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How to switch basic Android storage
Thursday 30th of June 2011
I have the Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830 and my memory was automatically set to memory card. I think this is because my phone had absolutely no internal storage however my friend has what seems to be a newer version of the phone and she has some internal storage which means that her applications automatically download to internal storage and this is slowing her phone down. I have tried as many ways as I can think of to try switch the basic memory storage to sd card but the phone won't let me. I hear there are a few apps that one can download to help deal with this issue but I would rather fix the problem without using the help of an outside source. Does anyone have an idea how I can fix this issue without downloading an app? All responses will are welcome!
My phone keeps slowing down and burning battery. How can I debug performance and cpu consumption? (DHD 2.2)
Tuesday 01st of February 2011
I know there are already a lot of threads about suggestions on how to improve performance and, strongly related, save battery life on your android. I also have tried most of the tools to diagnose problems (eg. WatchDog).Problem is, my brand new HTC Desire HD will often be snappy and responsive, sometime get a few slow downs, and not-so-rarely start being completely unresponsive, as bad as my previous iPhone 3G which I gave away for exactly that reason.Also, battery would last less than 24hours even with extremely little use of the display (a huge battery drainer indeed), with background-data and auto-sync on, without GPS and with half of the time WiFi connection and for the rest WiFi off.WatchDog is usually not seeing anything weird. No process seems taking a huge hit on the CPU even when the phone is acting slowly; just today I got a first warning - HTC Sense Background 99.9%.So I would like to go a bit deeper in my debug. I /could/ uninstall all applications I installed, but I'd rather understand what is really causing the problem.So this is the real question: how can I better deb
How do I get my GPS working in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean?
Wednesday 21st of November 2012
Recently I've been having all sorts of troubles with audio and GPS and the compass... I tried different ROMs, different kernels, different patches.The short story is that after a long time spent messing around trying to get all features working at the same time, in the end I had to factory reset my phone and start anew.Now, the current situation is that I have a rooted phone running Jelly Bean 4.1. It's freshly installed as of about an hour before writing this.However, the GPS is unresponsive. Of course I want to fix this, but I don't want to go through the whole mess I just went through over the last few days.So... how do I get my GPS working without playing feature whack-a-mole? I'm taking a breath, slowing down, and I'm looking for a reliable patch or process that I can execute with reasonable assurance and no guesswork.Specifics are that I have a Samsung Galaxy S2, GT-I9100, issued in Japan. Android version 4.1.2, Kernel 3.0.15-CM (Siyah 5.0.1), Cyanogenmod 10-20121120-NIGHTLY.Update: The compass issue I mentioned earlier was fixed when I used the build of Cyanogenmod available
really starting to regret purchase
Saturday 24th of March 2012
So, It's been almost 2 months since I've had my Nexus. I have had nothing but problems since the first day with it. First my charger breaks, then Verizon denies me a new charger/new phone within my 14 days. which I've learn to deal withEverything had been fine up until a month ago. I Decide that I'm wasting my 32gb of memory with only 3gb full, and decide to download every free app I've claimed Via the Amazon marketplace and every app i've ever purchased on the Android Market. Immidately my phone starts slowing down. I know what you're gonna say, It could be an app I downloaded, some of the apps out there are Memory leaks. Yeah, I know. I've ran all the diagnostics I've could, and nothing is using my ram that shouldn't be. Yet another problem I've learned to live with.So after this, I notice my phone has stopped being able to send MMS's. It just sits there and acts like it's sending, then eventually (2 or 3 hours later), it'll say cannot send. with no error number, or message. I have tried different messaging programs, GOSMS Pro, Android Default, nothing. I've tried restoring my phon
Choosing a Sprint Android phone for under $100
Thursday 17th of February 2011
My girlfriend is looking to get an Android phone from Sprint but is on a budget of $100 or less for the phone itself, which unfortunately rules out the Evo and Evo shift. I have a Droid Incredible and both of us love it, so finding a phone that can have a very similar experience would be great. She needs the phone to be responsive and quick, able to handle angry birds, words with friends, and other popular games without slowing down. Manufacturer interface (sense, touchwiz, etc) doesn't really matter because she will most likely use Launcher pro and widget locker as I do on mine. Above average battery life would be great, at least enough to make it through a day with ease, assuming no heavy gaming, which always kills battery. Any suggestions?
Droid X slowing down
Thursday 05th of January 2012
Hello, I have noticed recently that everything on the X has been slowing down. I know that after 18 months (or a little longer) of use, things are going to get jammed up a bit. I am not a big game fan, so I have maybe 2 games on my phone, and they are basic old timer games (Tetris and Pac-man). I saw an older post about slowing down and it recommended doing a clean cache, involving turning the phone off and then turning it back on by holding power button and home button until a android and ! came up. But when I do this, it stays on that screen, and does not move forward once the "search" button is hit. Can anyone provide the instructions of how to clean cache for me and see if it helps. I only have a little bit longer until the upgrade, but if at all possible, I would like to wait until at least July to see what new phones Motorola brings out before just going ahead and upgrading to the RAZR. ThanksDoug
Backup for apps and all of my settings?
Saturday 08th of February 2014
I want to do a factory reset on my phone but i dont want to lose all of my pictures,apps,numbers,settings and everything else that i use.I want to do a reset to clear my unwanted files and delete my cache to keep my phone from slowing down. Is there an app that will back-up everything and after the factory reset is done i can press a button and everything will be back how i had it? and is there an app that will clean my whole phone? Posted via Android Central App
nexus 5 slowing down
Sunday 23rd of February 2014
Hey guys. When I originally bench marked my phone it was at 25000 according to antutu but now I'm at 19000 less than a month of having the phone. I don't have much on the phone. Widgetsoid, battery guru, weather widget is about the only things running all the time. Any suggestions ? Posted via Android Central App
Speed up phone with 512MB or less
Tuesday 19th of August 2014
I know this probably should be in the "All things Root" section, but thought I'd share it here...My Ascend G510 phone was slowing, bogged down with apps chewing on the 393MB of available RAM. The phone would often lag at the most simple of tasks, such as sending a text. Being rooted, I installed Android Tweaker 2 (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bam.android.androidtweaker.two&hl=e n) and applied the Auto Tweaker -> Performance + Safe tweaks. Also zipalign (whatever that does?) all apps (before any move to sdcard).Then downloaded the most awesome app Andromizer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.j.y.daddy.customizer&hl=en). The bees knees. With this little beauty I was easily able to apply 10% zRAM swap (kernel must support it), which is great for 512MB (and less) devices. Find that under One-Touch Kernel Tweaks. Applied it so that it always enable, after reboot (Fix). Applied the Tools -> One-Touch Optimize (all options) and then set Memory(RAM) Settings to Appropriate settings (though One-Touch Optimize should've/would've set
HUAWEI Ascend G600
Tuesday 28th of October 2014
Is there any to get my Huawei ascend G600 to update to the newest/latest version of Android? Its current android version is 4.0.4 ice cream sandwich, also I have rooted the phone so if the only way to do it is via root, then well got any tips or that. I'm asking this, cause the phone is slowing down (apps take about 1-2 minutes to open, its also slow at loading icons,pics, emails, etc), i also have noticed that a game will get to a point before I get "game name has stopped" or " game name has stopped working" or "game name has stopped responding" Posted via the Android Central App