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sorry for asking but... what's the lag fix

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lagunar, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Lagunar

    Lagunar Well-Known Member
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    After anything, i should tell you that i DID search in the forum about the lag fix

    after all that search, i know HOW to fix it.... but i don't WHAT i am fixing hahahaha

    so.... anyone could tell me WHAT is the lag fix?? =) =)

    sorry if this is a duplicated post, but i searched first!!!!

    thanks
     

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  2. chicknlil

    chicknlil Well-Known Member
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    there's a variety of "lag fixes" out there, designed to speed up the phone from perceived laginess. Some seem to do nothing more than inflate test score numbers (like Quadrant).
     
  3. skinien

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    The "lag" my not be really noticeable most of the time. Basically, operations on your phone hang/freeze for a moment while executing. It can be apparent when doing something like switching screens, opening/closing apps, using the soft buttons at the bottom of the phone. Sometimes, apps don't work very well because of the lag. A good example of this is the facbook app. For me, before the lag-fix, it took a LONG time to populate photos in facebook. After the lag fix, it's pretty close to instant.

    To my understanding:
    The lag is due to the phone using Samsungs own file-system (rfs). The lag fixes create a (faster) ext2/4 partition. The system files are then moved to this partition which then increases the phones read/write speed. I've used the one-click lag-fix and the Voodoo lagfix. Both are great but to me, the one-click lag-fix seems faster.

    Like I said, you may not really even notice the lag right now. But, once you've used the phone with a lag-fix applied and go back to the stock phone, you will definitely notice the lag.
     
  4. sremick

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    Samsung used a slow, inefficient filesystem for the internal data. People found by replacing the filesystem with another they can get better performance.

    However such changes are pretty low-level hacking and all the various methods come with some risks and side-effects.
     
  5. Lagunar

    Lagunar Well-Known Member
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    ok, as far as i could read, i have voodoo because it's the default on Cognition =)

    thank you guys!!!
     
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  7. Prim8

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    If you're using one of the 2.1 Cognitions then yes it's Voodoo that you're using.
    It seemed to work very well for me and I definitely liked it better than OCLF.
     

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