Category : Android, DIY, HTC
I found this on the XDA website. It works amazingly well for all rooted Android phones. It will speed up your phone and prevent lagging. Made my HTC Sensation feel a lot more responsive.
So, I was experiencing significant lag as we all do from time to time, and decided I was going to get to the bottom of it.
After tracing and debugging for hours, I discovered the source of 90% of Android’s lag. In a word, entropy (or lack thereof).
Google’s JVM, like Sun’s, reads from /dev/random. For all random data. Yes, the /dev/random that uses a very limited entropy pool.
Random data is used for all kinds of stuff.. UUID generation, session keys, SSL.. when we run out of entropy, the process blocks. That manifests itself as lag. The process cannot continue until the kernel generates more high quality random data.
So, I cross-compiled rngd, and used it to feed /dev/urandom into /dev/random at 1 second intervals.
Result? I have never used an Android device this fast.
via [APK] Seeder entropy generator to provide significant lag reduction – xda-developers.
Interesting. I’ve not tried Siri nor do I know anyone that has an iPhone 4GS that can give me reports on it. By all accounts it’s the dogs nutsack so hopefully this app will be just as good.
Google’s response to Siri is codenamed Majel, could be released by end of year | Android and Me.
This post is especially for the paranoid amongst us. Recently an Android Developer discovered a rootkit called Carrier IQ that is capable of logging everything you do and worst of all it comes pre-installed on almost all smartphones, including Android, iPhone and Blackberry. Click on the link below for more information
Carrier IQ: How the Widespread Rootkit Can Track Everything on Your Phone, and How to Remove It.
I’ve been meaning to root and flash my HTC Desire HD for a while now and today I finally took the bull by the horns and attempted the procedure.
I’m not sure if it was just me or if the process was actually as difficult as I made it. After approximately 5 hours of tinkering I eventually rooted the phone and installed a custom ROM called Cyanogenmod 7.0.
First impressions are positive. The phone seems more responsive and I seem to be making less typing errors which makes me think that the keyboard functionality has been upgraded.
Here’s some images of my phone now. I must admit it was worth the effort in the end.
I’ve been faffing about with my new phone for the last couple of weeks now and I’ve come across a few cool Easter Eggs on my phone. I’m not sure if these Easter Eggs will work only on the HTC or with all Android based phones all I know is that they are tried and working on my HTC Desire HD.
*Disclaimer – I am NOT responsible for any damage or loss of service signal or data from your phone if you use these commands*
Type the following into your phone to access each feature:
*#*#4636#*#* (or *#*#info#*#*)
Testing – gives access to five different information screens.
GTalk service monitor – monitors Google Talk host address & port, your Google JID, your Device ID, GTalk connection status, your connection history, your current GTalk presence (available, idle or invisible), etc.
Fieldtest – pressing menu lets you do setup, or select item to test.
I’ve no real idea on the best or most informative ways to use these menus but I thought it was kinda cool to be able to get that information from your phone anyway!
In this post I will show you how to automatically start an application once your headset is plugged in.
1. Create a new profile and call it whatever you want.
2. For the First Context you will need to choose “State” and then select “Headset Plugged” and click Done on the Headset Plugged page.
3. Click on “New Task” then press App – Load App and select the App that you would like to use when your headset is plugged in.
4. Click Done and Apply and then your new Profile will automatically load your application when your headset is plugged in.
I’ve owned an iPhone 3Gs for the last 9 months or so and I recently saw a work colleague’s HTC Desire HD and immediately wanted one.
As great as the iPhone is I didn’t like the fact that I was locked into Apple and I could not install custom apps or get at the guts of the phone so I decided to try out Android.
I’ve been using the Desire for 5 days now and other than the usual hiccups like getting to learn the menus etc the Desire has been amazing.
I’ve found that there are apps out there that allow me to do whatever I want, one extremely impressive feature was that the default music player on my phone picked up my uPnP servers and automatically showed me their contents allowing me to stream music and movies to my phone across WiFi.
I’m hoping to install Apps and review them on this page so keep your eyes peeled for more.