FreeMemoryRecover

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    Hello everyone.

    I wanted to run this app by you, and get everyones opinion on it that I can.

    Thanks!

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    @Droid2Forums >Quick App Manager >Market> http://t.co/ydJCK7o. ItzTight>Scheduled a run every hour & itz been running FLAWLESS 4 a week>Hope it helps, AHW

    I Tweeted that back to you/us..but it did not show, so I came here and copy/pasted it in.
    I am new at this so if anyone wants to school me...open fire!
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    So you're saying it improves the performance of your phone...?

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    Mark- freememoryrecover does wonders on making your phone run faster and better, I use it all the time! I heard quick app manager as the second poster was talking about, is no good because it deletes all your texts and stuff. Id stick to freememoryrecover if I was you.

    Anyone else have any info about using this?

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    Sounds like snake oil just as the Task killers are....
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    Then don't use it.

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    Ill try it out and report back here in a few days.

    EDIT: okay. I don't need to test it out for a few days. Its just a memory/task cleaner. I opened the app, selected "clean", and it just emptied out all of my memory. I had to reactivate systempanel'sn monitoring feature, and goto lockscreen. It doesn't do anything that any regular task killer already can do. I don't recommend it.

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    Why don't u recommend it? It cleans up memory, going from around 80 or so to almost 300 each time use it which makes phone alot faster. What's bad about it? And if u don't use that to speed up your phone, what would u suggest

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    What makes you believe your memory needs cleaning?
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    For me its annoying because I have to manually restart two good apps. And its just a task killer. It'll eat up battery in the long run because your phone will just reboot the tasks you've "cleaned".

    As for how to speed up my phone, I make sure I don't have poorly designed apps running. Recently I had an app called textplus by gogii, it was a performance killer. I also bought setcpu and set up the profiles to keep the phone clocked at the max while I'm using the phone and to underclock when the screen is off. My phone is fast enough without doing much to improve its speed, for me at least. You can flash a rom for a real increase in speed.

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    Icic. Well yeah granted you will have to restart apps instead of just clicking on them because in order to free up memory, all the junk and non junk apps that run all the time are closed down. But I agree that with set cpu you probably are okay without it, and I would use that except my phone is not rooted so I can not use the under/over clocking features as you mentioned, or flash a rom. For those of us who have not rooted and/or flashed a rom to our phones, its a good speed increaser because it actually does free up memory. But thanks for your reply. Do you have any suggestions for ways us non rooted/rom'd users can speed up our phones? My phone hasn't exactly been fast since it came out of the box. I have found that to partly be because after a few mins use, my available memory to be down around 60 or so. That is why I use freememoryrecover but I am always looking for a better way to make it work.

    And poontab- its not actually cleaning my memory, its frees up many MB of memory the phone has so therefor increasing speed and battery life in my experience.

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    OK then what makes you think you need ram to be free from use?
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    Have you read up on task killers? Google made a blog post about it. They basically said task killers are unnecessary. Its not bad if you have "low" memory. Its not a windows pc, you don't want it empty because that just means it takes more cpu cycles to reboot that app/process, or it sucks more from your battery. There's like a dozen threads explaining how task killers are a giant misconception, search for something like "task killers good or bad" on this site.

    As for how to speed up your phone while being unrooted, first...id like to recommend you root your phone. I was a little anxious to do it at first, because I didn't know if id brick my phone or any other unforeseen consequences. Turns out I was overly paranoid. Gaining root access, changes nothing on your phone. It gives you the ability to run a ton of apps that are currently unavailable to you, and they're definitely worth it. Off the top of my head, wireless tether for root users, shootme (screenshot/screen video app), and setcpu. I haven't bothered with roms, yet. if you want to root your phone, there is a 1 click method by downloading z4root. If you still don't want to root, that's fine its entirely up to you. Just know that you can't brick your phone simply by rooting it.

    On your phone, are you using the stock launcher (motoblur) ? If so, id recommend either launcherpro first, and if you don't like that my second best recommendation would be go launcher. Launcherpro is a very smooth and polished launcher. Its what I use.

    And ill throw in a few random app recommendations that I use daily. Zdbox, this app is like 4 apps in one. Its an app locker (locks individual apps, you can pick which ones), a battery icon (this battery icon is unique, it becomes more accurate the longer you use it, I haven't seen another battery app that can do this, also support is coming for 1% battery increments the developer told me), data tracker (it tracks overall data consumption AND individual app data consumption both sent and received I believe), and it has a task manager (that I don't use, it just tells you how many apps are running and available memory left). Systempanel, I really like the monitoring feature because it will tell me which apps are taking up a lot of resources and cpu time, which helps me weed out bad apps from my phone. Goto lock screen, this is something I've just tried out today, its a lockscreen replacement, extremely smooth and polished and very useful. It shows you your texts, missed calls, and email from the lockscreen, works very well. Also, if you have not tried out amazons cloud player, you should go set up an amazon account and upload your music to it. You can access your music through the amazon mp3 app, its very useful and convenient if you had or currently have all your music on your sd card, it frees up a lot of space.

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    Ordinarily I would move this to the app section, but my thoughts are this is just another version of a task killer. And I don't need or want another discsussion on whether or not task killers aree beneficial. There is an on going discussion like that stickied in the app section.

    So I'll just say this: Anything that interfere's with the way Droid run's it's memory is not beneficial. In the long run it's going to cause problems.

    If this turns into a task killer discussion, I will close the thread. For now however I'll leave it open for the benefit of the OP.
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    I had a random question/request. Why is the droid 2 global roms section at the top of the droid 2 sub sections?

    Wouldn't it make more sense to put it as the following:
    Droid 2 general discussions
    Droid 2 global
    Droid 2 global roms
    And keep the rest in order.

    As for what you just posted, I do believe I directed him to the search button. And yes, this probably belongs in the droid apps section.

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    Markml, thank you for all the info in your post. It has been VERY useful!! I have always been a computer savy person, but I am new to android (first smartphone) and I am learning as I go. I hope to learn more from you as you seem very knoledgeable. To answer your question, I looked for the google article on task killers, but couldn't find the official one. I am interested in reading it. What you said about how they work and are not needed makes perfect sense, I just was thinking more along the lines of how windows computers work. So thanks for that. I have since removed my task killer, and installed zdbox and it is an awesome app. Also I've installed launcher pro, (still looking to get paid version soon hopefully) and goto lock screen. So far every app you requested I have got good use from. I was wondering if there was anymore good ones you could pass along?


    As far as rooting my phone goes, I appreciate the info there aswell. For I was afraid of the same things you mentioned (bricking it) especially since it voids warranty, with my luck id mess something up and be out over $600. So nice to know that's not a issue. It is very tempting to root it, so that can use apps like titanium backup to freeze bloatware, setcpu so I can over/underclock it which would be helpful to my battery. So I would say soon I will more than likely take that jump. Just have to read up on methods and how works so that ill understand more about it.

    Launcher pro was the launcher app I got out of the two you suggested and I agree with you, its very smooth and alot more customizable than blur. I wish I could do more customizing on my droid (change notification bar color, themes, ect) but I have alot of learning to do before I get there.

    You mentioned the battery icon that comes in zdbox is going to be updated soon with 1% increments? That would be bad ass. I hope it gets more accurate the longer I use it because so far, it says like 40.0h remaing, which I've never had this phone last that long lol.

    Thanks again for all the great information you gave me in your post, its greatly appreciated. I love learning about android.

    *Slimpirudude*

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    http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/04/multitasking-android-way.html

    There's the article.

    Launcherpro is going to have a complete rewrite coming out eventually, so its going to be even faster than it is now.

    The developers of zdbox told me 1% increments were on their upcoming feature list for the droid x/2. And the 40+ hours estimate is what it told me too. It takes about a week and then its very accurate. Its how long it took mine to adjust.

    The method for rooting that I used was the terminal emulator app without a pc. Its in a sticky at the top of the "droid 2 hacks" section.

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