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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Extodus, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. Extodus

    Extodus Guest
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    I restart my phone every couple days because it seems to keep it running smoothly.

    Does anyone else do this? Is it unnecessary?
     

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  2. Jmtegra

    Jmtegra Well-Known Member
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    I do it about every other day or if i notice some lag and it seems to make things run smooth.. Its like a computer, sometimes it just needs a reboot
     
  3. jxnrxy

    jxnrxy Well-Known Member
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    I've worked for verizon, at&t, and sprint....ALL these carriers recommend restarting your phone.

    However with that being said, I never turn my phone of haha:D. The last time I restarted my phone is when I updated to 2.1 and before that ummmmmm never.

    But it is recommend and I probably should, just don't
     
  4. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead
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    The only time I restart mine is when it is required. As long as it is running fine, I don't worry about it.
     
  5. jkmailley

    jkmailley Well-Known Member
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    I've had my phone now almost a month. I reboot it on the weekends after I clean out that weeks worth of txt messages; like a maintenance day.

    The only thing I dislike when I reboot is all the bloat programs that start by default. I'm still running 1.5 and I don't know if that changes when you go to 2.1
     
  6. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member
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    I reboot once or twice a week.
     
  7. thenestor

    thenestor Well-Known Member
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    I reboot every time I install a new boot animation. ;)

    Also, I think Verizon recommends doing a *228 option 2 at least once a month, and it reboots automatically when you do that.
     
  8. T2noob

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    ^^ and for me thats always like everyday lol
    Especially now that i was told how to replace the image when the phone boots, the one with the 3 skateboarding droids.
     
  9. carmendiva

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    i jusT WAIT TILL IT DIES
     
  10. smokey_vols

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    I have rebooted mine maybe twice. Ive not had any problems I just rebooted to do the sleep issue with the native SMS.
     
  11. smacky

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    I do mine often because of the sound issue. I turn it off before a shower while on airplane mode, come back and turn it on before I get dressed, and when I'm all done I take it off the charger and turn off airplane mode. It takes care of the signal issue and has fresh, clean system memory to work with.

    This coupled with advanced task manager helps keep me phone running relatively smooth.
     
  12. 4x4le

    4x4le Well-Known Member
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    I have 3 batterys and a standalone charger. I rarely ever actually charge my phone, I just switch to a new battery so I do reboots regularly.
     
  13. jreed2560

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    I restart my phone everyday for one reason or another.
     
  14. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member
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    same here
     
  15. mudsloth

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    The only time I've rebooted in the last few months has been while updating to 2.1, and after I re-download all my apps after those updates to get a fresh start. Haven't really had any issues.
     
  16. Jshizzy

    Jshizzy Well-Known Member
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    I always turn mine off during my daily recharge. 30 minutes midday. Seems to charge faster when it is off.




    Sent from my Eris using Tapatalk
     
  17. Medic005

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    Restart about every other week.
     
  18. rvpartsguy

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    i reboot every time i flash a new ROM ..... which has been a lot lately
     
  19. nomarsgirl

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    I fly a lot, so I'm forced to power off my phone for takeoff.
     
  20. aleis

    aleis Well-Known Member
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    i try to reboot when i make major system changes.
    like on ubuntu after an update of a program it reboots.
     
  21. chatch

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    And when the sound quits working
     
  22. alprazolam

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    That's what "Airplane Mode" is for. ;)

    I boot mine as needed. I've noticed that the memory management can get bad after several days so I do a reboot and all is well again. Since this phone is my one and only phone, it stays on constantly.
     
  23. bjanow

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    Exactly what is Airplane mode for? If I'm flying I don't get signal anyway. So why not turn the darn thing off and save the battery? It only takes a couple of minutes once you land to turn it back on. I can't do spreadsheets on the thing, I'm not a game player, and I'd rather take a nap or read a magazine about why I'm not getting any OTA with only 2 days left in the quarter. :eek:
     
  24. rmartin27

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    Once a week at most...on the new 2.1, task management and memory allocation seem to work themselves out!
     
  25. wildtouch83

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    not to stray too far off here, but, when i replaced the bootanimation.zip the skateboarding droids were still there for a few moments and then it went into the animation I pushed to the phone.

    as far as rebooting though, the only time I have bounced my phone is when the audio would quit during calls. So far that's been twice on the 2.1b rom. I don't notice the phone becoming laggy even after being UP for several days.
     

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