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I have had my HTC One V since before Christmas, it was ok for the first two or so weeks, but since then I have had major issues, lag, programs not responding, sd card issues and the list goes on. what can i do. I looked at other threads for answers but I have had no end of greif with my phone. I like my phone, but have had lots of trouble with it

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Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, there is not much you can do. You can try to wipe the whole phone (settings -> storage -> factory reset ( http://www.htc.com/help/www/howto_iframe.aspx?id=142158&type=1&p_id=439) ). Apps known as memory cleaner/booster won't do much as android is able to manage which app it has to kill when it need memory. If you don't really mind breaking your warranty, there is a lot of tutorials available on xda-developers.com . there you will learn how to flash a custom rom and that can possibly help you. Finally, if you suffer really low sd card speed, you might have a defective sd card. If it's the internal memory, get it to your retailer to get it check/send to repair. If it's an external card, try another one and if you still have problem, you can take it to your retailer for a checkup.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

I don't know where you got cleaners & boosters won't do anything because it does alot and is the only way I can get my wife's Nexus S running smoothly, which has pretty much the same specs. Also make sure your closing apps completely by holding the home button on the phone & flicking them left or right. Go to this thread and install the apps I listed and run them, it will help alot. http://community.koodomobile.com/koodo/topics/htc_one_v_lagging_problemsg
Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

When it come to android, i know what i'm talking about.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

obviously you don't thanks. Why do you think Samsung even puts a ram booster factory installed in its high end phones?
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

Wow, KID. You've been challenged 😉
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

lol
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

I'll definitely keep an eye on this thread lol
Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

Kid android is right. What do you mean by android getting old?. That makes no sense. I use start up cleaners and disabled apps that I don't use and I find it works.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

I would like to point out that one ofthe frequent posters here has rooted the one v and installed Slim Bean Rom. And has had much success. A common complaint with the One V is lag. Just like the Samsung Galaxy Ace, it would appear HTC has no interest in fixing it. My personal recommendation would be to root it, backup the stock rom, and install slim bean
Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

Free ram on android is wasted ram. What android does is it take all the program possible and cache them into ram to avoid you that little time it take. If you happen to need more ram, the linux kernel start freeing ram by removing cached entry then, if more ram is needed, it clean program that are on the onStop procedure and finally, if even more ram is needed, it kill the program that are on the onPause procedure. Using a memory booster will simulate a programm that need a lot of ram so asking the linux kernel to free things. However, when you want to start an app again, it will have to reload it, leading you to a not so great improvement. Samsung put a memory booster in their high-end smart phone cause people like it. Also most of the people don't know what they are doing. Ah, and touchwiz suck so much juice that freeing some of his taken ram make you feel like having a boost.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

Whatever you say, I have a ton of personal experience with over 15 different Android devices & the lower grade ones that have less than 1gb of RAM lag badly & the only way to help the OS chug along is to free up RAM. Running the way your saying and letting the OS clear up RAM is another process that the OS has to deal with and it only clears enough RAM to keep it running which means that it's doing that added process repeatedly, hence where lagging comes into play. Freeing up a chunk of RAM instead of just enough to keep going eliminates some of that lag.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

You guys are discussing the same thing I think. Chad is right in regards to the kernal processing, when ram is needed their is a standard process in android that first clears the cache, then cycles through onstop and onpause as needed, and their is a limit to how many applications can access onpause and onstop at one time. Blackberry 10 runs a similar process tree as well, you're limited to 8 open real time applications before it starts flushing. Kid is right in the sense that if you use an application that forces these procedures to initiate, you're essentially doing the same thing.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

Exactly so by forcing the process to the max at once then there isn't that extra load by doing the process in small increments which is constantly adding an added process.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

It's the same thing either way. You're either flushing the memory when it's needed, or you're flushing the memory constantly. Both accomplish the same thing. Having "memory booster" do this is kind of a moot point, as the OS will do it when it's needed anyway. It's kind of like manually initiating a defrag on a Windows 7 PC. You could do it, but windows has a built in process that's constantly running a defrag anyway, so you're just manually initiating a process that's already being used as needed.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

It's not exactly the same though because like you said the OS is clearing it up as needed so it's constantly having to do that process which is what makes it lag when RAM used is near it's max because it's just clearing enough that's needed. If you clear a big chunk then there isn't that repetitive process being added. It's like going a getting a glass of water at a time repeatedly or taking a jug of water with you, you don't have to take up time and energy repeatedly by doing the process of getting that water if you take an entire jug at once then that process of getting it isn't repeated. The process of getting the water is the same as the process of clearing RAM.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

I don't follow that analogy. I would suggest that the default flushing process is like going to get a glass of water when you're thirsty. Whereas constantly running a process like memory booster in the background is like going to get water every 5 mins, whether you're thirsty or not. If you have sufficient ram, running memory booster isn't going to make that somehow more sufficient.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

I'll just simplify it, IT WORKS. it makes these low grade devices lag less that's it. It is the only way to fix the lag of these low grade devices, as simple as that. I've had many ppl try it and thank me because it helped, so it obviously works.
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Chad Cormier Roussel wrote:

Hi. This is basically android that is getting old. If you don't want to break your warranty, ther...

I'm not doubting that it works. I'm questioning the efficiency of it vs the integrated flushing process. I like geeking out topics of this nature. Like we've already determined, its more or less the same process either way, just initiated in a different manner.
Thank you everybody, I have also been suffering from crashing sometimes with apps, especially when the phone lags, usually right after startup or restart
and about my SD card, it works well enough, most of my apps are on the card itself. I don't understand why when I changed my music on it both music players dont read it. The HTC one makes it seem like I didn't change a thing, and the Google Music app says I dont have any music on my SD card
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Joel Webb wrote:

and about my SD card, it works well enough, most of my apps are on the card itself. I don't under...

On my Galaxy Note 2 I have to turn the device off & on for the phone to recognize music in the player I have just placed on the card.
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Joel: It should be noted that the HTC One V has a 1 GHz single core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage. In comparison, my HTC Raider has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal storage with a class 6, 32 GB microSD card installed. With those specs in mind, the One V isn’t the greatest at multitasking which is why you’re experiencing lag. 1. Get a higher class microSD card; class 6 cards are more than sufficient. Buy from a reputable manufacturer not a cheap off-brand. MicroSD card capacity or size should be 16 GB or better. Higher class microSD cards guarantee higher data transfer rates and offer greater stability and reliability over time. 2. Back up and root the device. Flash a custom recovery and perform a nandroid back up. When tinkering with any Android device, you can never have too many backups. Rooting allows for privileged control (or root access) within Android's subsystem. You’ll also be able to remove carrier/manufacturer bloatware and install apps that require root access that can further enhance the One V’s performance. The rooting process will void the manufacturer’s warranty; however, the rooting process is completely reversible. 3. Although I have flashed many custom ROMS on a wide assortment of Android devices (including the HTC Raider), the end result is that the majority of custom ROMS are works in progress. There will be bugs with even the most stable builds out there. Be prepared to do a lot of reading and follow instructions to the letter.
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Don't know if OP has resolved his/her issues, but as Chad Burr mentioned, I have bought a refurb One V which I rooted/rommed. The combo is TWRP 2.4.1.0 recovery with Unofficial SlimBean 4.1.2 by Lloir. Using Hellboy's kernel from 2013/02/14. I installed the apps I need, and my 64GB SDXC card full of music. Quite frankly, for $100, I'm shocked at how much it can do! Really, people. If you're comfortable rooting your One V and voiding the warranty, you'll end up with a new device once you're done. It is THAT much faster with an AOSP based rom. I think for such hardware, Sense might be a little bit too much.
my htc one v is shutting down whenever i connect it to the internet or juss on the mobile data plssss help
shubham jani wrote:

my htc one v is shutting down whenever i connect it to the internet or juss on the mobile data pl...

Hi shubham, you should create a new topic for your specific issue as more people will be able to help you there. As stated earlier in this topic you could try to do a system wipe or install a custom ROM if you don't mind voiding your warranty.

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