It’s always fun to take a test drive with another device’s software. Whether it’s running Motoblur’s launcher on any phone you want or getting Touchwiz on an HTC Sense phone, users generally seem to enjoy trying out what they don’t normally have. It is now possible for LG P500 users to do the same, as Sony’s Timescape UI has been successfully ported to the device.
XDA Senior Member fundoozzz, with the help of some others, was able to get the flashy Sony Timescape UI running on the P500 running Gingerbread. The original mod is courtesy of XDA Senior Member ra3al. It was originally tested on CM7, but should be usable on any Gingerbread ROM.
To install, users download the patch and flash it via recovery. Then, it’s a matter of downloading and installing the Sony Xperia Home APK. After that, users can access the launcher and widgets that make up Timescape UI. Additionally, fundoozzz has also provided step-by-step instructions for those who prefer to only use the widgets.
For more details, head to the original thread.
March 6, 2012 By: Joseph Hindy
3D graphics performance on Android devices has increased dramatically in the last year or so. Some newer phones have very impressive benchmark scores, and many don’t even break a sweat while playing high quality games or emulators for consoles like Playstation and Nintento 64. Some older devices such as the LG P500 don’t have that kind of power, though, and require some help.
XDA Forum Member rk00064 has ported a method originally for the Xperia X8 that will help increase 3D graphics performance. The modification process is a relatively, and involves deleting the libGLES_android.so file from the phone, flashing the modified Adreno Lib files, and giving the build.prop a few tweaks to get everything running.
The end result is a GPU that renders 3D faster than it did previously. As always, make a complete backup before attempting anything, just in case something bad happens. For now, the tweak has only been tested on a couple of ROMs, but should work for any Gingerbread based ROM.
You can find the download links, shout outs, the full instructions and the build.prop tweaks in the original thread.