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[APP] Touchscreen Booster (Increase touch sensibility, smoothness, multitouch)

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flolep

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Aug 24, 2010
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Hey xda followers!

I have a hardware problem with my Transformer since the beginning and was too lazy to change it by a new one...

My problem is that I use my device with no problem but sometimes I am loosing touch inputs...

If I let the Transformer go into sleep mode alone and unlock it, I have to force lock and unlock again to have good touch responses back...

Then I can have a good session of 30 minutes of use without any problem and then, randomly, touch input precision is lowering, until I can't use it anymore and I must lock and unlock rapidly again...

Very annoying problem for sure...

But today I decided to search through google, forums, xda, to have a beginning of solution to my problem.

And I found THE Touchscreen Booster application.

It's an application that was made for Viewsonic G tablet at the origin. The famous Bumblebee discovered it at first so thanks to him for that. And the thread talking about that is from gojimi. He modified the application to be more easily usable. So thanks to him too!

Being an android application and having titanium backuped all my applications, I thought: why not trying!

So I installed it and launched it... AND... TADAAA! Just incredible. It worked, no problem at all, no force close, no freeze, nothing.

AND: touchscreen inputs are incredibly smoother, sensitivity has been greatly improved, response time between writing letters is better, multi touch is improved... It's just paradise. I don't know if you tried Ipad but the result is that type of sensitivity...

This application can be used by all types of roms and for people who have problems with touchscreen sensitivity or just want a bigger one :p

Please leave here your feedback, positive or negative, and remember, do it at your own risks, I am not responsible of the potential problems after applying this application.

It worked for me, my Transformer had never been so smooth, so why not yours! :p

Maybe you will have to launch the application some times, when you feel that sensitivity was better before, or after boot... But you can put the application on your desktop and touch the button FixMe!

Share, enjoy, and say thanks :p

Original thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=934500
 

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domtra

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Seems to have worked for me....the keyboard doesn't seem that much more responsive though...the screen transitions are alot more smooth.

Thanks for this find!!!!

Sent from my Transformer TF101 using XDA Premium App
 

mb02

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Jun 24, 2010
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Wow, nice. My touchscreen was a little slow and not very sensitive to touch input. running the app has helped quite bit.
 

flolep

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Aug 24, 2010
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This probably edits something in build.prop and other system files, so yes. I'll confirm this once I try it.

Well, when you launch it, there is no SuperUser action popup to allow the application so I am not sure that you need to have root access...

And, yes, it has an effect on every touch app (try writing a message before and after applying the apk or try playing angry birds, there is a big difference)

Sent from my Transformer TF101
 

tonyz3

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SO i gave this a shot and some aspects do seem smoother to me. None of the handwriting apps i tested were any diff as before the test.

I already had what i felt is a smooth responsive touch screen, but was curious to see if it was going to get any better.

QUESTION: when you run the app it says after hitting the calibration button "Follow the directions exactly"
I hit the button and it says calibrating screen dont touch, but no other directions.
Am i missing something here or is that the extent of the directions...:D

All in all not sure if it is just a placebo or if it is actually smoother. I suppose others with really bad touch response may see an effect.
 
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flolep

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SO i gave this a shot and some aspects do seem smoother to me. None of the handwriting apps i tested were any diff as before the test.

I already had what i felt is a smooth responsive touch screen, but was curious to see if it was going to get any better.

QUESTION: when you run the app it says after hitting the calibration button "Follow the directions exactly"
I hit the button and it says calibrating screen dont touch, but no other directions.
Am i missing something here or is that the extent of the directions...:D

All in all not sure if it is just a placebo or if it is actually smoother. I suppose others with really bad touch response may see an effect.

No, it really is not a placebo, believe me. It was even more noticeable in my case (read my first post about my hardware problem) but even when my device was ok, it wasn't so smooth as it is right now.

For the instructions, you don't miss anything.

The important thing is "DO NOT TOUCH SCREEN WHEN CALIBRATING" because it could screw up the calibration, and if you do the opposite, the result would be that you wouldn't be able to use the device anymore, because not being able to relaunch calibration (if you have the dock, no problem at all :))

That's all :p
 
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flolep

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Aug 24, 2010
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Hey xda followers!

I have a hardware problem with my Transformer since the beginning and was too lazy to change it by a new one...

My problem is that I use my device with no problem but sometimes I am loosing touch inputs...

If I let the Transformer go into sleep mode alone and unlock it, I have to force lock and unlock again to have good touch responses back...

Then I can have a good session of 30 minutes of use without any problem and then, randomly, touch input precision is lowering, until I can't use it anymore and I must lock and unlock rapidly again...

Very annoying problem for sure...

But today I decided to search through google, forums, xda, to have a beginning of solution to my problem.

And I found THE Touchscreen Booster application.

It's an application that was made for Viewsonic G tablet at the origin. The famous Bumblebee discovered it at first so thanks to him for that. And the thread talking about that is from gojimi. He modified the application to be more easily usable. So thanks to him too!

Being an android application and having titanium backuped all my applications, I thought: why not trying!

So I installed it and launched it... AND... TADAAA! Just incredible. It worked, no problem at all, no force close, no freeze, nothing.

AND: touchscreen inputs are incredibly smoother, sensitivity has been greatly improved, response time between writing letters is better, multi touch is improved... It's just paradise. I don't know if you tried Ipad but the result is that type of sensitivity...

This application can be used by all types of roms and for people who have problems with touchscreen sensitivity or just want a bigger one :p

Please leave here your feedback, positive or negative, and remember, do it at your own risks, I am not responsible of the potential problems after applying this application.

It worked for me, my Transformer had never been so smooth, so why not yours! :p

Maybe you will have to launch the application some times, when you feel that sensitivity was better before, or after boot... But you can put the application on your desktop and touch the button FixMe!

Share, enjoy, and say thanks :p

Original thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=934500

So, to people who tried this application, what is your appreciation now after one week of use?
 

Bazzz66

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Jul 25, 2007
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Anyone for some feedback for who has used it for about a week now?

With my TF I have a "dead" / "very unresponsive" line (about 5 mm wide) under the camera over the length of the screen.

This is very annoying when opening the market (difficult to select the search field) or when trying to tap the taskbar when the TF is rotated 180 degrees.

Sometimes it works normally, so I do not know if it is the ROM / Kernel or just unresponsive hardware.

Could this solve it?
 
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TheTransformer

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Battery drain

Has anybody noticed any battery drain ?? :)

Or any bugs ?

Btw. Will this also work on an archos 101 ?
 

flolep

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Aug 24, 2010
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Has anybody noticed any battery drain ?? :)

Or any bugs ?

Btw. Will this also work on an archos 101 ?

After several weeks of use, I didn't see any battery drain more than when not using it...

Archos 101, well, it worked on Viewsonic G tablet and Transformer, maybe Archos 101, but I don't have it so I can't test...

Why not testing it if you have it and report here, and if it works, in archos 101 forum too? :p
 

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    Hey xda followers!

    I have a hardware problem with my Transformer since the beginning and was too lazy to change it by a new one...

    My problem is that I use my device with no problem but sometimes I am loosing touch inputs...

    If I let the Transformer go into sleep mode alone and unlock it, I have to force lock and unlock again to have good touch responses back...

    Then I can have a good session of 30 minutes of use without any problem and then, randomly, touch input precision is lowering, until I can't use it anymore and I must lock and unlock rapidly again...

    Very annoying problem for sure...

    But today I decided to search through google, forums, xda, to have a beginning of solution to my problem.

    And I found THE Touchscreen Booster application.

    It's an application that was made for Viewsonic G tablet at the origin. The famous Bumblebee discovered it at first so thanks to him for that. And the thread talking about that is from gojimi. He modified the application to be more easily usable. So thanks to him too!

    Being an android application and having titanium backuped all my applications, I thought: why not trying!

    So I installed it and launched it... AND... TADAAA! Just incredible. It worked, no problem at all, no force close, no freeze, nothing.

    AND: touchscreen inputs are incredibly smoother, sensitivity has been greatly improved, response time between writing letters is better, multi touch is improved... It's just paradise. I don't know if you tried Ipad but the result is that type of sensitivity...

    This application can be used by all types of roms and for people who have problems with touchscreen sensitivity or just want a bigger one :p

    Please leave here your feedback, positive or negative, and remember, do it at your own risks, I am not responsible of the potential problems after applying this application.

    It worked for me, my Transformer had never been so smooth, so why not yours! :p

    Maybe you will have to launch the application some times, when you feel that sensitivity was better before, or after boot... But you can put the application on your desktop and touch the button FixMe!

    Share, enjoy, and say thanks :p

    Original thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=934500
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    i am curious if this will have an effect on any of those handwriting apps we know and love.

    Do you need to root to use this?
    This probably edits something in build.prop and other system files, so yes. I'll confirm this once I try it.

    EDIT: Doesn't require root. I feel no difference though...:(
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    SO i gave this a shot and some aspects do seem smoother to me. None of the handwriting apps i tested were any diff as before the test.

    I already had what i felt is a smooth responsive touch screen, but was curious to see if it was going to get any better.

    QUESTION: when you run the app it says after hitting the calibration button "Follow the directions exactly"
    I hit the button and it says calibrating screen dont touch, but no other directions.
    Am i missing something here or is that the extent of the directions...:D

    All in all not sure if it is just a placebo or if it is actually smoother. I suppose others with really bad touch response may see an effect.
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    SO i gave this a shot and some aspects do seem smoother to me. None of the handwriting apps i tested were any diff as before the test.

    I already had what i felt is a smooth responsive touch screen, but was curious to see if it was going to get any better.

    QUESTION: when you run the app it says after hitting the calibration button "Follow the directions exactly"
    I hit the button and it says calibrating screen dont touch, but no other directions.
    Am i missing something here or is that the extent of the directions...:D

    All in all not sure if it is just a placebo or if it is actually smoother. I suppose others with really bad touch response may see an effect.

    No, it really is not a placebo, believe me. It was even more noticeable in my case (read my first post about my hardware problem) but even when my device was ok, it wasn't so smooth as it is right now.

    For the instructions, you don't miss anything.

    The important thing is "DO NOT TOUCH SCREEN WHEN CALIBRATING" because it could screw up the calibration, and if you do the opposite, the result would be that you wouldn't be able to use the device anymore, because not being able to relaunch calibration (if you have the dock, no problem at all :))

    That's all :p
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    The download says it's an apk but it's actually a zip?
    Does this mean that it has to be installed through recovery? I tried unzipping it on my Win 7 laptop and I can't see an apk file in there?

    No. It is an apk. Don't try to unzip it...

    Just push the file on the sdcard of your transformer, go to a file system browser like root explorer and execute the apk.

    If, for one reason or another, the file has the extension .zip, just rename it in .apk extension.

    And before executing the apk on the transformer, be sure to have checked installation of unsafe sources in Android parameters...

    Hope it helped...