Hi friend, these steps are just helpful tips, not required, but than again neither is changing the oil on your car, but clearing these files and performing these steps regularly will help keep your phones RAM(random access memory) clean. This particular type of memory is required for your device to function without freezing, slowness, or "force close" errors. Hope this helps. Have a good one
Thank you for the reply. It was more a rhetorical question. I mean is was a serious inquiry but I am thinking great I can not maintain any history to speak of.
I am pretty familiar with computers, memory and the like.
I can tell you I never should have switched from the Vibrant to the Galaxy 4G. The extra speed is nice but the 4G only having 512 MB ram, that is a joke... it has caused all kinds of issues for me actually.
Thanks for the tip.
If you would like another really awesome tip on helping performance of your device, the Galaxy S is one of the few android phones capable of clearing the "System Cache Partition" it only takes a few minutes and does NOT delete any of your personal files, just background data in all the phones applications.
1-Turn off the phone.
2-Remove the battery and Reinsert it.
3-Hold the Volume Up and Volume Down keys.
4-Press and hold the the Power key untill the phone starts to power back on
�(Continue holding both volume keys).
When a black screen with yellow text appears, you may release the keys. Blue text appears at
the top of the screen with options.
5-Press the Volume Down key to scroll to delete all cache data.
6-Press the Power key to select it.
7-Wait for a few seconds ad the phone clears information.
8-Press the Power key to select reboot system now.
9-Wait as the phone restarts.
Hi jwilliamsoh, great questions. Not all android devices can do this and the ones that can do not follow the same steps. If you have a different device and would like to know if yours can just let me know. This process does NOT delete any personal data, this means if you like me are an angry birds rockstar and have 3 stars in all levels this information is safe and will not be removed when clearing the cache partition. Hope this helps