I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DEVICE OR ANYTHING THAT MIGHT OCCUR WHILE USING THIS TUTORIAL. TRY AT YOUR OWN RISK!
[mbm] for teaching me this dd terminal method.
As we all know, for what ever reason, Samsung decided to release the Tab 3 model tablets with 1 GB of ram. I believe this system needs more ram but unfortunately we cannot upgrade the hardware. What we can do is create virtual memory or a "Swap file" that acts like ram to help our Tab 3's out with multitasking and other memory hogging tasks. Below are the steps to:
1. Create a swap file.
2. Create a script file to run at boot from your /system/etc/init.d directory.
3. Create a android system with 1GB of RAM and 1GB of swap file virtual memory.
*Remember whatever device you are using must have a rom with init.d support and be rooted.
STEP 1: TERMINAL COMMANDS PT.1
Download terminal emulator from the play store if you don't already have it.
Open terminal emulator and execute these commands in order:
2. "cd /system"
3. "mount -o rw,remount /system"
4. "dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1m count=600" (be patient, this step takes about a minute)
5. "mkswap swapfile"
6. "chmod 755 swapfile"
STEP 2: INIT.D SWAP FILE TEXT CREATION
Now to create a script to execute at boot every time you boot your phone. I used the app QuickEdit from the play store.
Now open that up and put the text below in the file:
"mount -o rw,remount /system
Now save that to your sdcard (/sdcard) as "swap" (remember do not save with the .txt)
STEP 3: TERMINAL COMMANDS PT.2
Now go back into terminal and execute these commands:
1. mv /sdcard/swap /system/etc/init.d
2. chmod 755 /system/etc/init.d/swap
I kept my previous terminal session open but if you closed it for what ever reason you might have to execute "su" and then "mount -o rw,remount /system" before the two commands in step 3.
Reboot and win.
To verify that the process has worked, after reboot, bring up terminal emulator and type "free -m". You should see that swap has more than 600M! This will stick after reboot. If for whatever reason you want to get rid of your swap file just delete the "swapfile" file and the "swap" script. Enjoy!