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By achangavi, Member on 25th April 2013, 10:33 PM
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So today I decided to "downgrade" back to 4.1.2 after 4.2.2, and it's almost mindboggling how much faster and smoother it is. After switching back it feels like there is so much lag everywhere in all 4.2 versions, like what was google thinking? Oh well, I changed some of the apps to 4.2 versions, and now i have a 4.2 clone with the speed and smoothness of 4.1.2
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26th April 2013, 01:44 AM |#2  
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I don't find 4.2 much slower, but I sure miss the bluetooth not disconnecting every time I turn the screen off.

I mean seriously...I force my screen to stay on it'll stay connected to my motoactv just fine. The SECOND I turn the screen off my connection dies.

Debating reverting to 4.1.2 solely for this reason.
26th April 2013, 02:16 AM |#3  
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So today I decided to "downgrade" back to 4.1.2 after 4.2.2, and it's almost mindboggling how much faster and smoother it is. After switching back it feels like there is so much lag everywhere in all 4.2 versions, like what was google thinking? Oh well, I changed some of the apps to 4.2 versions, and now i have a 4.2 clone with the speed and smoothness of 4.1.2

What's your current ROM setup? Are you on plain stock?

In terms of responsiveness I would try CyanogenMod with a custom kernel. AK Kernel has a lot of performance improvements into it. Battery life is almost doubled as well. A good kernel makes all the difference.

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26th April 2013, 07:06 AM |#4  
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Good. You don't know the difference, until you go back to it from 4.2, then you realize 4.2 in every ****ing variation is just a turd. I have a phone to make my life easier, not frustrating.
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What's your current ROM setup? Are you on plain stock?

In terms of responsiveness I would try CyanogenMod with a custom kernel. AK Kernel has a lot of performance improvements into it. Battery life is almost doubled as well. A good kernel makes all the difference.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

I tried every kernel, air kernel, diamond, purity from arakia, franco, along with roms from xenon to pure cyanogenmod to paranoidandroid. All of them had lag no matter what kernel/rom combo i used. 4.2.1 is a lot smoother, but still pales in comparison to 4.1.2.
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Sounds interesting. Could you point me to a thread on how to downgrade galaxy nexus from 4.2 back to 4.1
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26th April 2013, 09:42 AM |#7  
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I tried every kernel, air kernel, diamond, purity from arakia, franco, along with roms from xenon to pure cyanogenmod to paranoidandroid. All of them had lag no matter what kernel/rom combo i used. 4.2.1 is a lot smoother, but still pales in comparison to 4.1.2.

Well apparently there's a bunch of threads going around about how in 4.2.2 Google increased the heap size (whatever that is) settings from 64mb and 256mb to 96mb and 384mb. Closer to Nexus 7 spec.

whatever settings got changed has been causing a ton of lag.

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26th April 2013, 09:45 AM |#8  
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Originally Posted by achangavi

So today I decided to "downgrade" back to 4.1.2 after 4.2.2, and it's almost mindboggling how much faster and smoother it is. After switching back it feels like there is so much lag everywhere in all 4.2 versions, like what was google thinking? Oh well, I changed some of the apps to 4.2 versions, and now i have a 4.2 clone with the speed and smoothness of 4.1.2

Have you tried this? Might help with some lag issues

LagFix

It's certainly helped me "cope" with the lag in 4.2.x

Let us know.

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Your 4.2 lagginess could be related to what I found out and posted here
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I'm back on AOKP 4.1.2 and it's honestly smoother than the current AOKP Milestone 1, and that ROM is pretty smooth. I'm liking 4.1.2 better than 4.2.2 honestly, the old camera app is so much better. Also like the old recent apps behavior vs the new one.
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