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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SelfElevated2, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ok so this is our official zte Warp swap walk through.. ( Requires Root)

    You need to be using a swap supported kernel

    First install 2 free apps from the play store. Links at bottom of op
    * swapper 2
    * android emulator

    When you open swapper 2 press menu then settings and click swap place. You need to change the word sdcard to data in the swap file. Leave the rest the same.

    It should look like this- /data/swapfile.swp

    Now set the swap file size to what you choose (I use 256)

    Now set swapiness to what ever you choose (the higher the number the more the phone tends to use swap.) I've been using between 60 to 100.

    Now press back and hit the on button at the top of the screen 2 times. It will say please wait and it will say failed a few times but it's not done until it says all done.

    Now your good to go and to check and make sure it's functioning open android emulator and if it says anything other than 0 next to swap then your good. The number it says will depend on the size of your swap file.. Also if the emulator does not show you your memory when you enter "free"] then you need to update your busy box on your phone. You can use the free app busy box installer. Link posted below. I used version 1.19.4


    I will post a screen shot of what it says when it's done.. And what it should look similar to on android emulator When you check to be sure it's on and working. And of Busybox installer with the version I used.


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    Notice the first time I typed in free it says 0 next to swap because I didn't have my swap file turned on... And the second time my 256 swap file was turned on..

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    *Download links
    Swapper 2- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=lv.n3o.swapper2

    Android emulator- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm

    Busybox installer- https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jrummy.busybox.installer

    The TEAM GLITCH KERNEL - http://db.tt/J4qDdT5E

    * be sure to clear both caches and fix permissions when flashing a new kernel!!


    ***And let thanks be given to downthemachine for being the first to produce a swap supporting kernel for our Warp(THE TEAM GLITCH KERNEL )


    Now your good to go.. Don't forget the thanks button!
     


  2. UnknownUser1

    UnknownUser1 Android Expert

    So is this supose to be like having a partition that you can get with rom toolbox or what
    Cuz i have that but whats better touse
     
  3. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yes it's similar to having a partition that's dedicated to be used as extra ram.. But it's a file not a partition. And it is faster and safer because by placing the file in data its using system memory not constant read/write to your sd card.

    Shinjitsu beta3 is currently set to support swap.. And any other rom that has downthemachines kernel at this time.
     
  4. Bone334

    Bone334 Member

    Do you happen to know if Warp Cream Sandwhich supports swap?
     
  5. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm not sure you could pm jetx and ask or you can flash a swap supported kernel and still use wcs even if it didn't

    I will post a link to downthemachines kernel on the op
     
  6. mrbigv770

    mrbigv770 Well-Known Member

    I did every step...I checked the /data/ file...the swap file is in there.
    Then when I type free on the emulator it says not found
     
  7. UnknownUser1

    UnknownUser1 Android Expert

    Im pretty sure unitology has downs so i may try it later
     
  8. StarScream2109

    StarScream2109 Extreme Android User

    Yes Unitology does have the swap kernel :)
     
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  9. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Maybe you downloaded the wrong emulator. Because even w/o swap it will give you a response. I just updated op with download links to any necessary downloads
     
  10. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    yes unknown I believe it does .. Also remember everyone you should be able to use this on any rom!! The important thing is you have a swap supported kernel! Which there is now a link to downthemachines on the op

    Edit- Apollo answered b4 his response was up on my phone :D
     
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  11. mrbigv770

    mrbigv770 Well-Known Member

    Yep that's the one I downloaded.
    Do I have to fix the preferences on the emulator or it is already set?

    Edit: I did notice mines doesn't say SH-3.2 like yours
     
  12. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito

    Do you have busybox installed?
     
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  13. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Ninja'd me :p
     
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  14. mrbigv770

    mrbigv770 Well-Known Member

    I do...but I think it was outdated.
    Lemme update it and see if that works.

    Edit: ok the busybox update did the trick.
    I'm officially swapping!!
     
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  15. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito

    Self, you should update the op
     
  16. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

  17. mikegmoney

    mikegmoney Android Enthusiast

    ok i got a question. is in the advanced settings, is swap partition, reformat swap and the other one supposed to be checked or not???
     
  18. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    You should leave advanced how it is.. Keep it as a swap file not a partition. Recreate swap and reformat are both checked on mine. And they were already checked so I left them that way
     
  19. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito

    Make sure you install busybox to xbin, so its proper
     
  20. mikegmoney

    mikegmoney Android Enthusiast

    is busybox 1.20.2 an ok version or do i need to downgrade?
     
  21. SelfElevated2

    SelfElevated2 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I tried it. It said it was incompatible before installing. So the app has the capability of "trying" to keep you from installing incompatible versions . But I can confirm the one I suggested will do fine. I didn't try the other 1.2's
     
  22. downthemachine

    downthemachine Developer Incognito

    1.20.2 works, but I would recommend 1.19.4, cause it still works with v6 supercharger
     
  23. Marty_Since87

    Marty_Since87 Android Expert

    Does this do anything special?
     
  24. StarScream2109

    StarScream2109 Extreme Android User

    It allows for a little bit more RAM :) which is very good since the warp is lacking
     
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