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Old June 18th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Have had my phone for months and now its running super slow!!

I have had my mytouch 4g for a couple of months now. It almost died 2 days ago and ever since it is running super slow. And it is draining my battery too. I have uninstalled almost all my apps. Stopped all syncing and it is still draining it.. I need help please and thank you!! Suzanne

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Old June 19th, 2011, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sometimes a good refresh of the system fixes a lot of issues. First back up everything using mybackup pro, then turn off the phone. Once off hold the power button and the volume down at the same time until you get into the recovery section. Select the factory reset and wait. Once done reinstall mybackup pro from market and do the recovery option. (yes the free one works too). Thee file should be running much better and faster.
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Will it erase my photos and such too? I guess I just don't understand why it does this? Or requires a reset? I just want it to work. I came from a blackberry and this is my 3rd mytouch... All I do is pretty much text and talk and do pictures on it. I have erased almost all texts but maybe having 250 pictures has slowed it down??
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The photos are stored on the SD card, so they shouldn't affect your phone nor would a factory reset erase them. I feel like a lot of problems stemmed from the ROM that the myTouch came with. I recently rooted my phone and installed RoyalGinger on it, and it seems to run a lot better ever since I did that. Of course rooting isn't everyone's cup of tea.
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What is rooting it mean? And how do I do that?
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Rooting is basically gaining 100% full access over the phone to install/delete any files you want. You may have noticed that your phone came with some files that can't be deleted (bloatware), but rooting will allow you to delete them if you want. Keep in mind that if you do delete the bloatware off the phone, you will NOT receive any over the air updates in the future, but if you install a custom ROM, then it doesn't really matter. You can read up on rooting here.

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Keep in mind that rooting your phone and installing custom ROMs will void your warranty, and there is a possibility that you could brick your phone (shouldn't happen as long as you follow the directions). Like I said though, it's not everyone's cup of tea.

It looks like it would be a confusing process, but it's really not so bad. I used the walkthrough at the CyanogenMod Wiki to root my phone and then found the ROM that I wanted to install at the XDA forums. If you decide you want to try it out, let me know and I can try and help guide you through the process.
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+1 on rooting... will fix all your problems.

here is a guide to rooting the mytouch 4g..

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