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Old January 14th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why is my droid soooo slow

Over time my once beloved droidhas gotten more and more laggy. It's almost to the point of being useless. I bought it brand new in Aug 2010 and an due for an upgrade in April. I am rooted running stock with launcher pro paid version. What can I do to speed her up again?

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Old January 15th, 2012, 04:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried overclocking? Are you on stock Froyo or Gingerbread? Do you have a ton of apps loaded on there?
Also, if you're eligible for an upgrade, I'd look into a new phone. The OG Droid is really on its last legs. My wife's and mine were moving like molasses when we upgraded even with all the tweaks I made on mine!
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I know why mine has slowed down.
1. Putting apps on the SD Card, but more impotantly
2. Using Apps that start automatically and keep running even when not in use.
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Old January 16th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Because it's a POS now!


I'm still using mine so I know the feeling... Just waiting a bit longer to see what's on the horizon.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 10:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I heavily recommend a ROM over Stock. My droid runs at moderate speed (won't win any contests, but isn't slow/laggy really badly). Here are the stats:

-> CM 7.1
-> Running at 800 MHz (anything higher would overheat my phone some and often cause issues, especially at 1.25 GHz - YMMV, each hardware has different stress points)
-> Keep AT LEAST 80 MB of ROM storage free (CM uses some virtual memory type of processing help)
-> Have a task killer - I used Task Killer and had it kill apps when I turned off the screen. If I was about to start up a large resource app (Netflix, Navigation, etc) I would always tap the task killer since that would help free up resources. I would usually get a 50 to 60 MB RAM free message from it. You don't need to do it every 5 mintues, but it helps wipe the slate clean to reduce FCs or other response time issues.

Also, I recommend a restart of it weekly, like a regular computer, to help it clear out some running programs.

My Droid, up to the day I upgraded to the Rezound, functioned reasonably well to the point I could proudly say I was running GB on it without whipping out something barely useable with the most recent stuff on it because I barely could (That'll be ICS later )

I hope these notes help you.
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Old January 18th, 2012, 10:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I just uninstalled 3G Watchdog and it snapped things up again. I don't understand why it has to run all the time when I use 3G very rarely.
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