My Droid is extremely slow now-HELP PLZ


  1. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Well-Known Member

    So my Droid has become incredibly slow and its a shame cause I really really like this phone. Youtube vids take more than 120 seconds to load 7:00m vids on a 4 bar 3G Connection (used to take 20 seconds), downloads from the Android market only go at 4-8kbs per 4 seconds and downloads in general now take FOREVER. Plus I've got page lag back and everything loads a lot slower. Can somebody help me please?

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  2. Bkfraiders7

    Bkfraiders7 Well-Known Member

    sounds more like the network than the phone to me...
  3. fox

    fox Well-Known Member

    standard things to check:
    1. power cycle your phone. pull battery out for 10 seconds.
    2. *228 and then press 2 (this will update your PRL)
    3. check your recently installed apps and see if they are taking a lot of memory to run.
    4. uninstall that program if need be. or stop using it.


    other than that call verizon? or maybe to a factory reset
  4. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Well-Known Member

    Try using it on a (fast) WiFi connection to see if it's still slow or not. If it is, then it's gotta be a resource hog somewhere on the phone (kill all apps and try again, if not then trial and error by running apps one at a time). If it's fast, then it has to be a CDMA network issue. Do a *228, option 2 as mentioned above to update your PRL. If neither of those work, then I'd take it to Verizon to verify some sort of defect with them.
  5. s1ckGhost

    s1ckGhost Well-Known Member

    What the last two said. =]
  6. Nissan1973

    Nissan1973 Well-Known Member

    Im having the same issue in the Nashville area, I have full bars of 3g but downloads at 1x speeds. I really think its Verizon's fault though. Just did two SpeedTest's, 1.5 & 5.4kB/s download, 90.4 & 97.8kB/s upload.
  7. 8-Bit-Soldier

    8-Bit-Soldier Well-Known Member

    That worked. Thank you so much. :)

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