'clean up' iphone to help it run faster?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by mdwsta4, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    i have a 1st gen iphone unlocked, running 2.1. in cydia there's a storage tab. my system shows i'm using 82.1% with 17.9% free.
    some apps (like voice recorder, notes, etc) have a terrible and annoying lag to them. is it possible to free up system space so the phone in general runs faster? if so, how?
    can i free up space by deleting things like sources? if so, which ones? the only things i use from cydia are winterboard, bitesms, and scrobbled.

    thanks!
     
  2. Four20 macrumors 6502a

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    the only thing you need to do to make it perform quicker is reboot the device

    there are a few applications in the App Store that lets you manually free up some RAM. . .but that's as far as it goes
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The only thing I can think of would be to remove winterboard and manually replace all images yourself.
     
  4. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

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    Install 2.2.1 and only install what you actually use regularly.
     
  5. KingHuds macrumors 6502

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    Is there a guide somewhere to where all the files are for the dock, icons, etc.? So I can SSH a theme on?
     
  6. Tokiopop macrumors 68000

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    The icons for apps are normally located in the apps' folder. I can't remember off the top of my head where this is, however :(
     
  7. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    Winterboard?
     
  8. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

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    I'm going to jailbreak one more time and try to do as much as possible without using winterboard.

    I'm reading as much as I possibly can and hopefully I should be able to follow the success that others have had.

    Some of the themes that people post are totally mouth drooling.....I wish they also mention HOW they did it :(
     
  9. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Remove MobileSubstrate and all applications that depend on it (Intelliscreen, etc.) That along should yield some serious performance increases.
     
  10. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    Winterboard creates that horrible lag. I uninstalled it off my jailbroken device and it runs about as smooth as it ever has in the past. MobileSubstrate apparently causes lag too, but I like notifier too much to get rid of it. Winterboard is the worst for lag.
     
  11. mdwsta4 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    i didn't think winterboard created the lag, but sounds like it might. in older version (before winterboard/summerboard), i used to SSH over everything to replace the actual file. a bit more time consuming, but it got the job done. perhaps i need to do the same again seeing as i never change icons.

    as far as the use in storage, none of the packages in cydia have anything to do with that? ie, if i remove a few of the sources, i'll free up space?

     
  12. ppc750fx macrumors 65816

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    Applications installed through apt/Cydia certainly do take up space, but the sources themselves do not (well, they take up a couple KB at most). The source list simply defines what repositories you can search/install from -- the applications you install from those are what you have to worry about re: storage space.
     

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