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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:39 AM   #1 (permalink)
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For some reason my nexus 7 has become sluggish, typing this out the keyboard froze up a couple seconds its thumb keyboard. Scrolling this page there is lag in chrome. Tweet caster is choppy. Loading chrome there is a bit of delay, not horrible but noticeable. Tweet caster takes a couple of seconds to load. I cleared the cache, no difference. Disabled the live wallpaper and no difference.

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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Just got a cache read error in chrome citing an improper shutdown or something or other. Sigh.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:46 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hi AJ. I moved this into the Nexus 7 forum and marked it for support. I think you'll get better answers here.

Okay, so if you look at battery use and app stats does it show something going "rogue"? First thing I'd do is to restart your 7 to see if it's just an app with a hiccup. If that doesn't fix it, you might want to install something like watchdog to keep an eye on your apps and services.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 11:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Mine got sluggish after installing 4.2. In the end I did a factory reset and that helped considerably. Btw the Nexus will auto re-install all your apps after a FR so it's not that big of a problem.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 03:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I did clear out the recent apps and reboot. Did not do much. I do have another system update to install. Perhaps I will just toss a rom on and see if that works better, I mean, if I am going to have to go through the trouble of updating the OTA, breaking root, then re-rooting and re-installing TWRP.
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Old December 15th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ran titanium, got the nandroid made and cleanrom downloaded. Debating on flashing.

It seems tweetcaster is the really sluggish program.

Well, heck. Wiped the system, clicked install, picked clean rom. And it failed. Nice.

Hope the nandroid is still there...Yup.

Phew...
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Old December 15th, 2012, 10:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I did clear out the recent apps and reboot. Did not do much. I do have another system update to install. Perhaps I will just toss a rom on and see if that works better, I mean, if I am going to have to go through the trouble of updating the OTA, breaking root, then re-rooting and re-installing TWRP.
Let me guess. You have a 16gb Nex7 that was on 4.1.1 and you dropped below 3gb of storage space when it got sluggish?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 10:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Let me guess. You have a 16gb Nex7 that was on 4.1.1 and you dropped below 3gb of storage space when it got sluggish?
Same issue here. I am currently at 1.6 GB available and mine has been slower since the ota upgrades. So, what is the solution to getting back up to speed?
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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Let me guess. You have a 16gb Nex7 that was on 4.1.1 and you dropped below 3gb of storage space when it got sluggish?
Got way more the 3gb left....

8.44gb left
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Old December 16th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Flashed smoothrom a little bit ago with brick kernel. Same issues with tweetcaster. So, that leaves me to believe its tweetcaster is the issue. Maybe its time to find a new twitter client?

Now the question is, leave it on the new rom, or nandroid back?
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Old December 23rd, 2012, 11:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Got way more the 3gb left....

8.44gb left
Did you at any point cross that 3GB threshold? If you're using the 16Gb model, it won't matter what you do to get back over 3GB of free space, you end up with those symptoms until you FR.
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Old December 25th, 2012, 11:38 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Have you tried disabling the sync in background of The Currents app?
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Have you tried disabling the sync in background of The Currents app?
Good suggestion. I've found that the background sync on Currents is a total hog.

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Old December 26th, 2012, 11:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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If you like the idea of Currents, give Flipboard a shot. I think it works and looks much better
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Old December 26th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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If you like the idea of Currents, give Flipboard a shot. I think it works and looks much better
Flip board is awesome as long as you don't rotate the device while reading an article
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Old December 26th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Flip board is awesome as long as you don't rotate the device while reading an article
True, but that's one reason why I use AutomateIt to lock the orientation while using it.
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True, but that's one reason why I use AutomateIt to lock the orientation while using it.
Never tried that app might have to check it out
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:30 PM   #18 (permalink)
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There's a free version with fewer features (I linked to the pro version)
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:33 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Old December 27th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hey thanks I like that app makes Flipboard usable again and many more uses I am still setting up
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Back to the topic, is getting below 3gb the cause? Any suggestions for regaining the performance of the stock unrooted N7 from someone who has solved this? Thanks.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:38 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Well, this is where I first heard about the problem, and also why I asked if it ever had less than 3GB of space left. The writer of the article said a factory reset worked for him, so it might take that for you as well.

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Old December 27th, 2012, 10:42 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Oh, short of Google doing something (and I'm not sure that they can) I'd also recommend keeping it over 3GB free at all times, to prevent this in the future
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I had a recent problem with speed when I got to 2GB free space. I deleted some videos, ran ForeverGone and got the speed back up to normal. quite a pain to do, as ForeverGone takes a long time to run. Google needs to address this.
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I bet we see a minor update in the next month or so, that will fix these problems
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Well, that's assuming it's addressable via software. If its a hardware limitation, are the same,e options available?
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Well, that's assuming it's addressable via software. If its a hardware limitation, are the same,e options available?
Keep in mind that a lot of people were claiming that the second update we got after the N7 was released, was supposed to have fixed the slow down with low storage space. I've had to deal with the problem three times since purchase. Once, before the update, and now twice, since. So I'm wondering out loud why several people on the forums claimed that the update took care of the problem. perhaps it was just speaking "too soon"?
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That's why I posited about the problem being physical. Per the article I linked to:

" So, what's the cause for this issue? At this point, it's hard to say. Given ASUS' history of problems with physical storage, however, I would assume the culprit is likely found within the hardware. Further backing up that theory, the 8GB and 16GB variants of the N7 use different eMMC packages, which explains why the former doesn't suffer the same issue (good thing, too)."

This is what gives me doubts that software could fix it, but anything is possible these days.

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I also wonder if this issue can't be fixed with a s/w update...
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I had a recent problem with speed when I got to 2GB free space. I deleted some videos, ran ForeverGone and got the speed back up to normal. quite a pain to do, as ForeverGone takes a long time to run. Google needs to address this.
Did the same yesterday, and it seemed to make some improvement in performance. I now have 5.6gb free. Though it still takes my Nook app about 7 seconds to open (compared to 4 seconds on my Android phone) which is not very snappy. If the cause of lagginess is using too much memory (13gb+ of 16gb), that is dissapointing. Hopefully, an OS update can fix.
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