Is your modded Droid laggy and slow? Read this.

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  1. superglen99
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    I have 5.0.6.2 hex fusion theme and have the horrible contact lag. handcent lag, screen roation lag. at this rate if I keep this up I'll spend years of my life simply waiting. I need to find a solution yet I want to stick with cyanogen. Any ideas? also a little off topic, are any of you guys having problems running pandora and then when you go to send a sms or read and email or anyting it stops and you have to restart? This might be rom related too.
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    I too have noticed that most of the launchers and themes cause slow downs. The Helix launchers for me are absolute crap and a lot of the themed roms seem to cause performance issues too. I have ran every one I could find for a couple days each and i've found the simply stunning/bb and cyanogen 5057 and 5062 to run the best with the least hit in performance. I'm currently running cm5062 with forkups hero theme and it runs well. I notice a hiccup here and there at times.

    I think maybe you guys are not quite getting what he was saying about all droids being the same. They are, for the most part, identical. I think the biggest factor in determing how they run is the person using it. Some people need 7 home screens and every screen has to have something on it - icons, pictures, widgets and whatever else they can fit on it and god knows how many apps installed. Some of you guys practically live on your phone and do so much with it and there's a limit to how much you can squeeze out of these devices.
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    Helix launcher 1 with three screens no lag for me. I am running CM 5.0.6.2 with p3droids 900 Mhz and lemon ice theme
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    different every week, you would have to ask
    I have found that no two phones react the same to a rom, my girlfriends seems to run best on bugless beast and cyanogen whereas mine runs great on ud10 , I have switched the roms on my phone and hers almost everytime a major player, PETE,Cyanogen,BD,droidmod,jrummyremix.... has put out an update. I do agree that themes seem to really lag things until they have been around for a while and they have to be made specifically for the rom intended, no mixing. I have found that the helix1 works best on my phone and my girlfriends works great only on the stock home. As for kernals i usually keep with 1000 on whatever the developer recommends and i try and stay at 900 for my girlfriends
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    My phone handles everything very, very well. but everyday recently in the same time period (7-9am), I will experience automatic reboots. They usually stop but it's crazy stuff, :p
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    I have been running Cyanogen Mod 5.6.2 with Smoked Glass-Esque @ 1.1GHz with Helix2/7 screens, and atleast 2 widgets on every page. I had the worst time with force closes and crazy amounts of lag when switching apps. I found somewhere on here to go to spare parts and change the animation speeds to fast and a lot of lag was cleared up. But Helix2 would have force closes when exiting apps so I went to ROM Manager and did Fix Permissions. That was last Wednesday and I haven't had a FC since. This may help someone out. It sure as S helped me out.
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    Thank for the tip on the animation speed setting, it made a huge difference in my speed! i am not sure why anyone would set that to anything but "fast".
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    Yup, ive been experiencing this problem lately. I found a few apps were really slowing things down for me on cyanogen - news/weather widget, engadget widget and more icons widget. Its much better now but still, i need to reboot occasionally when it starts to lag.

    I'm also using droid swap with swap partition, and im actually wondering if its really doing anything...

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    I'm running 5.0.6.2 and for me it does run better "stock" no theme. I love the nexmod theme but it appeared to me to run slower. Also noticed that running a lower voltage overclock seems to induce a little lag as well. Overall I am very happy with 5.0.6.2 and cant wait for 5.0.7. I also think the desparity in installs and performance has alot to do with how the rom was installed. i.e. what all was wiped and how it was wiped. I've also found that I can get away with a build or 2 without wiping but after that things start to get laggy. Just my personal observations!
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    Yeah, I've come around to running Cyanogen with no themes - though, interestingly, I have been running Helix2, which has a bad rep but for me it's been stable and fast. I still get some lag issues with dialer and handcent, but perhaps they might improve with the new release. I try to improve things with auto memory manager, despite cyanogen's recent denouncement of such tools. :)
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    I have the same rom and theme, same handcent issue :( I reflashed cyanogen today to see if that would work. it ran perfectly til i themed it with hex fusion again. NOw i need a new theme :(
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    I would agree with most of what the op said, however I strongly disagree with the "get rid of the task killer" statement. I don't want this to turn into a task killer debate, but I CLEARLY notice a difference using auto memory manager vs. not using it. But, like most have said, every Droid is a little different and handles mods differently so your mileage may vary. I just switched from Cyanogen 5.0.6.2 to BB v1.0 and am happy so far. Unfortunately I'm not really loyal to any one particular ROM, as half the fun of owning this phone is experimenting with all of the rom's out there...at least it is for me :)
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    I'm gonna wait for 5.07 and if it doesn't fix the lag issue I'll switch to BB. Not because I'm loyal, but because I don't wanna go through redownloading all the applications and setting up my phone again if I don't have to.
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    Speedy Now!

    OK, here is what I have observed with my Droid. Since rooting, I have tried Jrummy's blue themed CM, Ultimate Droid 10, and Redrum Rom, and just naked CM.
    Even after overclocking, I really did not not notice any more speed, and some cases there was a lot of lag.

    As mentioned earlier in this thread, I tried going into spare parts, and setting "windows animations", and "transition animations" to "fast". This made a noticeable difference. Then I found a thread that mentioned also turning "on" "launcher in memory" in the spare parts menu. It also suggested to remove any task manager that you were using (I was using Advance Task Killer), and install "app Killer" from the market and set the preset to "Aggressive". I did all of this, but I only set mine for "optimal". I am overclocking LV at 1Ghz, using a bekit kernal and setCPU app.

    I now have jurmmys remix v0.7 "blue themed" CM 5.0.6.2, I have Helix Launcher 2, (I like the glass dock that follows to each screen) with six screens, and multiple widgets on each one.

    I cannot believe how FAST this thing is running, apps pop open quickly. Going from screen to screen is very smooth and quick. Going in and out of the app drawer is fast(this had always been a problem before). I put it up against an incredible at the VZW store, and my Droid kicked its butt!dancedroid

    Maybe different droids are different. I know that I had zero problems rooting, and installing roms, and kernels, but I see on the forums how much trouble some people seem to have with this. I am no expert, but maybe this can help someone.
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    The only lag I see is sometimes when I hit home my screen wont have any icons on it for about 3 seconds than it takes another 3 seconds before I can scroll through my home screens. I'm using the stock home on 5.0.6.2.
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    I haven't been around but since march but I have noticed since rooting mine, my friends and my g/fs phones. For my phone is runs great on bb and an 800 lv kernel and while myself and my friend were both using ud10 same kernel at one point his phone was a little faster and had no issuses while mine had heat and lag issues so I switched kernels a few times and could never get it to run good so I went back to bb and runs great. My g/fs phone has helix 1 and bb no o.c and runs great no lag or she would kick my butt and tell me put it back to stock. lol if you only knew her. I also run helix 1 and now installed the latest bb on his phone and he has had some random issues that neither I or my g/f has seen. All installs were done the same way, same day, same new bugless b v1. Clear data/cache 2 times then adb format system boot data and cahce on all 3 phones. It just seems to clarify that not all phones will run the same with the same kernels or roms.
    Now im not sayin this is concrete info but just seems to support they do not all run the same or like the same kernels.
    Also if you have the spare parts app where you can keep home in memory that will help with the lag when hitting the home button but I know some people do not wish take keep things in memory.
    I also have not had to many issues while installing roms. Yes sometimes one of the phones would get stuck on the m logo and I would switch kernels and it would boot right up so that also seems to support they don't all run the sam ewhile using the same setup because if my phone boots, runs fine and another cannot get past the logo until switching kernels iit seems to support that.
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    funny, i found this thread while trying to search on how to take a droid back to stock. my fiance is constantly having reboots on her's and i've had UD, CM, BB, you name it on it. i have the last UD on my still as i had a bunch of trouble with CM and the latest BB. i think the OP is spot on, stock is so much faster and more stable. mine will stay rooted and modded but hers just has too many problems with custom roms
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    Have you tried redrum chaos? If so, at what/where was it unstable for you?

    Thanks.

    No disrespect intended for posting in koush's forum, I just want to get a feeling for what folks find unstable/performance issues.
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    Regarding the issue about Cyanogen and Task Manager. From my understanding I don't feel like Auto Memory Manager and AutoKiller are considered task killers? But I haven't seen his original post so I don't know what he really meant lol. But agree I've seen nice improvement with Auto Memory Manager.
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