- 12-10-12, 11:47 AM #26
- 12-10-12, 05:27 PM #31
Re: PlayBook slowing down? Just wipe it
Wiping isn't really a good solution to me. It's a short term remedy that really doesn't really help the ongoing problem for me. On my playbook I have wiped it maybe 5=6 times total since I purchased it on launch day. And while wiping it helps initially, most of all problems creep back in about one week. I haven't turned on my playbook since October or so though so I may have missed some other update that has taken place since then. Even throughout this year I have only used it sporadically mostly in anticipation of bb10 to get a feel for qnx and to see what going on in the app world.
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- 12-10-12, 06:01 PM #32
I'd like to mention, so that no one is surprised, that some apps you may have downloaded for Free, may no longer be available for download in App World.
There are a couple of games that I got for free / promotion: Modenr Combat, Tetris, NFS Undercove3r, Asphalt 6, ShadowGun, and CreaVures. I'm not entirely sure, but a wipe and restore via App World vs. restore from DM may result in one or more of those apps not being added without a purchase as the promotional period has expired.
Just didn't want anyone to be disappointed.
No it doesn't. My issue was simply too much sideloading I think. I'm sure I put several Android apps on mine that didn't play nice. Plus it's been discussed in other threads that even after deleting them there are fragmented files left behind that are hard to get rid of.
- 12-10-12, 10:26 PM #36
I was thinking about doing this and DM was stopping like at the same point and failing every time. It got irritating and I just gave up but I was noticing the browser and keyboard lag so I knew it still needed to be wiped. I'm glad that wiping it is the way to go and I'm now in the process of backing up my groovy notes, uploading my books, videos and music to skydrive via files and folders (killer app btw) and other important pdfs and docs. It's gonna suck about the app data though because I beat Earth and Legend, Plants vs Zombies, Angry birds, and have nearly completed other games like sonic and shadowgun. That's gonna suck but if my playbook is gonna be snappy again. Then it should be worth it.
- 12-11-12, 12:25 AM #39
I recall when backup the pb, there were only three checkboxes: Application Data, Media Files, and Settings.
so when restoring, we cannot selectively choose which apps we want to restore.., correct?
side note: I too failed full backup with bridge and wifi on. then I turned on Airplane Mode, and backup finished successfully.
PlayBook slowing down? Just wipe it
That is correct you can choose at that point what info you want to restore.
Interesting last point you have. I didn't try to use Airplane Mode while attempting a backup. I did manually turn all connections off. Now that everything is done for me, I might try all options and see what happens at least at that point I would have part of my info restored if I needed a wipe in the future for any reason.
- 12-11-12, 03:36 AM #44
See..uh, you guys..
This same logic, can be applied on any personal computer you're using. Have you ever reformatted/re-installed your OS on a PC? It's like WOW THIS IS SO AMAZINGLY FAST, THIS IS SO COOL.
Use it for a couple weeks, install applications, ect. It's the same ol' computer. As others are saying, I don't see this as any long-term fix. It's a very, very temporary band aid:/.
- 12-11-12, 07:03 AM #46
I also just do a reset if things get a bit buggy and it does help. Clearing cache does too. It works the same way on my laptop. However, like people mentioned, the fixes are just temporary, it runs butter smooth for awhile and things start to slow down and get buggy again. I actually have more problems on my laptop than with the Playbook. 99% of the time, my Playbook runs great even with sideloaded apps. Just the battery life is pretty poor but I will live with that since I love the playbook so much.
- 12-11-12, 09:56 AM #47
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I am facing this same issue for past one week, suddenly it has gone all laggy and slow in every damn operation. I have one question before I go for wipe though;
Lets say I bought an App for 3$, and now its 5$. So If I wipe it; does App World allow to re-install the application? Any idea.
- 12-11-12, 11:21 AM #50
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