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Iíve had the MyTouch for a couple of months now and Iím not really that happy with it. With the Shadow and the G1 Iíve become used to slow sluggish phone operations. When I got the MyTouch, I still had the same slow sluggish service so I thought nothing of it. Until my daughter got an IPhone. Now that I see how WELL a mobile device can operate, I am ready to trash this piece of crap and move up in the world! But I have a two year contract around my neck so Iím not going anywhere fast.

The one thing that really bugs me, beside the slow 3G service and hit and miss email service, is the time the phone takes to close an application and return to the home screen. For example, when exiting my photo album, the home screen will remain blank for up to 20 seconds before the icons return. Dose anyone else have this issue? How the hell can I run some of these fancy applications if the basic phone operations are slow as hell?

If anyone has an answer for this I would very much appreciate it.

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Hi Everyone.

Iíve had the MyTouch for a couple of months now and Iím not really that happy with it. With the Shadow and the G1 Iíve become used to slow sluggish phone operations. When I got the MyTouch, I still had the same slow sluggish service so I thought nothing of it. Until my daughter got an IPhone. Now that I see how WELL a mobile device can operate, I am ready to trash this piece of crap and move up in the world! But I have a two year contract around my neck so Iím not going anywhere fast.

The one thing that really bugs me, beside the slow 3G service and hit and miss email service, is the time the phone takes to close an application and return to the home screen. For example, when exiting my photo album, the home screen will remain blank for up to 20 seconds before the icons return. Dose anyone else have this issue? How the hell can I run some of these fancy applications if the basic phone operations are slow as hell?

If anyone has an answer for this I would very much appreciate it.

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Well if you want speed to kick the crap out of the iPhone, sell your Mytouch, since its pretty new, or take it back to Tmobile, up to 14 days they'll refund you your money. And go online and buy a Nexus One.

If you are going to stick it out and stay with Mytouch, I have two suggestions for you - root your phone. This opens up the capabilities and speed of your phone - here is the forum for that.

Next, I would get used to not being as seemingly perfectly smooth as the iPhone. The competition between Mytouch and iPhone are different from like Nexus One and iPhone. In Mytouch vs. iPhone you don't get the smoothness like seen in iPhone, but you get much more with Android OS and you get a pretty sleek looking phone. There are tons of things that iPhone/iPod Touch users get jealous of when they see my Mytouch.

I know that the iPhone is faster than Mytouch. It is, and even with the newest rom or 2.1 the iPhone will be faster in opening apps, the dialer, and it won't get force closes, etc. However, the iPhone even jailbroken isn't as customizable and personal as a Mytouch. Speed isn't where Mytouch or any earlier Android phone will beat out iPhone. Its the only very important details.
- Customization
- Not having to use the iTunes store and feeling like you are just being worked over and nickel and dimed
- Expandable Memory
- Interchangeable batteries
- Multi-tasking
- Google backing you up!
- Widgets
- Not dealing with AT&T and enjoying Tmobile
- Having the fastest 3G - Proof
- Least expensive data and voice plans
- Unlimited Voice over Internet Protocol with Tmobile @Home! - Phone calls from your cell phone over the Wifi
- A Freaking background! iPhone and their operating system is so terrible they don't even allow you a customizable background! My old Nokia 5310 lets me do that! Every phone since 2002 lets you do that, but not iPhone, just the unlock screen that you see for a whole second as you unlock it.

And so much more!!

Seriously, I know that the iPhone is quicker and more fluid and smooth, but thats not all that makes a phone. Apple doesn't know that, at all - the iPhone, 3G, and 3GS are the same phone, just a bit smaller and faster than the earlier ones!!! Sure they have more apps, but they've been at it for a year and a half longer!

I understand where you are coming from, things don't always work fluidly on your phone and sometimes think what did I just pay for? Take a look at what you paid for and think about its capabilities and the simple openness Android is, its a ton better than iPhone!

If none of this excites you root your phone, then if that doesn't work for you get a Nexus One, but I do not suggest an iPhone.

Another thing, why is your daughter with AT&T and you with T-mobile? Get her off of that and onto a much MUCH cheaper but I believe more reliable network. The T-mobile family plans are so much better and cheaper, give her your Mytouch, and you go get a Nexus One.
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i felt the same way.. after having the mytouch for a month i coudnt take it anymore and sold it. i went and bought a nexus. been happy since
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Well, if you're running any kind of home replacement (Pandahome, FreshFace, etc.), I'd recommend uninstalling and running it stock.

It's weird because I can't explain it, but I used to have some pretty significant lags (for example, it would take my contacts list about 28 seconds to load for awhile), but they pretty much all went away on their own; almost as if the phone just needed a break-in period. lol It still slows down a bit on occasion, depending on what app is closing, but overall it's usually pretty responsive.

But I can promise you that a home replacement, if you have one, will be a problem.
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You've come to the right place!

Well if you want speed to kick the crap out of the iPhone, sell your Mytouch, since its pretty new, or take it back to Tmobile, up to 14 days they'll refund you your money. And go online and buy a Nexus One.

If you are going to stick it out and stay with Mytouch, I have two suggestions for you - root your phone. This opens up the capabilities and speed of your phone - here is the forum for that.

Next, I would get used to not being as seemingly perfectly smooth as the iPhone. The competition between Mytouch and iPhone are different from like Nexus One and iPhone. In Mytouch vs. iPhone you don't get the smoothness like seen in iPhone, but you get much more with Android OS and you get a pretty sleek looking phone. There are tons of things that iPhone/iPod Touch users get jealous of when they see my Mytouch.

I know that the iPhone is faster than Mytouch. It is, and even with the newest rom or 2.1 the iPhone will be faster in opening apps, the dialer, and it won't get force closes, etc. However, the iPhone even jailbroken isn't as customizable and personal as a Mytouch. Speed isn't where Mytouch or any earlier Android phone will beat out iPhone. Its the only very important details.
- Customization
- Not having to use the iTunes store and feeling like you are just being worked over and nickel and dimed
- Expandable Memory
- Interchangeable batteries
- Multi-tasking
- Google backing you up!
- Widgets
- Not dealing with AT&T and enjoying Tmobile
- Having the fastest 3G - Proof
- Least expensive data and voice plans
- Unlimited Voice over Internet Protocol with Tmobile @Home! - Phone calls from your cell phone over the Wifi
- A Freaking background! iPhone and their operating system is so terrible they don't even allow you a customizable background! My old Nokia 5310 lets me do that! Every phone since 2002 lets you do that, but not iPhone, just the unlock screen that you see for a whole second as you unlock it.

And so much more!!

Seriously, I know that the iPhone is quicker and more fluid and smooth, but thats not all that makes a phone. Apple doesn't know that, at all - the iPhone, 3G, and 3GS are the same phone, just a bit smaller and faster than the earlier ones!!! Sure they have more apps, but they've been at it for a year and a half longer!

I understand where you are coming from, things don't always work fluidly on your phone and sometimes think what did I just pay for? Take a look at what you paid for and think about its capabilities and the simple openness Android is, its a ton better than iPhone!

If none of this excites you root your phone, then if that doesn't work for you get a Nexus One, but I do not suggest an iPhone.

Another thing, why is your daughter with AT&T and you with T-mobile? Get her off of that and onto a much MUCH cheaper but I believe more reliable network. The T-mobile family plans are so much better and cheaper, give her your Mytouch, and you go get a Nexus One.

Thanks! Lots of good info there. I really don't want to get an IPhone and I'm not planning to dump the MT anytime soon. So I'm gonna do what I can to tweak the MT and get the most out of it.

As for my daughter, my son in low got her an IPhone for Christmas. It's what she wanted and her hubby got it for her
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Well, if you're running any kind of home replacement (Pandahome, FreshFace, etc.), I'd recommend uninstalling and running it stock.

It's weird because I can't explain it, but I used to have some pretty significant lags (for example, it would take my contacts list about 28 seconds to load for awhile), but they pretty much all went away on their own; almost as if the phone just needed a break-in period. lol It still slows down a bit on occasion, depending on what app is closing, but overall it's usually pretty responsive.

But I can promise you that a home replacement, if you have one, will be a problem.
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have you tried any resets? hard or factory? and cache cleaning?
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try this

How to clear cookies and cache in the Android brow... - T-Mobile Community

and settings > applications > manage applications > CLICK on market when it opens there will or should be a clear cache button....

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Thanks! Lots of good info there. I really don't want to get an IPhone and I'm not planning to dump the MT anytime soon. So I'm gonna do what I can to tweak the MT and get the most out of it.

As for my daughter, my son in low got her an IPhone for Christmas. It's what she wanted and her hubby got it for her
Well then that's ok about your daughters phone, just trying to help you save some money. But at least you didn't have to pay for her phone

As far as speeding it up, I would be sure to keep in check your widgets - how often they update can run down your battery power and also make your phone be slower because of the need for the phone to keep track of everything. This also applies to many apps that need to update with the internet often or make certain checks on your phone, apps that need to constantly be running, or frequently running will slow down your phone.

Something that will certainly speed it up is rooting it, if you want to do that I would. All rooting means is that it opens up the capabilities you can have with your phone, almost like taking the governor of your car .... in a safe way. It really does speed it up, something you can do is free up video ram and implement it into your action ram. It really helps a lot. If you want help with rooting, either check out that forum, or PM me and I'll help all that I can! Good luck, and stick with it!
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What are you talking about Big? He was all over it up top, the best job I've ever seen in this forum! Good job Tex'!
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lmao, sorry didnt see that.. just trying to help people learn about the new feature..
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Ha, I'm just kidding, it is a nice feature, and hopefully it catches on.
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That's how we do it in texas even though you're north of I 45 lol.

I would suggest looking into a task killer as well so you can reclaim some of the RAM back. Or you could strong arm customer service and see if they could do an exchange with the newer version. It is a well known fact that if you threaten to you move your business, you can usually get something accomplished. Of course pending your loyalty status.
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I would suggest looking into a task killer as well so you can reclaim some of the RAM back.
I have heard that installing one of the many app killers is actually pointless. Granted i have home++ with one installed i do feel a difference. Also if you have astro it has an app killer pre installed under tools. Now that is an app killer if any. Basically shuts my phone down for about 30sec to a minute before i can use it again. However its FRESH! LOL

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I have tried that does not seam to work especially when there is plenty of life left in your contract. I have been with tmo for about 10 years and still cant get away with too much.
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