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  1. Yno

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    I received a new Turbo and had the Verizon company store set it up. When I go home to personalize it, I found the Developer Options turned on. I turned it off (I think USB debugging was on) as I don't think it is necessary. I went back and asked, and one of the reps, who seemed very knowledgeable, said it speeds up the phone. This seems a bit hokey to me. Has anyone ever heard of this?
     

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    Nope never herd of this.And I don't believe it will speed up your device.
     
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    Never heard that one before. See if you can get an explanation/reference from the Verizon person.

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    Next time I go in I will try and remember to ask.
     
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    The USB debugging option does the following when on -

    - launches the adb daemon (think: server/service) and then it immediately goes to sleep - using no CPU resources

    It's smaller than 200 kB and may be cached for even less ram use (although I'm hard-pressed to find a reason to care about something that small in RAM for this phone).

    It lies dormant until a data connection is made to a pc AND the phone receives an adb command.

    A very tiny system process laying in low memory, below running apps, and laying dormant, that is specifically in the Unix sleep state and using zero CPU resources cannot - by definition and design - possibly affect speed at all.

    The person who said that was quite incorrect and speaking without any knowledge of the process.
     
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    What they may have done is set the animation (window/transition) scales to .5, that doesn't make the actual phone any faster though. It just makes it look a little faster.
     
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    I'd like to hear what the Verizon rep has to say.

    From this end ... all I come up with is ... "doesn't make sense".

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