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Improving speed on Sholes 1.2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NDES, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. NDES

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    First off, let me just say that I recently switched over to the Droid from my Palm Pre on Sprint, which was a huge letdown for me. I'm loving my Droid so far and I just rooted it today with Sholes 1.2 ROM. I'm not that impatient to install a 2.1 ROM on my phone, as I already like 2.0.1 enough to keep it stock.

    I was curious about installing some of the 2.1 apps on it, which is why I ended up installing Sholes 1.2. However, I've noticed that it seems to take quite a bit of my memory compared to stock 2.0.1. In fact, it seems to run slower in general than the stock 2.0.1. Is there any way to improve this, or should I just wait for the 2.1 OTA?
     

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  2. messenger13

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    The best way to speed up that ROM is to get rid of live wallpapers, IF you're running them. But frankly, I'd dump the Sholes ROM and install one of Pete's "Bugless" ROMs. 2.0.1, but with all the 2.1 goodies and then some.

    I'm running Pete's 0.8.3 over-clocked at 1.1GHz, and it is SICK. :cool:
     
  3. pbrstanwood

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    Yea I ran it Pete's. but it had bugs one of thebugs is the speaker phone didn't work and the slider sticked all the time
     
  4. messenger13

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    Huh? :thinking: Umm ... I don't think any of those "bugs" were discussed in Pete's threads. I've run 5 versions of Pete's ROMs and none of them had any issues at all.
     
  5. Branndon

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    use the stock home program, not launcher, much much faster for me at 800mhz
     
  6. NDES

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    I'll check out the BuglessBeauty rom from Pete then.


    That could possible be it. I'm using the new 2.1 launcher with Sholes.
     
  7. ParadingLunatic

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    Also on the sholes rom, everyone says to disable compcache. Apparently it causes major slow downs after a period of time
     
  8. NDES

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    Well I decided to go ahead and install Pete's Bugless 0.83, and it is a definite performance improvement over Sholes ROM, but now the phone crashes whenever I unmount it from my computer.
     
  9. ddarvish

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    you know the palm pre plus is available for verizon if you love the pre that much. it is a pretty sweet OS, and i wish android would take things away from webos like the cards for multitasking and the pinch zoom in google maps...
     
  10. CRPercodani

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    I just picked up a Pre Plus on a second line and a Pixi Plus for my fiance. I really like webOS, if they had some different phones to choose from I just might consider using it as my main phone.
     
  11. NDES

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    webOS was pretty nice, and i had no major gripes with it, but the cards feature for multi-tasking lost its novelty as soon as I couldn't even open more than 2 apps without major lag. Of course, this may not be a big issue with Verizon's faster version of the Pre.

    On top of the that was the major lack of apps for it. In my short time with the Droid, I've already found plenty of apps that are better than the ones I had on the Pre. I also disliked how Palm didn't really make any significant updates to the OS. I've watched how Android has evolved and continues to change, and that was something I definitely didn't see on webOS.
     

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