iPhone Help with Memory Leak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Stixx31, May 2, 2013.

  1. Stixx31 macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    Is there any Tweak that can help me with what is screwing over my RAM in my phone? Whenever I do a power Cycle on my phone I start off with almost 200 Mb of RAM, and then I can't make it more than about 18 hours without doing another power cycle because I just run out of RAM. I can't figure out if I have a memory leak or what. I recently uninstalled a fake Siri, and then added a bunch of new tweaks, So I can't really tell what is and isn't helping. These are all my Tweaks I have right now. I also haven't disabled language packs or Launch Daemons, so if that may help I could do that. But this is what I have right now.

    Auto App Killer
    Fast Copy
    Minimal HD
    Springtomize 2

    Any help would be appreciated, thank you :)
  2. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    I have less than half of the stuff you installed and I was having the same issue. According to SBSetting, it has like single digit RAM left. Uninstall everything and it was the same. So i restore it to stock iOS.
  3. Stixx31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    I figure there has to be a memory leak somewhere. I don't want to have to go the drastic measure of uninstalling everything, but there has to be a way to determine what on the phone is using so much RAM
  4. Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    perhaps its not just one tweak, its the amount. to this add all your stuff from the appstore.

    also if you pirate tweaks dont expect them to work as expected. most of these you have are paid tweaks and many of them do exactly or similar stuff than others you have.

    here is a list of stuff you can start getting rid of.

    alarming: useless. go to your phone settings > sounds and disable "change with buttons" toggle in ringer and alerts and put that slider to maximum sound.

    cyntact: do you really need this? get facebook to sync your contact pictures or apply them manually.

    dismisskeyboard: again, do you seriously need this?

    fast copy: you cant wait that extra second for your 'copy' menu to pop up?

    kamera: because its so useful to have this toggle in the notification center right? just get rid of it.

    lowpowerbanner: there is an icon on your SB that goes red when your battery is low.. do you need a notification as well?

    nonewsisgoodnews: you have springtomize 2. it will do this and more.

    poof: again, springtomize 2 does this. why do you even have nonewsisgoodnews if you have these two apps?

    springprefs: you have ncsettings for toggles. you need this one too?

    weekillbackground: you have auto-app killer. what do you use this for again?
  5. Stixx31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    WeeKill I used before I had Auto App Killer, But I understand that.
    Springprefs actually shows available RAM
    Poof was installed before Springtomize, so Yeah, I can probably get rid of that, same with Nonews
    LowPowerBanner, I use for less intrusive Power Notifications, and since Bolt eliminates the red battery when it's low, I need it
    Kamera, FastCopy, and Dissmiss Keyboard to me all seem like very low level tweaks that don't take up any RAM.
    Cyntact is very useful, And one of the first tweaks I installed.
    And alarming is another one. but I think I can optimize with Springtomize, I just don't get what is causing a memory leak. It's a time thing
  6. Troneas, May 2, 2013
    Last edited: May 2, 2013

    Troneas macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.

    as i said, sometimes its not just 1 tweak.

    the more apps and tweaks you have - from cydia and from the appstore, the more resources they will consume.

    get 1000 apps from the appstore and see how your phone complains. so dont add stuff for the sake of it. if you can live without a front and back camera toggle in the NC best to leave it out.

    also, i checked up on your Bolt theme... if it is a theme at all... it hasnt been updated since 2009. are you seriously running this on your phone?

    nvm it must be the SB battery tweak.
  7. Stixx31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    Yes it's the battery Tweak, not a theme. I use Minimal HD for the theme.
  8. lucastatic, May 2, 2013
    Last edited: May 2, 2013

    lucastatic macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    As a precursor:
    In the majority of cases, free RAM is irrelevant. RAM fluctuates. It is random (pun intended) based completely on how much data is resident/loaded into memory at any given time. More RAM means more fluidity. Things animate and respond quicker with more free RAM. Your device may appear less sluggish with more free RAM. It does not affect how fast things are loaded.

    What alarms me about the OPs statement is this:
    To which the only response is: What iPhone are you using?

    Because they all have different amounts of RAM.
    The iPhone 3GS has 256mb RAM, with common post-boot RAM readings for me in the 170s.
    The iPhone 4 and 4S have 512MB of RAM, common post-boot RAM readings were anywhere between 200-400.
    iPhone 5 has 1GB (1,000MB) of RAM, and I don't measure RAM on my iPhone 5.

    Another notable point:
    Keep in mind each iteration of iOS has used slightly more RAM than each previous version due in part to new features, and jailbreak tweaks / suspended iOS apps do factor in.

    I'd quote your entire post, but I'll refrain. "Do you really need this?" isn't an appropriate response. You may not need it, but don't knock another's usage of it just because you don't see the point, especially if you can't accurately paint said tweak as a memory offender for anything other than being there.

    This is pure misinformation. 1,000 downloaded AppStore apps don't do anything to your memory or performance. They are stored on your iPhone's flash memory "hard drive". They are not all running at once, nor will the OS let them. The OS intelligently quits out of stuff when more resources are needed.

    1,000 cydia tweaks? Sure, that can and would affect performance. Tweak != app. A tweak is usually always running or otherwise resident/loaded in RAM in some manner to provide some sort of functionality, unlike an app which only runs when you open it and is only resident for as long as the OS deems is necessary.

    As far as what tweaks might be be falling prey to memory leakage or erroneous CPU usage (excessive battery drain) it's anyone's best guess. @OP, try shooting for the always-on always-active always-visible tweaks first as their "always" nature leaves huge room for error. Biggest red flags to me in your list of installed tweaks?

    Auto App Killer because it has a timer running for every app you open every time you open it & Winterboard because of its bad track record and sole purpose as a perpetual theming engine. I don't use AAK, but I've used Winterboard. I now don't use Winterboard, and instead very carefully manually theme my iPhone. It isn't as easy as "choose a theme and respring" but it certainly has taken a load off my phone's RAM/CPU.

    And as a final note,

    It's easy to obsess over RAM. Don't. Unless you're suffering from chronic slowdowns, spontaneous app crashes or otherwise sluggish performance, RAM (in iOS at least) isn't something you should be monitoring. The unreliable readings of the various "RAM monitoring" options available to you certainly don't help. One thing may report 237 free MB, and another 276 free MB. Big whoop. It's probably somewhere in between, or nowhere at all. It's about as reliable as monitoring your battery percentage (which is a rough reading, randomly fluctuating anywhere from 1-8% or so that I've seen per reboot/respring). Monitoring RAM is a fool's game on newer (re: 1GB>=) devices while being marginally relevant on previous-gen devices if you are OCD enough to care or are legitimately noticing issues. Otherwise, don't bother.
  9. Stixx31 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2013
    I have an iphone 4. And the only reason I ask, is because I get to the point of my phone crashes and I have to do a hard reset to get it to turn back on again. It runs pretty much into the ground.
  10. gngan macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2009
    I even had an App telling me there isn't sufficient RAM. So it does matter.

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