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  1. blksith0

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    Hey guys, so my mom got this phone, and while I haven't really played around with it much, she says that its just too "slow". As in, she will pull up a menu or something, and it just hangs and takes a bit to do anything.
    She wants to go back to a dump phone because of this. Its just not a "snappy" experience overall for her.

    Anyway, would installing a custom ROM or something of the sort speed things up? Any ideas/recommendations would be accepted here. Thanks :)
     

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    Read this thread ...

    http://androidforums.com/samsung-transform/309252-my-non-root-tips-speed-up-transform-2-2-a.html

    If she just got it, she should not be having issues wherein System Data needs to be reclaimed as it should have been preloaded with Android 2.2 OS (through a Samsung Transform Hard Reset) though you should download an app like DiskUsage (Ivan Volosyuk) to check out her internal storage (app storage) allocation. Try to keep 30% of internal storage free (65+ MB free/217 MB) and about 20 MB of RAM free (125-140 MB used/161 MB). Also, is she using a lot of Sprint ID packages? I would recommend using the default "Clean ID" or maybe just the "Sprint ID" package at most. Disabling "Animations" in Menu->Settings->Display->Animation, "No animations" is advisable.

    Also, make sure she understands the difference between the <Back> key (proper way to close/exit apps; may need to click several times) versus the <Home> key which makes use of Android multitasking capability but keeps apps running or in the background which may use up RAM or battery life. At the end, always remember to <Back> out of running apps or those placed in the background. Finally, remember to clear out the browser cache, history, cookie data, form data caches every few days if not once a day.
     
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    What sparky said isn't going to help much. Root your phone using my guide, then install a custom ROM such as Ubuntdroid. It will help infinitely. And you can always contact me with support questions.
     
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    Thanks guys. I'm going to try the non-root things first, see how that goes.
    Its funny, I asked her the last time she restarted the phone, and she couldnt remember when. So rebooting it helped a lot she said.

    Also, I've never heard of Ubuntdroid, is that a good/well-working one? The first ROM that comes to mind is Cyanogen. But if Ubuntdroid is better, I will check it out :D
     
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    Ubuntdroid is equal to or better than Cyanogen. Cyanogen did not make a ROM for our phones.
     

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