SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Increase The Reading Speed Of Your SD Card
SD card reading speeds vary depending upon which class of SD card that you have chosen. However, many have experienced disappointment when comparing the read speed on our PCs to that on our Android devices. XDA forum member brainmaster states that it doesn’t matter if you have a fast 10 Class SD Card – it’s all in the Cache.
The Cache size for reading from SD card on your Android device is set to 128KB, on some ROMs even to 4KB!
To check for yourself you will need to navigate to /sys/devices/virtual/bdi/179:0/read_ahead_kb. This can be changed manually but will not persisit on reboot. In order to make the change persist, it needs to be done by loading the script on startup through the init.d. Alternatively, the XDA member has provided the CWM.zip files to make thing easier.
To find out the best Cache size for your SD card and the best method to change this for you, head on over to the modification thread.
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Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.
ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...