Speed up Re-Draws when going back "Home"

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  1. LexusBrian400

    LexusBrian400 Well-Known Member

    Tired of your widgets redrawing and lagging when you come back to the home launcher? Well then enter this into your data/local.prop file using root explorer.

    Code (Text):
    1. ro.home_app_adj=1

    Just put that into your /data/local.prop file and then reboot

    You should be good to go!

    Also, I can't take credit for this. I didnt create it, I just know how to google very well :) I forgot exactly where I got it from, but as soon as I find it, I'll make sure to give credit in the OP.

    For anyone on fission, here is the file already modified. - LOCAL.PROP (fission, maybe others... not sure. lol Someone let me know on another rom if this is what your local.prop looks like. Thank you
    Just copy in your /data folder and if it prompts you to overwrite it, click YES, then reboot.

    eldealero, Aggie12, Shenyu and 10 others like this.
  2. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Beesley! Use Root Explorer to do this?
  3. LexusBrian400

    LexusBrian400 Well-Known Member

    Yes, I'll edit the OP to clarify.
  4. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    You so rock, it isn't funny! +1 thank you!!!

    Are you going to offer this in your rom mger d/l section?

    Edit: I did it and put it as the last line in the local.prop file. Does it matter where I put it?
    Also, I use LPP. Will it help for that app as well?

    Donated. I'm overdue with you. ty!
  5. LexusBrian400

    LexusBrian400 Well-Known Member

    Thats correct, put it as the last line. Although it shouldn't really matter where it goes. As soon as I can figure out how to make an update.zip I'll try adding it to rom manager. I know how to replace the whole local.prop, but I dont know how to just inject 1 line of code into it. And since I dont know if that file changes between roms, I cant implement until I can figure out code injection :) So root explorer will have to do for now.

    Also, I can't take credit for this. I didnt create it, I just know how to google very well :) I forgot exactly where I got it from, but as soon as I find it, I'll make sure to give credit in the OP.

    And yes it *should* help with *any* launcher. Most launchers try do this via "Attempt to Force into Memory" checkboxes, but this mod actually makes it work.
  6. LexusBrian400

    LexusBrian400 Well-Known Member

    @Steven58 - Just wanted to say Thank you very much for the donation. It's people like you that keep me wanting to learn and contribute as much as I can. Very much appreciated.
  7. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    @Brian - aw shucks.. (blush). You deserve it! This mod really calms my LPP home. It's freaky how well this works. In fact, I almost feel as if I have an iPhone! UH! JK! ;)
    ehkamp likes this.
  8. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Well-Known Member

    All kinds of goodies for my phone today! nom nom nom
  9. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

  10. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

    So I can get to the file in Root Esplorer but can't seem to set the cursor in place that allows me to add the line. Any tips? I did choose RE to be set as R/W and I can bring the keyboard up but typing adds no characters
  11. imronburgundy

    imronburgundy Well-Known Member

    Longpress local.prop, click on "open in text editor". Should be able to do it now. Just save changes after you're done.
  12. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Well-Known Member

    long press on local.prop. scroll down list of options. click on open in text editor.

    gah he beat me to it!

    I hate you Ron Burgundy! I hate you! (just a quote. does not really reflect my feelings toward you lol)
  13. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

    DOH! Got it, just once I wish I would try to be a little more thorough before asking for help!

    Thanks man!
  14. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    ^^^ yeah. I found it hard it hard to get cursor to the bottom of the page using the MT keyboard, but I managed. The auto correct didn't like the "ro" word, as it kept on correcting it to the "to" word. Finally, I was able to force it through.

    Really, it's a fantastic mod.
  15. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

    LOL! Thanks to you too Ron Burgundy, sorry about that, I went right to Aggies post and missed yours!

    You guys rock!
  16. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

    I remember this mod from back in my D1 days. That phone had low(er) memory at only 256MB and this really made a difference.

    So, my question is, do a lot of people actually have redraw issues on their DXs? I run 5 screens on LPP with plenty of widgets, and on the D1 if I ran browser or Google Earth, or a game, coming home would cause the redraw. I have yet to experience this once though on the DX.

    Doesn't mean I'm not going to do this to my phone though, heh :p
  17. yawdapaah

    yawdapaah Well-Known Member

    Lol, why is my /data folder empty? I'm on Fission RC2 btw.
  18. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

    Honestly I wasn't sure if I did or not, never noticed if I did. Anyway, I wanted to be able to load the edit, LOL! Will be good for future mods in my journey toward bricking my X.
  19. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    I'm running 7 screens jam packed (launcher-x) I tend to do things up bigley-ish! ;)
  20. dhoffman1421

    dhoffman1421 Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's why I have no issues, I have 3 screens, and the main Home screen is sparsely populated. I am less is more kind of person.
  21. LexusBrian400

    LexusBrian400 Well-Known Member

    IDK man... I'm on fission also... and my /data folder is full. Weird.

    Here is a link to a pre-modded local.prop. Just copy into your /data folder


    When it asks you to overwrite, just click YES, and then reboot.
  22. punyweakling

    punyweakling Well-Known Member

    So can someone explain what this mod actually does. I know the result, but what does it do to achieve it? Hold the widget bitmaps in memory?
  23. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member


    I hope you don't mind, but I have to say something. I'm sure I don't only speak for myself, but I really appreciate you work on behalf of all of us who are DX owners. Your mods are just about in every rom worth it's salt. That says something.

    In fact, I appreciate you and all of the Dev's who work hard on our behalf. I like to support the dev's, whose apps and mods I use, financially. However, you and guys like you (FAB, JRummy16 etc).. .well I feel the need to articulate my thanks in words, too. You guys are Android rock stars to me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  24. bouchigo

    bouchigo Well-Known Member

    I posted this on XDA also, but I'm on rubiX Focused 1.6 and after rebooting the phone, the mod seems to have been overwritten. :confused:
  25. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

    Stupid question:

    Are you the saved to begin with?

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