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hi guys, i was looking for some "alternative" app I can use on my xperia u to have more free ram. I saw that fb, gmail and similar are quite heavy, so I was wonder to switch them with something lighter. Can you suggest something? just about all apps, not only these few
 
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Maybe try switching to ART runtime? Unless you use Xposed module
 
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Maybe try switching to ART runtime? Unless you use Xposed module
sorry, what? I'm not such a skilled user..
 
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sorry, what? I'm not such a skilled user..
Ah, well, ART is a new experimental runtime introduced in Android KitKat (Which I'm assuming is the version you're using) Now i'm not entirely sure on how ART works (Someone feel free to correct me) but it basically store's all or most of the app to the system which allows the phone to access it faster compared to the current runtime (JIT/Dalvik) which loads the app Just In Time, every time you load it up.

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Make sure to make a backup before you attempt this incase anything goes wrong resulting in your phone not being able to boot.

To enable the runtime, just navigate to Developer Options (If not alread enabled, go to Settings > About Device and scroll down to "Build Number" Tap that 7 times and it should give you a prompt telling you it's been enabled.

From there, navigate back to the settings menu and all the way to the bottom. You should now see a developer options listing. Click it and scroll all the way to the bottom to the "Apps" Category. Tap the option "Select Runtime" this should bring up a menu with the option to switch between runtimes. Now just press "Use ART" and press OK on the warning that pops up. You're phone will reboot and will now reinstall all and optimise all of your apps ready for ART mode. You will not lose any of your app data.
 
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Ah, well, ART is a new experimental runtime introduced in Android KitKat (Which I'm assuming is the version you're using) Now i'm not entirely sure on how ART works (Someone feel free to correct me) but it basically store's all or most of the app to the system which allows the phone to access it faster compared to the current runtime (JIT/Dalvik) which loads the app Just In Time, every time you load it up.

For KitKat
Make sure to make a backup before you attempt this incase anything goes wrong resulting in your phone not being able to boot.

To enable the runtime, just navigate to Developer Options (If not alread enabled, go to Settings > About Device and scroll down to "Build Number" Tap that 7 times and it should give you a prompt telling you it's been enabled.

From there, navigate back to the settings menu and all the way to the bottom. You should now see a developer options listing. Click it and scroll all the way to the bottom to the "Apps" Category. Tap the option "Select Runtime" this should bring up a menu with the option to switch between runtimes. Now just press "Use ART" and press OK on the warning that pops up. You're phone will reboot and will now reinstall all and optimise all of your apps ready for ART mode. You will not lose any of your app data.
i'm using the mod flying thor, do you know if is it already activate?

i checked, i cannot do what you wrote
 
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i'm using the mod flying thor, do you know if is it already activate?

i checked, i cannot do what you wrote
i mean, you said you have my same rom, but i can't follow what you wrote...!
 
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i'm using the mod flying thor, do you know if is it already activate?

i checked, i cannot do what you wrote
Of course you can't...ART is available for KitKat based ROMS only, while FlyingTor is a JB stock ROM.

By the way,he just asked for some alternative apps, so please keep on topic and don't confuse him!

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Of course you can't...ART is available for KitKat based ROMS only, while FlyingTor is a JB stock ROM.

By the way,he just asked for some alternative apps, so please keep on topic and don't confuse him!
My suggestion is to use fast for facebook as an alternative FB client,it's really lightweight,smooth and fast For Gmail you can try Mailbox(a really good app!)
 
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Of course you can't...ART is available for KitKat based ROMS only, while FlyingTor is a JB stock ROM.

By the way,he just asked for some alternative apps, so please keep on topic and don't confuse him!

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My suggestion is to use fast for facebook as an alternative FB client,it's really lightweight,smooth and fast For Gmail you can try Mailbox(a really good app!)
the one i was really looking through to change was google maps, it's really useful but so heavy to run...don't you have some advice here?
 
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the one i was really looking through to change was google maps, it's really useful but so heavy to run...don't you have some advice here?
I don't use those apps on my phone (I have a navigator in my car) but you can try waze,mapfactor or OsmAnd
 
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I don't use those apps on my phone (I have a navigator in my car) but you can try waze,mapfactor or OsmAnd
uhm do they work as g.maps or are just maps?

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