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Scrolling stutter in app screens and homescreens

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bartacus, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. Bartacus

    Bartacus Lurker
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    Hi everyone,

    Good to see there's a dedicated s2-forum (department).

    I have a question for all you s2 owners:

    Whenever I scroll through my app screens quickly, after a little while the screen hangs/stutters a little (also in list view).

    Is this behavior normal? It also stutters sometimes on the homescreens. (Mostly I think this is due to widgets refreshing, but it also lags/stops for a second when ending on the first of the homescreens). Should I return the phone?

    Any comments are appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!


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  2. Bartacus

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    Unfortunately I cannot add links yet in my message, but if anyone would like to see what I'm talking about:

    just search youtube for "Galaxy S2 scrolling stutter" to find the movie that I uploaded last night.
  3. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    are you on stock firmware or have rooted and got a custom rom/different kernels

    this was exactly the problem i was having on my phone with various siyah kernels, using recent additions seems to have solved this
  4. Bartacus

    Bartacus Lurker
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    Thanks for your reply, Sydney 99!

    I'm on custom rom. I'm a little hesitant about rooting etc.

    But I was wondering if I have a faulty phone (and should send it back) or if it's a software problem. Not sure what to do...

    Btw, I also notice when I start scrolling a web page, it first takes a millisecond to get going before it flies through the page (as if it is "locked", in a way, and then gets a sudden turbo boost). Nothing huge or annoying, but not sure if it's "normal".
  5. Sydney99

    Sydney99 Android Expert

    My theory Is that different cpu's/phones have slightly different performances and tolerances. When I did get this stutter then playing around with governors and voltages would make the problem better or worse. Am afraid I don't have a solution if you're not a"rooter", other than perhaps trying a different firmware.

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The Samsung Galaxy S2 release date was April 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4210 Dual processor, and 1650mAh battery.

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