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Blade Buddy - New free advanced settings app *needs root*

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By Charles Darke, Member on 23rd April 2011, 09:55 PM
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OK. Version 1.0 of Blade Buddy released. Features include changing the following settings:

- Hardware acceleration (required for some games to run)
- Disable boot animation
- Enable/Disable Stagefright codecs (helps some games, and videos - depends on device whether this helps or not)
- Disable forced camera shutter sound
- Change LCD Density
- Change WIFI scanning interval
- Alter Dalvik VM Heap Size
- Alter Dalvik VM Heap Start Size
- Alter Dalvik VM Heap Growth Limit
- Ability to remount /system as read-write or read-only, effectively turning any explorer into a Root Explorer
- Integration with basic settings Spare Parts Plus!

Get it now from the Android Market for free:



As a sneak peak and to show what future ideas I have on the roadmap, see screenshots below:



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23rd April 2011, 11:39 PM |#2  
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I installed the spare parts plus and found this app too. I have changed my vm heap to 64m for testing purposes and so far its a great app. Not much info inside the app as far as explaining vm heap growth etc but as long as you know what you are doing this is an excellent tool
I would like to add that a reboot option after changing vm heap or at least notifying that the susystem should be rebooted to stick settings wouldn't hurt. Very nice app
24th April 2011, 12:27 AM |#3  
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What's the hex editor do? Is it like GameCIH or something?

As for everything else, I'm a bit phobic of bad things happening to my phone, so I won't PERSONALLY utilize it, but great app, dude.
24th April 2011, 03:53 PM |#4  
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I installed the spare parts plus and found this app too. I have changed my vm heap to 64m for testing purposes and so far its a great app. Not much info inside the app as far as explaining vm heap growth etc but as long as you know what you are doing this is an excellent tool
I would like to add that a reboot option after changing vm heap or at least notifying that the susystem should be rebooted to stick settings wouldn't hurt. Very nice app

Thanks. Good suggestion on the notification. I will add this for the next release.

Regarding documentation, check the website, it has some documentation on the settings.
24th April 2011, 06:40 PM |#5  
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What's the hex editor do? Is it like GameCIH or something?

As for everything else, I'm a bit phobic of bad things happening to my phone, so I won't PERSONALLY utilize it, but great app, dude.

Re: hexeditor, this is to change some specific files, but I haven't implemented this yet.

I also released a clockworkmod zip recovery file. if you have a working CW recovery and mess up your settings, you can install the zip from CWR and undo the mess you make
24th April 2011, 06:41 PM |#6  
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I would like to add that a reboot option after changing vm heap or at least notifying that the susystem should be rebooted to stick settings wouldn't hurt. Very nice app

I added the notification.

I also added a reboot option in the menu. This includes a quick reboot of only the UI sub-system so that you get a 'fast reboot'.
24th April 2011, 07:28 PM |#7  
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Wow...now that's service! Thanks!
25th April 2011, 11:11 PM |#8  
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wow this is awesome!
25th April 2011, 11:24 PM |#9  
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How safe is it to do these things really? Nexus One.
26th April 2011, 12:33 AM |#10  
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How safe is it to do these things really? Nexus One.

if you have CWR installed, then it should be safe, as you should be able to undo whatever mess you make using CWR and the recovery zip file.
26th April 2011, 12:51 AM |#11  
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