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New Hack for Desire and Nexus One: data2ext
Because of the low amount of available memory for user data, developers have been trying to enhance the way Android handles OS-specific data and applications. They do this by referring to the SD card instead of the main memory itself. This makes it possible to install many more applications. This hack is called app2SD, which is widely known by many Android users across various devices.
Now, XDA member ownhere has come up with something new: data2ext. What this hack basically does is changing some partition settings (loopback) to increase write performance and to saver power. Originally created for the HTC Desire, it delivers some huge improvements and it really is a must-have for the Desire. The benchmark scores are outstanding, but more about that later. For more technical information, you can visit the thread.
For the Nexus One users, XDA member jayfallen is busy to merge that hack with a Nexus One ROM. Although, the first boot is just going fine, he wasn’t able to boot it more times. He ran Quadrant (benchmarking utility) and the results were huge: a I/O scoring 8000+ and a total score @ 3000+. He has called help from other XDA developers in the Nexus One thread, so if you are very good at Android developing, please take a look at it!
It is nice to see that developers are always finding new ways to improve the performance of their phones, and we hope that this hack will come available for other devices too.
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