Utku Soytaş Utku Soytaş - 2 months ago 11
Android Question

How to solve java.lang.OutOfMemoryError trouble in Android

Altough I have very small size image in drawable folder, I am getting this error from users. And I am not using any bitmap function in code. At least intentionally :)

at android.graphics.BitmapFactory.nativeDecodeAsset(Native Method)
at android.graphics.BitmapFactory.decodeStream(BitmapFactory.java:683)
at android.graphics.BitmapFactory.decodeResourceStream(BitmapFactory.java:513)
at android.graphics.drawable.Drawable.createFromResourceStream(Drawable.java:889)
at android.content.res.Resources.loadDrawable(Resources.java:3436)
at android.content.res.Resources.getDrawable(Resources.java:1909)
at android.view.View.setBackgroundResource(View.java:16251)
at com.autkusoytas.bilbakalim.SoruEkrani.cevapSecimi(SoruEkrani.java:666)
at com.autkusoytas.bilbakalim.SoruEkrani$9$1.run(SoruEkrani.java:862)
at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:733)
at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:95)
at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:146)
at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:5602)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:515)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:1283)
at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:1099)
at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

According to this stackTrace I'm gettin this error at this line ('tv' is a textView):


What is the problem? If you need some other information about code, I can add it.


You can't increase the heap size dynamically but you can request to use more by using.


in the manifest.xml,you can add in your manifest these lines it is working for some situations.


If still facing problem then this should also work

 BitmapFactory.Options options = new BitmapFactory.Options();
 options.inSampleSize = 8;
 mBitmapInsurance = BitmapFactory.decodeFile(mCurrentPhotoPath,options);

If set to a value > 1, requests the decoder to subsample the original image, returning a smaller image to save memory.

This is the optimal use of BitmapFactory.Options.inSampleSize with regards to speed of displaying the image. The documentation mentions using values that are a power of 2, so I am working with 2, 4, 8, 16 etc.

Also, you can use native memory (NDK & JNI), so you actually bypass the heap size limitation.

Here are some posts made about it:

and here's a library made for it: