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  1. kam187

    kam187 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Add as we discover them :)

    - Install spare parts and change window transitions speed to 'fast'
    - Change overall font size to 'small'
    - Install busybox so you can try swapper (needs root)

    (you can also enable fancy transitions etc from spare parts)
     

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  2. slw

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    I have read that spare parts drains the battery. What is your experience?
     
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    kam187 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hmm i don't see how. It just changes some android settings. It was compiled from some code found in the google source archive.

    You can use it to change the setting then uninstall if you're paranoid about it.

    I'm finding that in fact with the new firmware there are random crashes - which sometimes cause a reboot, but at the very least wake the phone up. This is what's causing the battery drain. I hope samsung release a fixed firmware soon!
     
  4. hippy

    hippy Well-Known Member

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    Do you have any tweaks for speeding the boot time or for speeding up the camera lag, ie. the time it takes for the camera to activate from the Home screen? Thanks.
     
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    Xenon Well-Known Member

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    I believe I've seen Donut advertized as having 40% faster camera
    startup time or something like that.
     
  6. hippy

    hippy Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you are right..
    "the camera, which was notably lagging is now "39% faster, and there is a 28% improvement in the time from completing one shot to the next."
    Google releases Android 'Donut' 1.6 SDK

    I'm not holding high hopes given the rate at which Samsung is releasing updates in the UK..
     
  7. tisti

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    Eh? Just use odin and flash the newer ones. You can always make a nandroid copy of your nand if your worried about warranty.
     
  8. hippy

    hippy Well-Known Member

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    From my understanding (i'm new to a lot of this, bear with me) it's not the firmware that "fixes" the camera speed, it's a newer version of Android. Since the 1.6 SDK is all that has been released, manufacturers still have to build their new firmware around 1.6. Currently it's all built around 1.5 right?
    So Samsung's latest firmware (II5) doesn't have anything to do with 1.6, it's all built around 1.5 I thought.

    Also, doesn't nandroid require a rooted phone (very funny statement if you're Australian :))?

    From the readme in nandroid:
    "Nandroid Backup is a set of tools and a script that will enable anyone who has root on their G1 and has the engineering/dev spl bootloader [1] (or has a dev phone) + a recovery image with busybox and adbd running as root [2] to make full system backups."
     

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