Enough of the sluggishness -- did a factory reset
After seeing my Hero slow down considerably over the past month or so and not being able to fix the problem any other way, I finally decided to restore it to factory condition. Before doing so, I purchased and installed MyBackup Pro and backed up all my contacts, photos, music, apps, etc. I know there are ways to do this for free but I didn't have the time to figure them out. Anyway, MyBackup worked flawlessly -- all is restored and the phone is snappier as it was when I bought it. Maybe I'll just have to do this every couple months. The Hero sure is a lot more fun to use when you're not waiting on it to do everything.
- 01-29-2010, 05:39 PM #2
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- 01-29-2010, 08:04 PM #5
I've had an issue with sluggishness also, and I've found to things that helped dramatically.
1. Removed Screebl app --> This app keeps your screen on if the phone is in the vertical position. Turning it off improved things dramatically, so I removed it completely.
2. Disable/enable location services --> I found another ip in the FAQ thread that said that if your phone was slow, try disabling location services for 30 seconds, then enable them once again. That's not been much of an issue, since I removed Screebl, but seems to help just the same.
- 01-29-2010, 09:51 PM #6
One also hint is to use the back button to get out of apps. It closes them out. If you hit home, the app stays running. Try it! It works.
- 01-29-2010, 11:28 PM #7
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- 01-30-2010, 04:04 AM #9
I haven't found the location services to make any difference. What helps me is doing a soft reset every once in awhile.
Last edited by wolf1989; 01-30-2010 at 04:08 AM.
- 01-30-2010, 09:18 AM #10
I posted this in this thread but an article i read suggested doing the following steps to keep Android running fast:
1) By now you should have your "core" apps. When you try a new one and realize you'll never use it again after that initial 5 minutes, delete it. Make this a habit.
2) Delete any downloaded apps you don't use.
3) Clear all SMS and MMS messages. Try not to let your threads build too large.
4) Delete any unnecessary emails
5) Clear cookies, cache, and history in browser
6) Reboot phone.
I do this stuff commonly (maybe once a week) and my Hero is just as quick as it was on the first day.
- 01-30-2010, 09:59 AM #11
Now if I could only get pictures in gmail to work...
- 01-30-2010, 10:02 AM #12
- 01-30-2010, 12:22 PM #13
the Linux kernel in Android can be programmed to handle memory management as well. You can define thresholds for when the phone should:
Kill empty processes (apps that aren't running, but are still registered in the RAM)
Kill background processes
Kill active processes
Kill essential processes
I've changed some system files and built a new kernel (thread in Hero ROM forum) that keeps me over 60 Mb free RAM vs. the stock values of ~26 Mb . The difference is amazing.(•‿•)
- 01-30-2010, 02:27 PM #14
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- 02-03-2010, 09:02 PM #18
The Fresh ROM just was not fast and snappy for me. I had to reinstall my IM icon and my Peep program. I also saw a red X on one of my tray icons. I just did not like the look and feel of the new ROM.
Good advice on this resetting to factory.
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- 02-05-2010, 11:00 AM #25
Seems like the very important number for HTC Sense is the fourth one in line. It controls things like facebook contact sync, and other content provider tasks.
Above you have it as 21000, and eventually that's going to cause errors.
5120 is too low, makes the phone sluggish again.
Looking like somewhere around 10-12k is going to work, still testing and will report anything I find. A good solid set of numbers for this hack would be great to have.(•‿•)