April Fools Day is once again upon us and as usual, tech companies everywhere have not failed to keep us entertained. With a trove of fantastic faux product launches and even some real product launches that were taken as April Fools jokes, people have been busy releasing their hilarious ideas. With many of these jokes being nostalgic and some even being functional it's easy to appreciate the spirit behind them. Samsung Galaxy Blade Edge In a reference to the Galaxy...
Deodex or Odex; Use the Best of Both Worlds for Eee Pad Transformer
The deodex vs odex debate is nearly as old as Android itself. While deodex allows for customization, odex typically wins the performance race and no one can be really sure which one is better. So why not use both?
This is the challenge being tackled by XDA Senior Member Danzano, who’s posted about a tweak that users carrying the Asus Eee Pad Transformer can use to give their deodexed systems all the speed of odex without actually making it odex.
The process is a little complicated, and requires using Terminal Emulator, so be sure you pay careful attention to the instructions if you plan on trying it. It involves a number of commands in the terminal emulator as well as some build.prop changes. Of course, be sure to back up your build.prop file before attempting just in case something goes wrong.
The features of the tweak include:
[*]More free RAM.
[*]Faster launch for system & user apps during the second launch.
[*]Gives as much as of a performance boost as ODEX without odexing. Themer friendly.
[*]Smoother app switching.
The only disadvantage is that it has the potential to break some applications, although there have been no reported broken applications yet.
If this looks like something you’d be interested in doing, then by all means check out the original thread for all the terminal commands and list of build.prop changes. Also, at the end of the first post is the terminal commands to reverse all the changes made, so if something isn’t working properly, the method to reverse the changes are easily accessible.
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