The UI of Android keeps improving as updates from the Android team keep flowing in. There has been a massive improvement in the aesthetics and looks of the system UI from the ancient Eclair till JellyBean. With improving UI and better graphics the system keeps becoming a resource hog! All android smartphones these days come with a separate GPU to satisfy the graphics rendering needs of the apps these days. However, the GPU doesn’t exactly help in rendering of the system UI that means the load falls of the CPU to render the system UI and other system framework.

Our friends at XDA developers have found an amazing trick to force the GPU to render all the UI of the device by bypassing the CPU! It can be done for all devices that run on Adreno 200 GPUs. This is a very easy method and does wonders to the performance of your device.

Improvements that you will enjoy after this patch:

  • Improved performance.
  • Blazing speed.
  • Better sound quality.
  • Improved responsiveness.
  • Apps that earlier ran slow like Facebook will turn snappy.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damaged devices / bricked devices / nuclear wars caused by following this tutorial. (You are now entering some potentially risky tweaks to your phone. These may cause permanent damage to hardware.)

Requirements:

  • ROOTed device.
  • Device having an Adreno 200 series GPU. If you aren’t sure of what GPU does your device has then PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED until you find out.
  • Download this patch which is a CWM flashable ZIP file.

Procedure:

  1. Place the Downloaded patch in the root of your SD card.
  2. Then make a Nandroid backup of your device just in case. (If you are unsure how to do that you may follow this Android Backup guide)
  3. Enter Recovery Mode. (the method to enter the Recovery Mode varies from device to device)
  4. Navigate to “flash zip from SDcard”
  5. Then navigate to the ZIP file you placed in the Root of SD card and flash it.
  6. Once flashed, wipe the dalvik cache by navigating to advanced> wipe dalvik cache.
  7. Reboot your device.

Note: If your device gets stuck in bootloops, it is quite likely that your device doesn’t have Adreno drivers i.e. it doesn’t have Adreno 200 series GPU.

Caution: Few Devices may experience heating up of back panel. If you face such problems restore to the Nandroid backup, that you made at the start of the tutorial, as soon as possible as it can lead to permanent damage to your hardware.
Thanks Leonardo

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15 Comments

  1. zaid
    Posted March 14, 2013 at 4:42 am | Permalink

    is this helpful for arc s

    • Posted March 23, 2013 at 4:19 am | Permalink

      No as mentioned in the article this MOD is only for Adreno 200, where as ARC S has Adreno 205 GPU.

      • niiu
        Posted October 9, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

        No! It says 200 SERIES…. 205 it’s supposed to be of that

  2. Posted March 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    support gingerbread?

  3. er0shima
    Posted May 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    tried this on a Fire XT 316. Didnt work. Got bricked. Had to reinstall the ROM.

  4. zolee
    Posted May 12, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Did’nt work on Xperia Tipo Single

  5. Leonardo Berrios
    Posted May 20, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Hey it’s LeoLawliet from XDA: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1877183

    Please don’t forget to give proper credit.

  6. flikker
    Posted August 3, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    does it work on the htc desire gingerbread sorry im kinda new with this stuff

  7. eos
    Posted August 5, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    worked on arc s (adreno 205).. subway surfers is playing in high quality without skipping frames. thanks

    • Posted August 25, 2013 at 2:31 am | Permalink

      It was supposed to work only for Adreno 200 based devices. Good that it worked for Arc S

  8. Vaughn Quero
    Posted September 1, 2013 at 9:55 am | Permalink

    Won’t work on Huawei U8150

  9. Andrey_Star
    Posted January 11, 2014 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Hi,can I do this without having an SD Card? I’m using an Orange Zali aka Zte Kis Pro.

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