Whipped my 2.2.2 Huawei Ideos S7 into shape...

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  1. mmilestone

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    Yep, and its butt still hurts... Now it can spank. :D

    (1) Root http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...ot-official-huawei-s7-android-2-2-builds.html

    (2) Recovery http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...y-recovery-huawey-s7-2-2-2-cm-v2-5-1-8-a.html

    (3) Set Up Apps2sd to install applications to an ext2 partition.
    http://www.androidtablets.net/forum/huawei-ideos-s7-development/5362-prj-apps2sd-discussion.html
    a) I used kevmueller's process replacing 179:18 in the commands (and in the init-sd.sh file) with 179:2 (for my S7-104 BB version) http://www.androidtablets.net/forum...5362-prj-apps2sd-discussion-13.html#post33905

    (4) Installed SetCPU and set it to 998MHz

    (5) Installed Swapper for Root Users and set up a 256MB swap file on the ext2 partition
    https://market.android.com/details?id=org.azasoft.free.swapper (Can be downloaded from your phone through the Market).

    (6) Installed SD Speed Increase and set it to read SD at 4096.
    https://market.android.com/details?id=com.sdincrease.it (Can be downloaded from your phone through the Market).

    ..and let `er rip...

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    I can now say that I am again happy with my S7 :cool:
     
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    I'm getting similar scores. I also got those using 2.1. I think using app2sd makes a huge difference.

    Without app2sd setup, I was getting in the 800's (I think). Link2SD also had similar lower scores (I think).

    Did not do steps 5 or 6. Just rooted, apps2sd, mine defaults to 998MHz.
     
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    Using swap on ssd or sdcards is not recommended,
    Swapping tends to work like a stack, so you keep writing to the same memory locations.

    Ssd and Sdcard memory is only designed for limited rewrites so in quite short time you will punch holes in frequently used blobs of memory. This may cause random crashes.

    This is also the reason that ext3 is not used on ssd

    As apps tend to load very quickly from ssd, thus there is little to be gained by leaving stuff running.

    Sent from my IDEOS S7 using Android Tablet Forum
     
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    Duly noted! However, with the widgets and all running on multiple screens, the swapfile does seem to help. I don't expect this thing to last longer than a couple of years(which would probably be around the time it would take for the SSDs to wear out) so, I might as well squeeze every drop of speed I can get from it.

     
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    SD cards have a built-in wear leveler - however, swap will burn it faster and may prove to be slower. Problem is that Android does not treat swap differently from normal memory, and eats whatever memory it can get.
     
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    Why do you need swap on a device with 512mb ram? Is it to make your qudrants score bigger?
     
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    swap is a bad idea. The S7 has 512MB of RAM. For Android 2.2, that's plenty.
     
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    The swap doesn't help any with benchmarking scores. But the SD Speed Increase app seems to help. Android has it set by default to read at a paltry 128kb. I had it set to 4096. Most people get best results at 3072.


    Well, with at least 26 widgets running across 7 screens on LauncherPro, it's easy to spend all that RAM. Having that swap file seems to help me in my daily use. I know about the wear and tear SSDs go through having used SSD RAIDs in my PCs since 2007. Android is very efficient yet when it's loaded up with a lot, like any other OS, it would slow down. The swap seems to have reduced the slow down when switching back and forth between desktops, apps and widgets...not to mention the incoming and outgoing calls and messages. This is all from my experience using the S7 heavily on a daily basis. It still needs charging every 3 or 4 hours. Used to be shorter when it was on 2.1.

     
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    26 widgets. I don't even have 26 widgets between both my Vibrant and my S7.

    As for battery life, I was reading a book at max brightness (fbreader, parchment background) for about 5 hours and still had over 30% battery on 2.2

    My quadrant score is 800-something. It's not important. My tablet is still fast and responsive and works great.
     
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    Thank you dude, this post was very helpful!
     
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    how can it be good? the screen sucks in my opinion it is tough and resistive....and the colors are not as bright and vivid
     
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    Your issues are not my issues. Tell me what device you're using and I'll tell you what's not good about it.
     
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    I've heard good things about Swype and have been meaning to try it, although I'm using the Gingerbread keyboard and it has been a mostly positive experience. I've worried somewhat that Swype might not work as well on a resistive screen, but that's just idle speculation till I try it.
     
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    Swype is actually great! It's what I use on my HTC Inspire. I've been looking for a more tablet-friendly keyboard like Thumb Keyboard or Tablet Keyboard for HC, where the keyboard is split for thumb typing.
     

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