How to free up RAM memory on your iPhone 3G

by Rohit on October 1, 2009

Many iPhone 3G users get totally frustrated when their iPhone hangs repeatedly. What they don’t realise is all those open windows in safari, the IM app running using backgrounder etc is taking up considerable amount of memory.

To make matters worse unlike iPhone 3GS users who enjoy a 256 MB RAM, the iPhone 3G has only 128 MB.  A new app called iPhoneVM has been released in Cydia which reportedly solves the RAM(memory) issue.

iPhone VM is basically a tweak to free up RAM memory by creating a swap file that contains all the processes that are not always used by your iPhone. By holding the less important jobs in this swap, iPhone 3G users can get better performance in terms of speed.

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Here are the steps to install iPhoneVM:

1) On your jailbroken iPhone, tap on cydia.

2) At the bottom of cydia, tap on manage and select Sources

3) At the top right corner, choose edit and then select add.

4) On doing this, you will see a screen asking you to Add source, enter this url .

5) Tap on Add source.

6) Now go to search at the bottom of cydia screen and look for iPhoneVM (Without space).

7) Install the application.

8)Once you are done reboot your iPhone. ( It’s very important that you restart your iPhone)

9)Congrats, you just installed iPhoneVM which will help speed up your iPhone.

NOTE: You won’t see any icon on your iPhone(springboard) after installation of the above app. You can monitor the ram usage via sbsettings if you want.


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

fhsjaagshs April 4, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Do not use this mod.

Not to scare you guys, but the iphone has flash memory. Flash memory has a finite amount of reads and writes. Also the flash memory cannot withstand the amount of harsh reads and writes that VM does. It would be fine-ish on ntfs, but the ntfs would become very fagmented. With that being said, DO NOT USE VM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

George Fighterfish June 28, 2011 at 9:53 am

this is the worst mod my phone froze up and i cant fix it! i want to sue you guys like $1000 for new iphone!

famfamfam August 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

Do not get this tweak, it is highly unstable especially for iphone 3g users, i wonder which dumb ass made this tweak.

Shadix January 30, 2012 at 4:17 am

Guys, thank you so much for saving mine and so many other iphones. Please suggest if it is safe to use MemoTool Morlina repo?


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