Adding RAM to the Nexus One without soldering

Want 21 megabytes more ram in your Nexus One? [Coolbho3000] worked out a way to tweak the kernel and remap memory usage to free up some resources. That means this comes as a custom kernel image requiring no hardware alteration. Try it out and share your experiences in the comments. But if you don’t need more ram you can just upgrade to the most recent kernel.

[Thanks Juan]

Comments

  1. Little_Neo says:

    I really need to get a Nexus One now.

  2. fartface says:

    glad I dont have to do these hacks for my iPhone…

    Jailbreak it and I’m free-er than all the android people.

  3. Vonskippy says:

    You mean I could get a WHOLE 21M more? Wow, that is spiffy.

  4. underminded000 says:

    Are you free to use flash on your iphone?

  5. bobbarker says:

    If you had the N900 you’d have had more ram to begin with…

  6. Buzz says:

    Seems like this is taking memory that has been reserved for DSP use. If that is the case, it’s great if you don’t use any hardware acceleration. But not worth it if you do.

  7. mowcius says:

    “glad I dont have to do these hacks for my iPhone…

    Jailbreak it and I’m free-er than all the android people.”

    Umm, can’t apple remotely de-activate any apple iphone/ipod touch/ipad?
    Hmm, don’t think anyone can do that to nexus one’s or nokia phones or any other phones that I know of.

    How free are you then?

    Not that I don’t like apple but I just thought i’d make that comment

  8. Hugo says:

    It’s worth noting that for those of us still running a stock kernel on Nexus One, it’s possible to unlock about 200 MB more in total.

  9. MS3FGX says:

    “glad I dont have to do these hacks for my iPhone…

    Jailbreak it and I’m free-er than all the android people.”

    Stealth troll.

  10. coolbho3000 says:

    fartface, I’m about to submit this patch to the Android Open Source Project. If Google’s engineers accept it, it will eventually be pushed to all Nexus Ones.

    Can you do that with your iPhone?

  11. coolbho3000 says:

    Buzz: This tweak simply moves things around (camera and GPU were moved to an unused area), and expands the first memory bank beyond what it was before (the Incredible source showed that this could be done). It does not remove any memory from the DSP.

  12. jproach says:

    “If Google’s engineers accept it, it will eventually be pushed to all Nexus Ones.”

    Awesome.
    Ignore fartface he is a lowly troll.

  13. icey says:

    Thought it was allready implemented in cyanogenMod kernel 2.6.33.2?

  14. Maave says:

    Some people don’t think that 21mb isn’t much RAM, but these are tiny devices running small apps. 21mb is like a gold mine.

  15. dan says:

    “Umm, can’t apple remotely de-activate any apple iphone/ipod touch/ipad?
    Hmm, don’t think anyone can do that to nexus one’s or nokia phones or any other phones that I know of.”

    Actually, every single phone in the world can be remotely de-activated. Try calling your provider to report yours missing.

  16. Cantanko says:

    “Actually, every single phone in the world can be remotely de-activated. Try calling your provider to report yours missing.”

    That just bars the phone from the network (IMEI block) – everything other than the cellular radio still works. Apple can brick the whole phone.

  17. infogulch says:

    I’m glad I don’t have to do anything at all to my nexus one to get double the ram that your iphone has.

    Each little increase is nice tho.

  18. TheParadox says:

    Ever heard of iDroid? Yeah thats right Android on the iPhone. I am a developer in this project. We are working hard to get it all ported. Were almost done we just need to get some sort of Power Management Unit implemented so the battery doesn’t die within 3hours. I have the baseband/wifi/multitouch everthing works. So Android Fanboys can STFU did I mention we dualboot Android and iPhone?
    Dualboot Proof http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/5657/previewwj.jpg and heres the link to the wiki http://www.idroidproject.org/wiki/Main_Page

  19. Coward says:

    @TheParadox

    So you mention Android fanboys…

    But are you not putting Android onto an iPhone?

    You should be telling Apple fanboys to stfu because you are taking all of Apple’s programming hard work and raining on their parade.

    Anyone who puts on Android on an iPhone is just rooting for Android.

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