I want that new Droid smell.

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    OK, I'm a noob. I recently rooted my OG droid (brilliant! Amazing! Why didn't I do it sooner?) And have been running GPA14 with one of Pete's custom kernels for a couple of weeks.

    The last couple of days there has been some lag and delay. I want to get back to that snappy responsiveness. Now, I know I can flash a new rom, but what if I want a quick fix?

    Will wiping the cache help me? If so, does it matter if I do it in recovery or titanium backup? Any other tips and tricks?

    I want my new droid smell back!

    Thanks in advance,
    Kevin

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    Yeah, if you wipe the cache it would help. But also a reboot once in a while does wonders for my phone, thats all that I have ever done to get rid of lag but I'm sure you can do more to fix it. However, my phone hasn't lagged at all since I switched back to GPA from CM7!
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    Yup. Clearing both Dalvik and cache from recovery should speed it up.

    JUST as an FYI whenever you clear cache first boot will take a while.
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    Thanks for the input. Clearing cache with reboot definitely helped.
    Kevin

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    You don't need to wipe the regular cache, just dalvik-cache. The regular cache gets wiped each time you reboot on it's own. It's an android feature.
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    Yes, it is the dalvik rebuild that causes a longer boot afterwards ...
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    Also look for the screen redraw fix if you are using something like LauncherPro or ADW. That was my biggest lag issue a while back on GPA12. Havent really had the issue since then but if you have home screen lag this might help.
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    Can anyone explain to a knuckle dragger like me what the dalvik cache is/does? Just mildly curious. Knowing won't help me do anything...it'll just help me understand what it does.
    Thanks.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalvik_(software)


    I suggest you run a different kernel. 1000 or 1100MHz is the sweet spot for most of these to feel responsive.

    But remember you are running Gingerbread on a device it was not exactly intended to work on, so it's never going to be perfect.