Droid X running EXTREMELY slow...AGAIN!Support


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  1. ienjoiursister

    ienjoiursister Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello, and thanks ahead of time for your help. Basically, my Droid X is running extremely slow. scrolling between home screens is very choppy. Launching the app drawer and scrolling through it is choppy as well. Switching text messages or even opening one is very slow. I have done multiple hard resets and soft resets. each time it works for a little while but gets worse than before. I do use an app killer, but only on non-automatically starting applications (such as RoboDefense or Droid Light). On my app killer i see i ALWAYS have around 100mb of memory. I have tried disabling my SD card. It works for a little while but gets slow again. I only have about 5 or 6 applications installed, my home screens don't have many widgets if any at all. I have tried clearing my cache off apps and force closing. I don't have a live wallpaper, and I have the stock launcher. I'm on Android 2.1. The only thing really on my SD card is about 1Gb or less of music. NOTHING WORKS! Please, any tips? Should i return the phone? Should I try and switch for a DInc, D2 or even a D1? thanks again guys :)




    Also, I usually have great signal and I do have wi-fi on at home but it only makes my phone run slower.
     

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  2. TonyXL

    TonyXL Active Member

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    Something must be chewing up your CPU. Does the slowdown occur after a reboot, or only after running some apps? Even when backgrounded, I've had apps chewing up 100% CPU.
     
  3. ienjoiursister

    ienjoiursister Member This Topic's Starter

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    Usually, it runs slow after texting a few times then going to the home menu. It seems texting is always the major slowdown. It does run somewhat slow after reboot, but only in the normal way of apps starting up. if I try and mess with it before about 2 minutes of reboot, it runs slow for quite a while.
     
  4. deathratlehead

    deathratlehead Well-Known Member

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    I seem to remember some people saying the facebook app was causing their text messaging to slow down a lot. Try uninstalling maybe???
     
  5. labeledbass

    labeledbass Well-Known Member

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    I will say 2.2 (leak) did speed up the app drawer, even though people including myself state that any task killer will say you only have 50-55 megs left. I have a theory about that though, maybe the drawer moves so smoothly because all those apps are up and ready to go, maybe...

    Don't give up on the phone, even when I had 2.1 it was slow at first, when I figured out what apps and widgets were running I just picked one of each that I needed, after that it ran great. I do have occasional hiccups but that's really due to something refreshing or a service turning on/off, only last a couple seconds. This phone is fast, the simple fact that you can control "most" of whats going on can either really help you, or hurt you, all depends on how everything is set up to run.

    Set everything up the way you want it, don't go overboard but at the same time make it the way YOU want it - see what services are running, see which ones you don't honestly need and remove them, eye kandy can only go so far before is starts eating up the performance of your phone.

    I would advise to wait until the 2.2 OTA, don't run the leak (its nice but it still has its own set of bugs), root if you feel comfortable - it will most definitely help control what is running compared to stock. What is your battery life like? You can also try turning animations off, that basically made everything run flawlessly for me - for now.
     
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  6. ienjoiursister

    ienjoiursister Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks so much. I am waiting for the 2.2 OTA then I'll probably root and try to remove some bloatware. I really don't need any of it and that's what's slowing down my phone. I can't force close or anything because it automatically restarts which makes it SLOWER. I've heard about apps being in rest mode which means they don't do anything but stay on standby. Is this true? and how long does it take? By the way, my phone is running much smoother today.
     
  7. labeledbass

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    Yeah I kinda jumped the gun on the leak, its nice, and a taste of what 2.2 will be. I've "heard" that apps sit in this standby mode, and it does make since - honestly I don't put much stock into how much memory is left, as long as its managed well. Coming from a storm and their "memory leaks", my phone could have 2 megs (out of 128) left but running smooth as can be so I never really tried to clean it up. With 512 these phones should do fine with the apps out there, 2.2 constantly runs with about 50-75 left over, which I assume is enough buffer in case another app needs more - like I said, all in the way the memory is managed - thats up to android.
     
  8. DallasJLogan

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    This seems to be an ongoing problem (the freezing, the long loading, the constant rebooting)... I've removed all the apps that I downloaded but don't use. I removed all long text messages... Now I am removing the Facebook app to see if THAT does anything. I really really REALLY love this phone, however, it is now becoming a nuisance... The OTHER issue (which I have not seen listed yet)... If I play a song on my X... It will play 1 and 1/4 songs... Then cuts off... UGH. Any suggestions?
     
  9. Autumn

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    I'm having this same problem. I just got the X yesterday - it was faster and smoother than my D1 - played around with it some - added a few apps - loved it. Today it is running sooo slow. Freezing when I scroll though screens. It is a reconditioned one - so I'm wondering I just got a dud I should be sending back for a new one? or if I just effed it up with some app? I'm going back and uninstalling the apps i added to see if that helps. Any other suggestions?
     
  10. voyageurs60

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    My Droid X is running quickly but the battery life is very poor. I use advanced killer and all apps except widget locker, voice commands, emergency Alert, WR & Clock widget, and finally Advanced Task Killer.

    Today I found a new screen - Settings>Applications>Running Services... in here there are a boat-load of stuff running... the list is:

    ExtDispService
    SocialWidgetProvider
    FeedReceiverService
    Backup Assistance - AuthenticationService
    NewsWidgetProvider
    StatusWidgetProvider
    NewsRetrievalService
    GpsToggle$UpdateService
    CacheService
    QuickContractService
    WeatherService
    UpdateService
    WeatherWidgetProvider
    MessageWidgetProvider
    DataManagerService
    GTalkService
    WidgetAidService
    PhotoWidgetAppProvider
    BlurPhotoDownloadService
    SyncEngineService
    ScheduleService
    CalendarWidgetProvider
    CalendarSyncAdapterService
    UsbService
    Power Profile Service
    SyncService
    Skype mobile
    globalUnplugService
    Swype
    BatteryMonitor
    ClockService
    LockerService


    think that comes to 26 background services. Which of these can I shut down? Will this
    help my battery life?

    What is running on your stock Droid X?

    Dan
     
  11. mikeydooodie

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    yeah im having a problem too slow, choppy and when i use task killer ill wait a few minutes and then i click it again and anywhere from 10-15 apps are closed like why do so many of these apps run in the background? like voice commands its always there i never use it can i just get rid of it? and today my battery, from off the charger at 730am by noon i was at 40% and i hardly used it
     
  12. labeledbass

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    I've come to a conclusion that's its not necessarily how may, or which apps are "running" in the back ground but which apps have certain permissions and what those apps do. I used to have four weather apps fetching data, one as a live widget ( all fetching at 30min intervals ), a news widget, youtube widget, facebook widget and three email clients fetching every hour - on stock 2.1. Although every time I checked ATK I had at least 150mb in limbo, the phone would shutter and lag, the app tray was ridiculously slow at times too.

    Like I mentioned above, I jumped into the leak, removed all but two weather apps ( Making weaterbug my primary on Fancy W. ), removed the news widget ( honestly didn't read too much into it ) removed all but my hotmail, gmail accounts, and added LP retaining the facebook app and widget. Now I only have around 55mb in ATK, the phone operates smooth as butter, I have twice as many apps and the app tray is flawless - always smooth even in 3D. I never kill apps anymore, just use ATK to check where my memory sits every blue moon. It seems like its again, not the apps, BUT the permissions that some of the apps have.

    Check what services are running, check your battery manager ( if you have 2.1 get battery history, if its not stock - can't remember ) and see what's really going on. I've changed my email fetch to every hour, if I need it then and there it will refresh when I open the app, weather is every 15 ( that I need to keep that up to date ), facebook is every 1 hour. GPS and WIFI are always on, and I do have a few controlled and uncontrollable services using GPS throughout the day. I'm near my routers most of the time so WIFI is the general method of I/O data. I did however turn all animations OFF, LP & 2.2 have enough for my taste and I don't use animated wallpaper - I do see a change when those are active.

    Sorry that's so long, you want to know any more details let me know. I can specify any setting you need. I'm running a non-rooted X w/leaked 2.2 and LaucherPro. X bought on launch day, #40 out of 40.

    Again, not the apps but which apps do what and when - leave the memory management up to Android and READ what permission you grant when installing an app. Hopefully the OTA will help everyone out with problems like this, perfect example - I had a machine with Vista installed, I upgraded to 7, same machine, same hardware, newer software though - it runs faster than it did the day I put it together, all because the way the software is managed.
     
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  13. Lars

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    These are likely configuration settings as the previous poster mentioned. Does your phone really need to check the weather every 30 minutes or is once a day ok???? Does it need to retrieve email at night when you're sleeping or would it be ok to set an off peak time. etc etc etc.
     
  14. Autumn

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    Thanks for the advice. I did a factory data reset and started from scratch. Only adding a couple new apps at a time. Didn't put on ATK. Checked my settings and didn't see anything major to change there. I didn't set up back up assistant (through verizon) - not sure if this was a problem - but before I did the reset I couldn't find how to uninstall it or even adjust the settings/turn it off. So far so good.
     
  15. Hrethgir

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    Stock 2.1 on my Droid X
    Over 130 apps installed
    LauncherPro running
    No task killer of any kind
    Multiple widgets running (Sun/Moon, Weather Channel, Batter Left, 3G Watchdog, 4 News windows)

    Phone runs like Usain Bolt. Maybe I'm lucky, or maybe you should kick the task killer to the curb.
     
  16. bigbadwulff

    bigbadwulff Well-Known Member

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    No app killer ever. Never slows down going from home screen to home screen or to app drawer or scrolling thru app drawer.
    Launcher Pro from first turning phone on and downloading it.
    The only thing that(used to) lock phone up(although that is not what you are talking about) at all was getting out of Angry Birds before the update.
    Don't remember any slowing down to any great extent.
     
  17. rivas58

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    Why don't you just go to manage apps and click on running apps then force stop all the ones that are running
     
  18. sund0wn

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    this is not even necessary. something i have seen a lot of, is when phones start getting really slow and choppy, it's actually a corrupt filesystem on the SD card. if this happens to anyone else, try backing up the SD, formatting it, and see if that helps.
     

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