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Just updated to 2.1 last night...phone is SLOW

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jeessiicaaa, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. jeessiicaaa

    jeessiicaaa Active Member
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    I just updated last night and ever since my phone has been incredibly slow. Also, whenever I press the home button, the screen goes black. This is really irritating me, is there any way to fix this??:thinking:
     

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  2. scottmbolt

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    Since you did it last night, do a hard reset of the phone and then reload the 2.1 software. Do it now before you customize your phone too much.
     
  3. jeessiicaaa

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    you mean reset the entire phone and re-install the 2.1 update? It's slow then because I didn't do a hard reset before updating? darn
     
  4. jeessiicaaa

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    How exactly do you do the hard reset?
     
  5. DonB

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    Please follow the steps listed below:

    1. With the phone turned off, press and hold the HOME and BACK buttons, and then briefly press the END CALL/POWER button. The reset process will start after a few seconds. 2. Wait for the phone to finish the reset process and then press MENU.




     
  6. jeessiicaaa

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    thanks you! I searched it online and got it, I hope after the 2.1 update now it will work.
     
  7. jeessiicaaa

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    I did the hard reset but the 2.1 update is still installed?
     
  8. dhinez

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    Now reload the official 2.1 RUU. It has made a difference in my phone.
     
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    Now that you have upgraded to 2.1 a hard reset will now give you a clean slate with 2.1, it won't go back to 1.5.
     
  10. LBPHeretic

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    I wiped my Sprint HTC Hero with a hard reset when it was still on Android 1.5, then I installed Android 2.1. After the initial setup screens on Android 2.1 were finished, I shut my handset off and then rebooted it and proceeded to reinstall my apps from the Android Market and so forth.

    I have not had any issues with slowness or random rebooting. The only real issues I have had are of a fairly minor nature, like the email notifications repeating.
     
  11. jeessiicaaa

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    After I did the hard reset 2.1 was still there, so far nothing major happened, it's still a little slow, but not nearly as much as before. But then again, it didn't start to get slow till later in the day today. So hopefully everything works now!
     
  12. jeessiicaaa

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    Yeah I don't think it worked for me. :/ Screen still sometimes goes black after pressing the home key. And the battery goes pretty quick.
     
  13. scottmbolt

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    You should have done what I told you to do. After the hard reset, you should have re-installed the RUU again from the HTC website. So in essence, you would be re-flashing the 2.1 over a blank 2.1. Some people say it helps with their issues, some don't. Its worth a try, though.
     
  14. jeessiicaaa

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    I did that, after hard resetting i re-installed the 2.1, it's definitely not as bad as before. If I just reset it when the screen keeps going black it stops, so I'll just keep on doing that. I know this is off topic but do you happen to know how to log out of facebook on the hero? I logged out of the app, but it still shows the updates people post in my contacts.
     
  15. LBPHeretic

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    Go into Settings and then Accounts and Sync Settings. There should be a way to disable the syncing with various services, including Facebook, in there.

    I am not 100% sure if this is accurate as I do not have a Facebook account. I hope this helps.
     
  16. jeessiicaaa

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    OK, thanks! I'm also having problems today connecting to the internet? Is anyone else? ...Sorry, so many questions!
     
  17. dominicanyor

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    i HAD INSTALLED THE 2.1 WHEN THE LEAK CAME OUT FIRST SHOULD I DO A HARD RESET ON MY PHONE AND THEN INSALLED IT FROM THE HTC WEBSITE? OR IT DOES NOT MAKE A DIFFERENT?
     
  18. LBPHeretic

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    If I lose my data connection I usually try to toggle the Mobile Data on and off first (I added the HTC Mobile Data widget to one of my home screens). If that does not work, I update the PRL and Profile in the Settings menu. If THAT does not work either, I do a reboot and that almost always works as a last resort. Give those ideas a try.

    If none of those work, then I am not sure what you can do. Maybe someone else can chime in?
     
  19. scottmbolt

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    Well if your coming from the leaked 2.1, than I am not sure. I know that I had some miner issues with lag and such on the official 2.1, so I hard reset the device and reloaded the 2.1 software. So are things seem OK, but I will not be able to tell for certain if it fixes things.
     
  20. jeessiicaaa

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    Just toggling the mobile data off then on worked, thanks!
     
  21. dominicanyor

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    well i notice some lags on my phone when im making a phone call and when im texting thats about it.
     
  22. DonB

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    Someone asked me if a hard reset looses all the installed apps, or does it just put the phone back to factory but with the downloaded apps.
     
  23. jeessiicaaa

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    When I hard reset mine I lost all my apps and had to re-install them. But I just wrote down what I downloaded, it didn't take too long to download them again
     
  24. DonB

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    Did it help with any of the many issues, like the phone lag, GPS reboots etc...


     
  25. jeessiicaaa

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    The only main problems I have is whenever I try to go on the internet it says it has a connection problem and I have to turn the mobile network off then on again, and after the phone is on for a bit whenever I press the home key the screen goes black for about 30 seconds. When that starts happening the phone begins to lag like crazy, so I have to shut down the phone and turn it back on and its fine again. I just have to do that about 3 times a day which sucks. But I'm getting the Evo this weekend so hopefully that has no issues!!
     
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