10MB RAM Hack For CyanogenMOD (Version 4.2.15.1 & below + Info On The 10MB RAM Hack For 5.0.x Builds)

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Disclaimer

Before I begin like all posts & guides I do if you don’t follow instructions & wreck your android I will not be held responsible.

I am not forcing you to do this remember, I’m merely providing the guide & images, you need to provide the knowledge. With that said please don’t blame me if you mess up your device.

With all things to do with hacking & root you have to remember do this at your own risk.

THIS ONLY WORKS FOR THE VERSION OF CYANOGEN STATED & ONLY FOR THE G1 & WORKED ON SAPPHIRE 32B WHEN TESTED (No Hero).

You will have to do this every time you update your Cyanogen ROM.

To remove the hack just wipe everything using Amon_RA Recovery & reflash the ROM.

What This Hack Does/Info On The 10MB RAM Hack For 5.0.x & Above

The “10MB Hack” (as dubbed by all who use it) has been said to speed up your device & make it achieve processes a lot faster. This is done by taking a partition of your GPU (Graphics processing unit) & transferring it to your RAM,  in saying that, this hack is not recommended for people who do a lot of 3D gaming on their phones as most 3D games tend to either crash or go slow after the hack is applied (due to the partition subsidized for the extra RAM).

Please Note (READ THIS IF YOUR WONDERING WHEN A 10MB RAM HACK IS COMING TO THE CYANOGENMOD 5.0.x SERIES!!): It was recently announced by PerShoot & Cyanogen that the 10MB Hack will no longer work on the 5.0.x & above series of CyanogenMOD Builds due to hw3d needing the memory on the new Éclair version of Cyanogen’s ROM so only the builds from 4.2.15.1 will be able to use the 10MB RAM Hack.

Guide Change-Log

November 03 2010

June 14th 2010

  • Clarified the status of the 10MB RAM Hack for CyanogenMOD 5.0.x & above: Discontinued (see above)!!
  • Added Change-Log (This addition is now funny as it will be the last article about the 10MB Hack).
  • Added A little color (Sexy, No, thanks go to http://www.twitter.com/FHL09 for doing this).
  • Added quick links in post – to use just click the name of the section you wish to go to out of the contents at the start of this article (we recommend that you read the whole article if this is the first time your using the 10MB RAM Hack & thanks once again go to http://www.twitter.com/FHL09 for helping out with this).
  • Small fixes, code clean ups & grammar fixes (Thanks to supporters pointing out the issues).

You will need

Boot Images

(Download the one that matches the version of Cyanogen your using before proceeding)

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.15.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.15Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.14.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.13Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.12.2Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.11.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.10.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.9.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.9Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.8.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.8Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.7.1Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.6Click Here

Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.5Click Here

Written Guide

(Thanks to Troy aka Androlute on Twitter – Follow him: http://www.twitter.com/Androlute)

Your phone needs to be rooted!! then put this onto the root of your sdcard (so that it is on the SDCard but not in any folders)

  1. Open Better Terminal (haven’t got Better Terminal? – Download here)
  2. Type the following (the # is added automatically so ignore that & also the stuff in brackets are actions don’t type them, do them)

#su(press enter) (click Always Allow if screen shows up)

3.  For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 5.0.7 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot507.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.15.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot42151.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.15 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot42151.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.14.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot42141.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.13 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot4213.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.12.2 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot42122.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.11.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot42111.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.10.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot42101.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.9.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot4291.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.9 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot429.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.8.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot4281.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.8 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot428.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.7.1 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot4271.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.6 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot426.img(press enter)

For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.5 type

#flash_image(space)boot(space)/sdcard/boot425.img(press enter)

4.  Lastly type

reboot (press enter)

5.  Now wait for your device to load & you should be all set!

To check to see if your ram hack worked you should notice an increase in speed but to see if its installed enter the following command inside Better Terminal

su(press enter) cat(space)/proc/meminfo(press enter)

If you followed the instructions given above you should notice the RAM (displayed as MemTotal) will now be around 107076kb.

Congratulations: You have just given your G1 or Sapphire a little extra boost!

Credits

All thanks go to Daproy over at XDA for hacking this from Cyanogen’s kernel, PerShoot for providing some of the hacks at XDA, & Troy for making the guide even simpler & good-looking.

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