HTC Hero - Now Really REALLY Sluggish..Support


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  1. Njd4

    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi..

    I loved my hero when I first got it and even more so after the 2.1 update but it's just started getting really REALLY sluggish..

    :(

    I've been ruthless in uninstalling all the apps I don't really need and have recently done a factory reset (after having to change from a googlemail to a gmail account before I could re-access the market) and I also use quick app cache cleaner and advanced task killer.. but it's still so ridiculously slow that i'm contemplating spending ridiculous amounts on an unlocked iphone 4.. Can anyone give me some advice to put some more life back into my phone?

    My phone is on Orange UK, 2.1, never rooted and currently showing 90MB of internal phone storage.

    Many thanks in advance
     

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  2. Ziani

    Ziani Well-Known Member

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    Do you have hundreds of texts on your phone? If so, deleting some may help :)
     
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    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cool ! thanks! That definitely seems to have helped a bit..

    I don't think me installing flash 10.1 has helped..

    PAINFUL writing this using my hero! Each key press registering 2 or 3 seconds behind my fingers!! With stock keyboard (worse with smart keyboard pro!)

    IS there a way to uninstall flash 10 and go back to flash lite?

    I used uninstaller from marketplace which works like a dream normally but didn't work in this case..

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. chunkylover53

    chunkylover53 Active Member

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    Holdup... how did u install flash 10.1 on a 2.1 Hero that has never been rooted ??
     
  5. Njd4

    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Think I Googled for .apk for flash 10.1 for hero.. downloaded it.. copied it to hero and it just installed! Displays full web sites now but painfully slow so wouldn't recommend..

    ALas I guess hero's hardware just isn't up to the job!

    Which is probably why it wasn't released for it..

    ANyone know if it's possible to remove it?
     
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    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    I'm surprised you got anything out of it. The last I heard even when installing flash 10.1, it was still flash lite running. Either way, 10.1 isn't compatible with our processor apparently :(

    Uninstall it using Astro or something like that.
     
  7. Njd4

    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Oh right...

    Well I'm ASSUMING it's running flash 10.1 !! Maybe it IS still running flash lite!?

    I found some website which reports back which version of flash you have installed and it told me I had 10.1 so I accepted that!

    Is there a way I can check for sure that it's running flash 10? Any websites perhaps that won't run with flash lite that I can test with mine to see if they work?

    I'm intrigued now!

    ;)

    ... Then I'll uninstall it after.. If It let's me!

    THanks in advance!!
     
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    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just tried to uninstall flash 10 via Astro.. and although it said uninstalled successfully... the flash version check websites still report that I have flash 10.1.

    :'(

    So I guess I'm stuck with It!

    And although it seems that some are trying to actually INSTALL it on their unrooted hero's.. I really wouldn't bother!! It is so so slow as to be unusable really..

    And I still reckon it may be part of the reason for my hero's slow down!
     
  9. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    Can you link me to the flash you installed? I'd like to give it a try too. Or at least I'd know what you'd installed.

    I have 2.2, so it might work a bit better (although like I said, it shouldn't really work at all). But I switch ROMs so often getting rid of it will be easy :p I also don't have flash lite, so at least we'll know if it's doing anything at all.
     
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    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I would... but I don't have the link anymore.. I just Googled for it..

    I DO however have the .apk file so I can upload that if that's possible/allowed?
     
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    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42 Moderator

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    Nah that's ok thanks. I didn't really think it would work anyway (I'd definitely have heard of it here already if someone had got it working :p).

    I was just curious as to what you'd installed and would've like to have seen the download page is all.
     
  12. Njd4

    Njd4 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, no worries..

    It's definitely working though!

    Flash 10.1 on my Unrooted HTC hero 2.1..

    It may be slow but it IS working !

    You heard it here first!

    ;)
     
  13. chunkylover53

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    Do u mind checking if megavideo works?

    Thank you
     

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