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my bionic gets slower and slower

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by JaxGuyWestside, Dec 25, 2012.

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    I'm noticing each day my bionic gets slower. Most apps "stop responding"and nothing I've done seems to help.

    Things I've done:
    Updated to ics
    factory reset
    Cleared the system cache several times
    Developer options have been set to .5x
    Rebooting multiple times each day

    Is anyone else experiencing this? Any ideas on what the issue may be or how to resolve it??

    Thanks!
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    Sounds like a resource leak. Have you taken a look at the logcat when the phone is sluggish to see if processes are dieing repeatedly?
    If you reboot, does the phone appear ok for at least a while?
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    I'm experiencing the same problem. I've done all the same steps as the OP (except setting dev options), but to no avail. For me, a reboot does solve things, at least for a little while.

    I haven't dug into it a whole lot (it's annoying, but not that annoying). I was beginning to suspect my memory card, and was going to try wiping it or putting in another one to see if that helped.
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    exact same as OP.. This sux... Had this bionic running so smooth before ICS... Almost every app has to force close or just hangs now... I used to pull this phone out and be able to do anything fast smooth and successful.. now its just a frustrating embarrassment to use...
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    mine hangs up way too much lately.. there are times when I'm opening a few windows on chrome and the phone just reboots itself.... I'm still in ics .232 because I've been lazy to upgrade.. cleared cache and davlik cache many times with an occasional battery pull... at times these processes lag for seconds- opening text messages, clicking the call button, or opening apps

    I haven't factory reset and I wont

    I know there's manual fixes but we should have to do it.. it sucks the phone doesn't work like it should and I haven't tried fixing it because I'm working on getting a note 2 and throwing out this pos


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    Mine does (did) this a lot under .232... when I updated to the official ICS, it fixed it immediately... for a time... then it started slowing down again...as an experiment, I FXB back to stock ICS (Official) and didn't install any apps...other than the ones that come with ICS.... worked great for 3 weeks...then started slowing down again. I've recently installed one of the ICS roms based off of the official ICS and again, it worked great for a couple weeks then starting to slow down again. SO I just reflashed, installed all that I wanted...got it set up the way I like, and did a backup... now when it starts to slow down, I restore the backup... pain in the ass, but I do like me a zippy phone. I have about 5 months left before I can update...the only thing that might keep me with the Bionic is all my accessories (yes, I actually like my webtop and car mount) and I'm grandfathered in on unlimited data... if anyone finds a fix, I'd love to hear about it....
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    I was just offered a swap from my bionic to a razr. Should I take it?
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    thats probably the long and tedious route I would've went but I'm not looking to dedicate that kinda time right now

    depends on what u need... I personally wouldn't because I have an extended battery on the bionic and the razr wouldn't get me out of work before needing a charge

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    What about the razr maxx?
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    yup

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    My Bionic was grinding to a halt as well. I read a post somewhere that said going into developer options and setting "window animation scale" and "transition animation scale" to .5x would help. I tried it and the phone is much snappier. I was skeptical, but it's made a big difference.
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    I just changed them.. is that slowing those processes down? my settings were on 1x before I went to .5x.... I'll give it a try before altering anything else

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    Mine was doing this also. If you are rooted two things may help:
    1. Freeze as much bloat as you can. Tibu can freeze the additional Verizon bloat that ics can't
    2. Use autostarts or similar and disable receivers for apps that cause them to start after boot or on a widget update when you know you won't be using them.

    I came to these conclusions after monitoring the event log and watching app after app being killed and restarted all the time. Especially after coming out of standby.

    Also make sure you don't have rouge apps by using systempanel or something similar to monitor CPU usage.

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    I already froze all the bloat... and for some reason when I reboot the phone my widgets won't load... even force closing the home screen wouldn't work.. I had to reboot again

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    VZW is doing me right, and offered to swap me from a Bionic to a Razr Maxx. The jist I got was that the audio issues with the headset port only affect a certain percentage of Bionics in circulation. However, both the replacements I got had the issue, so they offered a selection of replacement devices I could choose from.

    It's been real.

    It's been fun.

    But I wouldn't say its been real fun.
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    I am with you. I should have never taken the OTA. I was running great on .232 leak. The OTA basically made my phone horrible. I figured Moto had it together because .232 really rocked, and solved the data drop ( .90x was freakin horrible).

    In the end, in hindsight, the Bionic had some good times, but the data drop issues plagued the phone from the beginning. Then the last update seemed to cause a lot of other issues.

    I am loving my Note 2. I didnt want to have to upgrade. I am telling clients to avoid Moto phones now. I had a friend other day who was having issues with his Razr phone. Verizon was sending him another. I remember my X totally bricking ( i did nothing to cause this) on me before I got the Bionic. ( moto did send me a replacement).

    So Moto needs to get it together. Samsung is crushing them....

    I cant even sell my Bionic with good conscious because it sucks so bad. Ita basically a backup in case I need it.
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    My bionic has been great since I bought it on launch day. 246 has only made it better. Sorry that your experience with moto has been so bad. I have had a great success with Motorola since my og droid. Don't forget, every manufacturer has lemons.
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    "INDEED", so far much snappier after changing these 2 settings! Hope it stays this way! ;-)
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    can I go from .232 to .246 with no wipe? I haven't been following the development path since I put .232

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