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Increase RAM Xperia Arc S

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In this tutorial we will guide you step-by-step on how to increase RAM of Xperia Arc S. Just follow the simple steps given below:

Android Smartphone are an excellent way to take all your private and important files, images, data, and all other imperative data with you. Thus we can declare that it is one of the finest gadgets in our pocket which has plenty of information regarding you. But the only problem with our Xperia Arc S is that it has got a RAM of just 512 MB. Since we have Android OS benefits in our hand, therefore, we can remove this shortage of RAM in Xperia Arc S.

Xperia Arc S is featured with 1.4 GHz Scorpion Processor, an Internal Memory of 320 MB (user available), and a RAM of just 512 MB. Like the previous Sony’s Android devices, it has also created a large user base or fan base. With an affordable price range, they also have provided some really good features with an elegant design and stunning look.

So in this tutorial we will be showing you how to increase the RAM of your Xperia Arc S. Just follow the simple steps given below:

Disclaimer Xperia Arc S

This tutorial will definitely work when using Xperia Arc S. While working of it on others is not yet confirmed. On applying this installation to another model or device may give an unwanted result. While applying this update we will not be responsible if anything occurs to your device, so continue at your own risk.

Pre-Requisite

  1. For successful completion of this process charge your Android device with up to a minimum of 75% battery.
  2. You must take a back-up of all your personnel items and other impotent data, such as Call Logs, SMS, Contacts, Audios, Images, Videos, APN (Access Point Names) settings, Bookmarks, MMS settings, on your device.
  3. You must have rooted down your Xperia Arc S before applying this tutorial. You can take help from here to know more about What does Android Rooting mean.
  4. One must install a custom recovery image particularly for his Android device. To do this, you should download ClockworkMod Recovery and must install it over your device. View here to know more about What is ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery.
  5. If you have not, then you must unlock your Android device’s Bootloader. View here to know more about Why to unlock Android Bootloader.
  6. You must enable “USB Debugging” mode and “Allow Mock Locations” mode on your Xperia Arc S. Just follow, Settings -> Applications-> Development-> USB debugging. There select the USB Debugging and Allow Mock Locations icons.
  7. You must download and install all the required USB drivers for your Android device.
  8. You must have installed the latest Java SDK and Android SDK on your computer. However, note here that Android SDK should be installed only when you have successfully installed the Java SDK on your computer.

Steps for Increasing RAM in Xperia Arc S

Step 1

Firstly, switch off your phone to enter into the Recovery Mode. For this just press the Down Volume & Home button simultaneously, and while pressing these buttons press down your Power button at the same time.

Step 2

Since you are now in the Recovery Mode, select the “Wipe Data/Factory Reset” option to wipe off all of the data and after doing it, select “Wipe Cache Partition” option for wiping off all the caches from your phone memory.

Step 3

Now, move into the “Advanced” settings and there select the “Wipe Dalvik Cache” option to wipe out “Dalvik Cache” too from your Android smartphone.

Step 4

Now get yourself back to the main menu by pressing back button and then reboot your Android phone.

Step 5

Now, download MiniTool Partition Wizard app to your computer and then install it. You may download it by just clicking it here: MiniTool Partition Wizard.

Step 6

From your Android device disconnect & remove the memory card and insert it in your Computer using a card reader. You must not use USB cable, since this app may not work properly through USBs.

Step 7

Now run the above downloaded app on your computer.

Step 8

Next, click on the SD card and there do the right click on the “Option” icon. Then select the “Delete” option for a complete deletion of data on your SD card.

Step 9

Now again do the right click on the “Option” icon. Then select the “Create New” option.

Step 10

Next, choose the file type as “FAT32” and there allocate the space with such an amount that you believe you’ll be utilizing.

Step 11

Now, again apply the same procedure as above and choose “Create as: Primary” and then change it to the Ext2, Ext3, or Ext4 file system (but we’ll recommend you to use Ext2), so to create a new partition (external).  This space will be utilized for storing downloaded apps.

Step 12

Finally, select the “Apply” option to finish it. After this you may insert your SD card into your Xperia Arc S.

Step 13

Now, download Swapper2 app to your computer and then install it. You may download it by just clicking it here: Swapper2.

Step 14

Next, run the above downloaded app on your computer.

Step 15

Now, allocate the Swap size as shown below:

  • Minimum Size: 10MB
  • Maximum Size: 256MB

But the recommended size is 32MB (you may choose whatever you want)

Step 16

Now, allocate the Swapiness as shown below:

  • Maximum: 100MB
  • Default System: 60MB

But the recommended is 10MB (you may choose whatever you want)

Step 17

Now, select the “Safe Unmount” and “Safe Remount” options.

Step 18

Finally, turn on the Swap by clicking the “ON” option.

Step 19

After the completion of this process, you should select the “reboot system now” option to restart your Xperia Arc S, and then reboot it in the Normal Mode.

Finished!

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Prashant Sharma

Prashant Sharma is a Delhi based Entrepreneur who spent most of his college days polishing his marketing skills and went for his first business venture at 19. Having tasted failure in his entrepreneurial debut, he turned a Tech-enthusiast, specializing in web technologies later. Today, he heads Accu-rate Media, a Digital Marketing and Publishing firm and writes at AndroidNectar as well. Join him on Google Plus

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