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Droid Lagging bad... Due to memory Card???

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by djfrostbyte, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. djfrostbyte

    djfrostbyte Lurker
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    Ok, so here's the deal. I had advanced Task killer on my phone without problems for quite a few weeks, but yesterday I got a notification from the market that there was an update which I did and it installed properly. But after that time I noticed my droid running like crap. Switching between almost empty home screens was laggy and jumpy (for lack of better words). So immediately I uninstall the task killer and still laggy. So then I literally uninstalled every app on the phone except for Pandora. Still lags. So I started looking online for info and everyone blames the lag on the task killer apps, but they also stated noticing improvement immediately after deleting the task killer app. So just out of curiosity I took out the memory card and rebooted the phone. It runs perfectly. Hmm... So then I thought maybe the memory card was corrupt somewhere and so I put in a different recently formatted 4gb micro SD card and turned the phone back on... surprised to find the phone STILL lagging just as bad if not worse. Could this be a hardware issue with the card reader in the phone and have nothing to do with software at all? that is what I'm leaning towards. Any suggestions? Should I take the phone to Verizon?

  2. darreno1

    darreno1 Android Enthusiast

    I'd do a reset before taking the phone back.
  3. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    Definitely do a factory reset. The new card might have lagged worse because it was creating new cache files, and perhaps the old on got corrupted. I would factory reset the DROID and format the sd card before taking it back.
  4. djfrostbyte

    djfrostbyte Lurker
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    Well thanks.. Doing the factory reset solved the problem... but I wish I knew what caused the problem in the first place. Thanks again.
  5. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA

    My best guess would be something that the task killer app stored within the internal memory. I know most parts of a app are stored on the sd card but certain aspects are on the internal memory, so that s most likely what caused it.
  6. FrayAdjacent

    FrayAdjacent Android Enthusiast

    Let's see, you ask if it's the SD card, but tried a DIFFERENT SD card and got the same results?

    In troubleshooting terms, you ruled out your SD card as the culprit. If it's still sluggish after removing all of the third party apps, I'd try a reset.
  7. djfrostbyte

    djfrostbyte Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, thanks again for the replies. The problem went away after a master reset, and reactivating the phone was simple as the phone guides you through it once again. My only question is I had the update to the android 2.0.1... how do I know if it went to that, or if it went back to 2.0.0? Any ideas there? :thinking:
  8. djfrostbyte

    djfrostbyte Lurker
    Thread Starter

    nevermind, It held on to the 2.0.1 firmware =o)
  9. tj31

    tj31 Lurker

    I'm having basically the same problem. How do you do a "factory reset?"
  10. djfrostbyte

    djfrostbyte Lurker
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  11. sunsetstormx

    sunsetstormx Lurker

    I've only had my Droid X for 2 days and it's been lagging tonight bad. I had the Fascinate before and did not like that phone at all. Should I do a factory reset this soon??? Please help me. Thanks!:thinking::thinking::thinking:
  12. sunsetstormx

    sunsetstormx Lurker

    {Update: It decided to start working its normal fast pace. However if this happens again or starts repeatedly happening, I will need advice. I also can't seem to see how one takes the battery off this phone? It seems there is no seam to pull or edge?}
  13. AngryHatter

    AngryHatter Android Expert

    Or patience to allow the phone to do what it needs to do?

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