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Instantly improve performance in 2.1 OTA

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mlntn, May 25, 2010.

  1. mlntn

    mlntn Newbie
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    I have a couple friends with the Eris that went from loving their phones to hating them shortly after receiving the 2.1 OTA upgrade. They were quite happy with 1.5, but were looking forward to 2.1 - because I bragged about the improvements in the leaks.

    I was playing around with their phones last night and they were having serious lag when scrolling, receiving calls and switching from portrait to landscape mode. I turned off window animations completely and those issues went away immediately. The phones are now pretty speedy.

    If you're looking for that setting, it's under: Settings > Sound & display > Animation > No animations.

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  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Android Expert

    This has been discussed before... but it's a good reminder.

    So what exactly to those darn window animation give you?

    I turned it off almost immediately after gettign my eris because I read here that I should. But i remember turning it back on for a day and didn't notice anything.
  3. mlntn

    mlntn Newbie
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    I know this has been talked about here, but I don't remember ever seeing it mentioned as having such a drastic performance improvement.

    I noticed it on dialog boxes. With window animations, the dialog boxes zoom in and out - without animations, the dialog boxes just appear. It may have other effects too...
  4. majorpay

    majorpay Well-Known Member

    Wow, thanks, that is a night and day difference, and makes little difference in visualizations, other then when you are paging through an application, it doesn't slide anymore... Kind of an idiotic feature if it makes that big of a difference in performance.
  5. Just tried it on mine. I'm running Helix Launcher but I assume its the same with sense. Instead of windows shrinking and zooming into the center of the screen when you hit home they just change immediately.
  6. Proph

    Proph Android Enthusiast

    my wife has been complaining about the sluggishness since the 2.1 OTA in the dialer and a couple of other things. i have uninstall apps and several other things and she says it is still slow as compared to before the update. i will give this a try tonight and see if it doesn't get back to the "snappy" way things were before the update.
  7. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Android Expert

    Not sure if y'all had performed a factory reset after the 2.1 OTA. Thoughts are that it really improves the overall performance, plus it seems to be generating a lot of positive feedback from forum members. It's important to note that a factory reset will wipe the phone. Hope this helps.

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  8. zeroleonheart

    zeroleonheart Member

    Yeah, after reading all of the posts on this forum, and then actually doing the hard reset, I couldn't agree more with the aforementioned tip. Even though its a pain in the butt to reload apps, its totally worth it.
  9. xx_bishop_xx

    xx_bishop_xx Android Expert

    Good to hear it was successful for you.

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The HTC Droid Eris release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 5MP camera, 288GB RAM, MSM7600 processor, and 1300mAh battery.

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