Solution to slow and sluggish phone after ICS update

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by nri1998, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. nri1998

    nri1998 Member

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    Somebody suggested this in a different forum. I tried and noticed the difference. Thought it might help some folks. If your phone is slow and sluggish, try this:

    Please go to settings>developers options>transition animation scale and make sure its on .5x and not 10x or it will be slower than a snail. Once you switch it make sure it stays there it took me a few times before it stayed put and started going fast again.


    Also, try a system cache clean and/or FDR after installation if you have too many issues after the ICS update. It will resolve some or lots of problems.
     
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    Omg.....thank you!!!! I was just going to post how horrible my phone was....
     
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    Did you notice the difference after changing the animation setting? I see the difference and don't know why it was setup to higher value during update? Only thing to find out is if effects battery life in anyway.
     
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    Awesome find. Its like a NEW phone again

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk 2
     
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    My Bionic has been wicked fast after the update. Looked at this setting out of curiosity and noticed it was set at 1x. Same with window animation scale. Fyi, as a tip from an earlier post, I checked the force GPU rendering. Bumped quadrant score from 2470 to 2720
     
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    thank you! I was so frustrated! I completely turned off transition animation scale and windows scale and the phone is finally fast. I'm not sure what those things do, but I do not care. I could barely use the phone before.
     
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    Transition Animation Scale

    Does anyone know what the Transition Animation Scale does?
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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    Wow. THANKS!!!!
     
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    I took a look at mine and it was at 1x. I'll leave it there for now and see what happens. Thanks for the tip!
     
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    It is the fade in fade out look as you switch between apps/screens. Set it to 10 and hit a couple of menus and apss. You will see what it does. These people didn't have slow phones...they had a screen fade setting that made it look slow. :) What I find interesting about all of this is that the default setting is 1. How some peeps got to other numbers is the real mystery here.
     
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    Going from 1 to 0.5 helped a bit, and I've been running ICS leaks since JUN. Clearing cache and Dalvik didn't help at all, though -- FDR did, but that lasted only a couple weeks. It's too much of a pain to do FDR again.
     
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    I turned off transition animation scale, AND window animation scale. I was still noticing some lag. I then changed 'background process limit' to NO background processes and my phone is finally acting like quick and speedy. Not sure what background process thing does exactly, but I could not handle 20-30 second delays opening apps.
     
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    Its just the length of time that a window is displayed while it is closing and a new one opening... You can set it to 10x and go back and forth from home screen to settings to see what I mean. Mine was set at default 1x as was the window transitioning...
     
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    Wow. This force GPU setting really made the difference in my phone.
     
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