Before I begin like all posts & guides I do if you don’t follow instructions & wreck your android I will not be held responsible.
I am not forcing you to do this remember, I’m merely providing the guide & images, you need to provide the knowledge. With that said please don’t blame me if you mess up your device.
With all things to do with hacking & root you have to remember do this at your own risk.
THIS ONLY WORKS FOR THE VERSION OF CYANOGEN STATED & ONLY FOR THE G1 & WORKED ON SAPPHIRE 32B WHEN TESTED (No Hero).
You will have to do this every time you update your Cyanogen ROM.
To remove the hack just wipe everything using Amon_RA Recovery & reflash the ROM.
What this hack does
The “10MB Hack” (as dubbed by all who use it) has been said to speed up your device & make it achieve processes a lot faster. This is done by taking a partition of your GPU (Graphics processing unit) & transferring it to your RAM therefore in saying that, this hack is not recommended for people who do a lot of 3D gaming on their phones as most 3D games tend to either crash or go slow after the hack is applied (due to the partition subsided for the extra RAM).
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You will need
- Cyanogen 4.2.5 or above (Click Here)
- Boot Image (See below)
- Better Terminal (Click Here To Download)
(download the one that matches the version of Cyanogen your using before proceeding)
Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.9 – Click Here
Boot Image for Cyanogen 188.8.131.52 – Click Here
Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.8 – Click Here
Boot Image for Cyanogen 184.108.40.206 – Click Here
Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.6 – Click Here
Boot Image for Cyanogen 4.2.5 – Click Here
(Thanks to Christopher aka GamerCore on Twitter)
(Thanks to Troy aka Androlute on Twitter)
Your phone needs to be rooted!! then put this onto the root of your sdcard (so that it is on the SDCard but not in any folders)
- Open Better Terminal (haven’t got Better Terminal? – Download here)
- Type the following (the # is added automatically so ignore that & also the stuff in brackets are actions don’t type them, do them)
#su(press enter) (click Always Allow if screen shows up)
For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.9 type
For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 220.127.116.11 type
For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.8 type
For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 18.104.22.168 type
For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.6 type
For those who downloaded the boot image for Cyanogen 4.2.5 type
4. Lastly type
reboot (press enter)
5. Now wait for your device to load & you should be all set!
To check to see if your ram hack worked you should notice a increase in speed but to see if its installed enter the following command inside Better Terminal
su(press enter) cat(space)/proc/meminfo(press enter)
If you followed the instructions given above you should notice the RAM (displayed as MemTotal) will now be around 107kb (it once was around 97kb).
Congratulations: You have just given your G1 or Sapphire a little extra boost!
All thanks go to Daproy over at XDA for hacking this from Cyanogen’s kernel, PerShoot for providing some of the hacks at XDA, EmoGamer for the video guide & the guys following Androlute on twitter, we’re nothing without our site supporters leading us to great stuff like this.
Image courtesy of: http://www.cyanogenmod.com