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Noticeable peformance increase without root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by redwingfaninnc, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. redwingfaninnc

    Thread Starter

    I've done some minor tinkering with the stock software and have made the music playback on my x2 much better. I'm sure this isn't very insightful, but I just used the task manager on the phone and added all the bloat to the auto kill list. I also added pretty much any program that I don't use frequently. While it may be a pain to have to do this, I have noticed a pretty significant improvement without having to root the phone.


  2. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member

    Let me know how your battery is after a week.
  3. redwingfaninnc

    Thread Starter

    I did this a couple of days ago, and so far I 'm not having battery issues.
  4. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Just root, freeze, run v6 supercharger and install sd speed increase. Can smooth out most of the bumps this phone currently has.
  5. redwingfaninnc

    Thread Starter

    I'm going to hold off rooting this phone until gingerbread arrives
  6. MrWilliams

    MrWilliams Member

    But why?
  7. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    I agree, why? It's quite easy to root now, and we have SBF available should you get a bootloop for some odd reason. Who knows if/when a gingerbread release will even have root. As of now, this phone has very litte dev following like the DX where there was a rooted OTA leak available before many even had the OTA pushed to their phone.
  8. Th3Coog

    Th3Coog Well-Known Member

    Isn't there still the possibility of bricking your phone without a bootstrap?
  9. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    You can still SBF back without bootstrap if i'm not mistaken. Just won't keep your data most likely. I could be wrong but I don't think I am. IMHO, there is VERY little risk rooting.
  10. Vushi

    Vushi Newbie

    where is there a step-by-step process how to root?

    I did this very same thing a while ago and am fairly happy. Still not enough memory.
  11. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Download and install gingerbreak. Run it, root it, there ya go. I don't have links but they are probably in the root section here. Or go over to XDA there should be more in depth instructions there. But really, rooting is very, very easy. Bottom line, this feels like a new phone after rooting, freezing bloat, running V6 supercharger (I suggest custom settings of 6, 20, 100, 70, 80, 90), installing SD speed increase (2048 setting) and remapping how the DX2 see's the internal and SD memory (again I believe the guide to do this was on XDA DX2 forums). At this time, I feel I have this phone humming with these current settings. WAY more responsive than my rooted, overclocked (1.3 oc) DX. And that was running pretty good itself to be honest.
  12. MrWilliams

    MrWilliams Member

    I suppose it *could* happen, but gingerbreak is pretty foolproof. Download and install it, push a button, wait a minute, and you have root. Same process to unroot when the update is released.
  13. rustymcbain

    rustymcbain Member

    I am also not going to root it till some major Significant changes are made. I am not experincing any of these issues at all. My phone is two days old and I show the same firmware as ohters here so I dont get it. I use my original 16 gb class 4 sd card from my droid x and formatted it before using it in the dx2. I installed 200 apps from amazon and the market.( took forever but hey wanted a clean install) Only issues is compatability with screen resolution and or processor. Everything else works and works great. I have not even touched the task manager, only lag I see is the lock screen but I believe that is intentional by MOTO. I have zero complaints about this phone except for the constant complaining I keep reading about. I DONT GET IT. If it sucks that bad get another one or just embrace it and love it. Verizon wants you to be happy they will fix anything wrong with it, or the will replace it. I have had a dozen phones in just over two years. They take care of me so I assume they treat everyone this way.

    When some real developement starts to happen then this phone will reign supreme. missing 4g who cares, the browser is faster than my friends EVO. Dual core trumps 4g. When a dual core 4g phone comes out then we'll talk. And if no one ever developes for this one. Well then it still rocks just the way it is.

    Side note--- just about all developers for these phones started out just wanting to make their phone better. They did there homework, played a lot, messed some stuff up, learned how to fix it, and just plain figured it all out. I suggest to stop complaining and learn how to satisfy yourselves. Just saying....
  14. Vushi

    Vushi Newbie

    I love this kind of stuff...."I don't have the links but they are probably in the root section...blah blah....its very easy."

    Are you talking about the sbf file. Droid X2 sbf finally available!!! - Page 3

    Or this: Root Droid X2 With GingerBreak [How To Tutorial] | Redmond Pie

    And to do these things I think requires you to factory reset your phone and you will lose all your apps.

    I dunno if it is worth the time.
  15. ohwell

    ohwell Newbie

    Rooting with Gingerbreak does not require a factory reset. All of my Apps and settings continued to work as normal immediately at rooting.
  16. coolpoete

    coolpoete Android Enthusiast

    @ Vushi: There's no pressure, sounds like you are not quite experienced in the process. I am also in no particular rush to root my phone just yet, I'm content the way it is. Frankly I'm waiting on some nice custom ROMs to come out first. I have flashed 3 other Windows Mobile 6 phones before this droid and compared to them the DX2 performs leaps and bounds better, even with the bloatware!

    Take your time and read through what others poster's experiences are with flashing. When you are comfortable you'll get to it.
  17. Vushi

    Vushi Newbie

    :rolleyes:lol...of course there is no pressure. If experience in the matter is a matter of doing "it" I suppose I am not. However, how much experience is there in downloading and pushing a button? I, too, am fairly content with how everything is running stock. I have over 130MB of free memory right now. I do turn off my phone at least once a day and do use memory booster lite. I also have tons of apps "ending" after 2 min of inactivity through the task manager.

    What I laugh about is the face people say how easy it is meanwhile people are bricking their phones.:eek: I have all the info how to "do it". Just don't see why I should right now. Although there are tons of crap the runs and I can't freeze or uninstall and would like to.

    My point is the process not as simple saying it. There are a couple of methods and it is not the clearest on which method to follow. I don't feel any pressure.

    Im in no hurry.:)
  18. redwingfaninnc

    Thread Starter

    I guess as the OP I should report I gave up and just rooted the phone. Took all of five minutes.

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The Motorola Droid X2 release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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