Keep your Droid X running snappy!

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by TheCheeks, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. TheCheeks

    TheCheeks Member

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    I did not write this article. It makes a LOT of good points, and overall my Droid seems to be running a lot smoother, no random glitches anymore. The principle behind this is to not kill everything, but to selectively kill things you obviously never need/use. Read it through then make any comments you have. It came from here (formatting might look better on Reddit than here, you're choice: In light of all the discussions right now about why NOT to use a task killer, from a technical standpoint here's what that submitter got right, what they got wrong, and what you should actually be doing to maximize your phone's potential. : Android

     
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    aminaked Silver Member

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    Makes sense, but as he says, not for the casual user.
     
  3. soba1

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    Just a bump good stuff
     
  4. Sydman

    Sydman Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Well took the plunge and did the root tonight, used the list of all available files to rename and did so to pretty much all of them. Phone definitely feels a lot smoother, got the auto starts seems like a cool app but kind of unneeded since I renamed those apps they don't start anyway. But will hang on to it for future use, and going to use the task killer just for shutting down things after I get down with them like music or the snes emulator that don't shut down all the way. Thanks for the info.
     
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    I think it's safe to say that the majority of moderators, probably all of us, feel that task killers are totally unnecessary and probably will cause you problems further down the road. I suggest you do not use a task killer and allow Droid to manage it's own memory, it can do that just fine.
     
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    Man I shoulda' finished my coffee 1st :)
     
  7. TheCheeks

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    Using it in the stock sense is pointless, but following this guide was pretty good. Although I ended up disabling it since I kept having to add apps to the ignore list (was wondering why Meebo 'crashed' everytime I turned off the screen haha).
     
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    Since my X is rooted and I am playing with stuff in auto satrts. It seems to have helped somewhat
     
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    I have never used a task killer and my Droid X is super fast. Never had any problems. Not sure how it could really get much faster.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
     
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    Abe21599 DF Super Moderator Rescue Squad

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    i also found autostarts a few days ago and am playing around with it
     
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    I think you guys need to consider what has been layed before us here. Just like the
    analogy of android and windows with msconfig. This is only tweaking the operating system. Obviously those who won't use task killers and think their droid x runs very smooth must not know what a truly tweaked computer feels like. This really works and for those really looking for a "lagless" X, I suggest you look into this.
     
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    Pretty easy to follow once you've played with ATK for a while. This helped a lot.
     
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    Might be a silly question to some more advanced users, but out of curiousity, do you have to be rooted before Autostarts will work?
     
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    i deleted advanced task killer

    and everything works better than before. who knows
     
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    Wow. Very nice guide. I thought my phone was fast before but after making these tweaks this thing is a BEAST!
     
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