1. Kaizmuth's Avatar
    Over the past week, I've noticed that my droid seems to be slowing down. I haven't added any new apps, but it seems like there's a slight bit of lag that's slowly getting worse.

    It's locked up completely on me twice in the last 3 days, and randomly rebooted itself 3 times in the last week. Granted, it's still much faster than my Storm, but not as stable or as fast as it was when I got it (all of 2 weeks ago).

    When it's running slow, I check it with TasKiller, but don't see anything unusual, and there's always plenty of memory (50+mb) available. I kill a couple unnecessary tasks, but it doesn't seem to make much difference.

    My normally running Apps:
    Beautiful Widgets
    Handcent Messaging
    K-9 Email
    Ringo Lite
    stock browser (seems to be open a lot. I randomly surf for a few minutes here and there throughout the day)
    The Weather Channel Widget
    Gallery Widget
    Power Widget

    I also see the following services running:
    Locale
    Bluetooth (not always on, but is now)
    Android Keyboard
    RingoLite
    Notification service

    One other thing. I have a folder on one of the home screens that has several contact shortcuts in it. Twice in the last few days, the folder wouldn't open at all. I could open the games folder next to it, but not that particular companies contact shortcuts folder. The only way to fix it that I've found is to reboot the droid.

    I can't figure out what the problem is.

    Any ideas?
    01-07-2010 06:06 PM
  2. TootNBerry's Avatar
    I've also noticed that mine has slowed down some also..
    01-07-2010 06:48 PM
  3. CavemanOOGA's Avatar
    Lose the task killer.
    01-07-2010 09:33 PM
  4. drewfuss's Avatar
    I have noticed its a little slower, but its really slow to wake up from sleep mode.
    01-07-2010 09:46 PM
  5. Cory Streater's Avatar
    No slow downs for me. The only app we have in common is Handcent.
    01-07-2010 09:58 PM
  6. Sooks's Avatar
    I had the same thing , unitl i uninstalled superuser and unrooted ,then BAM ,back to full speed
    01-07-2010 10:03 PM
  7. ali.fazal's Avatar
    I noticed this as well, AND have had my phone for as long as you (2 weeks).

    From what I've heard, the phone does tend to slow quite a bit with many active widgets running. I'm running most of the same apps as you (except replace K-9 with stock GMail for me), and am considering doing a reset and having the home screen clean with no widgets.

    Also, as your SMS and Email inboxes fill up, it slows phones down as well.

    The phone is not yet slow enough for me to try the reset yet, but I might have too soon. The snappiness was really one of my favorite aspects of the device.
    01-08-2010 02:41 AM
  8. cmorty72#AC's Avatar
    I noticed this as well, AND have had my phone for as long as you (2 weeks).

    From what I've heard, the phone does tend to slow quite a bit with many active widgets running. I'm running most of the same apps as you (except replace K-9 with stock GMail for me), and am considering doing a reset and having the home screen clean with no widgets.

    Also, as your SMS and Email inboxes fill up, it slows phones down as well.

    The phone is not yet slow enough for me to try the reset yet, but I might have too soon. The snappiness was really one of my favorite aspects of the device.
    Would be nice if someone came up with an app that would clean out our mail. I'm sure that's one of the main reasons for the freezing and lagging that's going on.
    01-08-2010 03:34 AM
  9. ericatomars06's Avatar
    "Would be nice if someone came up with an app that would clean out our mail. I'm sure that's one of the main reasons for the freezing and lagging that's going on."

    YEAH,
    01-08-2010 09:47 AM
  10. dagostin's Avatar
    i used to use locale and i found it to be a culprit in stealing resources (battery and cpu) so I stopped using it. fwiw, the su binary and superuser.apk would have zero effect on performance, they do absolutely nothing for the most part.
    01-08-2010 10:46 AM
  11. Flyguide83's Avatar
    i used to use locale and i found it to be a culprit in stealing resources (battery and cpu) so I stopped using it. fwiw, the su binary and superuser.apk would have zero effect on performance, they do absolutely nothing for the most part.
    Between local and your widgets.. I would start by getting rid of local and the weather widget..You already get weather via beautiful widget...you can also go in to manage applications, click the filter button and clear the cache on everything...
    01-08-2010 11:14 AM
  12. that1bb's Avatar
    I used to use task managers like task killer, but found the phone runs better without my interference. Now, I just don't worry about it and its all better. Funny how that worked. I also restart my phone about once a day. Coming from a blackberry I love how that is not a painful procedure.
    01-08-2010 09:08 PM
  13. largeselection's Avatar
    Mine has actually been slowing down recently too. Especially today. However I'm attributing it to the fact that I'm using a leaked 2.1 with root.
    01-11-2010 08:05 PM
  14. CharlieL3's Avatar
    you can also go in to manage applications, click the filter button and clear the cache on everything...
    I've seen this mentioned a few times on the forums, but I have never yet seen anything that looks like a means to clear the cache. From the Home screen I tap the Menu button, choose Settings, tap Applications, and Manage Applications, and then I see nothing that refers to the cache of any application, let alone a place to clear it for all. Am I missing it? Thanks!
    01-11-2010 09:08 PM
  15. karalinagirl#AC's Avatar
    ...I have never yet seen anything that looks like a means to clear the cache. From the Home screen I tap the Menu button, choose Settings, tap Applications, and Manage Applications, and then I see nothing that refers to the cache of any application, let alone a place to clear it for all. Am I missing it? Thanks!
    Maybe there's an easier way, but as far as I know, the only way is to actually select the application. Then you can click the "Clear Cache" button. If it's greyed out then I guess there's nothing to clear?
    01-12-2010 11:16 AM
  16. BoNg420's Avatar
    I have been using the 2.1 launcher and it causes my phone to freeze sometimes and sometimes reboot even after a freeze.

    I believe someone said the 2.1 launcher doesn't clear cache properly??
    01-12-2010 11:27 AM
  17. ulnek's Avatar
    i'm on the same boat now
    01-13-2010 07:26 AM
  18. dlongb13's Avatar
    2.1 launcher was like a tub of molasses on my phone, i deleted that and went back to stock home and my phone speed went back to awesomeness, but my battery and internet are't quite up to par.
    01-13-2010 10:14 AM
  19. CharlieL3's Avatar
    Thanks, karalinagirl. My wife is from South Carolina, no fainting couches in our house, wither!
    01-13-2010 11:06 AM
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