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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by bonerp, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'd like to start a thread to see how many users are suffering the same problems with lag and screens stuttering.

    My diagnosis...

    Installed my desires HD and copied the content of the DHD card to it.

    From this, installed all the same apps I had from my desire to the DHD.

    Lag on opening the sleep screen. 2/3 secs with black screen.

    Stuttering when using phone book or Angry Bird and Shoot the Duck.games

    This is not consistent though. Sometimes its fine sometimes it does this.

    Have tried restarting after installing apps.

    Would appreciate people listing similar issues. Lets get a valuable thread going that we can point to HTC for a fix.


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  2. The Hoff

    The Hoff Well-Known Member

    No such problems with mine, however the keyboard lag when typing is very very irritating. Seems it's especially apparent when typing on web pages (e.g writing a forum post).
  3. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member

    i have noticed lagging in angry birds.
  4. Deathangel

    Deathangel Newbie

    I don't have Bonerp's problems but I do sometimes get keyboard lag on webpages as mentioned above.
    I have managed to slow the phone down while running playstation games with widgets and live wallpaper on but I would be surprised if it didn't. When I shut down the extras it runs fine.
    P.s. I have a 3g data counter always running.
  5. bonerp

    bonerp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    me too - 3 g watchdog
  6. deadite66

    deadite66 Well-Known Member

    yeah 3g watchdog here too, didn't have this problem on my milestone though.
  7. levarnaud

    levarnaud Lurker

    Same for me, the phone is very laggy. Especially as mentioned when typing on the internet browser. I have to restart it quite often to solve the problem or kill the apps regularly.
    Although I love the phone, I'm disapointed with the perfs. I was hoping for something really smooth with such a CPU and froyo.
    (another weakness is the battery imo)
  8. dvhttn

    dvhttn Android Expert

    I have too. But only once when I played it at the end of the day so loots other stuff running as well. That was my assumption anyway. Having been in IT for more years than I care to remember the stock way to solve computer problems (and the DHD is a small computer) is to try a) a reboot then b) shut-down and power off before restarting...... :D

  9. SpencerUk

    SpencerUk Android Enthusiast

    I've had no lag at all so far?.

    Curious, how much RAM do you have left when it starts to go like this?

    ..When you shut down the phone, have you tried the restart to it gets rid of the cache, etc?
  10. AndrizzleHD

    AndrizzleHD Member

    After one day it became laggy as well. I noticed it at first when I was in the settings uninstalling apps. When I would hit 'ok' it would take a couple of seconds to continue. Now when swiping through screens it hangs a little. It is not THAT bad but it is noticable.
  11. louca001

    louca001 Lurker

    The Mrs got her HTC Desire HD yesterday so she could trunp my HTC Desire but it would appear she has failed to do so.

    After setting up the phone for her and performing the OTA update we noticed terrible lag when performing even basic tasks. I installed taskiller and made sure all none essential apps were stopped and we still had lag even with 300+mb of memory available.

    We have been informed that the Orange UK 3g network is experience problems so the lag could be due to the phone trying to get a 3g signal.

    We switched off the Mobile Network and tried the Wireless to no avail, still jumpy even just on the home screen with no applications running other than core services.

    Typing and or playing games is near impossible. We're thinking of returning the phone tomorrow if we still have the same problem.
  12. slothrop

    slothrop Newbie

    i've still got this problem ever after doing a factory reset and installing my apps one by one to try and find out what the problem was. it seems to a process called /init that uses all the cpu and makes the whole phone lag, whilst also killing battery life. really annoying, might take it back tomorrow.

    are issues like this expected when you're an early adopter? i dunno, i've used an iphone for the past 2 years so maybe i've just been spoiled by having everything 'just work'

    it's too bad because the phone is phenomenal when it works properly, that just seems to be very little of the time for me
  13. Brewster0101

    Brewster0101 Member

    I have the same problem after a few days of having my DHD. Installed the same old apps and games as most. Got Task Killer installed and nothing running. Fresh reset, but the whole phone is stuttering compared to as new. Flicking through the menus is delayed, programs are slow, touch is delayed.

    I wonder if its an issue with the HTC sense software. I wonder if this is why google held the phone back!!!!!

    I would love to be able to remove alot of the pre-installed software.
  14. AndrizzleHD

    AndrizzleHD Member

    So the following day after this lagging problem I suddenly was hit with a larger problem - the proximity issue! Whenever I called someone or they called me, when answering, the screen would just go blank and unresponsive. After tapping the screen and hitting the power button several times the phone would come alive again.

    After installing the new update, it seems to have fixed the issue. Now two days later all is well. I suggest anyone who is facing lagging issues to update to the latest update. Worked for me. :)
  15. gazlyon

    gazlyon Newbie

    I probably have to reboot my DHD once a day due to lag. I do have 3G watchdog and JuiceDefender running as 'on-going' apps.

    When I am having these issues, my mini info tool shows my CPU is maxed @ 100%, the RAM looks normal...
  16. Lalaland

    Lalaland Member

    I had this problem initially too and it nearly caused me to sell the DHD because it made it unusable at times. However, I have found a fix for my particular problem.

    My symptoms were that the handset started showing signs of lag. When scrolling the menu or home pages it was no longer smooth and noticeably pausing a lot. It also had issues playing games like Fruit Ninja and high end games too. This ruined this whole experience.

    I found that turning off the handset and turning it back on again fixed this, but I didn't want to have to reboot a few times a day.

    The solution I found was to install a cache cleaner which was made more effective by rooting the DHD. This meant that whenever the slow down occurred I just cleaned the cache and it went perfectly quick again.

    A few days after finding the above fix I started to try and work out what was causing the problem because it was still happening every day or two. Through testing I've found that it seems to be the latest update for the YouTube app that causes the problem. Every time I run that and close it I get the slow downs until I clear the cache, but if I don't run the app for a week I won't get the slow downs for the week.

    So my slow downs and 2 crashes appear to be caused by the latest update to the YouTube app. The above fix works to sort it, but I'm using YouTube less to avoid it in the first place now.

    Hope that helps :)
  17. Krimian

    Krimian Member

    There is a thread over on the xda developers about /Init problem in the desire hd general thread. Go have a read.

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