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Droid 1 slowing to an almost halt, any help?

Discussion in 'Cyanogenmod' started by dbmorris, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. dbmorris
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    My Droid (see specs at bottom) will start to slow down, become unresponsive with slow screen refreshes, locks etc. To the point the phone is more trouble than its worth. Sounds stupid but it feels like using a computer with 1/3 the memory that it needs to run. Any apps available that would allow me to see available/used memory of apps in use? Just seems like one app is hanging on and dragging it to the ground. Tried deleting a few but that could take forever and show nothing. Tried a task and memory manager (yes I know, no comments pls) but also no help. Seems to work ok for a little while, measured in hours, right after a new ROM install but then starts to drag. Charged battery, dead battery, no difference, just slow and draggy!

    Rooted D1 running at 800mhz, now running CM7.0.0 RC2. Was running CM6. Complete wipe at new ROM installs. About half (internal) memory used with apps, not much on SD. Did move several over to SD card to free internal mem but no help.

    Thanks for any help,
    Danny
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    Please download OSMonitor from the market. Tell it to sort by Load and that should show you what app is eating the CPU.
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    I really like Skull's advice. In fact I'm installing it myself right now.

    I also highly recommend rebooting your phone every day or so as a preventative measure. My phone loves it.

    Good luck.
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    Great app Skull !! I love being able to see what's going on. Of course, my phone is running perfect and luckily I've got no rouge apps, so it showed nothing going on right now!! :) But it should be a terrific diagnostic app.
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    Oh? What color are they, then? ;)
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    Well, I am from Baton Rouge!! What would expect to get when I try to type "Rogue"!!?? :):)
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    when mine slows, down I usually boot into recovery and clear out the cache, usually starts running like a champ again.
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    Are you using compcache?

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    Well simply the fact that you have half the phone filled with apps could be the problem. Have you tired not restoring your apps?

    And I don't suggest using compcache if you're already having speed issues. That would just make the problem more evident.

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    I had issues with stock kernel and Pete's 1ghz kernel...but Chevy's lv 1ghz kernel is making my phone fly!

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    If you're using compcache and the system gets laggy, run the the following script in the terminal:

    su
    compache stop
    handle_compcache

    This resets compcache...
    I use scripter and run this every now and then

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    Lock home app in memory.

    My droid flies on cm 7

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    That too, and keep the number of Widgets down

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    Bayouflyfisher is right! Skull One this is a great app!

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    That does seem to have helped, the screen refresh waits have all but gone. Time will tell. OSMonitor didn't point to anything in particular other than a CPU that was over burdened, my interpretation.

    As for rebooting daily. Good thought. Has anyone found an app that will do a daily reboot automatically? Would be nice to have it do it in the early am with no input from me.

    Danny
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2011
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    Watchdog is what you're looking for.
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    Refreash basic it what u want for creating a schedule for when ur phone reboots
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    @Snow02: I do have SytemPanel as one of my apps, but I'm starting to feel it useless. I will be downloading Watchdog now. Is the lite version just as good?
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    I don't know. But you should be able to see if an app is chewing up your cpu cycles.
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