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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AMTrombley0924, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. AMTrombley0924

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    So, I know the original droid is damn old by now. I am considering buying a Inc 2 when it comes out, but I wanted to confide in this awesome community for help until then.

    I've ROMed, flashed all kinds of backups, and themes and boot images. I've finally settled for a rooted stock FRG83D, finding that many of the ROMs I used were all damn near perfect, but always had a deal-breaking glitch in them. I understand part of that is the uniqueness of individual phones, and how they "accept" the ROM, but nonetheless, they don't mesh the way I want to with MY phone.

    So I figured stock would return the "factory" or "out of the box" performance of the phone, since I am no longer interested in OCing, or the way it looks. I just want it to WORK until I get a new phone. Unfortunately, even the STOCK FRG83D rom has glitches!

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    Texts sometimes don't get to me. I sometimes get comments from family that they send me texts, confirm that their message was SENT, but I never got a trace of them. This is intermittent, but I'm always afraid of missing an instructional text from work or something important. This problem has persisted between ROMs, so I know it's not a particular one.

    The phone is nowhere near as snappy as it was when I first bought her. I understand that part of that is the apps I use, or the "replacement" apps such as launcher pro and swiftkey, and I've also locked in the LP home screens to memory to prevent redraws, but I'm just mentioning the problem. It will sometimes take apps that don't load data 2 seconds or more to open. For example Messenger will give me a blank white screen about 2 seconds before displaying my messages.

    I sometimes get routed to a random app when hitting shortcuts! For example, when I select Messenger, it will open FB, or Runkeeper. Huh?!

    Bottom line, I want my phone to perform the way it did when I bought it last spring. I don't care about the rom, or theme, or overclocking. CAN I do this? will a phone wipe help? Will reflashing the stock rom I have now help (I know sometimes something won't "stick" on the first flash)? Should I wipe data and cache first if so?

    Help me, oh awesome, all-knowing Android Community!

    Thanks ;)
     

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  2. bigshotproducer

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    I'm no expert, by any means, but if you just need it to work -- I'd factory reset and wipe it all and start fresh. Just my 3 cents. G/L!
     
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    The absolute most thorough wipe method is to use RSD Lite with an easy-to-get image (maybe the original 2.0.1 stock one) and then use the Settings menu to update to 2.2 OTA.
     
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    I think your problem is you was so used to OC and roms. That you now see how slow the stock factory settings of the droid really was. Its hard to go from stock to performance and back to stock. You think its really slower but in reality its the same speed but you got use to the preformance of roms and OC.

    Its like taking a stock car then add a turbo charger to it. Drive it for a few months and then take the Turbo off. I bet you will say your car feels slower than it did prior to adding the turbo.
     
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    +1 ^^^ this. A good old factory data reset sometimes can work wonders.
     
  6. AMTrombley0924

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    Will factory reset remove root? or Will it just wipe all data?
     
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    A factory data reset will not remove root. It will wipe all data, meaning your contacts and apps, etc.

    good luck
     
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    If it only wipes all data, what is the difference between this and reflashing a ROM and checking the "wipe data and cache" option?

    Most recently, I flashed the FRG22D Deodexed ROM and wiped everything. Got rid of a bunch of apps I never use, and am no longer using LP (sad I know). I also limited the number of widgets I use on the home screens. I know its a very limited setup, but like my cars, I like my setup to be "clean." So far, it seems to be working better. I'll update the thread viewers in a few days once the ROM has "settled in."
     
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    I'm sorry. It does wipe data and cache. The difference between wiping data and cache via a factory data reset and re flashing a ROM with a wipe of data and cache is just the fact the the ROM flash will also wipe /system and re-install all the needed OS files back into /system.

    good luck
     

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