How to make Garminfone faster?Support

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  1. Helgaiden

    Helgaiden Well-Known Member

    My brother has this phone and at first it was running great but it seems to have bogged down a little. Making calls lags, multitasking lags...its kind of annoying. I was in the same boat with my Eris until i rooted it and loaded a custom rom that was default safely overlocked nearly 200mhz above stock and now my phone runs great and hes jealous. Is there anything goin like that for this phone? Or any tips to make it faster or more responsive? Hes got advanced task killer loaded and kills whatever isnt necessary but it hardly helps. It is running ADW.Launcher(donut) to repalce the crappy stock home screen/GUI as well.

  2. the_miscreant

    the_miscreant Member

    Is he running 1.6 or 2.1?

    If it is the former have him upgrade to Android 2.1.

    And if he's already using 2.1 backup all his data and do a phone hard reset. Also, tell him it's a bad idea to use a task killer application as Android is smart enough to manage memory on it's own. In fact, having a Task Killer running in the background and having it auto-killing applications is actually a waste of CPU cycles.

    Make sure you and your brother read this article:
    Android Task Killers Explained: What They Do and Why You Shouldn't Use Them

    It explains in detail why task killers are BAD for android.
  3. Helgaiden

    Helgaiden Well-Known Member

    Upgrading to 2.1 is not available on the GarminFone as far as i know.
  4. gypsyr0ad

    gypsyr0ad Active Member

    wanna bet :rolleyes:
  5. Nodak62

    Nodak62 New Member

  6. aner254

    aner254 New Member

    I actually downloaded 2.1 directly from the garmin asus website and it works perfect!
  7. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Member

    If you need to download the Android update (to update your Android 1.6 to Android 2.1), go to this webpage:

    clair Software - Support ~ Garmin-Asus

    It has a link for the update, and a link to installation instructions.

    I think that you will be VERY PLEASED after you install the update. Let us know how it goes for you!

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