First Day Droid Owner, Finally Joining Forum

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  1. WinstonSmith

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    Hello,

    I bought my (Original) Droid on the day the were released @ a Verizon store.

    I've been thrilled with and while I am computer and tech-savvy, I never felt the need to overclock it or use custom ROMs, etc.

    However, recently it has become extremely sluggish. Very slow and unresponsive.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Hawaiian Princess

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    welcome to the forum! glad to have u here....have u cleared cache?

    sent from the Hawaiian D2G
     
  3. WinstonSmith

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    How do I do that?
     
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    Boot into stock recovery. Turn the phone off hold x and the power button until you get the droid with the triangle, then slide the phone closed push the center of the volume button and the camera button. You will see some options one being wipe cache. Use the volume rocker to navigate to that and select with the camera button.
     
  5. WinstonSmith

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    Do I need to be rooted for this to work?
     
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    Not at all it is the stock recovery.
     
  7. WinstonSmith

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    I couldn't get anything to happen when I pressed the center of the volume rocker and the camera button at the same time.
     
  8. X_TAC23

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    Its kinda tricky, hold the camera button down and try pushing volume up.
     
  9. WinstonSmith

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    Got it to work and wipe the cache!

    Thanks. It does seem more responsive now.

    Perhaps I should root now :)
     
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    You should, there are alot of thing that can be done. Go through the guides and remember we are here to help!
     
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    Also a factory reset once in a while does wonders.

    Sent from my Droid using DroidForums
     
  12. WinstonSmith

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    I realize I am probably asking a question that has been asked many times, but what are the disadvantages to doing a factory reset?

    What all do I lose?