[UPDATE FOR JB.15][Custom Build Prop] Increase Performance & Battery Life of PRIME
MAJOR UPDATE: U.S. & WW. MODDED BUILD.PROP FOR NEW. 15 JELLYBEAN RELEASE ADDED. here are edited build.prop files for both the US & WW 10.4.2.15 Jelly Bean. Tweaks are listed as to what they are within the build.prop and to install just copy over using Root Explorer or similar app and then ensure permissions are set correctly. MUCH LOVE AND THANKX GO TO MR.WOOKIE FOR THIS and his constant contributions to making the prime a better device to own. I know I haven't been around as much as I don't own a prime anymore. But I can continue to update this thread as needed. Its very important that if issues arise, PLEASE TRY TO HELP ONE ANOTHER OUT. I can try to help out when I can. As always, make sure to set permissions correctly. JB build.prop Modding should be no different than previous versions. so most of the instructions in this OP/thread still apply. please post up how this mods are working for you on new JB firmware. if you notice any particular mod or line is causing problems with JB, please let us know. so it can be modified again. HAVE FUN...PRIME WILL ALWAYS BE HOME FOR ME
With the permission of the Original Developer, Seanzscreams, we bring a modified version of his mod for the 300 that now works on the Prime also. This is a custom modified build prop, that Brings Overall Performance & Battery life Improvements to the Transformer Prime. This will make your device feel more snappy and responsive overall. It should improve battery life. Other performance tweaks also will improve everyday use of Prime.
Your device has to be on the latest U.S. .21 or U.S..28 firmware and rooted. If you on a ww version or other, you may need to tweak the build.prop to reflect your region version. Take a look inside the modded build.prop & see before you try it out. If you know how to edit it, give it a shot. just make sure to back up your original build.prop.
If unsure, hit the link & ask the developer. It is possible to not be rooted and push this through ADB but being rooted makes it ALOT easier.
UPDATE: U.S. & WW .28 MODDED BUILD.PROP ADDED. EVERYTHING EXCEPT power collapse & wifi scanning added. some users reported issues that could be linked. same instructions on implementing this. MAKE SURE TO MAKE BACKUP OF YOUR ORIGINAL FILE. MIGHT BE BEST TO SEND IT TO SOMEPLACE OUTSIDE INTERNAL MEMORY OF PRIME. JUST TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE.
*Users on region versions other than the US .21 or U.S. .28, read the tips at the end of this post before you attempt this. Putting this US version of build.prop in your device can cause issues if not properly edited to reflect your region.
*If you running Androwoki rom, no need to apply this tweak. the developer already added these tweaks to his ROM/build.prop.
fellow member Mekrel made a .21 WW version of this for those who wish to try out. or you go the other route like mentioned in this post. the WW version is attached to this thread also.
Thanks to Hairdex for making a making a version for people running Team EOS Cornerstone build #9. only those on build #9 can use it.
-added De .21 version also
PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INFO & TIPS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST IN CASE ANY POSSIBLE ISSUES ARISE.
Method described below is for rooted users as I don't really know how to do it the stock(not rooted) method through ADB. You can go to original thread and ask developer on how to push it through ADB method
Quote from developer, Seanzscreams:
" This is a modified build.prop to include all the latest ics tweaks
(from a build.prop standpoint)
faster wifi connect and suplicant scan set at 100 (battery saver as well)
added deep sleep mode
added screen dithering
removed checkin back to base
dalvik mins and max set higher than stock
increased over-all fling velocity min and max now set
min at 8000 and max at 12000
a few nvidia specific graphics tweaks as well
. power collapse disable enabled
-and just a few i dont feel like explaining google is your friend"
Link to his original thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1641219
I nor the original developer take responsibility if you don't follow instructions or researched first. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. It should be a fast n simple mod. Works great on my prime. If you run into issues, we will help you the best we can. Please read the important info & tips at the bottom of this post. It could eliminate possible issues from arising.
USE ROOT EXPLORER:
this modded build.prop, which is attached to this thread, goes in /system. Make sure to back up your original build prop or add .bak to the end of it(.bak). I sent a copy of my original file to my drop box. just an extra safety precaution...
You will need to change root explorer to mount as RW. after you back up the original file, paste the new modded build prop into /system. then long click on it and press permissions. the permissions need to be exactly like the original file. which is rw-r--r-- after you properly set the permissions, change root explorer back to Read only. then power down and reboot, then profit. You can reboot twice to make sure everything sticks, if you want. If you don't notice anything initially, let it cache(kind of like letting a car warm up before you drive off) just like with roms. just start using tab so it can cache.
CLARIFICATION ON SETTING PERMISSIONS IF UNSURE.
your permissions for this mod build.prop should look like this: rw-r--r--
Owner. X .......... X
I would suggest before even applying this, open the mod build prop up in root explorer. then just take a look at it all. Then cross reference the new tweak lines added with the links I will provide now. These links show all the build prop tweaks and what they do. This is to get a better understanding of what will be improved on your device Performance & Battery Savings wise. It won't hurt for you to become more familiar with what the different lines do and it might eliminate some questions concerning what each does.
EXAMPLES OF SOME OF THE TWEAKS SEEN IN THIS MODDED BUILD.PROP & WHAT THEY DO OR AFFECT:
Thankx to TheFrankenstain & H M Judge threads for Reference
- Allows the tablet to sleep better: This setting puts your tablet into a deeper sleep when on standby
- Allows your wifi to scan less frequently, saving more battery
- Increase overall touch responsiveness
-Increases Scrolling responsiveness
- Faster Scrolling
-Increases quality of photo/Increases the memory cap when decoding JPEGs
-Raises quality of JPEG images: makes JPEG Higher Quality
-Enable Surface dithering:Improves image quality
Change the Dalvik VM heap size
-dalvik.vm.startheapsize = 8м
-makes apps load faster and frees more ram.
-Use Jit (Dalvik just-in-time compiler): faster better caching system
-Disable error checking (Should speed things up a bit)
this has been running great for me so far. battery life seems improved and the responsiveness of the touch screen is unbelievable. it scrolls so fast n fluid it crazy. this is with the regular UI & within browsers. It also increases quality of your JPEG pictures. Im really impressed with it so far.
Do note though, once OTA update comes, it will knock all this out and a new custom build prop will have to be made. this is even if you accept the new OTA.
I will keep this thread updated to stay current with the developers original thread. As new updates come out, he will be modifying the newer build props within the update. So I will add those here as they come.
Make sure to click on the developer, Seanzscreams, original thread(http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1641219
) and give him thanks. You can leave feedback in this thread and original thread, if you wish. Feedback is encouraged as it will lead to better future results on this mod.
Seanzscreams for Modding my Prime build prop. Now we have this MOD available to all prime owners on latest .21 firmware and rooted.
Attached to this post is a zip file with the custom build prop inside of it. The U.S. and WW version
If you come across a difficulty, you can ask in this thread or even better would be to ask in the developer original thread. He would know more on possible issues that may arise.
If you run into issues or caught in a bootloop or something here is how to use adb and push back your original build.prop file: Thanks to Mekrel
in regards to being for locked/unlocked users, I posted two sets of commands. Technically three scenarios exist:
If you're locked, you're not going to have any third party kernel installed and therefore WILL have a secure kernel and therefore not able to push files to /system. That's why you need the command that involves pushing to the /sdcard and then using su via shell to copy from the /sdcard and then to /system.
Unlocked but with a kernel installed that's still secure
Unlocked but with a kernel installed that's insecure
You can push directly to /system, so you don't have to push to the /sdcard first
If you're unlocked you're going to be running a secure kernel which means you're not going to be able to run adb as root, so even with root and the /system partition mount as r/w; you're not going to be able to push to system:
Unlocked and with an insecure kernel:
mount -o remount,rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /system
adb push build.prop /sdcard/
cp /sdcard/build.prop /system
chmod 644 /system/build.prop
mount -o remount,rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /system
adb push build.prop /system
chmod 644 /system/build.prop
In regards to remounting to read only once finished, you don't have to as you can simply reboot and the commands executed in ramdisk will remount every partition with the relevant flags. Or you could:
mount -o remount,ro -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /system
you should be good to go after this.
for users that are not on US .21 but instead on a WW or other version: thnkx to Buxtahuda & Gage_Hero
- instead of editing this build.prop with your information, edit your build.prop with any missing lines from this one. That's going to cut down on error a lot, and even if you get the right characters and spacing, the build.prop can be finnicky as all hell.
- IF you edit the build.prop use the right tool which would be notepad++ (download) not the standard windows note pad. if you use the standard windows notepad you could end up with format and character issues
We had a user who was unlocked, boot to a black screen. He got his prime back running by doing a restore from recovery. For unlocked users who want to try this, make sure to do a full backup, including the original build.prop file. Unlock users could even edit their own build.prop & add the lines one by one until it breaks. You can download notepad + yes it is +(plus). then you can edit the build prop (properly with out screwing up the format) on the pc and move it to the tablet. I'm not sure if being unlocked conflicts with this mod. just make sure you on latest .21 or .28 firmware and rooted. Then follow instructions carefully. you can even click on the original developer link for assurance on how to install if unsure how to install or if you have any possible conflicting issues. It would be best to ask developer if this is safe for unlocked users also. Unlocked users should proceed with caution and make sure you will be OK using this.
Developer said being unlocked shouldn't matter. I'm still waiting to hear back on what if people are on a different version like WW or something.
You can feel free to Hit my Thanks also, if you want. For putting this guide together on my Prime solely. The Prime is my PC
Make sure to give feedback here & to OG developer, Seanzscreamz and his OG thread http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1641219
. He made this all work for our Primes when he didn't have to. Much thanks to him & other members who contributed critical info, tips, & feedback.
Thanks to Texstar & Andromorphone for editing U.S. .28 buildprop.