to performance? Also, why are you afraid to flash cm12.1? You can just backup all your apps, accounts, calls, messages, and other data with titanium backup, make a nandroid backup in twrp, and then flash cm and restore your apps with titanium backup. If it isn't stable just restore the nandroid...easy.
     
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    Thanks for the reply and good info. I wasn't too worried about decreasing the life of the SD card. 32 gig cards are only 15$ at walmart right now. But if it wont make a difference then I guess I wont worry about it and just keep my 16 gig one in.
     

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