Despite the fact that Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with 3 GB Internet, it still suffers from low RAM memory and the Recent Menu has never been fast as it should be because 3 GB of RAM are too much for a smartphone.
At first the RAM management issue was noticed in Samsung Galaxy S6 and after it many Note 4 users are complaining about RAM issues. Things were getting worse with the Lollipop update which seems not to make the phone run smoothly but instead of it the Note 4 users noticed various issues where the most important are low RAM Management and the Recent Menu needs to be optimized because it’s very slow.
There were rumors that an update will fix RAM Management issues and make the Recent Menu faster. This rumours were confirmed when the Russian version of Note 4 received a Lollipop 5.1.1 update which seems to fix optimize Recent Menu and fix the low RAM Management. The update will be also available for other version also but it will need a long time so you don’t wanna wait for the update to start rolling out on your country.
We saw before that RAM Management issue on Galaxy S6 was fixed by editing the build.prop file. It was a simple method and anyone can do that. This way of fixing the low RAM Management turns out to be ported even on Galaxy Note 4 and you will have the same effect plus some extra optimizations. So even thought Samsung haven’t optimized the Lollipop 5.0 Touchwiz version for the Note 4, you can do it by yourself simply by editing build.prop file.
If you have already seen how the process was made on Galaxy S6 than probably it should not be so difficult for you. All you need to do is to root your phone first and them download your favourite File Manager with Root access from the download section below.
- Root Access. Make sure to root your Galaxy Note 4 otherwise you won’t be able to edit built.prop and fix low RAM Management.
- Download your favourite File Explorer. You can choose Root Explorer or ES File Explorer, both free on Play Store.
Rooting your phone will void it’s warranty. You won’t be able to get any free service from the device manufacture or the place you bought the phone. So if you wanna do it perform at your own risk.
How To Fix Low Ram Management and Optimize Recent Menu On Galaxy Note 4.
This method is reported to work on both Exynos and Snapdragon version of Galaxy Note 4 and also in mostly of the ROMs. However it’s recommended to do a backup of all the important data on your device, just in case everything goes wrong.
- Make sure to backup the important files.
- Download your favourite File Explorer.
- Open it and go to the root folder of your phone.
- Go to “System” and find “build.prop”
- Open it via the Editing Mode and scroll down until you find #DHA Properties Section.
- Edit this line and made it look like this.
Now you will need to add the following code:
If you don’t have #DHA properties or any of the lines featured above then simply and the codes in the end of the file and the click on save. Then reboot your phone and you are done. Now check the Recent Menu, it should be optimized.
Also an alternative way for you is to flash a zip file in Custom Recovery, so you have to install a Custom Recovery on Galaxy Note 4 or you have already installed one then go and flash the zip file. Thanks to the XDA Senior Member named as Near_07 who created the file, all the process is much easier now.
- Download GalaxyNote4_RAM_Optimizer-last.zip
That’s all. Your phone Recent Menu will open much faster now and RAM Management is improved. Even though it work in both variants, users have reported better result in Exynos Variant.
So does this method works for you. Did it fixed low RAM Management issue and made the Recent Menu faster on your Galaxy Note 4? Let us know in the comment section below if your Note 4 is faster now, or if you have any or if you have any other suggestion please feel free to share with us.