Droid is a bit slow/choppy

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  1. wade1

    wade1 New Member

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    hardly any applications installed on my phone and it's pretty choppy when opening my keyboard and it rotates, half of the screen turns black and it just looks choppy. doesn't seem like it should be like this. anything i can do?
     
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    A stock Droid isn't the smoothest/fastest thing around...it's likely not something wrong on your end.
     
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    "stock droid" are you suggesting to root it? and it will be quicker?
     
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    Well honestly i am running a out of box stock moto droid and i have15 full lenght blu ray ripped movies pics and music on my mem card and a hell of alot of apps on it running 5 screen helixlauncher and my phone run fast where i thought it may have been secretly OC right now my internal mem is 111MBs but may i suggest clearing the cache on ur apps and downloading advanced task killer and learning how to use it trust me it really works and helps thats all i can think that would be slowing u down
     
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    Meh, you can try a home replacement app like Launcher Pro to massage it a bit, but stock droids really aren't that snappy even with free extra memory. I would definitely suggest rooting and trying out a Froyo 2.2 ROM which benefits from performance improvements with the new Just-In-Time Compiler. Additionally, you'll be able to overclock your CPU; try 1Ghz to start with a P3 Droid kernel. If you have a lucky Droid and might be able to run up to 1.2. Anything in that range basically doubles performance: like having a completely new phone.

    Start here but skip step 2, read 'Other Info' and see below.: Guide to Rooting Android 2.1 on a Motorola Droid - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    After you've achieved root, install Rom Manager from market, flash Clockwork recovery within the app, download Pete's Bugless Beast and check the 'system backup' 'wipe' options when asked. It's really quite quick and easy at this point, and it's very easy to revert to stock if you ever need to return your droid. Droids are unbrickable.

    Have fun! :D
     
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    I had decided to root so I could overclock the Droid with 2.1 and found out that Froyo was available so I moved up to it. Before rooting it I had noticed that my phone was sluggish. Remember, the stock Droids only run up to 550 mhz. I've been playing around with the kernels and current using Chevy1's 1.1Ghz with Bugless Beast 0.4 and I absolutely love it. You can either root it and overclock it or you can keep it stock. It's all up to you.
     
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    And there are those of Us that will say a task killer is the last thing you need.
     
  8. 2guys1droid

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    Making your phone run quickly is a problem we just addressed in one of our recent posts on our Droid blog which you can find here: 2 Guys 1 Droid. Read the post about ATK. Hope this helps. Enjoy!
     
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    Advanced Task Killer kills your blogs credibility.
     
  10. 2guys1droid

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    I dont understand how it kills our credibility... as a short fix killing processes will make the phone run faster as the processor is able to allocate more power to the tasks you are asking it to perform rather than to those running in the background ie apps you have run but havent closed
     
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