2.2 update issues

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  1. superduty4x4

    superduty4x4 New Member

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    Greetings all, newb to this forum. I bought my Droid about a month ago and was loving it... until the 2.2 update hit me. Most of the bugs I had at first seem to be working themselves out but I'm still having a few issues. the two that bug me the worst are:
    my browser no longer will go back to the home screen on its own
    my apps are screwy- specifically Advanced Task Killer- it doesn't kill apps automatically anymore and even if I do a manual kill apps I haven't opened since the kill will show up if I open ATK again.
    I'm not rooted nor am I very comfortable doing so but I can probably figure it out if need be. any help would be much appreciated!

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    First thing, remove ATK. You may see better performance by just doing that.

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    Hows that done?

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    This was not written by me, but it is the best on the subject I've seen:

    Written by Martin030908
    Android was designed from the ground up as an operating system (OS) for mobile devices. Its built-in application and memory-management systems were engineered with battery life as one of the most critical concerns.
    The Android OS does not work like a desktop operating system. On a desktop OS, like Windows, Mac OS X, or Ubuntu Linux, the user is responsible for closing programs in order to keep a reasonable amount of memory available. On Android, this is not the case. The OS itself automatically removes programs from memory as memory is needed. The OS may also preload applications into memory which it thinks might soon be needed.
    Having lots of available empty memory is not a good thing. It takes the same amount of power to hold "nothing" in memory as it does to hold actual data. So, like every other operating system in use today, Android does its best to keep as much important/likely-to-be-used information in memory as possible.
    As such, using a task manager/killer to constantly clear memory by killing apps is strongly NOT RECOMMENDED. Generally speaking, you should only "End" applications if you see one which is not working correctly.
     
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    Interesting... everyone else I have talked to highly recommended ATK. When I bought my phone the woman who sold me the phone downloaded ATK for me. I guess I better do some research on the topic.

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    this really gets confusing. I have had several completely opposite very strong opinions on this App. It is hard to know what to believe and I wish I knew because my son now is wanting to know if he should put it on his Droid 2 and I have no clue what to advise,
     
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    Needing a task killer on the Android OS is the BIGGEST myth there is!!

    Drop the task killers!!
     
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    You won't fine anyone with any real credibility in this forum recommending task killers.
     
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    Get rid of it.

    And besides...it doesn't work worth a shiite in 2.2 (as you've found out)...

    I have ATK, but ONLY use it when I'm speed testing the phone, as I've found that I can get slightly higher numbers if I free up memory manually before running the testers. BUT, having it auto-kill or running in the background on a daily basis actually slows down the phone, and it's not worth having on there if it's not going to do any better than the OS can do itself.
     
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    Thanks everyone for your input. Now if I can get some other issues ironed out life will be good. The 2.2 update is something I wish I hadn't done, lots of issues keep popping up.

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    Another question related to task killers... how come when I open ATK there are apps running that I haven't opened in at least several days? Stuff like Amazon MP3 market that I never use and should probably just delete anyway.
     
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    If you are rooted, you can use titanium backup to freeze apps you do not use.
     
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    That's how the OS works, they aren't taking up much mem. You should drop the task killer, your phone will run smoother.
     
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    Think it will clear up little nagging issues I've had since the 2.2 update like certain links not working, apps that used to work great having issues, continual need for hard resets?



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