iPad Guys, did you try Virtual Memory on ipad ?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by DAMNiatx, May 8, 2010.

  1. DAMNiatx macrumors 6502a

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    Guys, did you try Virtual Memory on ipad ?

    I just opened 10 tab on safari, without any refresh problem.
    Nice..
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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  3. DAMNiatx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Its fifteen tabs now,
    Normally 4 tabs always refresh when i choose other tab. :(
     
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    depends on how they have written it i guess. minimalistically it wouldnt use that much. but its apple :p
     
  5. Advil macrumors 6502a

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    is this a cydia app? how does it affect other apps? battery life?

    any negative side effects?
     
  6. DAMNiatx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just use it for 2 hours, didn't notice anything about battery life.
    Its works great with slightly lag.

    Check ipodtouchfans forum for plist file.
     
  7. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

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    i dunno about your iPad, but my iPad reloads after I open up about 5-6 tabs. especially if i navigate through a few pages on 1 of them. any other tabs definitely reloads as soon as i switch to them. I've not measured scientifically, of course, just basing on my experience.

     
  8. p-rice macrumors regular

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    Virtual memory on the the iphone or iPad will wear out your flash storage chip much faster. Stay away from it.
     
  9. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    the flash chip will last hundreds if not thousands of years. its the controller that dies - its estimated life is 10 years. the swap file will generally only be 64MB/128MB. its not like its going to be writing to all different sectors continuously..
     
  10. myoldwatermill macrumors member

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    I thought the biggest problem with flash memory is that it has a finite amount of read/writes before it dies.
     
  11. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    even if you wrote to each individual cell multiple times daily they will still last hundreds (if not thousands) of years. deja vu :p
     
  12. mobilebuddha macrumors regular

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    well, I've enabled it. will let you know if my iPad dies in 6 months. :D

    it certainly eliminated the annoying reload issue that safari has though! the way I see it, I would be lying if I won't be buying the next iPad/iPhone revision anyway. Com'on, how many of us told ourselves that we'd keep our 1st gen iPhone for 3-5 years back then? I sure as hell know I did. But as soon as the 3G one came out, I went out and bought it 2 days after the release.
     
  13. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    Just installed it. Works great on my iPad and I can finally get the stability and UI of Safari with the true tabbed browsing found in Atomic Web.
     
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    Ive been using it on my 3G (iPhone) for months no issues. I background 10 apps at a time.
     
  16. paul191919 macrumors newbie

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    Any other people tried this? Any insight about how will it affect the battery life and the lifespan of the flash drive in the iPad? Thank you for your help!
     
  17. wheezy macrumors 65816

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    You're really worried about the lifespan of the flash? Do you know anybody who's had a flash device die??? I wouldn't worry about that at all.
     
  18. DAMNiatx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did you see post above yours?,

    In my understanding, flash memory will save to use it as virtual memory, even nokia n900 have virtual memory by default. And the lifetime for flash memory will stay long enough just like hard disk when you think about lifetime. Manufactures wouldn't replace harddisk with flash drive if it can't stay as long as a hardisk lifetime. It just dumb to do so.
    :)
     
  19. lokerd macrumors 6502a

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    I want to try. Is there any easier way than doing the editing of the system. Like any programs to do this?

    Thanks!
     
  20. paul191919 macrumors newbie

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    I see. I just install it and I think it works pretty great. Did you notice any impact on battery life?
     
  21. DAMNiatx thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Currently no, you can use iphone explorer to save the plist on lqunch daemon folder.

    @paul191919
    Still didn't notice anything on battery.
     
  22. Legolover64 macrumors regular

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    Just turned this on - thanks for the heads up!

    I tried backgrounding all the apps on the first page of my homescreen. My iPad stalled up and I rebooted :). I guess I shouldn't have gone nuts...
     
  23. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    That depends on whats loaded in each tab.
     

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