Fix the Note 5’s RAM management

Getting sick of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5's high-handed way of treating background apps? Here's how to deal with it

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hack

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 hack

The Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is one of the best Android phones of the year, but it isn’t perfect. Many users have expressed disappointment at the rather heavy-handed RAM management the device uses, which sees background apps being closed far quicker than you would expect to see on such a high-spec handset.

Fortunately, there is a way to address, if not fix, the problem so long as you have root. The process involves editing the build.PROP file, a text file on all devices that contains various items of configuration information.

Check out the solution over at the XDA Developers forum. Although easy to do, it isn’t a trivial solution, so make sure you know what you’re doing — and back up fully — before you attempt it. This hack will only work on a rooted Samsung Galaxy Note 5.