Honestly i have not had many crashes lately. when i first made this thread Android was throwing Force close after ANR after phantom boot and so on. lately it has been stable, so that is why the last few posts are for other issues. in fact, like i said so long as i don't allow too many apps to load in the background it seems fine. my ZTE has gone for over a couple weeks without a reboot which is new. i did manage to get the apps to run as i desire, and close. i don't use a task killer. i use a program that keeps apps from self-restarting IF i kill them. i only have so many running at one time, usually my mail programs, Facebook, launcher features, widgets and so on. the RAM is never over 250MB used and it's lag-free. my other concerns are with other limitations i am determined to fix.
Samsung Galaxy Precedent (rooted, AreaRom 3.4 , sd-ext w/ 3.65GB internal space)
Kindle Fire (1st Gen, rooted, AOKP JB 4.1, Nova Launcher)
Samsung Galaxy SIII 4G LTE (rooted, Carbon ROM)