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handcent = slow dx

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Fx4Nick, Dec 30, 2010.

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    I just got my doird x for Christmas. I have been looking for a few weeks on here about the handcent app because my wife and I like the "smileys" (pictures not symbols). I notices as soon as I downloaded the hadncent app my droid got slower. Is there a way to fix this? Also hwo do I make handcent the default SMS? I have unchecked all the marks for the standard SMS app that comes on the dx but when I go into the handcent app I have nto found a way to make this my default SMS app. Can anyone shed some light on this for me.

    If rooting is the only way to go to increase the speed, I'm not sure I am comfortable doing that yet since i have not had a chance to read and research the root process.

    Any help would be appriciated.

    Thanks
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    If you have a task killer or antivirus installed, uninstall them (or in the case of Lookout, disable the antivirus module). Also, definitely read up before attemtping to root and figure out what you're going to use it for if you do root.

    As for default SMS app, if you're notgetting notifications from the stock app and launch Handcent to text with, that's as much as you'll get for a default setting.

    Yeah, yeah.. I'm on my phone. So?
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    There was a new update tonight that is supposed to fix the lag issues of handcent.

    Once you receive a text, how does it pop up? handcent or default?
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    I noticed that too. Handcent is nice, but seems sluggish.
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    I believe that the standard text app displays when I first "wake up" the phone from receiving the text. Because unless I close out of the text and then open Handcent I cant use the smileys. Thats why I figure it opens with thestandard app

    how do I update Handcent to get rid of the lag time?
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    There is no update. I downloaded the full app yesterday morning.

    Goto market and search for handcent it should say Installed or Update.
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    All you have to do is enable all notifications for Handcent and DISABLE all notifications for the stock SMS app.
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    yeah i hate when my phone lies and i get an updated version :icon_eek: saying that the lag issue is fixed from the admin...
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    Just so you know...in the stock SMS app, even though the keyboard shows the smiley "symbols", when you select them it actually sends the smileys and not the text symbols. As long as the receiving device knows how to "decode or read" text symbols, they will display as the actual smileys...
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    ok so I got the updated version of handcent but the phone still runs kinda slow. This is the only app that I have installed since I got it and I have not downloaded any addtional games. I am only comparing it to itself when I first turned it one prior to downloading handcent. The biggest lag seems to be when I "wake Up" the phone and slide the unlock bar.

    I guess I am just worried that if this one app makes the phone a little slow what might happen if I download other apps or games. Maybe I'm just being too picky about this.
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    Ahh... you are having issues with redraw. There's lots of threads on this issue in these forums.

    Yeah, yeah.. I'm on my phone. So?
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    I doubt Handcent is the cause of this....

    If you uninstall it does the device speed back up?
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    What version number is the updated version you have?
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    Handcent application version 3.5.2

    I will search but you may have to educate this noob to some of the terms here.

    What is redraw??

    I have not yet trie to unistall it
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    That's the latest version. Its a bit slugish for me and has a few glitches.
    one is it wont auto rotate to landscape mode in the quick reply mode half the time.
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    Ok so I have uninstalled handcent deleted all handcent threads and also did a battery pull but my droid still runs kinda slow

    I read on other threads that when people got new droids or updated their software to the new version that the droid lacked, but then got better in a day or so.

    Handcent is the only app that I have installed ( I re-installed it as it was still running slow after the unistallation f hancent).

    I have no games installed and really only use my phone (so far) for some texting and a few phones a day.

    Any help to speed it up????

    Also phone is stock (unrooted)
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    I had the exact same problem and I was constantly floating at like 35mb...I was always thinking of rooting but I was just hesitant I decided to say screw it lol nd rooted with z4root installed auto memory manager set it to aggressive speed problems solved

    I then went on to flashing roms lol me personally I suggest apex :)

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    Have you cleared the phones Cache? Power off, Hold in power and home button until icon appears on screen. Hit search button, then use volume to move to Clear Cache partition, then hit camera button. Then reboot system when done. Try this and report back.
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    Clearing the cache seems to have made a little difference but not much. The auto rotate in handcent is still kinda slow.. like I said mabe I am just being too picky about this but the phone was so fasst right out of the box

    COuld it have anything to do with sync-ing to my face book account???

    I have turned off the "news update" and force stopped some of the verizon instaled applications that I figure I wont really use

    Does the phone need a few hours or a day after clearing the cache to speed up??
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    No. Might just be handcent on your phone. You could try a master reset, but this will wipe your entire phone, then add back handcent and try that. I uninstalled it becuase it was a bit laggy and the auto rotate on the quick reply worked only half the time. It does have a lot of cool features though.
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