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General 2.1 ROM - Is it faster than the 1.5 Sense???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dvdqnoc, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. dvdqnoc

    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member
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    Well we all know that the 1.5 Sense was pretty slow and laggy at times. Is the 2.1 any faster? A lot faster? Just as slow?
     

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  2. motionxxusxx

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    lots faster. Everything is extremely smooth. I haven't seen any lag, except when I'm in the browser and open my bookmarks. The browser itself is lots faster.
     
  3. spartan141

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    much better than 1.5 and much faster.
     
  4. Caddyman

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  5. Kevkelsar

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    Yup, much faster. The only lag I have experienced has been when I was downloading/installing around 5 or 6 apps at once (probably shouldn't have done that...). I've even been checking my available memory with Quick System Info, and my phone still sits around the 30MB mark just like with 1.5, only with 2.1 I see no noticeable difference between 30MB and around 50 to 60MB in 1.5.

    With 1.5, I could tell a slight improvement when I knocked off a few things (like Pandora) to get it back up to around 40MB.
     
  6. wiattc

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    I'd think it is safe to say most of us are guilty of doing the same.

    As for the OP's question, there is a very noticeable difference.
     
  7. astrostrat89

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    Phone will always probably feel faster after a wipe. Let see how it is a few months from now.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  9. Natas

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    Exactly, plus it's like a new pair of shoes. You think you can run faster and jump higher.
     
  10. dvdqnoc

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    Well, not necessarily. I wanted to test that theory a while ago, so I performed a little experiment.

    I remembered how fast my Hero was when I first bought it, and wanted to see if I could bring that back. So wrote down all the apps I had downloaded, back up all my contacts, music files, pictures, bookmarks, etc. Then I performed a factory reset.

    Of course, it was blazing fast after the factory reset. HOWEVER, as soon as I restored all my backed up data and redownloaded all my apps (which took about 10 minutes) my Hero was slow again. In other words, 10 minutes after a factory reset, my Hero was slow again.

    So its not the wipe itself that speeds the phone necessarily, but more like the absence of data.

    But when I asked the original question, I was addressing those who had restored all their backed up data, asking if the ROM was fast even AFTER all apps were redownloaded, contacts resynced, music and pictuers reloaded, etc.

    Can anyone follow up on that?
     
  11. Caddyman

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    i have more, bigger apps, then i had, and its still faster.
     
  12. ericDylan

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    this is a little off topic but i am just wondering... well i have seen/read everyone's posts on how amazing 2.1 is and the more i think about it the more i want it but i am not tech savvy when it comes to smart phones. would it be wise for me to even try to upgrade to 2.1? how hard is it to do? if i shouldnt upgrade then when is it expected to come OTA?
     
  13. W4LLY

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    Has nothing to do with the clean wipe. Wrong.

    We leaped (pun intended) ahead 2 generations of upgrades as far as the opperating system of the phone. It's simply designed better. I have all my same apps and emails set up. The SD card reads faster than when I first opened it up out of the box.

    To answer the actual question, yes.
     
  14. IzelTokatl

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    its faster so far, and i've already installed all my old apps.
     
  15. aptmx

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    In so many words, yes.
     
  16. JrzDroid

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    my Eris lags a lot less then before, I have more apps and no task killers. Phone flippin flies
     
  17. Demos16

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    Agreed, I have more apps than I had previous and the phone runs extremely smooth. Only way to find out is to test it yourself.
     
  18. dvdqnoc

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    Well honestly, I am not an eris user... I am a Sprint Hero user. And as far as I know, there is no 2.1 ROM available yet for my device :( Just wanted to get an idea, since the Eris has almost the same hardware as the Hero.
     
  19. Demos16

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    Just in case you haven't seen it yet, it looks like it has been ported to the Hero :cool:. I don't know how well it will work though

    [ROM-DEV] 03/04/10 | CDMA Hero Eclair 2.1 v2 | NEW Eris 2.1 Base! - xda-developers
     
  20. nathanirwin311

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    It is much faster on most things. There can still be some lag occasionally but overall it runs much smoother. This is after re-installing all my apps plus a few new ones that wouldn't work on 1.5.
     
  21. W4LLY

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    The Hero has root doesn't it?

    Oh, and it totally is faster. Switching scenes = happiness now
     
  22. pmdied

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    Muy faster. Camera was big improvement and web page loading is uber-fast, too.
     
  23. hrbib21

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    There goes the theory that the Eris somehow can't handle 2.1, lol. I love it; where are all the people who were saying this? What rock are you hiding under?
     
  24. Caddyman

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    you mean bridge
     
  25. enkode

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    daudz ātrāk!
     

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