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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ejlax, Dec 2, 2009.


Did this work for you?

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  4. Too Afraid to Try it

  1. ejlax

    ejlax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I was reading through some forums for help on speed and battery life on my wife's Eris. I came across a thread that talked about a program called "Home". Apparently it calibrates and 'optimizes' system memory and will give you a much much faster phone. After seeing the marked results with my wife's phone, i downloaded it for my droid. I have no idea what this thing does, but dammit, if my droid isn't even faster.:D:D I was so shocked I called every one of my friends who owns a droid and told them to download it immediately. Unbelievable difference.

    Has anyone else tried this app yet, and if so did you experience the same thing? Or am i crazy...

    EDIT: Make sure that once the program is downloaded and installed, you open it. You will see a black screen that says optimizing system memory. Then you know it is 'working'.

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  2. l3rian

    l3rian Newbie

    I would like to hear more about this... The description in the Marketplace is kinda strange...
  3. square

    square Android Enthusiast

    from what i can tell, this is like putting a wolf shirt on your phone.
  4. Bonehead

    Bonehead Newbie

  5. ejlax

    ejlax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yeah the description is very off-putting, i mean it could be eating my phone from the inside or sending all of my data to some off-shore server, but i will damned if my phone isn't 100% faster flipping through apps, browser pages, home screen rotation to landscape is smoother, it just is.

    I will let you know if I or any of my friends have issues.

    EDT: My available memory increased after checking on Advanced Task Killer
  6. l3rian

    l3rian Newbie

  7. VeryApe

    VeryApe Well-Known Member

    What is the deal with this? Can anyone drop a link to the app or say who the developer is so we know which one to get?
  8. square

    square Android Enthusiast

  9. square

    square Android Enthusiast

  10. Just downloaded it and I can notice a difference....everything is faster...cool app
  11. VeryApe

    VeryApe Well-Known Member

  12. ejlax

    ejlax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    developer's email is kachaniwsky@gmail.com...send an email and let's find out.
  13. craighwk

    craighwk Android Enthusiast

    Ain't going there...
  14. Needsdecaf

    Needsdecaf Android Expert

    Had this app running on my Eris and initially it DID speed things up. Then I noticed it was sucking my battery dry.

    Uninstalled and back to normal, with no noticeable slow down.

    I'd call it vaporware.
  15. ejlax

    ejlax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How did you know that this was draining your battery? I just checked the programs that are consuming the battery, and this program isn't even listed. Not saying that it couldn't still be consuming more battery because possibly it may overclock the processor...just a thought
  16. ejlax

    ejlax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    just ran a benchmark test before and after, below are the scores:

    Graphics Score - 16.653042
    CPU - 391.22006
    Mem - 278.53708
    File System - 78.79264

    Graphics Score - 17.116117
    CPU - 410.9955
    Mem - 262.33612
    File System - 76.21477

    The CPU, Graphics definitely increase but the Mem and File System decrease...not sure why or how???
  17. knipknup

    knipknup Newbie

    come on... the wolf ain't bad... do it!
  18. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    dev provides no description at all on what this does or how it works?

    sounds suspicious to me.
  19. sghere

    sghere Well-Known Member

    How long are you supposed to let it "optimize device memory"?

    Does it do a "defrag" of your memory? If I hit the home button on the phone to get out of the "Optimizing Device Memory" screen, then look at running applications, it's not there.

    Is it really doing anything? Does it tell you when it's done optimizing the memory?
  20. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    So I got bored. Downloaded 'Benchmark' and ran it 3 times. Then installed 'Home' & ran it, then ran Benchmark twice more.

    Did all this while plugged in to power so battery loss wouldn't play into it.

    Results are in OpenOffice Spreadsheet File. If anything, I lost some speed according to the benchmark.
  21. oceanlight

    oceanlight Android Enthusiast

    well it says:
    so ummm... i guess it's not working right now (if it ever did).
  22. Fadelight

    Fadelight Android Expert

    Results from "Benchmark".
    All tests completed without killing any apps that are run day to day.
    No task killer is installed on my phone, nor has one ever been.
    The phone was plugged in for the duration of the testing.

    Without Home Installed

    1st run

    Graphic: 16.631996
    CPU: 413.53955
    Memory: 280.0967

    2nd run

    Graphic: 17.206749
    CPU: 411.8707
    Memory: 286.3648
    Filesystem: 76.47237

    3rd run

    Graphic: 17.162254
    CPU: 413.629
    Memory: 295.04022
    Filesystem: 71.14381

    With Home Installed

    1st Run

    Graphic: 17.086626
    CPU: 415.77475
    Memory: 301.92044
    Filesystem: 78.79367

    2nd Run

    Graphic: 17.295588
    CPU: 415.4974
    Memory: 290.5994
    Filesystem: 69.21907

    3rd Run

    Graphic: 19.824236
    CPU: 406.94156
    Memory: 305.1012
    Filesystem: 70.2082

    After Home Has Been Uninstalled

    1st Run

    Graphic: 17.129614
    CPU: 410.05698
    Memory: 289.52905
    Filesystem: 72.18175

    2nd Run

    Graphic: 17.133022
    CPU: 410.13168
    Memory: 288.16446
    Filesystem: 69.17706

    3rd Run

    Graphic: 16.87553
    CPU: 413.00464
    Memory: 302.66776
    Filesystem: 76.41316
  23. ejlax

    ejlax Newbie
    Thread Starter

    honestly it would take quite a large sample of test to determine what if anything this does to speed it up. But to answer the previous question of how long to let it run, i just opened it, then hit my home key and let it do its thing in the backgroud.

    I know my phone is faster now, but i even turned it off and tried it again and it still seems faster. Maybe this is only something that you need to do once in a while, just like a defrag...
  24. jahsh

    jahsh Newbie

    From reading other threads, I thought it mostly deleted the cache of most of the programs. My only issue, if this is what it is doing, is that then other programs like my browser/FB, will take longer because nothing is saved in it's cache.

    Also, I can delete the cache manually on most programs that I don't mind if I get rid of it's cache.

    I'm with others though, if it's able to do more that can't be done manually, then it would be great to find out. Also, if I could set it not to delete the cache of some programs, then it would be fantastic!!!
  25. cdd543

    cdd543 Member

    :) Good one.

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