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Old May 19th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Advice needed: JellyBean has made my Samsung Galaxy Note v1 SLOW-W-W....

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Newbie question:
After my Jellybeans update, my Samsung Galaxy Note 1 is often running horribly slow even after a reboot. It just seems to open everything really slowly...

I have turned "Power saving" mode off during normal use and yes that helps speed things up.

It often gets hot and chews through a 100% battery charge within only mild usage within a day.

One thing I dont understand is how can I kill things that are running?
e.g. Once I have opened GoogleMaps will it keep hammering the processor and/or battery?
If so how can I kill it, short of reboot the phone?

What does holding down the middle button at the bottom (i.e. the Home key) actually do? Is that a list of things that are still running or things that have recently been opened but which are now closed.

e.g. I have installed various instant messaging systems:
Skype, WhatsApp and Viber
I need them all!
But just by being installed are they draining CPU/resources?

What about all the other items in the top menu thing that you can drag down from the top of the screen? e.g. WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, Mobile Data, Multi Window, Sync...

Which of them are the worst offenders for slowing down the phone.

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Old May 19th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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evidence seems to be mounting that some people are finding the Note very slow/lagging after the update to JB (but not all)

I haven't seen any suggestions that don't involve rooting/'hacking' the handset that help, factory resets don't seem to be enough.

It seems that Samsung have released a crap-shoot of an update
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From my own experience of the JB update I do not have any problems at all, but everyone has their phone set up with different apps, different data, different SD cards etc. etc.. Also there are different ways to apply the update - via Kies, OTA or with a full factory reset and Odin. Then you have rooting, replacement kernels and who knows what other subsequent activities have gone on to potentially destabilise the phone (not that rooting itself does any harm). In other words it is very difficult to diagnose a phone across the internet with practically no knowledge of its history and current setup.

If your phone is hot, losing charge quickly and running slow then you probably have one or more apps which have gone nuts and are burning through your CPU. By installing a CPU monitor type app you should hopefully be able to identify the villain. Try this free app for starters....

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nextapp.systempanel

If/when you've resolved that problem you might also want to check the phone for wakelocks - apps which prevent the phone sleeping when the screen is off. I quite like this free app for that purpose....

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.uzumapps.wakelockdetector

Wakelocks ought not to slow the phone down, but might indicate apps which are costing you battery life.
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Ok I have installed SystemPanel Lite.

And even after I reboot the device (my Galaxy Note 1) the CPU seems to be running fast!
Sorry to be thick but how can I see which App is using the how much CPU?

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The CPU will run fast for a while after booting - possibly for a few minutes if you have a lot of media on your memory card(s). Give it time to settle down and then refresh the display in SPL and scroll down to see which apps have accumulated a lot of CPU seconds and/or which are continuing to burn through CPU. You may need to tweak the SPL settings to show system apps/processes as well as the end user apps and services.
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The CPU will run fast for a while after booting - possibly for a few minutes if you have a lot of media on your memory card(s). Give it time to settle down and then refresh the display in SPL and scroll down to see which apps have accumulated a lot of CPU seconds and/or which are continuing to burn through CPU. You may need to tweak the SPL settings to show system apps/processes as well as the end user apps and services.
Yes I concur with this. If I do a power re-boot, things are slow and laggy for a few minutes. But once everything settles down performance and responsiveness return to normal.
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I've given up. It's totally random. Phone runs fine and then suddenly it gets slower and slower then hangs for about 30 seconds while it does whatever it is that it is doing and then slowly returns to normal. This happens maybe 5 times a day. It becomes apparent when I start to quickly swap tasks, say from browsing to taking a call to showing a picture to maybe opening another app.
My CPU montor just tells me that it is all system processess that are taking up the resources so I can't delete them or disable them.
Something called Security Storage is my biggest resource hog using 12% of my CPU 14% of my battery and using 36MB of memory. No idea what it is and dare not delete it...
Any clues
My monitoring tool is the All-In-One_Toolbox. If that's any good
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Something called Security Storage is my biggest resource hog using 12% of my CPU 14% of my battery and using 36MB of memory. No idea what it is and dare not delete it...
Any clues
No clues I'm afraid, except if you Google for "android security storage" (without the quotes) you will find other discussion topics for this subject, not necessarily related to the Note, but perhaps with some ideas and solutions. Lots seem to be from the XDA forums, which is where the developers and tech wizards hang out.

Here's a sample thread, dating back to 2011 and for the SGS2, so not a new problem for the Note or for JB, just an Android thing....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=17709549
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I haven't seen 'android security storage' in any monitoring on my Note?
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Lagginess varies somewhat but it keeps being damned long after it has rebooted.
i.e. it keeps taking 1-2 seconds to respond to button presses such as the home button.
It doesnt sound like much but it gets to be effing irritating after a while!

What CPU, Memory and Storage levels should we expect after it has settled down?
Mine are
CPU: 8-10%,
Memory: 252M Av (i.e. about 70%?)
Storage: 28% Av

I know what the CPU is (i.e. the central processing unit) but what does it mean by the other two? Is Memory the RAM and is Storage the memory card?

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Ship, your figures there seem pretty normal for a machine which has stabilised. You've understood the terms correctly.

Lag straight after booting is normal, up to a point, but unless you boot daily or several times a day then really this should be a on-off inconvenience for days, weeks or months at a time. You shouldn't need to keep booting regularly once it is set up properly and running smoothly. Also you may notice a delay the first time you open an app following a boot, but once run once it should remain cached and be faster to access thereafter - unless you reboot again, or kill it, or clear memory, which will flush it out of cache.

If your phone is still as slow as you say then I'm afraid I don't know what else to suggest. If the CPU utilisation is low then there should be no problem with responsiveness - at least not in the order of a second or more unless you are talking about heavyweight programs like sat nav or games.
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Well today after disabling a few things after just over 5 hours since recharging I have 89% battery left - which is better than usual although I haven't used the Note that much today. But it's looking good! It seems I can't stop Maps permanently - it keeps on reviving itself!
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I've tried everything
Hard reset and leaving the phone "empty" for a few hours. i.e no downloaded apps, no sd card, nothing. Just out of the box and a sim card. No music, pictures, not synced to anything.... It still does it.
I suspect that it is a case of the hardware not being able to cope with the JB OS
I seem to remember a few months ago of hearing talk of some service providers removing some of the S-memo/note functionality as it was too RAM/CPU hungry.
I'm wondering if my provider (Orange/EE) just released the update and this is the result.
I'm a bit miffed really. I can't change my phone until November. Looks like I'm destined to six months of hell
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If it's a hardware problem then why is my Note able to run smoothly?

If you're now saying that your JB upgrade was provided by EE, maybe they have borked something, because the Samsung release (for Germany at least) seems to be doing very nicely. Did you see my second video?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl1jiquckmo
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Thanks dude, although I'm not so sure what the video proves. My phone was smooth after a hard reset for about 2-3 hrs and then the problem re occoured.
Also, I can't see the point in having to disable, turn down, minimise and un install everything in order to get the phone to run smoothly.
It's a bit counter productive don't you think.
Here you go guys, an amazing screen, dual tasking on that same screen, it'll be amazing.... Oh hang on, you'll have to turn your screen brightness down to the minimum otherwise your battery will last for 30 mins and you can dual task on that screen but only if you have 20 or less apps installed and sync turned off and the gallery disabled.... It's a bit frustrating don't you agree.
To have had to have done a hard reset and removed all of your apps in order to get a smooth phone again. That can't be right
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If you have tried everything and it won't behave normally, get in touch with Samsung. It's likely your Note is still under warranty and if you tell them you have tried everything to make it work acceptably they should RMA it and get it fixed for you.
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Unlike tdodd's highly-optimised Note, mine is stuffed with apps and widgets and it works normally, which is why I think yours should be seen by Samsung. It probably has a hardware fault.
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Well today after disabling a few things after just over 5 hours since recharging I have 89% battery left - which is better than usual although I haven't used the Note that much today. But it's looking good! It seems I can't stop Maps permanently - it keeps on reviving itself!
I managed 1 day and 13 hours with 8% battery left yesterday evening That's two working days worth on one charge.
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Hi guys.

So I saw this forum/discussion and decided to register to give my 2 cents too.
I have a Samsung Note(1) and like many others I too upgraded to 4.1.2 JB and once I upgraded I noticed MANY MANY problems!!

1. Phone lags horribly.
2. my virtual keyboard decided when it wants to work.
3. when using an app or the browser they will work for a couple minutes then just crash.
4. when my keyboard decides to work and when I type lets say W O R K, it will take about 3-5 seconds for each letter to appear....

I did a restore of my phone and deleted EVERYTHING and then reinstalled some of the apps I was using before the restore but it didn't help.... My phone is still messing up and it's actually getting worse...

I don't know what else to do, i'm getting so angry with it i'm contemplating smashing it against my bedroom wall!!
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If factory reset and formatting of storage is not getting the job done then I feel it's either a trip back to Samsung or the supplier for warranty work or sleeves rolled up and getting a little more involved. A factory reset definitely does not wipe everything out completely and stronger methods are required to completely eliminate all traces of the past and start over.

I'm not really qualified to advise on more ambitious methods of fully wiping out the phone to start over, and such activities can invalidate warranty and are not without risk, but I will direct you to this post and wish you luck....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=41777499&postcount=104

You will find a lot more technical information about flashing kernels, recovery, ROMs and wiping on the XDA Forums, but there is plenty to read and understand BEFORE you start trying ambitious things. I cut my teeth on the ZTE Blade, which was very cheap and could be sacrificed if the worst happened. It never did, but I would want to be sure I knew what I was doing in full before pushing my luck with the Note. I'm afraid that means reading and researching beforehand.
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To add to what tdodd has said about factory resets a half way step would be to do a wipe and reset using the Android Recovery Console, as described by NeoGrandizer's posts #6 and #16 at the following link.

4.1.2 updated battery drain

Personally, being ultra cautious, I'd remove both SIM and SD cards before doing so.

It may also be relevant to say that an SD Card can cause problems if it is either corrupted, or it has a corrupted file or even if it is simply too full. Hence un-mount the SD card, remove it and restart the phone. Check if the situation has improved before re-inserting the card. Incidentally, there are some reports on the SGN2 forum that SD cards have been damaged by doing the upgrade from ICS to JB.
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Thanks for posting the link to the post about how to hard reset. You posted it a while ago but I couldn't find it now that I need it.
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Thanks for posting the link to the post about how to hard reset. You posted it a while ago but I couldn't find it now that I need it.
Thank you for the feedback Pinmac1. I use it rather often and I do wonder whether I'm overdoing it. However, NeoGrandizer does explain it well and there seems to be a stream of new users that need his guidance.
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..... I've been having a play around in a most non-technical way. I wondered whether to start a new thread but thought it worth tagging it on to the end of this one.

Since the JB update I've had a smooth experience but with the way I use it ie wifi on all the time, I've been barely getting a day out of the battery compared to about 2-2.5 under ICS.

So I've been turning the wifi off when I'm not using it and now get much more battery. I also have my phone data turned off as I'm on pay as you go and none of my apps are allowed to auto update.

However, I've been getting some terrible lagging and slowness and on closer inspection I have noted the following:
  • I seem to get the slowness or lagging occurring in any app or even just swiping screens.
  • My system ram creeps up and up until I hardly have any left, it normally runs around the 650 mark but has been going up to 780 (out of 863 available).
  • If I free up ram it still lags and goes slow randomly for several hours.
  • At one point it wouldn't come out of standby for 10 mins and the battery dropped vertically (on the battery monitor graph) by about 15%.
I've now gone back to leaving the wifi on but off overnight and it seems to be running better. I've had no slow downs at all in three days.

What does this all mean? Sorry, I don't know but I was wondering if my apps and system are so desperate to access the internet (and I won't let them ) they are throwing a complete wobbly until they do and for some time afterwards!
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Personally I keep WiFi, Mobile Data and GPS disabled unless I need them. WiFi on all the time - I might get one working day, but even with GB I never had much more than that, so 2 days I find amazing. As I have explained in the past, I do notice that things get a bit congested after a power restart. I have so many apps installed that they are all fighting for CPU and connectivity at first. Then things settle down. But I have also noticed some temporary congestion if I switch WiFi back on after a long time - all those apps are desperate to sync updates start to happen. But after 5-10 minutes everything seems to settle down again.
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I've been away from home for a couple of days and it has made me notice a coupl of things about my Note. As I would obviously not be connected to my home wifi, I turned wifi off by means of swiping down and toggling it off on the bar (whose name I have forgotten). When out and about my phone kept trying to connect to wifi e.g. BT, O2 etc. If I had switched it off, why was it trying to connect? I want to be able to turn wifi off and it stay off until I turn it back on. I've had a look through my Tasker apps to see if one of them is causing it but I don't think so. Have I missed something obvious?
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In WiFi advanced settings there is now a WiFi timer, so you can schedule WiFi to be off overnight and come back on in the morning. Maybe you have that enabled. It should be off by default though. I don't use the timer and have nothing (e.g. Tasker) which might mess with it. My WiFi state remains as I set it.
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Just checked the timer and it's off so it's not that. There is a setting which puzzles me there though which is Keep Wifi on during sleep to which the options are Always, Only when plugged in and Never (increases data usage). I have it on Always but I don't really understand what it means?
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When the phone is turned on, but the screen is off, that is known as being "asleep". You can have WiFi set so that it turns off when the screen is off (after a few minutes), to remain on all the time, whether sleeping or not, or to remain on whilst asleep but charging.

I don't have a data plan so mobile data is always off except for special circumstances, such as being on holiday or out for the day and away from a hotspot. Mostly (since JB certainly) I have been allowing WiFi to remain on whilst the phone is sleeping. That way I can still receive emails and email notifications throughout the day. If I go out and lose a WiFi connection the phone will simply reconnect when I am back at home or near a suitable hotspot. I don't bother toggling WiFi on and off any more apart from overnight.

Since the clean JB installation (and possibly helped by the new eBay battery) my battery life has been much better than it was, even with WiFi on all (most of) the time, so I don't see much incentive to keep worrying about it.

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I updated my Note to Jelly Bean and really regret it. My phone is now super laggy where it was once buttery smooth.

I'm kicking myself as I've often said to myself...."it it ain't broke dont...."

I've got the Note 2, but it still annoys the hell out of me as I loved my Note 1.
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I am disgusted that Samsung have treated us Galaxy Note (1) users so badly. First it failed to offer any software upgrades for months and months and months. And finally when it came it is disgustingly laggy.

So I too am now toying with buying the Note 2... how does it compare with the Note 1?

By I have to say I am not doing so without HUGE resentment towards Samsung for treating us so badly. KIES is absolutely bl**dy awful due to its massive unreliability. And if there was another phone with a nice big screen that still fits in your pocket, AND has a good Wacom-based stylus then I would do so.

I was thinking about the HTC One, which looks like an amazing phone - with (fwiw) a very much higher level of finish than any Samsung phone - but the screen is too small for me. And I like the power of a stylus.

But if Samsung bring out a Galaxy Note 3 that is physically any bigger than then Note 2 then they have seriously lost their way because frankly even the Note 1 is slightly too big. The trouble is that nothing else comparable has a built in stylus...

All-in-all I think Samsung feel like the wrong horse to back on a long-term basis.
Anyhow please tell me - how did you get on with the Note 2?

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PS. What are the pros and cons of "rooting" my Galaxy Note 1?
I saw a video where someone recommended ROM Toolbox by JRummy but when I tried to install it, it said I didnt have root access and so I couldnt proceed.

The thing is that I dont wont top spend hours and hours messing about with all this stuff so I feel in my bones that rooting might not be the way forward!

Also I am not particularly technically competent at this stuff so I am scared of turning my phone into a brick and losing the warranty - not that the warranty is worth much as I am so p*ssed off with this hideously laggy phone that I was thinking of making a video of me hitting it with a hammer.

On the other hand when I open Active Applications - I keep seeing strange things like Google's Play Music running (is that what's slowing down my phone?) that I can stop permanently in fact I cant even uninstall the darned thing...

Any thoughts?
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Thanks for all the excellent advice here. I was getting to the stage of throwing my note out of the window or severely damaging it in some other way, so I decided to follow the advice of doing a factory reset last week and hey presto! The storage got cleaned up and jelly bean is running smoothly now. Like a new phone again. Thank you thank you thank you :-)
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What about now... a few days later?
Mine was fine for about 10 hrs before becoming 5.2inches of treacle >
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What about now... a few days later?
Mine was fine for about 10 hrs before becoming 5.2inches of treacle >
Did you add, or were any apps updated during the non-treacle 10hrs?

Mine was treacle fresh from the OS update, and hasn't improved.

At first I thought I would've coped with the lag, but switched handset because of the missing apps. Now I know that even the lag with full app access would've driven me crazy!
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Naturally some apps were updated but what good is a phone if you can't update the apps....What's the point? It's like those people that turn all the cool features off on their phones and then boast about 2 days of use off of one charge.'.
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...what good is a phone if you can't update the apps....What's the point?...
100% agree, just trying to figure out if the issue MANY people are having is all down to Samsung, or whether there's a rouge app etc.

If you'd said that there'd been no updates that would indicate that, like mine, the problem is something that Samsung should be addressing as it's all their software hardware.

Maybe all these phones with problems share a chip supplier that doesn't supply to 100% of N7000 or sumthin'
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I think that is infact the case. Hence the silence from Samsung and the shrugged shoulders from anyone else.
I hardly think that a chip supplier or any supplier of parts for the GT-N7000 is going to hold their hand up and say that the problem lies with them.
The carriers can't really say anything either as they are only interested in selling stuff, not resolving issues. Why should they
I'm going to exchange mine with the carrier and see if that helps any. I'll let you know how I get on
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Mine was fine for about 10 hrs before becoming 5.2inches of treacle >
It's absolutely fine, couldn't be happier, I was seriously thinking of binning it and getting a note 2, glad I didn't.
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Mine started lagging like crazy too...virtual keyboard is extremely slow too and this is without any hack/root, squeaky clean phone...
If somebody successfully rooted it to something else and performance improved, let me know...lol
Otherwise I'm gonna trash this, it is unbelievably slow
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I changed mine with the carrier. All was well for about 3 days and boom..... bag of shite again
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I just moved my apps from my SD card over to my phone and removed the SD card. Rebooted and for now it's flying...... If that's all it is I'll be amazed. It might just be the fault of a 12month old SD card. Maybe it's a class 4 or something.... I'll let you know how I get on
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Maybe this is why I never saw these reported problems with my Note. I only have a class 4 external card myself, but all I store there is DATA such as photos, music and backups. All apps and associated settings and working data - temp/cache files for example - stay on the phone's own hardware for me.

I've also seen reports that removing the external card has fixed problems for people, even if it is perhaps only a temporary solution - as ultimately they will want to use the card again - but in terms of diagnosing where the fault might lie this is a pretty worthwhile thing to try.

Certainly if you've identified the route cause of your problems that would be great information to share. Let's hope you're right.
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tdodd I don't know if you've used Samsung's Gingerbread rom on the note, but if you compare that with the Jellybean you have on your video, you'll start seeing that JB lags a lot more. I too have upgraded to Jellybean, I've even done a full reset but things just start to lag the second day. It lags so badly that the phone app sometimes take up to 5 seconds to load. I've gone back to the pre-facelift ICS (July 2012) and it's a lot better.
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My Note came with a German Gingerbread ROM and I've kept it updated throughout every release of the stock German ROM right up until the latest JB version. More recently - a couple of weeks ago or so - I switched to Paranoid Android 3.56 and 3.60, not due to problems with stock, but boredom and wanting to try something new. So far so good with that one.

Having not used a stopwatch to time things precisely, and having not kept records, I can't say that I've noticed a material difference in performance between any of the ROMS, stock or otherwise. The biggest difference is in the features they include, which may or may not be useful. Maybe the changes between ROM performance are so small that they sneak up on you and it isn't until you compare an old GB release with a new JB release that you realise the progress (or otherwise) that has been achieved. As I have no plans to go back to GB I guess I won't be finding out.
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Set it to 4g only and you will see increased battery life. In my area anyway since we have LTE not sure if it would work in not LTE areas.

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So here we are, 6 whole days later and the removal of my old SD card seems to have done the trick. I'd also disabled Google Now as here in the UK there seems to be very little benefit (unless I'm missing the point) Google Now has been mentioned in a few posts as being the culprit so I'm not sure if that is the case in my instance.
I moved all of my apps and everything else onto my internal storage and found that the external card was redundant.
I only really have an SD card due to the habits I formed from having an HTC desire and running out of memory every two days (Remember those days lol ).
I'd not noticed but due to using cloud services, I no longer need to keep photos and films, even music stored locally. I always have an internet connection, be it Wi-fi or Network and as such I don't need hardly any of my local storage.
Of the 16GB that the phone comes with, I have just under 8 free.... Why the hell do I need a further 16 as an external storage capacity.
I've come to the conclusion, that people who complain about a device NOT having an SD card slot are missing the point. I was one of those people. Wake up guys, you don't need them (Unless you are a drug dealer or general bad guy from out of a film and you are STILL suspicious of cloud computing. Maybe if you are a secret agent and Nathan Hunt/James Bond is your boss, you might want to avoid cloud storage too )
Anyways, backl on topic. The removal of my unnecessary SD card and the disabling of Google Now seems to have freed up my note GT-N7000 again. It now runs JB without the lag.
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Ohhh, I would also like to point out that this is a far more acceptable solution to the problem rather than turning all the features off and being left with a smart "ish" phone.
Much better than turning the voice search off, turning the screen brightness down, the animations off, the sync frequency off, the ring tone off etc etc etc. Basically, what's the point in turning every single function off when it's those functions that make your phone what it is!! I have a buttery smooth handset but I can only make calls and maybe send a text. Don't ask me about apps and internet browsing as I have had to turn all that cool stuff off.
Did I get your email? No sorry, my sync has been turned off, I'll do it manually
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What? No replies.... What's the matter, was the solution to simple for ya Not geeky enough? No one has even asked if I am rooted or not. That is the standard reply is it not or blame Kies
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Are you saying that you don't use your SD card at all? I would be interested to see whether moving anything back on to the card made any difference. Your posts rang a bell with me, I am in the UK too and turned Google Now off as I couldn't see a use for it. I had an HTC Desire too and spent a lot of time juggling apps due to the tiny amount of storage.
When I have a bit of time to spare I plan to reinstall from scratch. I already planned to wipe the SD card due to all the residue from uninstalled apps but now I think that I'll try to run without an SD card afterwards and see how it goes. Ideally, though I would like to use the SD card for files such as music and videos, just the data. Thanks for the info.
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