How to really clear out your memory?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jlmitnick, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. jlmitnick macrumors regular

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    TLDR at bottom

    So the past few weeks my iPhone has been kinda sluggish. According to sbsettings, my available memory would get down to like 20 mb, and if i click the kill processes button and even manually close everything in my app switcher bar, that would just make it go up to like 80mb free.

    This morning I installed something and had to restart the springboard. When I restarted it, my phone "crashed" and went into a perpetual spinning circle tick animation. After 15 minutes of waiting, I decided to hard reset by holding down home+power. Phone went off, then I press the power button, and it takes a good 5 minutes of the Apple logo, then finally gets booted up.

    But now, according to sbsettings I have 290mb of memory free! And the phone is running like a dream again. Yet all the appropriate background apps are indeed running correctly (sbsettings, iBlacklist, etc.).

    So, in my long winded post:

    TL;DR - How do I really clear out my memory and get up to like the >250mb of free memory range where the phone runs really well?
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    get remove background from cydia you set up an activator gesture(example mine is set to a double tap of the status bar) this clears the background apps and its makes my RAM increase bac to 200-250
     
  3. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    This works great and is what I use. I have mine set to run whenever I swipe down on the statusbar. After installing this, and you still notice the MB's are a little low, reboot (not respring) and that'll clear out all the background goodies that are running.
     
  4. fisherking macrumors 603

    fisherking

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    a blunt object to your head will clear out your memory quickly and efficiently... :D
     
  5. Grayburn macrumors 68000

    Grayburn

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    I also have Remove Background but use the shake & bake method in Activator....one shake and they're all gone.
     
  6. OhioLefty macrumors regular

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    I use the same method, simple and effective tweak.
     
  7. malias4 macrumors 6502a

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    I use it with the sbsettings toggle n on my iad2 i just double tap the time in status bar ! I l:apple:Ove jb
     

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