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post #31 of 60
Yep. My Samsung Epic 4G got slower since it updated itself to Android 2.2 Froyo. Did not make me happy. Kinda wish I got something else instead of this half-baked OS. It does work when it isn't draining the battery in 6 hours though.
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Best thing to do is to 'root' that thing, and find a proper ROM. I have a Samsung Captivate that is running Cognition 4.3, overclocked to 1.4Ghz (from 1.0Ghz), and VooDoo Lagfix. There is a ton of info over at forum.xda-developers.com, and they have full sections devoted to devices.

Here is your device's section:

HTC Thunderbolt

Check it out, and maybe you'll find ways to tweak that device.
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post #33 of 60
I'm running Gingerbread (CM7) on my Nexus One (a phone that's over a year old) and it's faster than most current phones out there, save for the big guys. I'd say it's even faster than my friend's BF's Evo 4G that's stock. This thing flies, is silky smooth.

I think Verizon's bloatware crap is bogging you down, buddy.
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Edited by FXTOi7 - 4/11/11 at 9:16pm
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post #35 of 60
My Vibrant was pretty damn MEH at first. Faster than my G1 when loaded down with apps, but thats not saying much...

Root + Voodoo lagfix and its like lightning
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post #36 of 60
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Originally Posted by Dyson Poindexter View Post
Thanks everyone for the constructive comments. I tried to root the phone but it still tells me that I don't have superuser permissions.
You need to acquire root one way or another. What method are you using? You should try to get on irc.freenode.net and goto #koush. In that channel, they'll tell you exactly how to root and get setcpu all set up to underclock when the screen is off and/or overclock when it's on + you can remove all your bloatware apps through an app on the market called 'Terminal Emulator', you need super-user permissions though, if you get on IRC.freenode.net channel #koush, they'll help you root for sure.

There is also #android-root.

Oh, >HERE< is an IRC interface

Here is one of the webchats from XDA, specifically for the TB.
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post #37 of 60
I've owned 3 Android device, Archos 70, IT 5, and Dell Streak, 2 with 1GHz Snapdragons, one with a 600 MHz A8. The first two have only 256mb of RAM. I've never experience anything like you describe while using Android 1.6, 2.1, and 2.2.

Though I have none of those now due to them breaking or not being able to afford the plan, and have owned an iPhone as well, I will take the Android device first every time. Not that I dislike the iPhone, but the lack of Flash like with Android, the locked interface, and the poor hardware/tiny screen annoy me.

I'll likely end up picking up a LG Optimus V with Virgin Mobile, and unlock its tethering capability and use an Android tablet (5" or 7") for mobile computing. All Android based.
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I get the lag-like delay doing everything on my Droid2 stock rom, it really does get bogged down if you don't regularly run AppKill. It can be real frustrating as I just want to check the price of something in the store and it takes 3 minutes to load, GPS positioning can be the worst. The price I suppose for multi-tasking. All of those annoyances aside, I am really happy to be out of iPhone world, and I can't really imagine my life without Android with me 24/7, I use it for everything.

90% of the time, lag goes away for hours if I just appkill it once. The other 9% of time is a good ol reboot. Sometimes I realize my phone has been on for 3 weeks straight, and logically tells me a reboot is in order. The other 1% would be I guess be a program hogging all the CPU usage for DataSync. Facebook is a real whore about it.

I actually installed Liberty Rom to remove the bloat this afternoon, and it is infinitely better right now.
Edited by RagingCain - 4/11/11 at 9:43pm
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post #39 of 60
I currently own a a HTC Incredible, a Samsung Fascinate and a HTC Thunderbolt. Out of those three the Samsung is the worst. Both the Incredible and Thunderbolt are amazing phones. Sense is the best UI IMO. VERY little lag on the Thunderbolt if ever and I have had it since launch.

Try a wipe and see what happens. If its still bad then I would exchange it for another one. Plus it could be an app taking a lot of processing power for some reason.
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I spent some time playing with some Droid X phones today at work, and they were all "laggy" in the same way. Nevertheless, my thunderbolt seems to have a bunch of bloat apps that start up automatically. Like, the preloaded apps that VZW or whoever put on. I was under the impression that custom roms aren't able to be loaded on the thunderbolt yet, as CM7 is still in development and the root methods were brand new.
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