DroidForums.net is the original Verizon Android Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: RAM Issue slowing down phone

  1. Droid Newbie
    Knight of Hope's Avatar
    Member #
    203072
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    3
    Phone
    Droid 2 Global
    #1

    RAM Issue slowing down phone

    So I'm a relatively new owner of a Droid 2 Global, and I love it for the most part. My issue with it is that my RAM gets eaten up like there's no tomorrow. I run Advanced Task Killer Free with relatively aggressive settings, and I still have only ~50-60 MB of RAM left, making my phone run unacceptably slow. Anyway, I'm 90% sure some background system process is the culprit, but I'm not sure how to find it. I've installed Autokiller, and I like what it claims to do, but it wants me to root my phone. Doesn't that break the warranty? So far I've erred on the side of caution and not rooted my phone. Advice?

    Thanks in advance! Anything you can tell me is very much appreciated!
  2.  
     
     
     
  3. Senior Droid
    cutiedroid's Avatar
    Member #
    184706
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Indiana
    Posts
    179
    Phone
    Moto Droid2 Global
    #2
    I have an app called Elixir. It's mainly an information app, but it doses tell you which apps run in the foreground and which one the background.

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
  4. Senior Droid
    wildbill86's Avatar
    Member #
    182014
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    230
    Phone
    Droid 2 Global
    #3
    Loose the task killer.

    Sent from my rooted D2G
  5. Master Droid
    rusty815's Avatar
    Member #
    174569
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    355
    Phone
    droid 2 global
    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by wildbill86 View Post
    Loose the task killer.

    Sent from my rooted D2G
    What he said, that is most likely the cause of your problems

    Sent from my DROID2 GLOBAL using DroidForums
  6. Master Droid
    leobg's Avatar
    Member #
    75942
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    658
    Liked
    8 times
    Phone
    Droid2 Global/XT860 4G(D3)
    #5
    Yes - wildbill and rusty are spot on.
    Check here for more details if you are still not convinced: Revisiting Android Task Killers and Why You Still Don’t Need One… - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
  7. Droid Newbie
    Knight of Hope's Avatar
    Member #
    203072
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    3
    Phone
    Droid 2 Global
    #6
    Okay, I'm about 90% convinced. But I still have one nagging issue. See, I'm one of those users that obsessively uninstalls any app that I'm not going to use. So at least once a week, I'll go into my phone's settings and clear out what I'm not using. When I have tons of free RAM, the inner workings of my phone tend to be very quick. But when my RAM drops to around 50 MB or so, it's very sluggish. So am I wrong to think that that sluggishness is a RAM issue?
  8. Senior Droid
    wildbill86's Avatar
    Member #
    182014
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    230
    Phone
    Droid 2 Global
    #7
    Android was designed to keep apps open in background to speeed things up. So if you delete apps, it will just keep something else open instead. It is supposed to be your most used apps open in background.

    Sent from my rooted D2G
  9. Junior Droid
    Tdank's Avatar
    Member #
    180481
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Havre de Grace, Maryland
    Posts
    11
    Phone
    Droid 2 Global running Fission
    #8
    Quote Originally Posted by Knight of Hope View Post
    Okay, I'm about 90% convinced. But I still have one nagging issue. See, I'm one of those users that obsessively uninstalls any app that I'm not going to use. So at least once a week, I'll go into my phone's settings and clear out what I'm not using. When I have tons of free RAM, the inner workings of my phone tend to be very quick. But when my RAM drops to around 50 MB or so, it's very sluggish. So am I wrong to think that that sluggishness is a RAM issue?
    Try out one of the custom ROMs available for the D2G.

    AngelROM seems to be the current favorite. And I can vouch for the fact it was very snappy for the few days I tried it. Even with all my apps installed and running without a reboot for 48hrs.

    I am a huge fan of Fission and average around 150-200MB RAM free at any given point.

    Try a few out and see what suits you best. The stock ROM is not resource friendly when compared to any of the custom ROMs available for the D2G.
  10. Droid Ninja
    kptphalkon's Avatar
    Member #
    155133
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    1,389
    Liked
    14 times
    Phone
    Droid 2 Global
    #9
    have not tried angelrom yet....but,

    Fission would definitely fix your lag issues. if you do not want to root I am sadly telling you that you do indeed have to live with it.
  11. Senior Droid
    chrisl20's Avatar
    Member #
    172959
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    wichita, ks
    Posts
    175
    Twitter
    skynyrd420
    Phone
    d2g, thunderbolt, xoom
    #10
    Angel is better than fission imo, has imoseyon mods added which help move things around to open up ram(I believe by switching the cache and buffer locale) ..which seem to help alot...my battery life is twice as good as fission...and, initially, I was a fission fanboy...but now I have changed my ways... ..worth it

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Phone is slowing down help needed! Suggestions welcome! =)
    By Condel2011 in forum Android Games
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-19-2010, 06:06 PM
  2. Too many icons slowing phone down?
    By shadyf0o in forum Android General Discussions
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-24-2010, 05:56 AM
  3. HELP! Running apps killing phone and slowing in since update
    By TopDroid in forum Rescue Squad Help
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 08-20-2010, 09:37 AM
  4. ChompSMS Slowing Phone?
    By old no. 7 in forum Android Applications
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-13-2010, 10:28 PM
  5. Phone slowing down icons disappear for a little
    By searayman in forum Android Tech Support
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-23-2009, 04:59 AM

Search tags for this page

advance task killer slowing phone down
,
android ram slowing down phone
,

droid 2 global slowing down

,
droid 3 150 ram free
,

droid slowing down

,
how to lower phones ram
,
ram
,
what is using so much memory on my android phone?
,
why is my droid using up so much ram
,
xt860 slows down and restarts
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.
Find us on Google+