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netboysteve
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Registered: ‎04-12-2013
Location: Canada
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Message 1 of 11

This worked to speed up my phone!




My RAZR HD was getting slower and slower in response, which I found very annoying.  I figured it was using alternative launchers and too many apps installed and I'd have to live with it.  Or I thought it was only having 1 GB of RAM, but research on the 'Net shows that Android should still be OK with a full memory, it'll just swap stuff in and out.



So anyways, this is about cleaning your cache in two places: app caches and the cache partition.  The first one can be done with any cache clearing app from the Play Store.  I installed App Cache Cleaner (Pro) for clearing app caches (equivalent to going to Settings > Apps > All Apps and clicking each app in turn and clearing the cache), but honestly it didn't seem to do much to improve speed.



So I just did the second thing tonight: wiping the cache partition, described here:



http://support.verizonwireless.com/support/devices/knowledge_base.html/66428



Wow.  The phone is responding instantaneously.  Wow.  SERIOUS improvement in response.



I followed these instructions EXACTLY as they say, I have reproduced here:



  1. Power the device off.

    Note Press the Power button then select Power off.

    Note If the device doesn't respond to input, press and hold the Volume Up / Down then press and hold Power button. When the device screen goes blank, release the Power button while continuing to hold Volume Up / Down then proceed with step 3.


  2. Press and hold the Volume Up / Down then press the Power button.


  3. When presented with the Boot Mode Selection Menu, release all buttons.


  4. Press Volume Down to select Recovery then press Volume Up.


  5. From the Droid triage screen:


    1. Press and hold Volume down.


    2. Press and release Volume up.


    3. Release Volume down.




  6. Select wipe cache partition then press the Power button.

    Note Use Volume keys to navigate options.


  7. Select reboot system now then press the Power button.

    Note Use Volume keys to navigate options.

grandsport
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Message 2 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


To add to that, I have read several posts saying you should repeat Step 6 3-4 times. After that, I usually press and hold the Power Button and Volume down button for 8-10 seconds (until phone restarts). Also a good idea to power your phone down at least once a day (Motorola recommendation).

Borrego97
Core Memory
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Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


Do you loose any data/information/configuration with this?



 



Thanks!

Moto Sr Moderator
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Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


You won't lose any data or configurations by wiping the cache partition, and you certainly won't lose any configuration by powering the phone down daily.  Just make sure that anything you're doing before you power it down, you're done with, or is saved.

Borrego97
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Message 5 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


Thank you Crystallet!!

Luna2
What's DOS?
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Message 6 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


Right on the money!  Thank you sooo much!  so far so good,  I hope it lasts!

aamd11
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Message 7 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


THANK YOU! 



This has made my phone a lot speedier.  Hopefully 4.4(.2?!) update makes the HD snappier overall

netboysteve
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Message 8 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!

Yes it works but you have to do it regularly. I do it once a week.  Sure is
taking a while for 4.4 on HD.
davidjames4
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Message 9 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!


Thank you!

Netboysteve1
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Location: Italy
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Message 10 of 11

Re: This worked to speed up my phone!

I didn't erase the original instruction in my original post but since the Kit Kat update, the keystrokes from the triage screen (the 'dead' Android) weren't working so I fiddled and got it to work since Kit Kat by doing this:



Step 5:  From the Droid Triage screen, press and hold the middle of the volume button and then press and release the power button.  The blue menu appears.  Volume down to select Wipe Cache Partition and Power Button to select.