Phone slow after factory resetSupport


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  1. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    After having a few quirky things happen with my phone over the past week since I got it (lost time, notifications are intermittment), Verizon suggested that I Factory Reset my Fascinate.

    So now, not sure I am going crazy, but my phone seems slower. Just unlocking with the puzzle piece has a lag and moving from screen to screen seems to be slower.

    Could this be possible? I thought it would be the other way around. From what I recall, it was screaming fast before I did the reset. Should I do it again?

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  2. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    Factory data resets of Android devices often benefit from a few reboots immediately following the reset procedure; almost as a last step.
  3. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    I've also heard that when you reflash a ROM you should let it sit for a good 20 minutes on your first boot before you start setting up. Apparently there are still all sorts of background processes going on.

    Try resetting again and let it idle for a while after boot and see if that helps at all.
  4. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    Thanks so much! Really, I've been poppin the Tums lately over this phone! For sure it is slower, so hopes this helps! I'll report back :)
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra= VIP Member

    I've found that a room temperature Guinness works well for heartburn. ;)
  6. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    LOL!! I agree! Glass of wine will do! Reset again, wait 20mins, reboot 3 times and it is still lagging. Not to mention a couple of my contacts got merged with eachother!

    Bottoms up!! And maybe a trip to Verizon!
  7. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    Well, after two factory resets, my Fascinate has acquired lagginess! Didn't do this before, it was super fast. I was resetting (per Verizon) due to some bugs. Now, I'm not sure what to do. I'm losing sleep over this phone! lol!
  8. Konos

    Konos Well-Known Member

    Yea, I got hit with the lag after VZW suggested Reset. (I thought my wifi had gone out...cause every other wireless device at home worked except my SF. Turns out all I needed to do was reset my Wireless router...)

    Now it's laggin at the puzzle piece and when I shuffle through screens.

    I'll keep checking in to see if anyone has found any fixes to this. :(
  9. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    EXACTLY!!! That is exactly what is happening to me! Laggin at the puzzle piece and when I shuffle. May be lagging in other places but I haven't gotten that far yet.

    Yes, hopefully someone can help us!
  10. Konos

    Konos Well-Known Member

    Question for you guys,

    Say you're at a far left/right panel on your home screen, and you hit the home key...Does it take a while for your wallpaper to catch up and for you to start flipping through the panels?
  11. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    YES, no matter where I am on the phone, if I hit the home key it lags bringing in the screen. Not like it did prior to the factory reset. At times I could just about say it "dissolves" in. Ugh! Very noticeable here and when unlocking the phone with the puzzle piece. Oh, and also when you flip through the panels. :(

    Thanks for the help! :)
  12. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    Oh duh, you were asking the "guys" out there for advice.....forgot we were in the same boat :)

    Is this lag that we are experiencing the lag that some folks are fixing by rooting and applying the lag fix? Is that something a novice can do with specific instructions? I'm somewhat computer savy, but not sure I could manage rooting???
  13. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    I cannot answer definitely if the lag fix will actually fix your problem. I can tell you five minutes or less after you start the rooting process you will be done. How to Root - Android Forums
  14. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    Rooting is super easy, no worries there.

    Question: Are you all hitting HOME to get back to homescreen instead of BACK? Hitting home leaves the program in memory while hitting back will exit. Just something to be aware of that might help.
  15. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    Humm, not sure. I will have to test that however, I do get the lag when I am just open the Apps menu and without opening anything I either hit the back or the HOME key. Nothing running on my Fascinate....

    Not sure if this is related, but now I am getting great battery life! System in lagging but my battery is holding its charge for much longer than it did before. :confused: Lovin the battery life but not the lag. I'm headed to the Verizon store where they have a tech counter. While I'm there I'm going to look at the in store Fascinate to see if I detect a lag on their unit. If so, then maybe I just was dreaming! :)
  16. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

  17. Phateless

    Phateless Well-Known Member

    BEFORE you do anything, start here and do some research!
    http://androidforums.com/fascinate-all-things-root/

    Rooting allows access to more "basic" levels of the phone so you can manipulate and customize it. For example, you can manually increase the processor speed if you want, etc. Here's a link to a guide.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=782758

    EDIT - I asked a question to try to help you out.
    http://androidforums.com/fascinate-all-things-root/178725-universal-androot.html#post1602442
  18. Konos

    Konos Well-Known Member

    I booted into recovery mode (held down vol +/- keys and pressed power) found here...
    http://androidforums.com/fascinate-...3490-how-do-we-reboot-into-recovery-mode.html

    cleared the cache and then did the factory reset through this menu.

    I think...I think my phone is back to the way it used to be prior to the factory reset from within the settings menu. (puzzle piece is fast, and home screens flip without lag).

    Good luck!
  19. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    So Konos, did you do the root process or did you just do the reboot into recovery mode and clear the cache, then factory reset again?
  20. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    So Konos, did you do the root process or did you just do the reboot into recovery mode and clear the cache, then factory reset again?
  21. Konos

    Konos Well-Known Member

    Carrottop,
    No root. I'm still holding off on rooting...Mostly because I don't know what I'm doing yet.
    I just went straight into Android recovery mode while my phone was off. Selected the clear cache option, then did the factory reset option.
    Did it earlier today...so far it seems to have done the trick.
    Let me know if it works for you.
  22. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    I will do the same since I can handle doing that. Not ready to root my phone myself yet...I'll let you know.

    BTW, I did stop in at two verizon stores today and both SF that they had had the same lag......hummmm.....I swear mine was much faster! lol!
  23. carrottop

    carrottop Active Member

    Konos,

    Dumb question, where to you clear the cache while is recovery mode?
  24. Konos

    Konos Well-Known Member

    Sent you a PM

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