LOVE my Evo, but...


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    Jaybot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I really do love my Evo, but my only gripe is HTC Sense. I feel like it makes my phone extremely laggy. When I browse through my contacts, or text messages it feels extremely laggy. I am telling myself that the Froyo port will hopfully fix this annoyance for me.

    If not, is rooting and installing a custom rom my best option? Are their any roms out that support all the features of the Evo like front facing camera, voice to text, and all that other good stuff?
     

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    Aragorn Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure HTC Sense is the cause of the problem and not simply a symptom? A lot of people, myself included, find the Sense UI to be quick and responsive. You might want to look into the possibility that there's some other app running the background that's stealing clock cycles and causing the UI to be laggy.
     
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    Jaybot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The thing is, I don't really have much installed. Just the official Twitter app, and Facebook app. Should I do a clean install of the phone? If so, how do I do that?
     
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    The first thing I would try is simply rebooting your phone. If it's faster when it first starts than when you've been using it for a while then it's likely something is executing and causing slowness.

    Also, try installing the CPU Usage app and see which processes are using your CPU.
    CPU Usage v1.0.18 Application for Android | Tools
     
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    Jaybot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    It usually is fast at first, and then lags after a few unlocks.
     
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    are you running a task killer? killing those tasks means you have to re-load them when you do certain things. I only ever killed the tasks that I NEVER use. facebook, gmail, etc i would leave on because i use them.

    It didn't help the battery out at all, but it did feel snappy. I did have issue with the keyboard though. I felt like it couldn't keep up with me. I would have it miss letters when typing with both thumbs.
     
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    Jaybot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I use a task killer, it automatically closes apps that I don't use, and those useless Sprint apps, for some reason they always start up on their own.
     
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    Automatic task killers can sometimes be problematic, causing more issues than they fix. Try running your phone with the task killer and see if it's any better.
     
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    Jaybot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay, I'll try that.

    But are their roms that work fully with the Evo?
     
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    If you don't like Sense, just turn it off. I don't see what the issue is. Personally, I think that way is butt ugly. But that is me.

    Beauty is, you have the choice.
     
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    Is there any way to remove Sense altogether and only have vanilla android on the EVO??? wasn't there a way to do this with the HTC Hero before?

    (I've seen the video where you can turn if off on your homescreen, but the rest of the phone is still running sense)
     
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    There is only one ROM out for the EVO right now and it is DEV version of the Froyo port that lacks Sense. There are likely way more to come in the coming weeks so watch the XDA forums. You sound like a great candidate for an AOSP ROM once someone gets it fully ported to the EVO.

    In the meantime, turn off animations, haptic feedback and live wallpapers and that will speed up your phone a little bit more.
     
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    I actually uninstalled my ATK task killer..now my menus and scrolling is smooth as silk and just leaving it that way.
     
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    Jaybot Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I think I will end up sticking with it and hope that Froyo will speed things up for me. I wiped everything from my phone, and haven't installed anything other than Twitter and Facebook. I'll see if this speeds up things for me, thanks all!
     
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    • Froyo is blazing fast.
    • Go to Settings / Applications / Manage applications / HTC Sense - Clear data and defaults and then press the home button. Click on the checkmark to make your selection default and select "Home" I think it is. Either way, select whatever option is available other then Sense.
    After disabling sense, memory allocation seems to be more efficient, or maybe it's all in my head. At any rate, it should run better by disabling it.
     

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