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Root Launcher lag

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ghmerrill, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. ghmerrill

    ghmerrill Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2010
    Im seriously frustrated here... I'm running lfy 1.6 with the stock kernel, have as many apps moved to the sd card as I can, so there is a 101mb of internal memory. I have launcher plus installed, which I really like, but it is constantly lagging- I will close an app, and all my shortcuts are gone, and when I open the app drawer, nothing is there. Sometimes after fifteen seconds or so, it will start filling up with the apps, sometimes the only way for me to get everything back is to go to the launcher settings and re start it. I'm running the beautiful widgets live weather wallpaper, power bar, and wee week widgets, and only 3 screens, so with that much memory, I would think it would be fine.
    I've played with settings in launcher, and nothing has made a difference. Anyone have any suggestions? This its uber frustrating!


  2. smpage

    smpage Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2010
    Maybe try a launcher replacement like launcherpro or adw along with your current rom.
  3. ghmerrill

    ghmerrill Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 23, 2010
    It comes with launcher pro and adw, and I have used both, and of the two, adw seems more stable, but I like launcher pro better... :-(
  4. thaDroidz

    thaDroidz Well-Known Member

    May 1, 2010
    I learned that all apps don't work properly when forced to the SD card.

    Any app that has a widget dont move.

    Keep the Launcher off the SD. (whatever it maybe)

    Any app that is used often I don't move.

    I also noticed that if I have a shortcut on HOME then move the app to SD that that icon is likely to be stressed. Delete the icon then drag a new one after moving to SD helps.

    I now will move an app to the SD 1 at a time. Mess with the phone for awhile then reboot. Play some more. Then if no issues move another app.

    I am thinking in order to keep refreshness quick a much HIGHER DATA TRANSFER SD is in order.
  5. kenbdSi

    kenbdSi Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    I was having the same issues with lfy1.6. I tried everything to fix it but the lag would disappear for a few days the come back again.the last thing I did was mess around with the launcher pro setting to keep memory in longer I believe.since then the lag only happens when I have my keyboard open and I hit my home screen.since I use swype, I rarely open the keyboard anymore.
  6. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!!

    Jan 31, 2010
    Credit to samsonite801 @ DroidForums (but I have seen variations of this script used for the G1 since way back in the day).

    This worked like a charm for me. I can't force a screen redraw at all. Played graphic intensive games, did a bunch of multi-tasking...LP is absolutely flying!

  7. djkeller3

    djkeller3 Well-Known Member

    Jan 5, 2010
    Business Owner
    Lexington, KY
    This seemed to work for a few days for me, then the lag returned though not quite as often as it was before, but it does still happen everyday. Mostly if I've been browsing the web for a few minutes, or text messaging for a while, or using gmail for a while... it usually happens when I've been using those for a moderate to extended period of time.

    I really don't think there is a fix for this. Rather, the fix would be more RAM, which we won't get on this device, unfortunately. It's aggravating because otherwise my Droid is lightning fast for everything else.
  8. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2010
    won the lottery
    I dont think there is a fix either.. I do know, for sure, Launcher Pro helped no doubt.

    I did not try the above local.prop fix as I read the original thread on that site and it does not work for as many that claim it did work. also, IIRC there are a few downfalls to forcing the app to stay in memory - for example, other apps that then need memory, like the browser, will crash since memory runs out.

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