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General OS Lag loading homescreen and using droid

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by endoftheline, Jan 1, 2011.

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    Around the time I got 2.2, I guess a few months ago, my :motdroidvert: has been generally sluggish, with specific things sometimes being very slow. I can't really say it only started since 2.2 came out for sure, but its around that time. Basically I never had these slowdown problems when I had 2.1 or closer to when it first came out when it still had 2.0. (I've had it since launch back in November)

    I have 68Mb free on the internal memory, and have 12MB +71MB in 15 normally free in the RAM. With only a few process running like lookout.

    The worst noticeable slowdown is the home screen sometimes takes about 8 seconds to load :icon_eek: after hitting the home key while in, the browser, market, gmail or almost any app, it sometime seems to happen after leaving.

    I use the pattern unlock, and sometime after I put in my correct pattern, that also lags for about 8 seconds and then unlocks the phone.

    I know that the droid is old now, with the rate of new android phones coming out every week it seems like, but I'm not really running any different apps since when I first had the phone yet it seems to have these issues, that it never had like 4 months ago

    I'm wondering if anyone knows if doing a factory reset then reinstalling some apps and upgrading back to 2.2 would make a significant improvement with these issues, or if there is some kind of App or cleanup that can help with these lag issues.
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    I am also experiencing the lag. Did the reboot route and played around with apps, thinking one or a combo was causing the lag. Nothing to report but the lag continues.
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    when you say you did the reboot, do you mean a factory reset or just a regular reboot of the phone?
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    I actually did the factory first, then reboot. I did both after the latest update.
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    Ah, yes I am hearing on the official forum that doing the reset doesn't seem to help with the home screen lag issue, thats it seems to be related to 2.2 I guess.
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    If you find anything out regarding the lag please post and I will do the same.
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    Not rooted, but I am currently trying delete the caches in my apps and delete text messages.
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    Thank you CJM! That works like a charm! No more lag.

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    I had serious lag issues and issues with the phone freezing up multiple times a day which were all solved by uninstalling Lookout. When I spoke to the verizon tech, he said that Lookout was the only app currently on their "BAD list" causing multiple issues with many different types of devices. I had no idea.
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    Another problem I noticed was I had too many of my apps on my home screens placed on my SD. Whenever I had bad redraws I would get these View attachment 24244 over my apps that were placed on the SD. At first I blamed ADW and switched to LP. It wasnt until I kept noticing those icons that it made sense. IMHO Rooted or stock, if you place your home screen apps on the phone, this should help slow redraws.
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    Interesting I may try this
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    If you not rooted and overclocked you are missing out! That combined with Launcher Pro and my original droid runs like a champ!
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    I use Advanced Task Manager (Available in android market) to manage and auto kill running apps. This can be used on unrooted phones and may help with your lag. I also run auto killer but this is only available if your phone is rooted.
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    I may be on to something

    I posted this on another forum android yesterday. You may want to consider this.

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    I think you are on to something. This does help(rooted or stock). Another one of our members, DROIDDOES, posted an explanation but I couldnt find it to re-post it here. And I couldnt remember what he said well enough to post it. But this does help with the redraws. I've been using the back button method for about a week and have seen a lot less redraws. It takes less time to back out of an app than to wait for the screen to redraw.
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    Is there a fix similar that works NOT using launcherpro? I quit using launcherpro about a week ago and does the same lag on both stock and LP.
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    Are you rooted and over clocked?

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    Yeah have min set at 400 and max 1000