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How to increase RAM in Android Phones using SD/Memory Card

Tired of Low RAM and low internal memory in your Android Smartphone? Many Android users who are using low to mid-end smartphones or older ones have problem of low memory or RAM and thus they cannot enjoy android to its true potential and cannot install some big games as well as application. Thus here we will provide solution to your problem of low memory and low ram in android device.

increase ram in android using sd card

Increase RAM in Android Device

This tutorial will guide you to increase RAM of your rooted android device easily so that you will not have any problem regarding memory issues. This kind of problem generally exists in outdated version of android operating systems like CupCake, Donut, Ginger Bread and HoneyComb. Generally what happens is that every device have very low shell life in market means every device gets outdated very soon due to tough competition prevailing in market. But this guide will help your device to keep up with the newer devices too. Now you can easily play high end games with high graphics which need more memory in your old android phone without worrying about your phone getting hanged or crashed. All you need to do is follow this tutorial and increase your android’s ram which is kinda upgrading virtually. Lolz

There are several methods and apps to increase ram in android among which best ones I will introduce here.

Method #1 : Using Link2Sd and Swapper2

As shown in video , follow the steps and increase your ram easily.

Main Requirement in this method is that your android must have CWM (Clockworkmod) Recovery

In the video at one point, you will need swapper2 and terminal emulator apps in your android so download it from here.

File Type: apkSwapper 2.apk
File Type: apkterminal emulator.apk

In case this method fail , you can follow our manual method below.

Method #2 – Increase ram in android manually

Requirements:

  • Your Android device must have class 4 or higher micro SD Card
  • Your Android device must be rooted
  • A Windows PC
  • SD Card compatible reader
  • Take Backup of your SD Card

STEP 1: Your Android Smartphone must supports swapping.

Before starting this procedure , you need to check whether your device supports swapping or not. If it supports then only you can increase ram in your device. So use a testing app, MemoryInfo & Swapfile Check, to check for it before moving further.

STEP 2: Create Partition in your SD / Memory Card

  1. To create partition, we will use Partition tool so Download the mini tool partition wizard from here- Mini tool partition wizard
  2. Connect your SD Card or Memory Card using Memory Card reader to your PC
  3. Now Install the Mini Tool Partition Wizard and Open it and format the inserted SD card.
  4. Now right click on Memory or SD Card and then Select the partition as primary and file system as FAT32 for card more than 4GB to create partition in your SD Card
  5. Leave around 1 GB of memory for next partition.
  6. Click on ‘Done’ and again click on make partition option, select primary partition but this time ,  change file system to EXT2, EXT3 or EXT4.
  7. Click to apply changes
  8. Finished!! You successfully created partition

STEP 3: Link with your Rooted Android Device.

  • To link your SD Card with your rooted phonel, we will use Link2SD app. Download Link2SD from the google play store.
  • Launch the app and give root permission. Choose the .ext” partition.
  • Start linking your SD Card.

STEP 4: Increase RAM for your Android Device

  1. Download Swapper for Root in your Android Phone. (Or you can use Swapper 2 whose download link is given above)
  2. Launch the app and select the amount of RAM you want to increase.
  3. This app will create a. swp file which will increase the RAM of your Android smartphone.

 

So , this way you can increase your android phone’s strength by boosting its RAM.

For Non-Rooted Devices : Apps for Boosting Ram in Android

If your device is not rooted, you cannot increase ram directly using above or any method but there are many apps which can clean your ram regularly to boost your android phone’s speed. If you want to root your android, click here.

 

1) Clean Master : Speed Booster (Most recommended)

This is the best app for boosting android phone which cleans junk data and kills background apps to speed up your device.

Download from Here

2) Smart RAM Booster : Free app to increase Ram in Android

This is the best optimization app for android which will kill unused battery-consuming apps which runs in the background and eats not only battery but also major part of RAM which results in slowing of Device.

Download from Here

 

So this was our tutorial for boosting RAM in your Android Device. As Promised we will deliver more after rooting tricks. Stay tuned for more fun.

If you have any problem regarding any of this, you can comment below or contact us. We are here to help you.

 

Parth

I am a tech blogger and man behind this blog.

14 comments

  • I have always problem in uploading pics to the site from windows phone Lumia 1520 so can you help me out

  • help me…bro…I’m recently root my phones becoz of low ram…after rooting I’m install rheosoft ram expander but it can work…properly…how can i solve this prblm

  • hey i have rooted my xioami redmi 2 with help of king root bt now i want to install xposed firmware bt i am scared that if my phone get bricked,??
    My friends suggested me not to install expose firmware that it has more chances of bricking my phone??
    Suggest me what to do

  • Hello, so if I will do it my phone will be able to run apps that requires bigger ram? I mean in part of installation etc.. it will increase also the mirror of Ram totally?

  • I think it’s very irresponsible not to warn users that creating swap space on an SD card will significantly reduce the potential lifespan of any SD card.

    All SD cards have a limited number of read/write cycles, and RAM access chews these up much more quickly than just reading and writing the occasional file (as most users do).

  • I followed the instructions and I think it was all successfully. …since I rooted my android I used the root version. …now how do I know it worked or not? Can I the change I made? Im noticing some speed but im wounderind if its just a Plusibo effect

  • Thanks for this useful info. I have Samsung Galaxy Quattro gti-8552. It does not have swap-compatible / swap-enabled kernel. So, I cannot use apps to expand RAM. Is there any other way to expand RAM? I mean, can I get swap-enabled/swap-compatible kernel for my phone, which can be used without damaging the phone?

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