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DROID not as fast anymore...any suggestions?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by ocdrummer2011, Dec 5, 2010.

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    When I first bough my droid a year ago, it was beautiful. Fast, reliable, just amazing. When the DROID was able to be rooted...I jumped on that quick. I rooted and it was even faster. But for some reason I went to stock OTS updates for a bit. And now I'm back into rooting...but its not the same. No matter what I do, my phone is really slow and laggy. I want it to be fast again. Any suggestions?
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    I removed some 300 pictures off of mine. Could be your step one, if you have a gallery that grew like mine.

    Might be an application if its not pics.
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    Clear Dalvik-Cache, install an O/C Kenel, Flash a Custom ROM - just to name a few...there is also a script that will help with homesceen redraw if you are experiencing it
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    haha. yeah that might help a little. thanks.
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    What exactly is my "Dalvik Cache"..and how would I clear that? And I'm currently running BB FROYO 0.5, no overclock though. It just doesn't seem as fast as when I had BB before. And what kinda script are you talking about lol?
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    Things stored on the SD have no effect on the way the device performs overall - the only disadvantage to having so many pictures is that the gallery might load slow - but it is not going to make loading web pages and scrolling through homescreens slower - the options I gave are the best known fixes for the problems you are experiencing
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    Dalvik-Cache is where applications store excess information - if you have Root Explorer open it and go into the data folder and delete the Dalvik-Cache folder by longpressing it and then reboot - upon rebooting the system will rewrite the dalvik-cache folder but the unecessary things will be left out, speeding up your device tremendously...this should be done every month or so
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    As far as the redraw script...get a terminal emulator from the Market and follow these instructions


    Here -
    In a terminal type

    su and enter
    Then type echo ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1 >> /data/local.prop and enter
    Then type reboot and enter


    Make sure the spaces are where you see them...for example after the two > there is a space before the /
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    nice information man! I'll work on that right now. I'll let you know how it helped later tonight. Thanks!!
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    I do this at least once a week. My dalvik-cache is in my data and cache folders.



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    I prefer to nuke the dalvik cache from the Rom Manager recovery menu. I do this as often as I remember, and always while in recovery doing other "things". Makes a BIG difference at times. There is a market ap called cachemate that appears to do the same thing, actually reporting the amount of liberated memory.

    Craig
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    +1 for Cache Mate and recovery! I usually delete the dalvik-cache folders in /data and /cache then reboot into recovery (SP) and clear it there too!



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    I did this on my droid and it did not fix the redraw problem. I'm running bb 0.5, and I have the stock launcher. Anything else I can do to fix it?
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    Try using a third party launcher like Launcher Pro and see if it helps
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    How about Cache Cleaner? Seems to work well.
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    Do you check power clear when you use it?

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    been stated... but an OC kernel... maybe try some other ROMs... might see a significant improvement.
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    If you're still on BB 2.1 then you're WAY behind the times.

    The latest CM nightlies are blazing fast and stable and word is that the 6.1 Final dropped tonight but won't boot for some reason.
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    Absolutely, and I have see no negative consequences other than a little longer reboot as the cache has to be rebuilt.

    Craig
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    In the least gayest way possible...I love you man lol. Really improved my phones performance. Thanks....

    One more quick question. When changing themes, what's the best way to clear off an old theme. So I don't install a theme over a theme?
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