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  1. gregba's Avatar
    The past few days or so my Maxx has become extremely slow and the touch screen isnt as responsive. I think it is called "re-draw" when you come out of an app to the home screen, but when I do that sometimes it will take up to 20 seconds for the icons/apps to show up.

    I have deleted the most recent apps I downloaded, but that didnt do anything.

    Any other suggestions on how to get it back to how it was before?

    I'm sure a factory reset will take care of it, but i would want that as my last option.

    Thanks in advance!
    08-30-2012 08:34 AM
  2. murof's Avatar
    I'm getting the same thing lately. Now its getting so bad it says the home screen had stopped responding

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Android Central Forums
    08-30-2012 09:09 AM
  3. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    are you guys using an aftermarket homescreen like Apex or Nova?
    love4rotts likes this.
    08-30-2012 09:32 AM
  4. murof's Avatar
    Nope, stock. But i am rooted
    08-30-2012 09:33 AM
  5. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    if youre rooted wipe your cache and your davlik. see if that helps and let me know.
    08-30-2012 09:39 AM
  6. gregba's Avatar
    Stock- Non Rooted
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    08-30-2012 09:50 AM
  7. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    I'm not one to push people to buy apps, but this has saved me from numerous headaches. System Panel.

    Technically it is a task manager, and it does has the option to kill apps, but it's main use is to hunt down problem apps. Give it a try and see what you come up with.

    If you'd rather not, then do a reset by holding down the Volume - and the power button for 10 seconds.

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    BradenFontaine@gmail.com
    08-30-2012 10:09 AM
  8. gregba's Avatar
    awesome thanks. $3 is worth a shot.

    Is it different than just swiping away open apps from the multi-tasking function?
    08-30-2012 10:20 AM
  9. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    very different. swiping tasks away does not close the app, only removes it from your recently used. this will kill any app. but only by your call. it will not automatically kill anything.
    08-30-2012 10:41 AM
  10. gregba's Avatar
    very different. swiping tasks away does not close the app, only removes it from your recently used. this will kill any app. but only by your call. it will not automatically kill anything.
    awesome- thanks!

    i bought it and installed it. is there anything specific I am looking for, need to do?

    Sorry if I sound ignorant. I am not very system savvy.
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    08-30-2012 10:42 AM
  11. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    Hit menu and check the monitoring enabled box.

    Let it run for at least an hour while letting your Maxx idle.

    Then navigate to history and see what's been eating CPU and memory
    sent from the fingers of a madman
    BradenFontaine@gmail.com
    dkt2k, gregba, B. Diddy and 5 others like this.
    08-30-2012 10:47 AM
  12. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    And remember to hit that "thanks" icon!



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    08-30-2012 10:48 AM
  13. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    keep us updated
    08-30-2012 11:15 AM
  14. gregba's Avatar
    so since I installed it I did the "monitoring enabling" and now the phone is running like it just came out of the box

    does the app do something in the background to make it run better?
    08-30-2012 03:04 PM
  15. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    NOPE. not unless you killed a running app or task or service. it is possible it may have "woken up" the stock task handler, but thats just speculation.
    08-30-2012 03:08 PM
  16. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    check out SD Maid Pro as well, helped clean some stuff i didnt know was left behind by long ago deleted apps. may require root, cant recall.
    08-30-2012 04:19 PM
  17. jeffrok's Avatar
    I really wish Google explained the whole recently used apps screen better.. So many people think that's a list of open programs.. I really WISH it was, or at least give you the option to show only opened/cached programs, like WebOS did on the Palm Pre. They did it right, even though they're toast now.
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    08-30-2012 05:26 PM
  18. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    God I miss the simplicity that was my Pre and Pre2... Thanks for bringing up painful memories ;-)

    sent from the fingers of a madman
    BradenFontaine@gmail.com
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    08-30-2012 06:19 PM
  19. cubetop's Avatar
    Think I may have to try this app. My Maxx has been doing this lately. I did a factory reset and cleared the cache a few times. Usually 1-4 days later, it starts slowing down again. Apps take 3 seconds to kick in, etc. Never did this before ICS. (Thought I'm not blaming ICS nor am I disappointed with ICS.)

    As usual, bradenfontaine comes in with the fix. Well done sir, well done!
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    09-02-2012 01:58 PM
  20. bzxzlg's Avatar
    I started seeing weird behaviour on my MAXX and hadn't added anything since upgrading to ICS ... After monitoring and tracing a variety of things, In the end, I wiped last Thurs ... Not a big deal really ... One should always wipe from time to time ... And reboot as well ....
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    09-02-2012 07:23 PM
  21. Eclipse2K's Avatar
    very different. swiping tasks away does not close the app, only removes it from your recently used. this will kill any app. but only by your call. it will not automatically kill anything.
    My phone is running fine but I've wasted money on dumber things so I may give it a shot.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR MAXX using Tapatalk 2
    bradenfontaine likes this.
    09-02-2012 07:49 PM
  22. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    I love it

    Using my Kindle Fire breathing CM9
    09-02-2012 11:24 PM
  23. Sipiii's Avatar
    im sorry whats the name for that app
    11-23-2012 09:38 AM
  24. bradenfontaine's Avatar
    im sorry whats the name for that app
    System Panel, the paid version

    Sent from my DROID SPYDER using Tapatalk 2
    11-23-2012 08:38 PM
  25. Wilson4Pack's Avatar
    Very useful! Thanks!
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    12-04-2012 01:15 PM
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