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Razr Maxx lag - getting unbearable!

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by brunla, Aug 19, 2013.

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    What is going on with the Maxx lately? Press home screen button and it takes 10-15 seconds sometimes to pop up. Phone is so slow.
    Restarting everyday. Clearing Cache from root menu every few days. Only temporary fixes. Did a Factory reset a few weeks ago and helped, but now back to where it was. Just put on a task killer and auto cache clear. Does nothing.
    Why is it these Motorola phones always start doing this (Droid,Bionic,etc.) every time a new phone is coming out? I am starting to get really suspicious of Motorola and Verizon. Thinking of switching to Samsung because of this constant lag issue with these phones.
    Any fixes?
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    I'm having the same issue. I'm on stock as well and most of my apps take 10-20 seconds just to pull up.
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    I would think that doing a fdr would've fixed the issue...I haven't heard about any viruses for android...but perhaps you should download an anti virus app and run it.. but then you should delete it..those apps change how the phone functions and can themselves cause lag..
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    I have been having the issue for a while. I use the fast reboot every time after unlocking. I thought originally it was some apps (which may still be a factor), but I really think it has something to do with the Motorola UI. I love the 3300 battery, but I only get 24 hours out of it unlike when I first got the phone. If I have to charge once a day anyways I mind as well get a phone with cool features, etc. I think I see a Samsung in my future.
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    Yes I have had lag issues as well. I have found it has a lot to do with apps. I have got rid of ones that I just don't need. Part of the issue I think is the 1G RAM its just not enough and the phone gets slow at times. I hate that when I am out and about and go to use it and its in one of its lag tantrums. I just want to throw it out of frustration! I have found turning off wifi when away from home seems to help a lot. I also tend to restart my phone anytime I download a new app or delete one and I also do not allow auto update that slows the phone down like a turtle in January. My battery life is still great after learning some tricks with turning wifi on and off. I am also watching the new phones closely. My update is not until late February but I am so sick of the lag my first moto was even worse. I still like the phone well enough but the constant maintenance to keep the lag down gets annoying.. But yet I have heard stories that Samsung and HTC have their own issues so I guess you pick your poison preference..
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    The weird Moto lag issues is why I left the fold awhile ago.
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    I had the exact same issue.. Phone just slow as sh#$ I deleted Facebook and wiped cache and now its like my phone is brand new again! Dont know what it is about facebook but when I checked my memory status Facebook and weather bug where always at the top of the list..
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    My "update" is February 28th. I go my MAXX on the leap year deal (2/29/12). Facebook is one of the problem apps. What is the point of a smartphone if you can only use the phone? All manufacturers have issues and I understand that. I was a Moto guy and switched to LG until the Original Droid came out. I've been pulling for Moto especially since they became Googorola. I am on unlimited data right now and don't want to give it up. So buying a phone outright or the 12 month deal Verizon offers I can't afford, so I am just reviewing and watching plans and devices. When I am at the point of wanting to throw my maxx against the wall I will make a decision. Sorry for being all over the place as I am responding on my phone and as things come to me.
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    I think weatherlover1 is right. I'm bad about trying new apps and keeping them even if I never use them. I had lag bad, deleted a bunch and got rid of it. Remember after a FDR the apps reinstall from the store so you're soon back to where you were (depending on settings).

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 4
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    The lag depends a lot on what you have installed on your phone. As mentioned above, Facebook HOGS resources. Also, many free apps that push ads to your phone will search for your location in order to push a content/location specific ad to you. If you are in an area where a GPS signal is weak, such as in a building, it will take longer for the app to load because it is trying to find your location to send you specific advertising. I have this problem with one of my apps. Load it indoors and it can take as long as 20 seconds to load and runs very slow. Load it outside and it starts almost instantly.

    WiFi and Data signal also make a big difference... not sure why but they do.

    Be careful about what apps you load. Many of the free apps (but not all) can be buggy or try to push a bunch of garbage to your phone.

    Another thing to do, and I do this daily is to clear the phones cache which will free up memory. I use the free app called appcache cleaner to do this on my phone and it works great. Yes, it too pushes ads but it does its job well.

    As for getting a samsung, I'm all about the GS4 and love it and want one too. However, one of my co-workers has one and at the end of our 10 to 11 hour shifts when I have close to 70% of my battery left, he has between 4 and 10%.... and sometimes has already had to plug in and charge.

    David
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    I made sure before I did the FDR to Disable Automatic Restore prior to performing a Hard (Factory) Reset when attempting to determine whether a 3rd party app is the cause of an Operating System / Application issue.

    Then when I logged onto the device it only updated the apps that come with the build. Unfortunately Facebook is one of them. I just decided not to log onto FB, so I shouldn't have issues there. I am basically running my device as stock except for 2 additional apps I downloaded: Lookout Mobile Security & DropBox.

    So we will see how the device performs!
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    So I did a factory reset. Everything was wiped and basically the phone is as if it was my first smartphone. I added 2 apps beyond the stock and then fully charged the phone. I did not sign into Facebook or setup Twitter. I only setup my personal email, Google products, DropBox & Lookout Mobile Security. I just looked and my battery is at 80% discharging and it has been over a day. Also I am using WiFi when at work and home. So when it comes time to put the phone back on the charger I will slowly add apps back to see which one or ones are causing the lag & battery drain. My guess Facebook is the #1 culprit.
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    So I wanted to give an update. Yesterday (8/28/13) at 3:30pm Eastern I was at 60% discharging and at 2d 0h 22m 11s on battery. It is now (8/29/13) 1:05pm it shows 40% discharging at 2d 17h 42m 35s on battery. For some reason the phone did not record around 4 hours of time. So I should be closer to 2days and 21-22 hours.

    Remember this is resetting the phone to stock and with less than moderate use.
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    If manufacturers weren't always hellbent about having the "thinnest phone available", we might actually have phones with decent battery life. I'm glad Motorola offers the RAZR in two different varieties, one with a similar battery to other phones, but thinner, and one that has a battery that actually lasts like a Smartphone is suppose to last. I wish there were other phones out there which compared to the MAXX's long-lasting battery. I'm actually on the edge of my seat, waiting to see how the Galaxy Note III fares up. No SD Card on the new MAXX is beginning to turn me off to getting another Motorola phone.

    I've also had problems with my phone lagging. I did an FDR, changed launchers, and it was worse. Did another FDR, went back to my original launcher and now it's working pretty good. It doesn't last as long as it did before, but I haven't set up all of my SmartActions like I had, before. Those might've been slowing it down, but did wonders for my battery. I started with the Go Launcher EX, tried Apex and also tried Nova. I like the features on GO the best.

    In terms of Facebook, isn't there a way you can change the update frequency? I would think this would have an effect on your battery. I can easily get through a day without charging, and I charge my phone at night, so this isn't an issue for me. I wonder if there's a way for you to set it so if will only update when you slide the screen down. If so, that might help, too.
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    Dump the blur and goto CyanogenMod 10.1.2. Its smooth and clean. It'll take some research. Then, lastly, if you subscribe to update notifications, that will kill you battery. JellyBean is a battery killer on the RAZR too.
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    lag fix

    I had this exact same issue and I wanted to take a sledgehammer to the phone. Clearing cache or restarting phone didn't work. I installed Nova Launcher and lo and behold! no more lag AT ALL. I also deleted a bunch of apps prior to this, but the lag was still bad, I still have a bunch of apps on and the phone runs as quickly as when I first bought it. Good luck!
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    I wonder if sharing Tasker profiles with other RAZR MAXX users would help us all out. I'd like to start getting more familiar with Tasker, myself. I'd like to be able to do the following with tasker:


    • Know when I'm plugged into the HD Station. Exit everything else and go into Webtop mode. Automatic exit of webtop mode on disconnect.
    • Know when I'm connected via Bluetooth to a particular device, then launch Car Home Ultra and Pandora. Exit everything else, first. Automatic exit of everything when disconnected.
    • Short press power button to turn screen off: Disable 4g data. Exit everything else.
    • Short press power button to turn screen on: Enable 4g data. Exit everything else.
    • Know when connected to wall charger. Exit everything. Change power mode to never sleep so updates can occur without interruption.
    • Know when disconnected from wall charger. Exit everything. Change power mode back to normal use

    With CM 10.2, docking is not recognized, so that is a problem. However, in my case with a car dock, I just plug my device into the dock, and stream audio with bluetooth. Being aware of which bluetooth device I'm connected to would be a work around in that particular sense, but I don't think it'd work with the HD Station, because I don't think I can make use of another trigger, as I can with my vehicle dock.
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    Try AutoKill Memory Optimizer. I got it two days ago and put it on Ultimate. I'm so far loving it. It still however takes forever for the list of all of my apps to load.
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    I 2nd Nova. Has made my phone bearable again. Thanks
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    Since some have determined Facebook can force our Maxx to lag quite a bit and removed/disabled it, what alternative Facebook app have you found to work best? I disabled the main Facebook app and seem to notice my Maxx operating w/ little lag & the battery lasting longer. Facebook Fastest is the latest alternative I've been using. Seems to be a mobile webpaged version of it and functions pretty close to the main F-book app. Thanks for any info on better alternatives!
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