Does removing bloatware noticeably increase performance/battery life?


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  1. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have asked this on the bloatware thread, and I've only seen one person mention that they have seen an improvement (BringTheRain403). I know a lot of you have removed most of the bloatware by now.

    Do you see a noticeable increase in performance or battery life after removing the bloatware? By removing, I mean freezing the apk's in Titanium Backup. I don't really have a problem with this stuff being on the phone, but if it will noticeably help to remove it, then I definitely will.
     

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  2. bobomatic

    bobomatic Well-Known Member

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    i just rooted about ten minutes ago, and although its too early to tell on the battery. what i can say is that if i bring up task killer. i have between 128 to 175 of available memory. before it was about 50-60, so i gotta guess its gonna help battery performance
     
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  3. Big_Meech

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    I rooted my Droid X. It seems like mine is moving WAY faster. I used to have some lag doing the pattern lock. Now, it goes so fast and fluid I did it wrong first couple of times. I deleted some of the unneccessary stuff too, so that might've been what put it over the top.

    EDIT: I did Quadrant Scoring Test I get 1230-1270. Idk how fast that is but it is barely behind nexus one running 2.2 according to the charts.
     
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  4. bobomatic

    bobomatic Well-Known Member

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    oooh! i forgot about Quadrant. i cant remember the number, preroot. but i was under the moto shadow 2.2. now im at 1275. a ways past the shadow...gigidy
     
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    Fenotyp Well-Known Member

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    I noticed an improvement in speed after removing a bunch of the bloatware, including the newswidget, myverizon, mynet, blockbuster, skype, and others. The DX seemed snappier.

    Quadrant benchmark scores went from and average of 1190 to an average of 1277.

    I've since reinstalled a bunch of the bloatware for now, as the weather widget wasn't working (couldn't select a city) and I was trying to get it back on. (It was driving me crazy that I couldn't get it to work, even though I don't usually have it running.)

    Did a hard reset following that, my Quadrant score is now back up in the 1270's with most widgets not running on any of the home screens.

    I guess the short answer is: some improvement, but nothing earth-shattering.
     
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  6. Gamble

    Gamble Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks alot guys for your input. Without removing any bloatware, I am hitting in the 1260's consistently on quadrant. I peaked at 1318.

    After what you guys said, I'm going to go ahead and remove some stuff. Thanks again.
     
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    dookie1 Well-Known Member

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    i have had a couple instances of serious slowness/lag, and using android system tools services monitor, i saw that in all cases, 'corporate directory' was consuming 90-100% cpu.

    i rooted, removed it (and others), and so far so good.

    btw...quadrant scores in the mid-/high-1200s are pretty normal.
     
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    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    No and anyone that thinks removing apps that aren't even running improves performance is IMO suffering from a placebo effect.
     
  9. bobomatic

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    correct me if im wrong. but if i bring up task killer and the program is there, this means its running?
    now if you delete that program, it no longer runs.
    blockbuster, News Widget. Skype, amazonmp3, Kindle.
    these would all run, after task kill they would just restart. not anymore.
     
  10. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand they are not running. They are preloaded and suspended unless it has a service that may be doing background task or syncing data they're just sitting there. I don't have any of those listed by my task manager. Did you ever launch those apps in the past? I'm not sure how it works but it looks like Android preloads apps if you ever launched them before. I never launched any of those and they don't preload on my phone. But either way they are not necessarily running.

    If you read up on why task killers are bad it explains how android handles apps.
     
  11. boyko

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    I got my phone running like a champ over the weekend, just got a screen shot of it with a 1444 result. I am not done yet, i will hit and exceed 1500. :)
     
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    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

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    Rooting will do nothing to increase the speed of the phone, just adds access to parts of the phone that were previously locked out. Removing bloatware and/or unneeded/used apps will increase internal memory which will help speed the phone up. But neither will do anything to improve battery life.

    My last benchmark was 3145 in Antutu too ;)
     

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