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[How to] Improve performance on a rooted smartphone

You got your smartphone rooted and improved its overall speed, but what can you do to improve performance on a rooted phone? Performance boosters are not the best viewed pieces of software around, but if some of them can get a job done and improve CPU performance, they should not all be so easily disregarded. One of the better options you have of upgrading your device overall performance is the L Speed, a flashable ZIP created by developer Danijel Markov. The software applies several fixes in one go, fixes that are supposed to improve memory management and system-level functions.

Improve performance with L Speed mod,

In order to improve performance on your rooted phone you will have to download and run the L Speed mod. It will offer you a command prompt interface for some tweaking. It can improve performance without you having to change anything too!

The ZIP will apply some kernel changes by default, and these changes will also lead to RAM modifications and CPU calibrations. Your Android device will get an increase in performance and battery life as a result.

What do you need for this to work?

  • Rooted android handset
  • Custom recovery
  • BusyBox commands.

Improve performance step by step

  1. Download the L Speed ZIP

In order to begin this entire modding process, you will have to download the flashable ZIP from this LINK. It will start downloading automatically (we assure you there are no hidden viruses or anything in the link). After download, you can boot it into the custom recovery.

  1. Optional – Create backup

Before you flash the file, you can backup your data if you have NANDroid backup active. Just in case something goes wrong and you want this performance boost mod off your device, this would be the easiest way to get back to normal, by restoring the backup you previously made.

  1. Flash the ZIP

The second active step in your attempt to improve performance on your rooted phone is to use the Install button on the TWRP recovery main menu. When you are there, you can navigate to your device’s Download folder and select the “” file. You then swipe the slider to start installation and tap the “reboot system” after it has finished installing.

When your device is back up, some system changes will have already been made. These changes should make your experience noticeably better when it comes to performance and battery life. Just in case you want to change things just a bit more, you can go to the L Speed command prompt interface.

  1. Optional – customize L Speed settings

In order to change a few options on your new piece of software and further improve performance on your rooted phone you can download Terminal Emulator for Android, an app you can install, open and type su in, after which you tap Enter. The app will then require Superuser access and you will have to Grant it.

The Terminal Emulator now has access to your smart device. You will have to type LS and press Enter to access the L Speed menu and 2 to access the setting wizard. At this stage you can manually improve performance on your rooted device because you can easily enable or disable different RAM, CPU and kernel features. To activate or deactivate said features, you will have to press the desired number and tap Enter. As these changes will require a reboot to apply, you can choose whichever you want to implement and then reboot your smartphone.

L Speed works on all ROMs that have init.d support.

This is just one way of getting your device to significantly improve its performance and its battery life. Have you tried any apps or software to improve performance on your rooted device yet? Let us know in the comment section below.

News Tips/ Tutorials

How to make your rooted phone run faster

You just went through all the trouble of rooting your device just to get rid of some bloatware and get more access to the software side of your device, but how can you make your rooted phone run faster? Rooted smartphones always get an upper hand when it comes to being able to do what you want when you want and to just keep those pesky apps that shouldn’t take your phone over at bay. There’s got to be some things you can do to make your handset run smoother and faster now that you went through all that trouble, right?


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Disclaimer: the next tips require skilled hands and if you are a novice at modding smartphones, you should not adventure in the world of drastically changing your smartphone’s software as things may go wrong in the process. Stick to more general steps that can help your device perform faster. Do not blame us if you do use any of the following tips and something goes wrong with your smartphone.


What can I do to make my rooted phone run faster?

Update your custom ROMs


When you use a factory-sealed phone, you usually get a device with a stock ROM or official custom ROM. Usually, pre-existing operating systems are made to please the masses and you will definitely always find some features, apps and widgets that have no meaning or use to you. You can change that when you root a smartphone and get a custom ROM you can manipulate better. In short, custom ROMs are optimized stock ROM frameworks that make your device run faster and easier to scale to your needs and desires. If you need a custom ROM or a kernel that gives you breathing room, you can head over to the Android XDA Forum to find the ROM that will change your mobile life forever.


Use an overclocked kernel


Android smartphones are set to work on certain CPU frequencies by default and this feature is administrated by the kernel. Many Android developers out there prefer to develop their own custom kernel that supports overclocking to get that extra juice. If you do choose a kernel that can be overclocked you should know that it can increase your CPU clock by a few MHz and in turn this will make your phone perform tasks faster.


Bloatware – install or uninstall


Lots of apps get preinstalled on smartphones nowadays, especially on the likes of Samsung, LG, HTC or Sony – the big guys on the Android market basically. On your rooted phone you can change some of those bothering useless apps they keep shoving up your Android-ridden life. With the newest Android OS versions however, you can disable unnecessary apps. You can also use third parties to get the job done if the regular easy way gives you trouble, whatever makes you feel better. If you do stop some of the bloatware apps that big manufacturers put at your disposal in every smartphone they launch, you can be sure that your device will run smoother and faster.


Performance boosters – need’em or lose’em?


Performance boosters usually get bad rep, but they are not all as bad as they are said to be. Most of the times, Android mishandles memory management and system-level functions, especially when custom skins and bloatware are present on your device. On a rooted phone you can improve performance via boosters. You download a ZIP file that applies some kernel tweaks, CPU calibrations and RAM optimizations that will definitely increase performance and battery life. In order to use a performance booster, you will need a rooted phone with custom recovery and BusyBox commands installed.


These are just a few tips you can take advantage of in your fight with the perfect smartphone performance. It’s not just a myth; your rooted phone will definitely run faster if you make some changes to it.

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Apps News Updates/Software

Titanium Backup update – save and restore your Bluetooth pairings any time you want

Titanium Backup, the backup app you use every time you want to save something on your phone after rooting, has just received an update. The app can now back up and restore any Bluetooth pairings on devices with Android 4.2 and above, including Lollipop. If you have a device running on Android Jelly Bean or higher, you can use it to back up and restore your Bluetooth settings and connections at any time.


In case you don’t want to reconnect your phone to the same car you have been using for years now or if you love your headset very much, you can save the connection via Bluetooth so that you can restore them any time you want. As long as you are rooted, of course. It all comes with a catch, you see.


With the Titanium Backup Pro version – which you can pay for – you also get backup, restore and freeze for apps, data and Market links too. The app protects system apps, apps and external data you put on your SD card too. It allows you to move data from and to your SD card and you can browse app data and query the Market to see detailed information regarding the app.


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