Task Manager/Killer Users
As some of you know I've been working with HTC on some of the issues we've seen with the CDMA Hero.
If you're running any type of Task Manager/Killer it is highly recommended that you delete the program and allow Hero to manage the memory as its designed to do.
After almost a week sans Task Manager/Killer here is what we've found so far.
- The applications that automatically open themselves, no longer do so.
- My internal memory has increased from 83mb to a solid 105mb. With a Task Manager/Killer my memory would drop to below 40 on occasion.
- All lags are gone, phone is faster than ever.
- The weather disappearing from the clock/weather widget has stopped happening.
- The alarm now works without fail.
Once you delete the program, reboot your phone. If you want to do a comparison of your own, look at your internal memory before and after removal, watch it for a few days. Unless you have a ton of 3rd party applications installed you should see an increase in your available memory.
- 11-01-2009, 12:21 PM #2
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- 11-01-2009, 01:55 PM #7
I don't recommend keeping one installed. That's totally up to you.
All I can give you is my experience, I don't leave GPS, BlueTooth or WiFi running, I only turn them on as needed. I haven't had any problems with applications starting up on their own since getting rid of the task manager I was using.
- 11-01-2009, 03:06 PM #9
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- 11-01-2009, 03:28 PM #14
So my only task manager was Task Panel X. And by checking before and after, I'm assuming you mean the available space in the "Internal Phone Storage"? If so, mine read 124MB before I uninstalled Task Panel X, and after uninstalling and rebooting, it still reads 124MB. Should I just keep using my phone without any task managers for a few days and evaluate the lag after that? Because I was getting a lot of lag issues before.
- 11-01-2009, 03:41 PM #16
So, just to make sure I'm doing this correctly, I want to tell you the exact steps I took. I uninstalled Task Panel X (my only task manager) and rebooted my phone. Then I opened all of the following apps as soon as phone rebooted:
Because I know that these 5 apps I will constantly be going to have running throughout my days. I played around with the phone in this state for a couple of minutes and did still see a bit of sluggishness.
These are the Market apps I have installed on my Hero (not quite 15-20, my bad):
Quick Install (very basic app uninstaller)
Sticky Memo Widget
OI Shopping List
Labyrinth Lite (game)
Batter Status - free
Wapedia (wikipedia app)
Again, I just wanted for you to confirm that I did this correctly? And just wonna say thanks for helping me out as well
You did it all. Just remember that keeping those 5 apps open are going to be pulling from the system resources. I don't recommend keeping them open if you're not using them. All of them will perform when needed whether you keep them open or not.
This is probably what's causing your lag. I also only turn on GPS, BT & WiFi when I need them.
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- 11-01-2009, 07:26 PM #21lol are you serious. Having 5 apps open will cause lag? And they call the Hero a multitasker...Palm Pilot > Palm V > Palm Tungsten T > Palm Treo 650 > Palm Centro > Palm Pre > HTC Hero > Palm Pre > iPhone 4 > LG Quantum > Nokia Lumia 920
- 11-01-2009, 07:27 PM #22Palm Pilot > Palm V > Palm Tungsten T > Palm Treo 650 > Palm Centro > Palm Pre > HTC Hero > Palm Pre > iPhone 4 > LG Quantum > Nokia Lumia 920
- 11-01-2009, 09:41 PM #23
- 11-01-2009, 10:07 PM #24
Ok after taking off taskiller I am seeing a gain in speed not much in the memory though but I do have copilot so I am guessing that might hold up a chunk. BTW I am using handset sms so I will see what happens in a week
First Android phone loveing it but I can't install to the a sd card without unlocking
- 11-02-2009, 07:35 AM #25
I've noticed that some battery widgets will keep the phone awake the whole time. I found this with vizBattery. I did the battery fix and everything went to sleep as supposed to, and then I started installing one program at a time and checking it. Once I installed vizBattery and put the widget on one of my screens, my hero refused to sleep.