Attend XDA's Second Annual Developer Conference, XDA:DevCon 2014!
5,780,956 Members 48,200 Now Online
XDA Developers Android and Mobile Development Forum

Disable scrolling cache & more!

Tip us?
 
razz1
Old
(Last edited by razz1; 17th February 2014 at 11:17 AM.)
#1  
razz1's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 500
Posts: 444
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: chicago
Default Disable scrolling cache & more!

I will slowly be adding more tweaks as I come across them so check back once in awhile.
Standard disclaimer: Use at your own risk!
Basically disabling the scrolling cache will reduce lagy and chunky scrolling. You won't notice a huge difference unless your scrolling through something your phone usually has a hard time with. Anyone that has Rom Toolbox would understand chunky scrolling on the first page of the app. So if you have the app, test it there. In general, icons will appear instantaneous and everything will run a bit smoother.
So here is what to do...
Use your favorite build.prop editor and add a new line.

persist.sys.scrollingcache
Set it's value to 3.
Reboot.


If you really want to make things extremely more responsive then adjust your vm.stat_interval. I do believe the default is 10. If someone could verify it before you change it let me know. Setting the value lower will increase the responsiveness of your phone a very good amount! Start at 8 and slowly work down. There is a chance you will become unstable so use caution. I can say I have set it to 1 (lowest setting) without a single issue.
Do not expect to increase your benchmark with this because it will actually drop a little. This is a perfect example of the whole benchmark debate. Your phone will be flying but quadrant won't show it.
Use the "SCOL" app to adjust vm.stat_interval and save your value. There is no need to reboot and the results of your changes are instantly applied.
Yes. It is most likely going to effect battery life.



48 65 6c 70 20 6d 65 21
The Following 5 Users Say Thank You to razz1 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
JAYNO20
Old
#2  
JAYNO20's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 23
Posts: 258
Join Date: Jun 2010
will this work on JB roms?
 
razz1
Old
#3  
razz1's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 500
Posts: 444
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: chicago
Quote:
Originally Posted by JAYNO20 View Post
will this work on JB roms?
Absofreakinlutely!

48 65 6c 70 20 6d 65 21
 
mani1999
Old
#4  
mani1999's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 43
Posts: 320
Join Date: Dec 2012

 
DONATE TO ME
Hi everybody,
I have 2 questions:

1.Doesn't one have to do something in framework.jar to disable scrolling cache?

2. What do you mean by "set it's value to 4"?
 
razz1
Old
#5  
razz1's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 500
Posts: 444
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: chicago
Default Re: Disable scrolling cache & more!

Quote:
Originally Posted by mani1999 View Post
Hi everybody,
I have 2 questions:

1.Doesn't one have to do something in framework.jar to disable scrolling cache?

2. What do you mean by "set it's value to 4"?
Wow I thought this got buried deep in the archives to never be seen again! Anyways, at the time I wrote this it is my understanding that basically...
1=cache on always
2=cache on certain times
3=cache off certain times
4=cache off always
Not like I haven't been wrong in the past though.
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to razz1 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
mani1999
Old
#6  
mani1999's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 43
Posts: 320
Join Date: Dec 2012

 
DONATE TO ME
Quote:
Originally Posted by razz1 View Post
Wow I thought this got buried deep in the archives to never be seen again! Anyways, at the time I wrote this it is my understanding that basically...
1=cache on always
2=cache on certain times
3=cache off certain times
4=cache off always
Not like I haven't been wrong in the past though.
So if I want scrolling cache off, it looks like this, or?:

persist.sys.scrollingcache=4

Thanks for your fast reply
The Following User Says Thank You to mani1999 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
razz1
Old
#7  
razz1's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 500
Posts: 444
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: chicago
Default Re: Disable scrolling cache & more!

Yup thats it
The Following User Says Thank You to razz1 For This Useful Post: [ Click to Expand ]
 
Amphibliam
Old
#8  
Amphibliam's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter 413
Posts: 1,915
Join Date: Feb 2011
Default Re: Disable scrolling cache & more!

Does disabling the scrolling cache also negatively affect battery life?

Sent from my SCH-I535 using xda premium
-Amphibliam

Samsung Galaxy S III in Marble White (16 GB) (VZW)

I'm on a quest to find The Promised LAN.

What Have We Here?
 
christian.crnkovic
Old
#9  
Junior Member
Thanks Meter 0
Posts: 3
Join Date: Feb 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by Amphibliam View Post
Does disabling the scrolling cache also negatively affect battery life?

Sent from my SCH-I535 using xda premium
Thanks
 
razz1
Old
#10  
razz1's Avatar
Senior Member - OP
Thanks Meter 500
Posts: 444
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: chicago
Default Re: Disable scrolling cache & more!

Shouldnt effect the battery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes