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By sblees, Senior Member on 29th March 2012, 01:54 AM
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It seems like every custom ROM (for what I can remember) gets really slow and laggy after using it for an extended amount of time. I've had my captivate for nearly 2 years and have flashed many roms and this phenomenon seems to occur on all of them I have used for more than a month or so.

I reboot my phone at least once a day, and install a minimum amount of apps.

So, is it just me?

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29th March 2012, 02:03 AM |#2  
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Could be your NAND or the partition on the SD for the ROM to be installed getting bad... It ins't on my phone though
29th March 2012, 03:24 AM |#3  
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Could be your NAND or the partition on the SD for the ROM to be installed getting bad... It ins't on my phone though

The only thing is if I flash a fresh ROM my phone runs great for awhile.

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29th March 2012, 03:26 AM |#4  
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In addition, I've noticed this phenomenon long ago and with a different phone (I got a couple replacements for other reasons in the past)

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29th March 2012, 06:16 AM |#5  
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Same here, all the roms I've installed were smooth at first and start slowing down with time.

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29th March 2012, 07:50 AM |#6  
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+3 here ... and now im getting application not found on apps even after a flash .. master clear time ?
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I flashed many GB roms for long time...without doing clean flash (flashing GB stock)...and my phone started lagging like **** on every GB rom out there....this is I am talking about before ICS came out...

then I completely wiped my phone...as much as it allows...then started again by flashing GB bootloader....super smooth again...

But with ICS i am not seeing that issue yet...
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I flashed many GB roms for long time...without doing clean flash (flashing GB stock)...and my phone started lagging like **** on every GB rom out there....this is I am talking about before ICS came out...

then I completely wiped my phone...as much as it allows...then started again by flashing GB bootloader....super smooth again...

But with ICS i am not seeing that issue yet...

I didn't notice any lag for several weeks or so on ics, but it seems to start lagging eventually. I wonder if it could be that log files start to accumulate over time or something like that and slows down the phone.

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31st March 2012, 08:22 AM |#9  
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I didn't notice any lag for several weeks or so on ics, but it seems to start lagging eventually. I wonder if it could be that log files start to accumulate over time or something like that and slows down the phone.

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possible, but roughly how many user apps do you have/keep?

In some ROMs in the past there have been memory leaks that would cause this behavior. More often it is a poorly written app that is leaking memory but is not getting killed.
So if it's been a fairly consistent issue take a look at your most commonly used apps. If it's been a flat (across multiple ROMs) issue then consider any long standing apps.

If it helps it may even be a Linux kernel issue, cuz on my PC that runs ubuntu I see a memory leak. Tho with what is effectively 6 GB of RAM I don't run into a slow down issue for weeks.

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ics will lag if you are using glitch kernel WITHOUT having the app NStools.

i found this out the hard way. installed NStools (as recomended by glitch page) and my lag went away.


as the day went on, and i used my phone the memory would fill up and not clear as it should, i could even open an app 8 hours after last using the app and it would still be on the same page/info i left it on. the app never gets killed.


sixstringsgs does not agree that NStools affects it in such a way but personal experience says otherwise. i was ready to go back to gingerbread. now i would never consider it.
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Yeah I've seen this too. Using ext4 helped some. I did some tweaking on occasion, which would cause me to wipe cache and dalvic. Sometimes that seemed to speed it up.

I am now trying the Simply Stock odexed gb rom version 2.0. It has been amazingly smooth the first few days, I hope it holds up.

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