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Why is my droid soooo slow

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bondad, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Bondad

    Bondad Active Member
    Thread Starter

    Aug 5, 2010
    Over time my once beloved droidhas gotten more and more laggy. It's almost to the point of being useless. I bought it brand new in Aug 2010 and an due for an upgrade in April. I am rooted running stock with launcher pro paid version. What can I do to speed her up again?


  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    Nov 8, 2009
    District of Columbia
    Have you tried overclocking? Are you on stock Froyo or Gingerbread? Do you have a ton of apps loaded on there?
    Also, if you're eligible for an upgrade, I'd look into a new phone. The OG Droid is really on its last legs. My wife's and mine were moving like molasses when we upgraded even with all the tweaks I made on mine!
  3. vey

    vey Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    I know why mine has slowed down.
    1. Putting apps on the SD Card, but more impotantly
    2. Using Apps that start automatically and keep running even when not in use.
  4. thrifty

    thrifty Well-Known Member

    Dec 11, 2009
    Because it's a POS now! :p

    I'm still using mine so I know the feeling... Just waiting a bit longer to see what's on the horizon.
  5. Lomallin

    Lomallin Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    Workforce Management
    I heavily recommend a ROM over Stock. My droid runs at moderate speed (won't win any contests, but isn't slow/laggy really badly). Here are the stats:

    -> CM 7.1
    -> Running at 800 MHz (anything higher would overheat my phone some and often cause issues, especially at 1.25 GHz - YMMV, each hardware has different stress points)
    -> Keep AT LEAST 80 MB of ROM storage free (CM uses some virtual memory type of processing help)
    -> Have a task killer - I used Task Killer and had it kill apps when I turned off the screen. If I was about to start up a large resource app (Netflix, Navigation, etc) I would always tap the task killer since that would help free up resources. I would usually get a 50 to 60 MB RAM free message from it. You don't need to do it every 5 mintues, but it helps wipe the slate clean to reduce FCs or other response time issues.

    Also, I recommend a restart of it weekly, like a regular computer, to help it clear out some running programs.

    My Droid, up to the day I upgraded to the Rezound, functioned reasonably well to the point I could proudly say I was running GB on it without whipping out something barely useable with the most recent stuff on it because I barely could (That'll be ICS later :p)

    I hope these notes help you.
  6. vey

    vey Well-Known Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    I just uninstalled 3G Watchdog and it snapped things up again. I don't understand why it has to run all the time when I use 3G very rarely.

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