iOS 4.0 Virtual Memory. KILLS. Kills. kills.

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  1. AttackAniPod

    AttackAniPod Banned

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    The VM mod does kill you iPod.
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    Don't be too concerned. You will wear out your battery and lil wayne will turn white before your SSD in the iPod Touch dies.
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    It won't die as fast but it will actually degrade performance over time, since the number of usable blocks decreases, and the iPod has to spend more time finding usable blocks to save to.

    And depending on how much you use it, Virtual memory can kill your ipod in months, or 3 years.
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    show me one iPod or iPhone that has died because virtual memory.
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    No, it simply become slower and slower as it searches for available space.

    Doesn't matter how much free memory it adds, it is bad for performance
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    Uh I've used it a bit. And when an iPod does die, it won't be apparent that it was caused by VM. You will get early symptoms like slowdowns, and it will slowly become more and more unusable. Then one day your iPod might take like 5 minutes to boot and it will suck. By "death", I don't mean a brick.

    An overclock, on the other hand, is safe as long as you don't go too far. The CPU is DESIGNED to go at 667 MHz on early devices, 833 MHz on 3rd gens, and over 1 GHz on 4th gens. You should have no problem reaching those speeds, and despite the lower battery life and warmer device, you will notice a much better speed increase without any damage.
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    No, it doesn't become slower because it is searching for more free space. It's because all previous methods of activating VM does not allow the daemon to communicate with currently running apps to ask for whether or not it should free up memory. As a result, it constantly and continuously asks apps, and when it receives a negative response, it creates a new swap file.

    I've posted the correct method of doing it, but you have to be mindful of what you are running, as doing this can cause your backgrounded apps to continue running forever.

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