How I fixed everything!

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  1. greyghost04

    greyghost04 Member

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    I was hoping the last update was going to fix everything. Well I think things just got worse. 5-6 reboots a day. Slow sometimes. When I listened to XM radio and the screen would turn off, the XM turned off. Really upsetting to me on the train in the morning. The final straw was I d/l'd Viber and my phone no longer worked. So I thought about why do some people have no problems and others have many? Our phones are clones of each other. What is different in my phone than John's phone. Then it hit me. The d/l'd apps. I went to Uninstall and went at it. First to go were apps I have never opened. Then apps I rarely would open. Then apps that I said to myself, if you really need it someday you can d/l it again. Then I deleted apps that were there just to impress friends (they are not impressed anymore). I deleted somewhere around 20 apps. Amazingly everything started to work perfectly again. My phone was fast again. XM stayed on even when the screen went blank. The phone worked again. Not one reboot since yesterday . This culling fixed everything and I have a new Thunderbolt again!!!:icon_ banana:
     
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    so what now..thunderbolt users cant have apps anymore? haha absurd!
     
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    The trick is to find out which one that was doing it.
     
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    I agree. Not all apps are created equal. There could have been one or a few. Heck, there might have been a threshold limit for how many apps can be running with the auto data on for each one. At least you figured out what it was!

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    now it makes me wonder if the faulty app would work on phones that aren't tb

    this was sent from my phone that is cellular
     
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    Isn't that the best/worst thing about the market? Open source programs can be good or terrible.

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  7. greyghost04

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    That was my point, open source you never know what you are getting. The programmer may not even know that he wrote some code that on some phones, not all, will cause great conflicts in the OS. You just don't know. From now on I will limit my d/l's to what is really important. If I notice a decrease in speed or a re boot after loading an app, out it goes.
     
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    Ues an app called Watchdog - it monitors how much cpu programs use. You can set custom alerts. I occasionally find apps that must have been coded by a drunk 6 year old.
     
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    Went to the Market and there are about 10 Watchdogs. What is the exact title?

    Thanks
     
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    Watchdog Task Manager from Zomut, LLC - Google is your friend.
     
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    I wonder if watch dog was coded correctly

    this was sent from my phone that is cellular
     
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    after the most recent OTA my tb still rebooted by itself. then for some reason i UNinstalled the facebook app and guess what. my tb NO LONGER randomly reboots! its been 10 days so far..