Create Swap on Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 to boost performance

Samsung got a lot of controversy when they released the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 android tablet with a gig of memory. While we cannot upgrade the RAM as it is on the chipset, it is possible to get create a virtual memory or a swap that will give you better performance while doing multitasking and memory hogging operations. This process requires you to root your Tab 3 10.1 as you will be making changes in system files.

Create Swap on Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

Here are the steps on how to do it.

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.

And below we have explained the entire steps in detail.

Download terminal emulator from play store. Open it and type in these commands.

cd /system
mount -o rw,remount /system
dd if=/dev/zero of=swapfile bs=1m count=600
mkswap swapfile
chmod 755 swapfile

Now, we will be creating a script that will execute at boot everytime you use the tablet. For this, I used an app called quickedit which is available for free from playstore. Make a new file by the name of ‘swap’ and save it in /sdcard.

mount -o rw,remount /system
swapon /system/swapfile

Go back to terminal and type these commands.

mv /sdcard/swap /system/etc/init.d
chmod 755 /system/etc/init.d/swap

Reboot and swap file will be created.