Slow and Laggy Rooted Droid

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    Excuse me for my newness and not really knowing everything, but I had a quick question and hoping someone could answer it. I have had my droid for a little over a month and I rooted it about 3 weeks ago. It has been running awesome and super fast but today it has been super laggy and slow everytime I use my phone. Scrolling from each panel is very slow and most of the time an error message comes up saying "android.home process not responding" Basically the force close. I don't have any custom roms, I'm just using custom kernals and I usually run at about 800 to 1000 MHz. Any ideas on why its so laggy. Thank you in advance!
     
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    Since you don't have a custom rom installed, then there is about a 99% chance that you are slowed down due to one or more apps on your phone.

    You can confirm this by downloading a taskmanager and killing all programs. If your phone runs speedy again then you can be sure that it is a program slowing you down.

    My suggestion, start deleting apps that you have installed recently until you find the culprit(s).
     
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    Another thing to be on top of is what your Droid's CPU temp is... too high, regardless of what clock speed, will get you that behavior as well.
     
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    Have you tried a simple reboot?
     
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    Is there any specific type of app that would be doing this. I uninstalled all of the apps I downloaded this week. My temperature stays at about 90 degrees F, give or take a few degrees. I have rebooted. And it will be fine for a little while, but after I let it idle and go to do stuff, it slows down. Would changing to a custom mod help?
     
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    Ok, so today I decided to just go into recovery mode and restore a back up I had from like a week and a half ago. This was great for a while but then it started to slow down again. So I didnt worry about it for a while until I went to check the time and when I hit the power button to just bring up the display, it did nothing. My phone was just blank and I held it down, tried to go into recovery mode...everything. Nothing worked. I was pretty nervous and thought I had bricked my phone. I took the battery out and powered up again and it worked. That was 20 minutes ago. It's running well right now but we'll see what happens in 30 minutes...Thanks again to anyone who has given me advice
     
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    I have had this problem before. This is how I fixed it.
    Revert completely to stock. Root does not matter either way.
    Remove all apps. Install each app one at a time over a few days so you can observe if one is slowing you down. When all of your apps are installed and you don't have any slowdowns then try the OC kernels again.

    I had a problem with my phone running like molasses just yesterday and it was definitely due to an app. I'm not 100% positive but I believe it was the SetCPU widgets running that caused it. After I closed them the lag went away.
     
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    A task manager is not needed on the Droid. The only app that needs to be killed is the one that is trying to kill you. CPU temp and a simple reboot should do it.
     
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    Came in to second the suggestion that SetCPU was causing your droid to be slow and laggy. Revert back to 1.5.1 or remove it entirely and see if things run better.
     
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    I installed SetCPU 1.5.1a Sunday and my phone got real laggy! Couple force closes. Nothing ran right. Downloading anything from internet took forever.

    I pulled the battery and things were better for a few minutes but the lagginess returned.

    I plugged it in and let it sit over night. Everything has been fine since then.

    I can't say for sure it was SetCPU, but that was the last thing I updated before this happened and I changed nothing else after that. And there were in fact black helicopters circling my house where I could distnictly see the SetCPU logo on the windsheild.

    Nate (the speculator in general)
     
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    Are you positive that it was 1.5.1?

    I experienced the problem with 1.5.2, and reverted back to 1.5.1a (download from xda) and my problems went away. If you upgraded from the market, I would imagine that you would have the latest version (1.5.2a)
     
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    Ok, I was using BB and I really loved it. If what most people are saying is true and that it is SetCPU that is causing this lag, I can revert back to stock image, and then I will flash BB again. I have read that with BB, you do not need SetCPU so this could solve my problem. Sorry if that doesnt make a lot of sense. Thank you all again for your help. This forum is great when people have problems!
     
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    Of course I am not positive. LOL I just peaked...it is 1.5.3a. Sorry.

    Nate
     
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    How can I revert back to stock? I have a backup from right before I rooted everything but that loads all of my apps immediately. Is there a way to get back to just the regular stock image, with root access?
     
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    Nevermind, just did a factory reset in the privacy settings and Im pretty sure that did it.
     
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