We've received mixed reports about switching to ART but it seems that the majority of users who make the jump see some type of improvement. But just how noticeable is this improvement in app performance? Let us know if switching to ART has brought noticeable changes to your device's performance.
Improve Your Typing Experience in Your Epic 4G With Impaled Keyboard Patch
If the keyboard on your Samsung Epic 4G performs less than par and gives you a hard time to type anything on it, then today is your lucky day. XDA moderator theimpaler747 along with the work of XDA member user_none, has come up with a patch that will make sure that typing in your device is not a hassle but a joy! The patch is simply an optimization of the key timer, which according to the dev will ensure or at the very least minimize the keystrokes are not dropped by the device. The work is based on a patch that was posted by XDA members mkasick, which works great for most roms, but that could be a bit better. TheImpaler has provided instructions for manual installation as well as a zip file to flash it and save you the trouble.
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Even though most customs roms now have the wonderful keyboard patch posted by mkasick here, I’ve found that almost all of them still drop keys. But, with some experimenting, I believe I’ve found the perfect value to set the key timer at
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