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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by acithium, Dec 22, 2009.

  1. acithium

    acithium Newbie
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    I've got IK4 installed and i'm wondering if there is a way i can make the phone act smoother and fun faster. I haven't rooted it yet. I was thinking of installing the galaxo rom and enable swap, but i don't know if that will speed it up any. I would rather just add the swap on top of the stock UI, but i dont' know if that is possible. Anybody have any suggestoins.

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  2. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    it is possible to add swap without flashing a custom rom
    you will need root and you will need to get some software from the market i believe called swapper?
    you will have to create a swap partition on a media card (pref class 6)

    Andronix posted a good guide somewhere in one of the posts
    maybe a good one for me to add to the FAQ's if someone can dig it out
  3. n8schicht

    n8schicht Newbie

    @Rastaman-FB: I think that this will not work so easily. Samsung took swap support out of the kernel in the stock firmware, so you would actually have to compile a new kernel with swap turned on...
  4. benner

    benner Member

    I found Galaxo to be smoother than IK4, even without swap enabled.
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    Ahh I didn't know that. Samsung strike again.
    Galaxhero = more that win then.
    @ the op. Do some research before you jump to galaxo/galaxhero as while its not hard, you can end up a bit stuck if you do not know what you are doing.
    There are plenty of guides in the stickies
  6. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    I tried DroidSwap on IK4 - it did not work. It does create the swap file, but fails to make the system use it. Probably because of that issue with kernel compiled without swap support.
  7. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast

    i don't have ik4, but you may try creating swap partition and enabling swap on it manually. it may work, or ask drakaz to give you 1.2beta based on ik4 ;)
  8. informale

    informale Android Enthusiast

    It won't work and there are no tools in standard fw (no "free" to check swap usage, no "parted" to create swap partition of desired size). I'll just wait for final Galaxo release based on IK4.
  9. Andronix

    Andronix Android Enthusiast

    if you're rooted, just install busybox. few minutes job, and it seems drakaz will skip ik4 galaxo...

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