So I'm sorry to say but Gingerbread totally ruined my phone (LG P970 Optimus Black - not rooted). I like all of you having been waiting patiently for Gingerbread for months. My tab (Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000) runs 50% faster after the Gingerbread update a few months back, so I was expecting good things for my phone. Unfortunately, the memory usage on Gingerbread is way to high. On Froyo, I use to have between 150 to 200MB of free memory after killing the unwanted apps. Now on Gingerbread, it's down to 100MB or less. I'm am regretting upgrading to gingerbread. How can I go back to Froyo? It was running brilliantly.
I've been using Easy Task Killer on Froyo and it worked brilliantly. Gingerbread. I've tried Advanced Task Killer and others, but it's not helping, there's just too little memory left. Tried with Auto-optimize/Autokill ON & OFF, no difference. Phone is sluggish is there's a few apps running (facebook, k9 mail). There's so little memory, Opera Mobile with 2 tabs gets stuck, whereas before I could view up to 7 tabs before finding a slowdown. What ticks me off is all these apps which want to run like Noom, Tweetcaster, etc. even if you set the notifications to off. Even more than that is the utterly useless stock Email app which runs all the time using about 20MB even though there are no accounts setup. Honestly, it's so useless, LG should be ashamed to load it on this beautiful phone. The most important reason I can't use it because messages don't get deleted messages off the server when deleting them off the phone. WTF? K-9 Mail is pretty good. I was hoping LG would upgrade the stock email app but it's still the same k@k.
I'm so ticked off. How can I go back to Froyo? I don't really want to root, but if I have to then I will because this phone is now barely usable the way I need to use it (k-9 Mail, Opera Mobile with at least 4 tabs, Facebook App - not all at the same time - although I could with Froyo).
PS: My advice to anyone with an unrooted phone - PLEASE DO NOT UPGRADE TO GINGERBREAD