View Poll Results: Do you see home screen draw delays?
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- 14 Posts
Home Screen Redraw Issue Since FRG22D
Seems like since the last update, the home screen, when coming out of an application, takes forever to draw. It happens about 5-6 times a day, when I hit home, I get a blank screen. After about 5-10 seconds the widgets and icons start appearing.
* I don't use any task killer
* I use default home screen
* I've uninstalled almost everything I don't really use anymore
Seems like maybe the system is closing the home application when its idle for a period of time? I've talked to other friends with Droids, and they have noticed the same thing.
Its very frustrating, anyone else seen this?
- 11-05-2010, 04:03 PM #2
- 162 Posts
this happens to almost everyone! i have tried many combinations of ROMs and launchers and found that all of them have the same issue. the only thing i have found that helps is the local.prop fix. to do this, DL and open Terminal Emulator, type su and enter. next type echo ro.HOME_APP_ADJ=1 >> /data/local.prop and hit enter. now reboot. this basically forces your phone to keep the home screen in memory even when it is detrimental to other apps. it works better for some than it does for others, but it is worth a shot.
*forgot to mention that you have to be rooted to do this.
Last edited by SolidOrange; 11-05-2010 at 04:46 PM.Motorola Droid, Viewsonic G-Tablet, Logitech Revue, HTC Thunderbolt, B&N Nook Color
- 11-05-2010, 09:31 PM #3
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- 11-16-2010, 10:56 AM #9
- 11 Posts
I'm not particularly thrilled with the idea of rooting my Droid just to fix these redraw issues, however I've heard that the root terminal fix also offers a noticeable speed boost (at least when using a non-default launcher). LauncherPro has proven invaluable in some cases of redraw (as dcreed said) due to the dock icons (Phone, Contacts, App Drawer, Messaging, and Browser). In any case, I'm hoping someone will find a fix that does not require root/superuser for those of us who are apprehensive. It's frustrating to know that FRG22D was released with this gigantic flaw.
- 11-16-2010, 03:46 PM #10
- 106 Posts
- Stock 4.1.1 and 4.2
I'll just add my voice in here and say I definitely have this issue, too. It happens pretty often, and it's definitely everyday; in fact, it feels like the redraw issue occurs more often than not. My bottom buttons are always there, though; I'm on the stock launcher and not rooted. I suppose I have even more reason to be rooted now."My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever." - Thucydides, ancient Greek historian