05/07/2013, 03:30 PM
New to the Pre 3? Exisiting user of the Pre 3 who wants some delicious patches, speed tweaks and feature enhancements? Here's some stuff to get you started!
Part 1 - Kick it up a notch!
Over time I've tested a lot of opimization patches and tweaks and stuff and here's what makes it snappier and faster without eating up your battery.
-First of all: Uberkernel. IMHO, Uberkernel is what HP should've shipped with the 2.2.4 update (minus the overclocking part of course). It's fast, it's stable, it's stock with the needed optimizations and fixes. After installing, reboot when asked.
-Then install EOM Overlord Monitoring.
-Set logging to minimal: open up the dialer and dial ##5647# (if you're on a branded ATT/VZW Pre 3) / ##5647 or #*5647# (if you're on an unlocked Pre 3). From there you can set the logging to minimal. Reboot your Pre 3.
-After you did that, you can also install the Muffle System Logging patch if you want but setting it to minimal already helps a lot.
Rest of the patches to install:
-Buttah - It really makes things snappier.
-Immediately load high resolution - Speeds up the image loading.
-Mojo FPS Booster - Speeds up the device and makes things snappier.
-Mojo Smooth Scrolling - Improves the scrolling by a lot.
-Mojo Tap Responsiveness - Makes tapping in Mojo apps snappier.
-No Auto Refresh After Idle - Makes the browser faster to use after idling.
-Unthrottle Download Manager - Makes downloading in the browser faster.
-ImageView Hi-Res Zoom - Zooms faster on high-res images.
-Remove Dropped Packet Logging
-Quiet powerd Messages
-Unset CFQ IO Scheduler
Part 2 - Features, features, features!
This part is optional but it does add some features that IMHO come in handy. I've tested all of these patches over a long time and they hardly eat battery or make everything slow (if you've done part 1 that is).
(note: I would've included UI Scale and New Device Menu but Choorp has made them unavailable )
-Sync Fix for Stable Upload - Sometimes automatic backup of your device fails, this fixes the behavior to try the backup again after it fails instead of waiting for the next scheduled one.
-Google Sync Behaviors Patch - Fixes syncing with the Google servers
-Ubercalendar - If you use the calendar a lot then Ubercalendar adds a lot of extra features to the calendar. You can tweak the features via the Preferences & Accounts menu item. (P.S.: also install UberCalendar Multilingual Localization if you use a language other than English)
-Messenger Mega Mix - Adds a few much needed things to the Messaging app like a character counter and a shortcut to send a message and a few other features.
-Sharing Super Mix - If you're a guy or girl who uses their social network a lot then you really want this patch. It adds various sharing options to the app menu of the web browser.
-Uber Cycling Email Dashboard - This adds automatic cycling of e-mail notifications so you can swipe away invidual e-mail notifications.
-More Contact Phone Types - Adds more phone types (like fax and company for example) to choose from when you create a new contact or edit an existing one.
-Move Quick Actions Up - If you're a user who does more actions with Just Type then searches then you want this patch. It moves the quick actions up so it first shows quick actions, then search options.
-webOS Scrollbars - Adds much needed scrollbars to various apps.
-Save Playlist in Stock Music Player - This one speaks for itself.
-Add Skype Invisible Messaging Status - This one also speaks for itself.
-Facebook calendar timezone fix - If you use Facebook in your calendar then this fixes the time issues.
-Export Call History - Speaks for itself.
-Battery Percent and Horizontal Icon - Adds the battery percentage to the top bar
-Reverse number lookup multi-country - So you can look up who's calling you if you don't know who's number it is.
-Email Mega Mix - Adds some much needed features to the E-mail app.
-GPS Icon On Top Bar - Adds a GPS icon to the top bar when GPS is on.
-Turn the dialpad tones off - Speaks for itself.
-Capture with Volume Keys - Capture a picture with the camera using the volume keys. Comes in handy when you're taking a picture of yourself with the back camera
-Hold Tap Context Menu (the one with the email icon and the one with the web icon) - Adds context menu options when you hold down on a link or picture.
-GSM 3G GPS and Brightness in Device Menu - Adds some needed fast options to the device menu (top right). Only use if you have a GSM version of the Pre 3, otherwise install the individual Brightness and GPS patches or sconix's advanced ones.
-Advanced patches by sconix - Install the ones you think you need (mind the ATT/VZW ones, those are only for ATT/VZW). I personally install the ones for E-mail, Messaging, System Prefs, Phone Prefs and Advanced System Behaviour.
-Add Move to Folder Button - Speaks for itself (it's for the E-mail app).
-AM-PM Indicator in Top Bar - If you use AM/PM time.
-Flashlight in Device Menu - Speaks for itself.
-Set Avatar in Messaging - So you can set your avatar in Messaging.
-Multi Mod - Adds some hotkeys for navigation in the browser and displays the URL bar also in landscape mod.
-Video Camera Flashlight - Adds an option to capture video with the Flash constantly on. Useful for capturing video in dark areas.
-Private Browsing - Adds a private browsing option to the web browser.
Enjoy your Pre 3!