Originally Posted by lovetatfitties
I have a couple of questions that maybe your experience (and long answers) can resolve:
1.- Have you ever tried something like [SCRIPTS][MOD] PROJ£CT MOD BOOST Nitro X.2
?? OP assures that "This engine improves performance and battery saving." and the requirements/features are:
2.- What advantages/disadvantages has something like this over of lets say, dtrail's kernel?? (leaving behind the fact that dtrail's kernel is optimized for our RAZRs and that this MOD is for every android out there)
3.- If you see any advantages using this MOD, do you think that's "ok" using it alongside dtrail's kernel?
4.-How about AC!D Audio Engine and Viper4Android?? Do yo think it's worth the hassle?? Some guys swear by it but I don't know..
Thank you for your time guys, really appreciate it!
Well, I am glad you like long answers because I cannot give you a good answer in a few entrances on this one.
Oh boy! I have been distant, too many home issues to deal with and I do not have the time that I once had to put into my phone. Ultimately, I want a phone that is fast, works good, everything works, and "touch screen to app ready" time is very short. We had performance like that. I always had CM10 on my phone and followed the OTA updates until they would go to next version, then clean install and keep trucking, until, (and I almost missed this.) the OTA said the next update would be CM11.
Wow, I knew better than to try and OTA a total new version, CM11 would have to be a clean install and would require some investigation and prep work so I landed in the main thread
. So, I installed CM11 plus the patches for WiFi and camera, and gapps and it worked, really well, and the phone was really fast again. More CM11 updates and finally, no more patches or anything, CM11 could stand on it's own 2 feet. OTA works quite well.
The Android apps were becoming exponentially unruly. Instead of apps opening to serve the user and then exiting gracefully to return system resources, they were now finding reasons to run all the time, creating terrible memory issues. Facebook now runs all the time with it's companion messenger program. Many apps and games do not have Exit or Quit buttons. You could go back to the Home screen but you could not stop the app. If you killed the app in a task killer, it would re-spawn immediately. Play "Let's Golf 3", a free, gorgeous high res graphic game, and it never quits and uses memory forever! Same thing for 7 Slots, and other games. Regular apps like picture viewers are now "media suites" that do everything imaginable to a picture, eat all the memory, and find reasons to keep themselves running.
Kit Kat helped to curb this abhorrent app behavior under control. But CM11 is not "Stable" yet. It has bugs that continuously get fixed and improved, more bugs get introduced. People started experimenting with custom kernels like JBX. Yes, these kenels do give improved performance, at a cost. Battery saving means a cutback on performance and power. Overclocking to 1.3 MHz is a nice boost, but it runs the battery down fast. Using the governors are equally tricky. I had the phone OC'ed to 1.3 MHz and the phone was fast, trying to get more performance by moving the governor to "Performance" made the phone a rocket. That would scream on the benchmarks and would lockup the desktop, reboot the phone, or just lock up the phone totally. Then, anytime you update CM11, and there were/are many updates, would require you to reinstall the JBX kernel again. All of this on top of the unstable nature of CM11 was too much to manage. I want a good phone that works for me, I do not want to become a slave to my own phone. I stopped with the custom kernels. CM11 became updating the OS, for me by OTA, or just CM11 and gapps to go clean.
Some guys like Jake eat, sleep, and breath technology. Jake does install and use the JBX kernel and he is very happy with it. He is also very experienced and has a good idea of what settings go together and what not to mix. He puts a lot of time and work into running and maintaining that JBX kernel, I do not have that kind of time.
I am very good at watching the main thread for build install reports and I look to see if they are good. People will install the new build, report anything good or bad they find, and then post in a day or two if there is really something wrong. All of the builds for over the past month have been garbage. Lockups, APN loss, signal loss, screen lags to wake up, rebooting, black screens. In over a month, there has been nothing to update to but bad roms. I tried some myself, Early July, July 15th, and these were horrible roms, only a good backup saved my phone. There still are no good downloads.
I have been doing computers for decades and anything related like phones. There have been all sorts of "fix my PC" downloads over the years. All of them promise to "fix everything wrong with your PC and give you speed like you never had before." Clean out dead programs, clean out all the hundreds or thousands of lines in the registry that are dead, wrong, or outdated. Free up memory and give you lot's of free memory. Clean out system library files, old system files, update your current ones, clean your hard drive, defrag it, and give you lots of hard drive speed.
These are all outlandish claims that are not possible with any sort of generic software. Not even paid for commercial software can cure all of your problems. A good antivirus scanner can clean up your computer, but this is only the viruses on the computer, not the files that were damaged by the virus and have to be deleted or are no longer functional. For that, one would need the correct version Windows (Win7 SP-1) disc to scan all system files and replace damaged or missing files. So the one step cure all software does not really live up to it's claim. Worse, many of these "clean up my PC" programs will give false reports of "3,241" viruses, click now to fix all. This report is a lie, you do not have thousands of viruses or maybe none at all. Even worse, some of these programs will jack up your computer, then insist you send $49.95 for the full version to actually fix your PC. Or they do introduce viruses. All bad news.
No, I do not believe that an XDA developer is creating any magic or scamming phone fix programs so exactly what is this [MOD] PROJ£CT MOD BOOST Nitro X.2 Edition
? It appears to be a collection of scripts that doe functions that the OS will do anyway. Why do we need scripts to run this stuff then?
Zipalign at every boot
. - We have zipalign in SafeStrap that we can do anytime we like. I have never done it and do not have issues with the phone. Seems to be like defragging the hard drive. Since Windows 7, Windows does a great job with keeping hard drive fragmentation minimal. Even if you do it manually, there is very little, if anything to defrag.
Less battery consumption
Improved management of the RAM
That is like an oxymoron. Less battery and Graphics Enhancement. Reduction in battery usage means everything is cut to battery saving. That means no top performance in anything. Graphics, CPU speed, more sleeping, everything drops down a notch. Running battery saving mode is not bad but this turns off WiFi and GPS until necessary. Run the CPU at less than full speed to save power.
And there is a bunch of other things included in this script.
AdBlocking Blocks Malware Spyware Bloatware
Optimized overall performance
Many of these are extremely vague improvements. Difficult to know what these improvements "are", let alone if there is any measurable improvement and if that is an overall positive thing. "Entropy engine
". The link for the play store app to test for entropic issues is dead. The script had no user interface to see if it is working or to change settings. To work with this mod, one must open a terminal window as root and enter commands manually, for everything. All these features and functions must be entered manually in a terminal window and how does one remember these commands?
You might want to play with it and if you do, I suggest you make a SafeStrap backup of the working system you have prior to installing this script and reverting back to this backup if you find that this script is not living up to it's name or is too difficult to manage. Remember, if you install this then expect to see noticeable changes that are improvements, not you having to work this thing very hard to see some "insignificant improvement". To me, this is just another "Fix my PC" app that reports or creates problems that were not there, and then tries to convince you that installing it was the luckiest day of you life. The script is generic and not made to deal specifically with a razr phone. It is spread too thin.
This is another "Ronco kitchen appliance" that does not exist until Ron Popeil decides that you need one. And if you act now, we will send you not one, but TWO pocket fisherman. LOL!
Ron Popeil was an amazing man. One could spend their entire lives without Ronco and their products. Or you could buy the kitchen knives, the rotisserie, the hair in a spray can, the chop-o-matic, the food dehydrator, the 20 Pc. knife set, the Inside-the-Shell Egg Scrambler, the The Cap Snaffler, and any number of "cannot be without it" products. Or, just do without them.
This script seems to be a "one app solves everything" app or script. Such things in my experience never work, or at least not as well as the specific softwares designed to address these issues. I will pass on it, I am trying to get a good, working, simple and easy to use phone. I stopped using JBX because it added another layer of complexity to an already unstable OS. When signal drops, screen blacks out or is to slow to light that I miss incoming calls, where do I begin to look? JBX, other areas of the CM11? It just becomes more difficult, not to mention it must always be reinstalled after a CM11 update. I just keep the CKM11 install as simple as possible to troubleshoot and run optimized and CM11 has not been very stable lately. It has not been stable enough to install and use of over 1 month. I cannot throw experimental scripts on top of something that is already broken and expect good results. And I do not believe that "one script fixes all" claims of the mod you ask about.
That is my opinion and the results of decades of experience. I do not install add-ons to my phone unless they are for a specific purpose and really do what they claim to do. I will pass on the script, there are 8 pages on the script and problem reports that are being addressed, and more problems. If this script did all it claimed to without introducing more problems, it's use would be widespread and this simply is not so. Try it. Make your backup first, install it, and see if it is really "all that and a bag of chips" or if you find for the most part, you are getting no benefits from it and it requires more work on your end of the deal. Then revert to your backup and be done with it. Or, report all of these benefits for others to read and follow up on.