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Defragmentation?

10-26-2009, 04:24 PM
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Defragmentation?

I was wondering if there is any app that can defrag my iPod? I toss a ton of apps on and off (mostly on) constantly and my iPod runs very laggy-It has been choppy ever since I updated to 3.1.1 I had assumed it was the update, but I've noticed it seems to get worse which leads me to believe it might be something else. Has anyone else experienced this?

Yes I have jailbroken my iPod if that makes any difference (possibly a defrag app avail through Cydia?).

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10-26-2009, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Chrono Gear View Post
I was wondering if there is any app that can defrag my iPod? I toss a ton of apps on and off (mostly on) constantly and my iPod runs very laggy-It has been choppy ever since I updated to 3.1.1 I had assumed it was the update, but I've noticed it seems to get worse which leads me to believe it might be something else. Has anyone else experienced this?

Yes I have jailbroken my iPod if that makes any difference (possibly a defrag app avail through Cydia?).
Jailborken iPod's are normally laggy, if you have lots of background apps running it will slow down your iPod.

10-26-2009, 04:40 PM
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I've read that before but considering it was laggy before I re-jailbroke it I'm not sure that's the problem. I'm pretty sure it's something else.

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10-26-2009, 04:43 PM
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I've read that before but considering it was laggy before I re-jailbroke it I'm not sure that's the problem. I'm pretty sure it's something else.
Well, see, if you have SBSettings that runs in the background which slows down your iPod. I think it is the same with Winterboard. More background apps running = slower iPod. If you un-jailbreak your iPod, there is no background apps running (except push notifications).
10-26-2009, 04:48 PM
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iPod uses flash memory, defragmenting won't do any good. Defragging will just waste write cycles too

If it's slow then it's probably apps running in the background.
10-26-2009, 04:50 PM
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How do I check what apps are running in the background so I can stop them?

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10-26-2009, 04:53 PM
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How do I check what apps are running in the background so I can stop them?
sbsettings is always running there's no way to stop that
you can turn off SSH
and go to 'processes' in sbsettings to quit things like mail or safari
10-26-2009, 05:04 PM
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Okay I have been fiddling around--I was not runnning SBSettings, should I install it and then try to disable extra apps running? or will this just make things worse?

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10-26-2009, 05:12 PM
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My iPhone 3G has been laggy ever since 3.1.1 and that's without jailbreak. When I downgraded to 3.0 it was good again. But then I jailbroke, ran SBsetting, winterboard, etc....slooooooow...so i restored.

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