DROID not as fast anymore...any suggestions?

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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.



    DroidForums junkie!
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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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