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    Locking apps in memory advice and opinions

    First off I would like to say that in other roms the lock home in memory check box never really worked all that well for me. if for some reason locking home in memory doesn't seem to end redraws for you then this is what I suggest. I found this on forum way back when and it works like a charm for me. Most of you may know this as well but I have told a good many people about it and a lot still haven't heard of it.

    *In no way am I taking credit for this but I do not know the source, I stumbled on it a long time ago.*
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    open terminal emulator then type su and press enter

    then type this on the next line- echo ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1 >> /data/local.prop

    press enter and then reboot
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    After performing these steps redraws are very few and far between with LauncherPro loaded with 5 pages and 5 or so widgets.

    Secondly I wanted to see what the deal is with other users and locking some other apps in memory. The only problems I have been running into with PE GB killing apps is winamp. I will be playing a song and try to hop on the browser and winamp would get killed and stop playing. I have since locked it into memory and it seems to have cured it. I can load up my dolphin mini browser with tons of tabs and some flash content and winamp still plays like a champ through it all. The devs are warning people about leaving apps locked in and having too many locked in. I have been running with home and winamp locked in memory without unlocking winamp after using it and I can't see a difference. I am getting no lag or additional redraws.

    Is anyone seeing problems with leaving additional apps locked into memory? it just seems like a hassel to have to go in and unlock apps after using them (maybe except pandora or other really havy ones) so I plan on leaving winamp locked until I have problems. Just wanted to see what other users have to say about this new feature which is awesome so far.

    P.S. ^sorry for the book^
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    No problems here with home and Handcent SMS locked in.

    great feature
    Goodbye Droid...Hello Nexus!!!!
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    I had 3 programs locked in to memory. Beautiful Widgets, GoSMS, and MMS. I had lag and had to take BW out of memory. Winamp runs fine for me, but yes if the OS needs resources it will kill it. I wouldn't lock too many apps into memory as our phones don't have a large amount of ram and depend on the OS task management to kill items for performance. But I feel it is necessary for MMS, email and things with push notifications to be locked into memory for the most part.
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    So far I have Handcent locked into memory. I see everyone talk about locking in MMS, but I don't see that pop up in my list of applications. Is that the "messaging" option?
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    Yes thats normal stock messaging
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    pmr5019 how did you lock winamp in memory? i would like to do the same with google talk and google voice.
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    Go Pens!
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    Quote Originally Posted by undroid View Post
    pmr5019 how did you lock winamp in memory? i would like to do the same with google talk and google voice.
    Go to elite settings>performance and lock into memory is at the bottom
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    Quote Originally Posted by mxnut View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by undroid View Post
    pmr5019 how did you lock winamp in memory? i would like to do the same with google talk and google voice.
    Go to elite settings>performance and lock into memory is at the bottom
    thanks for the reply, do you know of a more generic way? i do not use project elite.
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    Sorry, can't say I do.
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