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Android App – MinFreeManager v1.5

I’ve just updated MinFreeManager to version 1.5, changes are …

  • Android 1.5 support!
  • Presets – default (stock), mild & aggressive
  • Save your own ‘custom’ preset for easy application
  • No bug fixes, ‘coz there weren’t any, bonza :)

You can get the app using this QR code:

… or by searching the market for ‘MinFreeManager’, or by downloading the APK here.


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  1. Basileus says:


    I have one question. In the thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=622666 the values are given like: 1536,2048,4096,5120,15360,23040

    Your values are in MB, so whats the difference? In your “mild” setting, there are 48MB for “Empty App” and thats not like the value 23040 in KB. So is your setting “mild” more aggresive than the value in the forum or whats different?

    Thanks for your answer!

  2. oldskool73 says: (Author)

    Hi, good question.

    About half way through that post the important bit to note is…

    “Be careful, the units of these values are pages!! 1 page = 4 kilobyte.”

    …so if we take the example of 48MB the maths is…

    48MB * 1024 (to kb) / 4 (to pages) = 12288

    That’s basically all MinFreeManager does internally, convert the value you enter in MB to pages (not KB) using the above formula and write it to the file.

    Hope that makes sense, and thanks for commenting.

  3. Basileus says:


    Now I saw it in the thread, written bold, omg^^ Thanks for your help!

  4. masterpfa says:

    Hi oldskool7
    Just thought I’d pass by to say thanks for an awesome app, I have been using from the early day without any problems what so ever and has been used on countless ROMS.
    Great Work, love the fact your GUI is in MB’s so we know exactly that we are setting this for our own requirements. B)

  5. Bob says:

    This app is great, but I can’t get it to default to the desired values after a reboot. I choose aggressive, tap Apply At Boot, but after a reboot the settings are back to the device defaults. (Evo 4G, 2.1, rooted with stock ROM.)

  6. oldskool73 says: (Author)

    For the start at boot function it currently writes a new init.d script, unfortunately not all roms seem to run these or run them from the same location.

    I’ll take a look at using the Android SDK functionality to do this at some point, which may be a more widely compatible way of doing it.

  7. 71Baker says:

    Installing this instead of an appkiller seems like a good idea. However, Widgetlocker seems to do something every once in a while. I have the notification icon turned on , to not allow the system to shut it down. Is this a fault of Widgetlocker or Minfree? I can’t recall Widgetlocker doing this before i installed Minfree. Oh and btw what it does is , it plays the lock/unlock sound every 10 or 20 mins , seems a bit random really. Since it’s a sound it caught my attention. And i have not changed anything on Widgetlocker since installing MinFree.

  8. oldskool73 says: (Author)

    not tried Widgetlocker, but all MinFreeManager does is change one text file to write some memory settings. I can only hazard a guess that the memory settings you have selected are to restrictive and end up interfering with whatever Widetlocker wants to do, so try increasing them.

  9. creage says:

    Well, tried on my x10, works perfect… untill reboot. After reboot all values set to default, and I have to apply them again. Using MinFree 1.6.

    Why the ‘Apply at boot’ function doesn’t work as intended?

  10. oldskool73 says: (Author)

    Hi, yeah you’re not the only one to mention this, it’s done with a bit of a hack at the moment and there’s better ways to do it now, I’ll take a look at fixing it when I get some free time.

  11. Maximilian one says:

    Dope music guys

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