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Default [Driver] Qualcomm S3 Adreno 220 GPU ICS Flashable Update {UnSigned}

This Adreno GPU update is ONLY designed to work on ARM7 Devices running ICS.

I have only tested this on my T-Mobile HTC Amaze and have not experienced any issues.

I have created this Recovery Flashable Patch to Install the Qualcomm Updated Adreno Drivers on the "Official Ruby ICS" release.

Qualcomm Developers Website

I did not get a screenshot of the results before flashing this, however I have seen dramatically improved result on my Quadrant 3D scores with "Force 2D GPU rendering" UNCHECKED in the Setting->Develop Options Menu of this ICS Release. With this option checked I have seen improvements on both 2D and 3D. Although results are slightly degraded for 3D from post update the 2D results have doubled in value.

Quadrant results were obtained immediately after restart to avoid any other processes interfering with the results.

AFTER "Adreno ICS Update" Screenshot 2D Rendering NOT checked.


AFTER "Adreno ICS Update" Screenshot 2D Rendering CHECKED.


If someone would post a screenshot of the before Quadrant result I would gladly add it to this post. Please only post results Immediately after restart for conformity.

Official RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1_Radio_1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15_release Required (Thank you Football)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...ghlight=backup

Root Required: (Thank you electronicrice for Instructions)
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=226

Thank you hasoon2000 for your great HTC Amaze 4G All-In-One Toolkit V3.0
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1493905
  1. Pre Requisites fulfilled (Root) (ICS)
  2. Install "Adreno ICS Update" to the root of your SD Card
  3. Toggle Signature Verification in Recovery
  4. Install zip via Recovery
  5. Fix Permissions
  6. Reboot
  7. ENJOI!!!
Thank you dhkr234 for the flashable zip framework.

Please post any other tested configurations and I will add them for other community members reference.

The usual warning goes here. I'm not responsible for what you do, or how you execute, use this at your own risk!
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T-Mobile Amaze 4G (S-ON) AIO TOOL ROOT
Current Rom: RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1
Kernel: 3.0.16-ga4fb83c
Recovery: CM 5.5.0.4
Radio: 1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15
HBoot: 1.93.0002
GPU Driver: Official Qualcomm ARM7 Release
SD: Samsung 32GB Class 10

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Default Additional Configurations Tested

Additional ROMS with confirmed improvements:
  • Official RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1_Radio_1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15_release
  • Android Revolution 2.2.1
  • Speed Rom 2.3.0 (ICS)
  • RevolutionizedNonsense1

ROMS with these NEW Adreno Drivers Baked in:
T-Mobile Amaze 4G (S-ON) AIO TOOL ROOT
Current Rom: RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1
Kernel: 3.0.16-ga4fb83c
Recovery: CM 5.5.0.4
Radio: 1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15
HBoot: 1.93.0002
GPU Driver: Official Qualcomm ARM7 Release
SD: Samsung 32GB Class 10

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Thanks.... ran quadrant. got 2527.

now will be installing your update and let you know.

EDIT:

quadrant score after installing the update is 2501...weird... will try again.

another run, it's up to 2771.

checked force gpu rendering, and now my score is 2999...whoa.... what exactly does that option do?? i thought that should be unchecked?
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Where did you get this?
Where did I get what? What are you referring to in your post? Please specify.

I thought I posted links to all references used for this flashable update I created.

If you are referring to the Official Adreno Drivers, you can find the binaries on the Qualcomm Developers Website.

I hope this answers your question.

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HBoot: 1.93.0002
GPU Driver: Official Qualcomm ARM7 Release
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what exactly is the force gpu in the develop section for? I thought it has to be unchecked to use hardware acceleration? or is it the other way around?
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Here's my screenshot for a "before" upgrading. I'm using ENERGY Rom so I'm not too sure if the value would be permissable.

Going to make a backup and flash your update and will report back.

Wait....I sent this with Tapatalk?
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Thanks.... ran quadrant. got 2527.

now will be installing your update and let you know.

EDIT:

quadrant score after installing the update is 2501...weird... will try again.

another run, it's up to 2771.

checked force gpu rendering, and now my score is 2999...whoa.... what exactly does that option do?? i thought that should be unchecked?
I believe this option enables the GPU to render 2D as well as 3D instead of relying on the SW 2D Rendering default in the settings of ICS. We seem to have a developer version of ICS giving us more options than were available in Gingerbread.

I am pleased to see that you have achieved better results than I have with 2D GPU Rendering enabled. I think I might try to enable this option again to see if my initial assesment was a fluke.

Please post your complete configuration so other may benefit and maybe apply some other Tweaks you have implemented.

Thank you again bangsters for posting your result both before and after.

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T-Mobile Amaze 4G (S-ON) AIO TOOL ROOT
Current Rom: RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1
Kernel: 3.0.16-ga4fb83c
Recovery: CM 5.5.0.4
Radio: 1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15
HBoot: 1.93.0002
GPU Driver: Official Qualcomm ARM7 Release
SD: Samsung 32GB Class 10

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I believe this option enables the GPU to render 2D as well as 3D instead of relying on the SW 2D Rendering default in the settings of ICS. We seem to have a developer version of ICS giving us more options than were available in Gingerbread.

I am pleased to see that you have achieved better results than I have with 2D GPU Rendering enabled. I think I might try to enable this option again to see if my initial assesment was a fluke.

Please post your complete configuration so other may benefit and maybe apply some other Tweaks you have implemented.

Thank you again bangsters for posting your result both before and after.

Cheers,
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yea if I leave it unchecked, my scores are generally lower than when I enable the option.

however, after installing your update, I haven't see any scores below 2500. before I installed your update, i constantly hit scores of 2000 to 2200. so I guess your update works.

and I'm using Android Revolution 2.2.1 if that helps as well.

thanks bud.
thanks again!

EDIT: PS: uhmm, how again do you take a snapshot of the screen, what buttons? power and vol down? nvm... got it lol
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Here's my screenshot for a "before" upgrading. I'm using ENERGY Rom so I'm not too sure if the value would be permissable.

Going to make a backup and flash your update and will report back.

Wait....I sent this with Tapatalk?
I am not sure from reading NRGZ28's changelog but my guess is that he may have already implemented this into his Custom ROM.

I would check on his ROM Thread to make that determination.

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T-Mobile Amaze 4G (S-ON) AIO TOOL ROOT
Current Rom: RUBY_ICS_35_S_TMOUS_2.14.531.1
Kernel: 3.0.16-ga4fb83c
Recovery: CM 5.5.0.4
Radio: 1.14.550L.17D C_30.78.550L.15
HBoot: 1.93.0002
GPU Driver: Official Qualcomm ARM7 Release
SD: Samsung 32GB Class 10

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