Laggy Hero


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  1. kac

    kac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi folks

    I noticed that my Hero (Orange UK, non-modded) has recently become very laggy, particularly when making or trying to pick up calls, in Handcent and generally coming out of apps. I don't use an app killer and have very little going on in the background. Any suggestion as to what the problem may be, or solutions?

    Slightly related; on my better-half's Tattoo I stumbled across a stock function that shows how much of the battery is being used by the phones various background activities. Is there anything similar for the Hero?

    Thanks in advance!

    kac
     

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  2. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member

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    How many text mesages do you have stored?
     
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    TheBrit Well-Known Member

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    If you are using the 1.73 build of the firmware then it will be laggy. Go to the HTC web site to download a later version (build 2.73) that will be a lot faster.

    Android 2.1 should be out in the next couple of weeks for the Hero. This will be even quicker and add new features.
     
  4. kac

    kac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Cheers

    Not many, about 150... Would this cause the phone to slow down when I'm receiving a call though?

    I'm on 2.73, have been since I got the phone - the lagging is a fairly recent development.

    Re: 2.1, I'm not holding my breath...
     
  5. peterc10

    peterc10 Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried powering off the phone and powering on again to get rid of things that have stuck on and using memory. I always try to do that at least once a week.
     
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    Thanks for that advice. I was looking for a thread regarding a lagging phone, and now I don't have to start one. This worked great.
     
  7. Jaffa

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    Loffle @ the good old fashioned power cycle
     
  8. ohmaynitseric

    ohmaynitseric Well-Known Member

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    If you want to clean or get rid of things on your phone such as cache. I have this paid app called "Quick app clean cache" Very handy as it sorts your apps on how much cache you got for that particular app and in one click, you can remove its cache. You should also clear your call history.

    Hope that helps
     
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    andy d Well-Known Member

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    Dam you just cost me 50p ;)
     
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    ohmaynitseric Well-Known Member

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    but its worth it! hehe. glad i can help!
     
  11. mrdagz

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    I use task killer, and turn Auto Kill on, you can add apps to the ignor list if you do not want them killed when you turn the screen off (like the Alarm app other wise it does not go off).
    this seems to work for me.
     
  12. trick202

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    A power cycle would do the same job though - if running apps were the problem.

    Better to try that first?
    If that doesn't help, try removing recently installed apps and see if that changes anything.
     
  13. kac

    kac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What's a power cycle?

    Cheers

    kac
     
  14. ticho

    ticho Well-Known Member

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    I think the Spare Parts application from marketplace is what you are looking for here.
     
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    Jaffa Well-Known Member

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    Cycling the power from "on" to "off" to "on".
     
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    :D
    [​IMG]
     
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    kac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Turn it on and off then...couldn't of just said that? ;)

    TheBrit - very humorous...
     
  18. Jaffa

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    I could of but that would of been inacurrate, to complete the "Cycle" ALL three steps are needed
     
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    kac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm being pedantic but to turn it off it needs to be on right? So if you turn it off and on again you complete the "Cycle".
     
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    I'd add to to that and recommend pulling the battery out - count to 20, then put it back in.

    Tell us if it affects performance for you.
     
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    Aw man, thank you so much. I was about to throw this damn phone at the wall. I knew it wasn't this slow when I got it. Well worth the 68 cents.
     
  22. ticho

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    Just FYI, "power cycle" is a well-established term in IT field.
     
  23. kac

    kac Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I don't work in IT...

    I did a bit of everything suggested. The phone's not so laggy anymore. Thanks to all for the helpful suggestions.

    kac
     
  24. TeamPEZ

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    I still can't get mine from being laggy. As a matter of fact, it is super laggy lately and it is very frustrating. I am at my wits end and really have been rethinking my recent move from AT&T. I've tried everything mentioned, but to still no avail. If someone could help, I would be eternally grateful! And I am not hero savvy, so if I have to do certain things to the phones memory, please be as specific as possible!

    Thank you!
     
  25. Jaffa

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    Back up and hard reset..
     

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