1. Teejai80's Avatar
    I have a nexus 5, Completely stock and not rooted on 5.01. I seem to be plague with constant strange issues and constantly resetting the phone, which sort of defeats the point of having a nexus.

    One of the constants is ram usages. My phone gets really really laggy. If I open up running apps they are all restarting. Restarting the phone helps, but it ends up just slowing down again.

    Anything I can do to help this?

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    05-26-2015 08:42 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Lag isn't due to RAM usage. If Android needs more RAM space, it kills the least recently used app. If it needs still more, it kills the currently least recently used one.

    Manually killing apps is what causes lag. If Android wants an app to stay in RAM and your "RAM cleaner app" wants to clean it out of RAM, they constantly load it, unload it, load it, unload it ... which kills the battery and causes the phone to lag. Uninstall any apps you have that "clean RAM" - and any other apps written by the companies that wrote those apps. If they don't understand how Android works, I wouldn't trust their apps.

    If you want it from the programmer's finger (she's not a horse, and this isn't an audio file), read Multitasking the Android Way. Android doesn't want free RAM - it's not Windows.
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    05-26-2015 08:56 AM
  3. zorak950's Avatar
    Rukbat is right, but I suspect your problem is the memory leak bug many have seen in Lollipop. When things slow down, have you checked to see how much RAM is being used by System?
    05-26-2015 11:36 AM
  4. Teejai80's Avatar
    When did I say I was manually killing off apps or had an app to do that?

    When it lags my ram usage is very high. Usually with less than 100mb left and all the apps in the list are "restarting" like in the screenshot. Is this normal?

    I also had this problem on 5.0 and 4.4 I think.

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    05-26-2015 04:51 PM
  5. Teejai80's Avatar
    Oh and I am talking about 1-2 second redraw on the desktop. All apps take forever to load and the phone just feels slow.

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    05-26-2015 05:12 PM
  6. zorak950's Avatar
    You didn't answer my question. How much memory is being used by the system when this is going on?
    05-26-2015 06:31 PM
  7. Jonneh's Avatar
    Mine was doing this too. Multitasking was impossible because the system killed and restarted every app any time I minimized it. Play music and Maps were TERRIBLE. but I couldn't even go to the homescreen without it constantly redrawing it.

    The fix was when 5.1 was released.

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    05-27-2015 06:16 AM
  8. Teejai80's Avatar
    Sorry was waiting for it to go high again. It is at least 1gb, pretty sure I have seen 1.1gb

    Also I am on 5.1 and not 5.01

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    05-27-2015 05:42 PM
  9. zorak950's Avatar
    Yeah, that's the memory leak bug. You can try updating to 5.1.1, or a factory reset, but it's the operating system, not you or your apps.
    05-27-2015 07:13 PM
  10. Teejai80's Avatar
    Just got the 5.1.1 update this morning. Can't be bothered wiping again, tried that a few times.

    Oh well, maybe next phone will be better.

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    05-28-2015 04:43 PM

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