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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i had advance task killer then verizon says it gives the phone bugs and that why i kept getting my text message error. so they told me to use advance task manger. which ones are you guys running. i really like the advance task killer better
     

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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    Conventional wisdom is to not use Task Killers at all.
     
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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    why is that
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    If you actually have so many apps on your machine that it is lagging, then the issue is not the apps themselves, but all the stuff that is *running* simultaneously.

    I am running Pete's BB 0.4 and have 165+ apps installed, but I almost never get a lag (the worse I get is when I come into network range and my twitter app starts updating mile crazy).

    Unless you can prevent the apps from starting up, those that you kill will eventually start back up - better to get rid of them permanently if you have no need for them.

    Plus, Android is based upon *nix - which truth be told, has much better memory management capabilities than Windows has ever had.

    This is not Windows - so don't treat the DROID like it is.

    I have been on both sides of the fence, and while I acknowledge that, in the short term, killing tasks makes the phone temporarily smoother, it also leads to more instability down the road - I have verified this myself. Ever since I have stopped using the task killers (I personally went for and bought ATM) my phone use has been much smoother, with many many less infrequent random reboots / lockups requiring me to perform a battery pull to get it working again.
     
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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    wow great info thanks
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    yw. It's how we roll at this forum :D
     
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    System panel is the only one I would use and only in case of emergency to shut down a hanging app. It also gives you a lot of info on the processes on your phone.
     
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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what is pete's bb 0.4
     
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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    also i just installed launcher pro which is really nice but seems like the phone is running a little slow. any idea why
     
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    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

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    That, my friend, is a customized ROM - Pete's Bugless Beast v0.4 - and to use it you have to be rooted first.

    If you're daring enough to try, head over to the All Things Root forum to do some reading (WARNING: Don't attempt to do this without first reading up on it very carefully. Although the process is pretty painless, there is more than a slight chance that you could brick your phone, ESPECIALLY at 1 very critical point in the steps.

    My advice, should you decide that you are daring enough, is to read and read and read for the next 2 days, asking questions left and right. The forum members here are here to help - and they (we) do that very well.

    TBH, it really isn't that bad of a process, now that things have gotten more streamlined, but if you don't know what you're doing then you can easily get lost and fsck up a step (or three).

    Just as an example of how doing your research helps: I have never owned a smartphone before, the DROID is my first. I did a lot of reading and asking questions and hounding people, but when I took the plunge, I had minor issues, and all of them were user error stuff. My phone is the same original one I bought way back when. :D
     
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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks again lol
     
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    deekum1627 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    is there any thing i can do to make it runn smoother seems to lag a little since i installed the launcher pro
     

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