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Init.d, CPU Editor Script, and ClockworkMod for Xperia Ion
For those who don’t know, Init.d is required to run scripts on most Android devices. It can be used on pretty much any device that’s rooted, but sometimes it can be hard to make it stick. Usually, it requires flashing a kernel or a ROM that has Init.d support in a custom recovery. For those rocking the Sony Xperia Ion, you now have a different option. You also have some fun new scripts to play with.
Thanks to the efforts of XDA Senior Member popfan, the Xperia Ion now has Init.d support, a CPU Editor, and a ClockworkMod Recovery. This is a great start for a device that was only rooted a short time ago, and provides ROM and kernel developers with a solid development base on which to work. There some problems with ClockworkMod Recovery. It mostly works, but it has shown to be unstable and will reboot randomly. Work is being done to correct it, but for now users should proceed with caution.
For the Init.d support, users thankfully don’t need ClockworkMod recovery. Popfan has provided a nice Windows-only script that will add Init.d support to the Xperia Ion without having to flash it via recovery. After that’s done, users can then use the CPU Editor. The CPU Editor has quite a few nice features, including:
Change CPU Governor
Change CPU Min/Max Frequencies
Apply Settings on Boot – Sticky Mode
Set Dual Core CPU’s Independently – Governor and Frequencies
Force Dual Core – Second Core Online ALL The Time
Seperate Menus For Single and Dual Core Devices – Auto Selects
View Current Settings For Everything
Now uses config file to store values
Even though the Xperia Ion doesn’t have prolific developer support yet, there are some very useful tools for users to play with until more things become available. For more info, check out the CPU Editor thread, the init.d thread, and the CWM thread.
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