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Root Wow! My Desire is now running on Android 2.3.3 (Gingervillian 1.8)

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  1. sameee781

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    I've successfully rooted my HTC Desire. Installation of Gingervillian ROM in the rooted desire is also successful.
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    I followed the following posts of SUroot. Thanks a lot SUroot to make this thing too easy to say.

    http://androidforums.com/desire-all-things-root/221212-faq-rooting-updated-19-03-11-a.html
    http://androidforums.com/desire-all...g-unrevoked-windows-published-19-03-11-a.html

    I followed the process described by SUroot line to line. So, I faced no problem and fortunately I didn't found any unusual things during the operation.

    I already restored all the apps (by Titanium), SMS (by SMS backup and restore) and contacts (by android's Import/Export feature). ;)

    But..

    It seems a little bit slower response than previous. :(
    I'm disappointed after checking the score (only 711!!!) at Quadrant Standard benchmarking app.
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    It would be very helpful for me if I get some suggestion to improve the performance of my Desire driven by Gingerbread.
     

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  2. SUroot

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    The quadrant means nothing. It takes into account, 3D graphics, which are not optimised on Gingerbread roms yet.

    Give it a reboot if you think it feels slower.

    Did you "restore missing apps with data"? This is the option in titanium you should use. Or where possible, without data
     
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    I used 'Restore all apps with data'. All the apps were installed one by one by taking consent from me (install "Yes"/"no"). I did not install some of them those I did not require anymore. Is it an issue?
     
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    I don't install everything from my backups if I no longer need it.
    Should go through the backup and clean it up but cant be arsed yet.
     
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    Do I have a hunch that 3D graphics will be optimised once the 'official' 2.3 update for the Desire is released?

    as in...once HTC release it to everyone, will the Rom developers then start using the optimised code in new releases such as Oxygen, GV, Leedroid etc
     
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    Well you've had 4-5 hours of 1.8 - time to upgrade to 1.9 :D
     
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    wait....1.9....already?? :eek:
     
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    Yup, it's Friday! :)

    Been running it for about an hour. Main change seems to be an a2sd GUI app.
     
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    Not going to upgrade it yet until 1.9 is supported in UOT kitchen.
    And whats the a2sd gui do?
    Is it instead of using terminal or does it do something else?
     
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    The gui allows you to move apps (en masse, not individually), dalvik, and tweak memory management. Not something you'll use everyday, and other apps/terminal can give same functions, but it seems quite convenient.

    If you add your kitchen mods to a theme chooser theme you can carry that over between versions, no need to wait for uot to get the new framework.
     
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    Didn't really want a theme just my mods.
    I'm sure it'll be updated soon.
     
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    The 1.9 framework is available via villain setup under 1.9, so you could download that then upload it to the kitchen to cook your mods.
     
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    Hadron, no issues with 1.9 + 1.4 and wifi? I see some reports of issues? Just flashing myself now.
     
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    None here, but am only using at home, and so far pretty close to the router. Real test is my office, where wifi is dodgier to start with.
     
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    Ah cool They were saying no wifi.

    Tested wifi without, now booting from kernel flash.

    Edit>Yep wifi fine
     
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    1.9 seems to be working fine. The app for moving apps to sd is way over my head, even having read the instructions on xda lol
     
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    Do I need to download 90MB full package again or any shortcut way to to to GV 1.9
     
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    you can use the villain setup app to download the update and yes it is the full 90mb.
     
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    I observed that the indicator LED becomes green when the battery level reached 90%. But it should green at 100%.
     
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    All aosp Roms do that. It's related to.the 10% drain feature on HTC stock Roms I think
     
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    drain feature? care to elaborate dan..;)
     
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    Lol My mate will be annoyed. I just added 1.8 on her Desire! Im guessing its not really worth updating?
     
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    Drain feature stops the battery draining down to 0% and damaging the battery.
    It shuts down at 10% instead.
     
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    HTC Roms are designed when hitting 100% charge and remaining connected to power for 2 hours (I think) to rapidly drain 10% and recharge to 100%. This repeats until disconnected. During this drain / recharge period, the led remains green.

    Aosp Roms don't give us this awful feature (and some custom sense Roms patch it to prevent) however aosp Roms tend to go green at 90%.

    Could be coincidence but I think its related
     
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    That's true but not what I'm refering to
     
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