'clean up' iphone to help it run faster?

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

  1. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

    Jul 23, 2007
    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.

  2. Four20 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 22, 2007
    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


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    The only thing I can think of would be to remove winterboard and manually replace all images yourself.
  4. NeoMayhem macrumors 6502a

    Aug 22, 2003
    Install 2.2.1 and only install what you actually use regularly.
  5. KingHuds macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2008
    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


    Dec 6, 2008
    West Yorkshire, UK
    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

    Oct 20, 2008
  8. OrangeDog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2008
    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

    Aug 20, 2008
    Remove MobileSubstrate and all applications that depend on it (Intelliscreen, etc.) That along should yield some serious performance increases.
  10. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020


    Nov 14, 2002
    Charleston, SC
    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

    Jul 23, 2007
    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

    Aug 20, 2008
    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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