1. dietlbomb's Avatar
    I have a Motorola Droid 2 that I use mainly for telephone calls, surfing the web, and scanning Twitter. In the past 6 months or so, I have noticed these apps are starting to run slower and slower. The phone freezes more frequently now. It takes longer than it used to to switch between apps. Sometimes it will take more than a minute from when I hit the dial button for the phone to actually start to dial.

    Is it more likely that the phone has accumulated too much cruft or that the newer versions of the apps I use are too intense for this 3 year old phone?

    If I choose to upgrade to a newer phone, could someone recommend a phone that doesn't cost very much (perhaps around $100) but provides enough of a jump in performance to handle today's software? I don't need a phone with a keyboard, I think.
    08-08-2014 07:18 PM
  2. sd_shadow's Avatar
    Doing a factory reset once or twice a year, will help.
    I would try that first

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk
    08-08-2014 07:27 PM
  3. dietlbomb's Avatar
    Thanks. I was reading about the factory reset. I backed up all the data from the phone onto my pc, but will the factory reset delete my Verizon account from the phone? Will I be able to reactivate it at home? I don't want to be left without the ability to make phone calls.
    08-08-2014 07:59 PM
  4. sd_shadow's Avatar
    Phone will need to make a short reconnect call, it says activating, but you just need to press 1, if prompted, don't talk to anyone, no codes to enter

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk
    08-08-2014 08:01 PM
  5. dietlbomb's Avatar
    Well, I reset the phone, and it seems to be working as well as before. So it wasn't a catastrophe.

    I'll give it some time to see how well it works.

    Thanks again.
    08-08-2014 08:58 PM
  6. bens42608's Avatar
    Is your D2 rooted? Overclocking can drastically improve performance especially when combined with a lightweight ROM.

    Edit: damn I just realized how old this thread is that I replied to.
    03-07-2016 08:15 PM

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