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

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5th May 2012, 01:34 PM   |  #1  
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This Adreno GPU update is ONLY designed to work on ALL Qualcomm S3 ARM7 Devices running ICS.

Greetings, I have been on XDA for a long time and I hope that you all can benefit from this patch as we have over at the Amaze Forums. Here is a link to my Original Thread and evidence of this patch's success for our Qualcomm S3 Adreno 220 GPU devices running ICS.

We have proven that this driver Patch has doubled our GPU throughput for 2D and 3D rendering.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1631223

I have only tested this on my T-Mobile HTC Amaze (Qualcomm S3 Adreno 220 GPU) 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.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich Required
Root Required
  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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5th May 2012, 01:35 PM   |  #2  
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Thumbs up Additional Configurations Tested
Additional ROMS with confirmed improvements:


ROMS with these NEW Adreno Drivers Baked in:
5th May 2012, 02:48 PM   |  #3  
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Here's my results not huge but definitely a improvement. There dosnt seem to be any ill efects yet.
good job!


3rd Picture with 2d rendering on
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5th May 2012, 03:39 PM   |  #4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1987dram

Here's my results not huge but definitely a improvement. There dosnt seem to be any ill efects yet.
good job!

Try this now with 2D rendering enabled. I will bet you double your performance. Besides this will try improve the performance of the Android UI.

Please post your result with the 2D rendering enabled.

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5th May 2012, 04:13 PM   |  #5  
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Results on Dark Raider with Kozmik beta 6 kernel. Definite improvement with 'Force 2D Rendering' checked. But only in the 2D tests. Quadrant scores below.

Stock: (No 'Force 2D Rendering')
Overall - 3726
2D - 546
3D - 2232

this.Adreno Drivers: (No 'Force 2D Rendering')
Overall - 3682
2D - 560
3D - 2093

this.Adreno Drivers: (With 'Force 2D Rendering')
Overall - 3664
2D - 990
3D - 2232
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5th May 2012, 04:25 PM   |  #6  
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5th May 2012, 08:51 PM   |  #7  
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Has anyone given this a shot with De-Sensed or Virtuous?
im about to give it a shot

EDIT:

I loaded up Virtuous latest version and gave it a shot
nothing else installed on the phone but the cleanly installed rom and quadrant/antutu
quadrant showed improvement but antutu did not show any improvement

first 2 are without forced 2d rendering
last 2 are with forced 2d rendering
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I got the same score with antutu and virtuous as well didn't run quadrant

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My scores dropped pretty low, while my 2D did improve my 3d drastically dropped pretty low....And I have force 2d rendering checked...
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Not sure what this does , I seem to have less of the android lag

In b4 I get my ass chewed up for that

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