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Use this magical app to get rid of all lag in your Android device

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Use this magical app to get rid of all lag in your Android device
Sure, the newest upper-mid and high-end Android smartphones have little to no problem delivering a perfectly fluid software experience, but we shouldn't forget that there are still some modestly-spec'd handsets out there that don't have access to such abundant system resources. Sometimes, this lack of resources may be the cause for an unresponsive UI or simply a great deal of lag throughout the system, which, as we all know, may piss off even the most even tempered people out there. That's why imaginatively-named developer Grilled Monkey has decided to bring a new app to the Play store, called LagFix, which attempts to remedy this situation.

LagFix (fstrim), as is the full name of this geeky piece of software, is based on the Fstrim Linux tool, which has the same purpose. Basically, when the user is trying to execute a task, the LagFix app attempts to inform the device's memory controller about the free storage blocks that can be used to write data on at the current moment. Alternatively, in the typical case (which is when you don't have LagFix installed), the memory controller has to "ask" the system about the free storage blocks, and the whole system stops responding for a while (usually less than a second) until the memory controller gets its "answer". So that's how the tool is supposed to work, but will it really work for you? Well, you'll really have to try it on your specific device in order to be sure, but as it seems most of the users who have tried it are very pleased with the results they have achieved.

If you are experiencing problems with the lag, and wish to give LagFix a try, you can download it here!

via: AndroidCentral

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posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:18 47

1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


App requires root... You should mention that in the article.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:21 12

2. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Yeah they kinda missed that VERY important aspect of the app.

lol I STILL love PhoneArena.com though. lol

+1

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 09:11 2

20. babyboy14622 (Posts: 36; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


that is insane it requires root

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 09:37 14

23. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


is it? is it insane sir?

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:43 1

32. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'd switch it out for ridiculous. It doesn't seem fair in many ways.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 12:30 4

39. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


seem fair? this requires root access to work the way it's described to. it has nothing to do with favoring rooted users or anything of the such. still the lazy troll. :P

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 18:22

43. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


You can't root if the bootloader is locked.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 18:36

44. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


You can root if the bootloader is locked, but you can't run a custom ROM.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 21:32 3

47. anGel_pLayer (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)


You can root on locked bootloader, and you can install custom ROMs on locked bootloader as well. Though you can't install a custom kernel on a locked bootloader.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:30

54. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


you can run custom ROM's with a locked bootloader but they can't alter the kernel in any kind of way.

posted on 24 Jan 2013, 13:29

53. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yes you can. my Droid Razr MAXX HD is rooted and it also has a bootstrap recovery so i can dual boot into the unofficial CM10.1 beta should i chose to. i've rooted all of the Motorola devices i've owned to date and all of them have had locked bootloaders. quit spreading such misinformed information troll.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 11:01

34. sid07desai (Posts: 290; Member since: 03 May 2012)


No big deal. If you're concerned enough about your android phone. You should atleast have the knowledge of rooting it. I wanted to throw my GS2 and buy and iphone but cm10 changed my opinion completely. However, I agree with you.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:24 7

3. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Why us there lag in the first place? Project Butter was supposed to end lag in android.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:32 32

4. Aeires (unregistered)


Shut up, Taco.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:35 11

7. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Ohh taco50, how much do we miss you. Those were the good old days. lol

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 09:43 1

25. Atrixboyyy (Posts: 370; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


I remember before actually making my account watching taco spew nonsense... brings me back

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 11:46 5

37. Aeires (unregistered)


I opened this account just to tell Taco to shut up.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:44 1

33. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14180; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not a taco.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 12:41 4

40. tedkord (Posts: 12218; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Thats true. Taco was slightly crazier, but much more interesting and entertaining.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:32 20

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You are clearly the most weak person here in PhoneArena.com. There are millions & millions of phones that were sold BEFORE Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was introduced.

This app is clearly intended for those millions & millions of Android users who are running anything below Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Everyone who has Android 4.1 Jelly Bean knows Project Butter is wonderful.

If you really have no clue then please spare us your ridiculous comments. You really hurt your cause when you open your petty little mouth. Educate yourself before you talk. lol

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:34 15

6. Cyan3boN (Posts: 444; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Its for low to mid range phones which may never see the light of jelly bean.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:45 1

9. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I take it you didnt even read the article....I hope you didnt. If you did.....wow....

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 07:57

10. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wow, you need to learn how to read with comprehension.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:07 10

11. s.mrabet (Posts: 125; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


why does the iphone 5 freeze and lag??
you are one pathetic loser!

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:20 5

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Troll spotted, troll reported

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:28 3

14. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


Remixfa... WE CALL YOU !!! SAVE US FROM THIS SH*T !

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:43 1

15. SuperNexus (Posts: 127; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


look like you didn't read the article....... it says modestly-spec'd handsets.

now tell me which modestly-spec'd handsets has now Android 4.1.

so what Project Butter is doing.
If you don't know anything then keep your mouth shut.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 08:50 1

16. bucky (Posts: 2693; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


With exception of the sgs3 international and the new nexus this is a must for everything else.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 10:23 3

30. tedkord (Posts: 12218; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Nah, my Thunderbolt with Gingerbread was completely smooth. Zero lag. I even posted a video on youtube to challenge an iFan to identify the lag. Her never replied, of course.

posted on 23 Jan 2013, 19:28

45. jroc74 (Posts: 6015; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Funny...I didnt need it for my Droid X after the GB update. I didnt need it for my RAZR and Maxx HD.

I didnt need it for the G Nex or Rezound either.

Alot of what ppl complain about with Android is home screen scrolling. Changed the launcher on my Droid X1 before the GB update...and all was well. Lock screen too. Its a shame sometimes you have to do that for some phones.....but home screen scrolling and the lock screen does not equal the entire user experience.

Also...Moto has been notoriously bad with a choppy gallery app. They finally got it better...something Samsung and HTC had right almost from day one.

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