[APP]htcAddicts - cleanRAM v2.5 (RAM Cleaner)

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Welcome to a world without Soft Rest !!!

The Missing Piece of Windows Mobile!

Best Windows Mobile Freeware 2009
cleanRAM has been chosen as the winner of Best Windows Mobile Freeware Utility 2009, read more here.

In One Shot:

One solution when your PDA slows down is to reset (reboot) and the another is to use cleanRAM

  • Release memory for Windows Mobile devices.
  • Amazing utility which helps you to clean up the wasted RAM memory without having to restart the device and eventually saves a lot of time.

  • cleanRAM is a very useful tool for Windows Mobile devices.
  • cleanRAM lets you with a single click release part of the RAM on your PDA and accelerating in this way.
  • cleanRAM is a memory reclaimer similar to Oxios but with advanced settings and actually works! great solution for the Windows Mobile memory leak problem.
  • cleanRAM attempts to release as much memory as possible, cleanRAM will refresh your device memory (RAM).
  • cleanRAM can save you a lot of SOFT RESET!

  • GUI cleaning supported (tested on: TouchFLO3D, HTC Sense ,SPB Mobile Shell, Windows Mobile 6.5 today screen)
  • There are 3 levels of cleaning + personally customized processes list.
  • Settings:
    • Define all cleanRAM behavior.
    • GUI/Shell Selector
    • Hibernate for old devices.
    • Close all applications - force closing all applications.
    • Launch startup programs after cleaning ended.
    • Clear recent start menu items.
    • And more...
  • Multilanguage supported with option to add new language.
  • Customized Processes List - custom level that help you to define the process(es) you wish to clean.
  • Schedule - automatically clean up by schedule (time/date and more options...), get clean-up event at a specific time! extra settings:
    • Notify you before cleanup starting.
    • Wake up device before cleanup.
  • Exceptions List - add to exceptions list: program(s) / process(es) and also you can select "startup shortcuts" that you want to skip/ignore.
  • Backup / Restore - backup all your cleanRAM settings into INI file. You can also select and load default settings from recommended settings reservoir list.
  • Update Service - update cleanRAM to latest version directly from the cleanRAM.
    configuration (this feature using internet connection). also you can reinstall your last version.

* Click Here to learn about Windows Mobile processes.

Important: Use cleanRAM at your own risk!!! NO WARRANTY!!!
Although running this application does not seem to make any damage, I take no responsibility for any kind of damage caused to the device or data due to this application.

Installation Instructions:

1. Download the latest attached ZIP file from htcAddicts website or from this post (click on "Download" button).
2. Extract the ZIP file into some temporary folder on your PC.
3. Copy the "" file (from the ZIP file) into some temporary folder on your device (use ActiveSync).
4. Execute "" from your device (use file explorer), recommend you install cleanRAM to device memory.
  • .cab is the zipped file along with the Readme and License text files.
  • After installation completed you find two links created, one called: "cleanRAM Config" (configuration tool) in the "Start Menu -> Programs" and the second called: "cleanRAM" (is the actual memory reclaimer) in the "Start Menu".
  • cleanRAM will be installed into /Program files/htcAddicts folder.

Uninstall Instructions:

1. Run cleanRAM Configuration.
2. Menu -> Schedule.
3. Uncheck the Enabled button (if checked).
4. Close.
5. "Start" -> "Settings" -> "System" -> "Remove Programs".
6. Select and Uninstall "htcAddicts cleanRAM".

The Settings Screen with Geneal, Advanced, GUI/Shell and Language Tabs

  • I want more RAM cleaning, what can I do?
    • You can give more power for RAM cleaning by settings: "Close All Applications" + "Launch Startup Programs" (this option is for advanced users).
    • You need to define your device's GUI. Menu -> "Settings" -> "GUI" (see "Backup / Restore & GUI support" section).
  • Do you need more speed? To get higher cleaning speed you will need unchecked (disabled) the settings: "Show RAM Status Notification" (quiet mode).
  • your device crashes or getting stuck after clean-up is done? This issue happens because when cleanRAM trying to clean some share applications from device's memory them stuck your device. You can avoid this by using "Exceptions List" feature (note that, you can also use exceptions.ini file to add exceptions). For more information, read post #622.
  • You have issues with the scheduler feature (like error #139)? Check maybe you have a wrong date/time format (under regional settings), please read post #663.
  • How to load settings (from "Backup / Restore" feature)? Follow these instructions from post #798.
  • What are the best & recommended settings for HTC HD2 (HTC Sense)? Post #724.
  • Where can I learn more? For more informations and introductions please read the manual on this post. After cleanRAM installed for the first time on your device you will get the default settings (like safe mode settings), it's good but for some users is not good enough, it will work only on 60% of cleanRAM power. if you want to learn how to make cleanRAM more effective and more powerfully (like the features: "Close All Applications", "Launch Startup Programs" and "Exceptions List") you will need to read the manual and please before asking question, make a quick search on this thread.


Windows Mobile Pocket PC 5.0+

* cleanRAM doesn't support non-touch screen devices (for example: HTC Snap, HTC Dash).

If you find this tool useful, please donate. thanks

Huge thanks to these of you who have already donated!
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11th May 2009, 11:32 PM |#2  
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Post How to translating a new language file?
Here is the english translation file, now you can change the text values to your language.

Add New Language:

1. Download the latest translation file - []
2. Extract the file to temporary folder
3. Rename english.ini file to <your language>.ini file
4. Edit and Translate your new language ini file
5. Finally, copy the new language ini file into "\Program Files\cleanRAM\Lang" folder on your device.
  • Please! when you translate the text strings, please make sure for fit the size of the characters like in my example (english) lang file.

Edit Translation File (ini file):

1. [English] = [<your language>]
2. ConfigurationMenu = <your new translation text> -->> please fit your words size (string length) like mine.
  • The language file and the section name need to be the same name!
  • Please, when you translate the text strings, please make sure for fit the size of the characters like in my example (english) lang file.
  • Save the file in UTF-8 format (notepad -> save as... -> Encoding).
  • If you can, upload your translation language file to this thread and if you already did so in the past and you want to upload a new translation language file just make sure to upload/update to your previous post.
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Post cleanRAM Language Files
How to build your own language file ?

You can find the instructions on Post #2. [NEW!]

Where can I find the latest English file ?

You can download the latest English language file from here:

Language Pack:

For all languages files (all in one) please download and extract the file: (update to latest version) into cleanRAM installation folder (\Program Files\htcAddicts cleanRAM\Lang)

Language Files:

Build-In language

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v2.4 chinese

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11th May 2009, 11:39 PM |#4  
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Thank you very much

I Love that Program!!!

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12th May 2009, 12:50 AM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ronenpg

[*]Wake Up Device Before CleanUp - save battery (On/Off)

Thanks for the new 1.3.0!

All the previous versions worked fine, but while the configuration also works fine in 1.3.0, starting a level 2 clean gives me the following error on my Diamond running 6.1..


Aside from that, what do you mean with "save battery"? Will Wake Up Device Before CleanUp actually save battery? And if so, can you explain how?
12th May 2009, 01:05 AM |#6  
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awesome program! i use it multiple times a day. I will definately donate when I have some donation funds avail. Ive exceeded my donation allowance for the month. =/ if I go over the limit the wifey sends me to the doghouse. lol
12th May 2009, 01:08 AM |#7  
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This version still has same bug for me if i choose level 3 clean then run it after a few seconds it launches my dialler (opal phone canvas) the app stays on top now but leaves the dialler open
12th May 2009, 01:45 AM |#8  
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Excellent app ronenpg!!!
12th May 2009, 01:46 AM |#9  
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Please remove post.
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12th May 2009, 02:18 AM |#10  
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More error with this last version everytime i launch it:

in Microsoft.AGL.Common.MISC.HandleAr(PAL_ERROR ar)
in System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar._SetInfo(AGL_PROGRESSINFO& progressinfo)
in System.Windows.Forms.ProgressBar.set_Value(Int32 value)
in cleanRAM.Form1.cleanRAM()
in cleanRAM.Form1..ctor()
in cleanRAM.Program.Main(String[] args)
12th May 2009, 03:35 AM |#11  
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that Good. thank you.
Last edited by zhoung; 12th May 2009 at 04:12 AM.

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