Patent Number: 8,819,403

Title: Method and device for performing data synchronization of a snapshot image by selectively reloading data from nonvolatile to volatile memory after wakeup from hibernation

Abstract: A method and apparatus for supporting a hibernation function in a mobile device are provided. In the method, the mobile device detects a wakeup event in a hibernation mode and, in response to the wakeup event, loads a snapshot image into a volatile memory from a snapshot image region of a nonvolatile memory. After the loading of the snapshot image, the mobile device determines whether there is a system status has been modified. If the system status has not been modified, the mobile device finishes a system boot. If the system status has been modified, the mobile device performs data synchronization and then finishes the system boot.

Inventors: Kim; Kyoung Hoon (Seoul, KR), Yun; Sung Hwan (Hwaseong-si, KR), Lee; Ho Sun (Suwon-si, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

International Classification: G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018