Is your modded Droid laggy and slow? Read this.

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  1. brianjcohen

    brianjcohen Member

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    I'm not going to spend any time getting into the details, how I arrived at these conclusions, etc. I'm sure plenty of you will disagree with this. That is okay.

    The recipe for a fast Droid, simply put, is:

    1. I am highly suspicious of themes. Stock is faster. I cannot prove this.
    2. Non-stock "launchers" are very bad, at least right now. Don't use anything called "Launcher" or "Helix". Use the stock "Home" app. If you run CyanogenMod, you can install the stock Home from ROM Manager. Try it.
    3. Overclocking appears to kick things up a notch. I'm on a 1.1ghz 5-slot, standard-voltage bebit kernel right now and all is well. I'm going to downgrade later today to the stock clockspeed for comparison.
    4. App/task killers are bad. This has been discussed to death. Put some faith in Linux and Android.

    I'll probably get buried for this, but yes, I'm essentially telling you that Motorola, Google, and Verizon pretty much got it right. Almost everything I've installed from the modding community has been a net performance hit compared to the stock system. At this point, the only reasons I remain rooted is for WiFi tethering and overclocking.
     
  2. verian

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    I don't think you catch to much flack for this its a valid argument. I will be the first to disagree. When I compare my friends droid to mine, I whop his butt faster smother more responsive overall.
     
  3. utkanos

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    I'd have to agree on everything except the launcher.. the launchers that come in CM are laggy as hell. Helix 1 is the only one that doesn't have random lag issues and misclicks that I've found.
     
  4. Alex K.

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    Install one of the nightly builds of CyanogenMod. They fixed the launcher like I predicted, considering the launcher wasn't exactly refined yet.
     
  5. Dxun

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    I just posted something like this in another sectoin hers a few minutes ago. I have found that a few days after installing a new ROM things start to slow down for me. Extremely fast at 1st then the lag starts to kick in. Maybe im going to try eliminating my task killer and see how things go.
     
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    While I liked the droid in stock form when I put my rooted droid next with helix next to my wifes stock one, there is no comparison. Its just a matter of finding the rom that works best for your phone.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  7. utkanos

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    I hope they fix the phone app/contact lag, that is the biggest clincher for me.
     
  8. brianjcohen

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    In that case you do agree with me about the launcher. What I said in my post was that these 3rd party launchers you keep seeing (Launcher, Launcher2, Helix, Helix2...) seem to be a collective hodgepodge of bloat and bugs. I disagree with you re: Helix1, I found it to be no better than the rest. Stock "Home" is the only one that functions smoothly for me.
     
  9. INSANENEIVIESIS

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    if youve ran the latest version of cyanogen(5.0.6.2) you will take back everything you said.
     
  10. brianjcohen

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    I do run 5.0.6.2, been running it since the day it was released. My problems are not imaginary.
     
  11. Dxun

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    Could it be the more screens we have is whats causing this. More screens means more widgets and crap we have constantly gathering info.
     
  12. brianjcohen

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    I have the same number of screens and the exact same widgets running on my stock "Home" as I did with any of the 3rd party launchers. "Home" is snappy, the rest aren't, to say the least.
     
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