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

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

FEATURED VIDEO

53 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Yeah they kinda missed that VERY important aspect of the app. lol I STILL love PhoneArena.com though. lol +1

20. babyboy14622

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

that is insane it requires root

23. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

is it? is it insane sir?

32. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

39. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can't root if the bootloader is locked.

44. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

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

47. anGel_pLayer

Posts: 54; Member since: Jun 29, 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.

54. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

53. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

34. sid07desai

Posts: 290; Member since: May 03, 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.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

4. Aeires unregistered

Shut up, Taco.

7. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

25. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 597; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

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

37. Aeires unregistered

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

33. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not a taco.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

6. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

9. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

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

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

11. s.mrabet

Posts: 147; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Troll spotted, troll reported

14. abdane

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

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

15. SuperNexus

Posts: 127; Member since: Jan 18, 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.

16. bucky

Posts: 3783; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

30. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

45. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.