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How Often Do You Reboot Your Desire?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by richcowell, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. richcowell

    richcowell Well-Known Member
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    This is just out of curiosity...

    I take the same stance with my mobiles as I do with my PCs, that is, leaving them as long as possible before rebooting...

    The Uptime Widget has been a great way of seeing exactly how long it's been since I rebooted... Showing the current uptime, and longest uptime... Since I installed it some time ago, my record is 12D 21H 46M, though it doesn't give statistics, my average is probably about 8 days...

    http://market.android.com/search?q=pname:org.jtb.utwidget
     

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  2. mightymax

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    I usually turn it off every other day or so, but currently I've had it on for about 16 days now. No issues, no slowdown or anything.
     
  3. LECTER

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    Always turn mine off at night, it needs its sleep too, the way I use it! :D
     
  4. SUroot

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    I flash my phone a lot so very regular. If I didn't, is reboot at least once a week
     
  5. lekky

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    My phone is pretty optimised, i think it can go on forever. But i always advise non-rooted owners to reboot one a week just to keep things fresh.
     
  6. craggybuk

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    I normally reboot my Desire every couple of weeks. There is no real reason for the reboot but I just like to do it in order to avoid any possibility of memory leaks impacting on performance.
     
  7. 325i

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    every few days
     
  8. partridge

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    I turn mine off overnight, why would I leave it on? That's just a waste of battery unless you use it as an alarm or something?
     
  9. nicmel

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    Every 2nd or 3rd phone call my Desire seems to crash. I get a horrible buzzing and the screen freezes. It then either reboots on its own or I remove the battery.

    So it depends how popular I am I guess!
     
  10. mr.hachi

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    As long as possible.
     
  11. richcowell

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    I do use mine as an alarm clock, and have alarms set every day... I've never turned mine off at night, I don't use a landline, so like to be available in emergencies...

    @Lekky - why do you advise non-rooted users specifically? Mine's not rooted, I used the Goldcard method to debrand/upgrade to 2.2, but don't think it's rootable yet.
     
  12. Tyseyh

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    about 3 weeks so far an its all fine.
     
  13. Cougar

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    I only reboot if there's an issue with the phone. Eg, I copied some mp3s to it yesterday for the first time (new phone) and the Music app was showing "no music." Rebooted and it all appeared.
     
  14. CarsnGadgets

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    usually about once a week, but If ive been trying out a few new apps or have removed something, I may reboot to clear any files and caches that dont get removed through /settings. It can be as much as twice in a day in that case.
     
  15. richcowell

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    There's only one of my apps that states that it needs rebooting after an update - Setting Profiles - it's been updated a few times, but other than that I just reboot if I notice any performance issues, which is rare...
     
  16. Although it does not require frequent reboot but i still do it in 1-2 weeks time
     
  17. Blackjack3D

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    Only when my trackpad stops working for whatever reason :(
     
  18. JohnnyBravo1000

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    Once a week usually. Usually after my weekly "spring clean" when I clear caches etc.
     
  19. Nasalhair

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    I normally switch mine off each night when I go to bed, but if I'm working away from home it stays on all the time in case my missus gives me a distress call in the night.
     
  20. SUroot

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    Non rooted users do not have the level of control and optimisation that we rooted users have.

    Realistically, I personally recommend all smartphones should be periodically rebooted. Cant speak for lekky obviously. But if rooted, it can be less frequently.
     
  21. OFI

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    I do use mine as an alarm but not charging it every night doesn't really achieve anything so i would leave it on anyway.

    I probably reboot mine every few days due to an messing things up. Rebooted just now because Last.fm has been scrobbling the same track all day...
     
  22. SUroot

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    Off topic vu I use hullomail for voicemail. It saves as mp3. Scroble Droid kept scrobbling my voicemails.then after a factory reset, I had a voicemail as my ringtone. That was odd, when that happened
     
  23. Hadron

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    Last time was about 4 days ago when I reflashed a patch. Apart from modding, probably every few weeks. I live in good coverage and don't do social networking, so overnight power drain is trivial, so it's when/if I feel it's getting a bit clogged up. I'm pretty moderate/conservative by local standards, but I'd still say that most of my reboots are when I reflash rather than because of operational problems. It's a very stable device really - the laptop I'm typing this on has been up for 2 weeks, and if I could leave off tweaking I'm sure my desire would match it easily.
     
  24. I guess im the only one here who reboots twice a day..cause it slows down to a point when I type or scroll it jus lags :/
     
  25. bfksc

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    That's not the phone hardware, it's a badly written app with a memory leak or other issue causing lag. Are you using a task killer? (they suck)

    I don't reboot or turn off the phone because I use it for alarms, meeting alerts, events, etc. My Desire has been on for 3 weeks straight without a reboot, no hiccups or issue of any kind. The only reason I reboot is for an update. I have no slowdown or lag and everything runs better and faster than a fresh reboot, which I find a reboot actually slows things down as the cache is cleared and the CPU has to reload each app's data again. I know it doesn't take long for the phone to cache data and run as fast as possible, but running for weeks straight certainly doesn't slow things down for me.
    :D
     
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