The very first thing that I want to find out for long time after getting my Google Nexus 4 ~ how fast is the Qualcomm APQ8064 CPU chip inside? Slow, Nominal, Fast or Faster bin? The faster bin means you can overclock and undervolt better than other bins. So you can get better performance, battery life and generate less heat if configure correctly. Want to know yours? Just use Terminal Emulator to find out. Note – Root access is required.
Is your smartphone battery manages to last for your whole day usage? Qualcomm has a free Android application that can help to extends battery performance and improves overall user experience. Yes, Snapdragon BatteryGuru is the one that intelligently making changes to optimize Snapdragon device functionality. Therefore, smartphones like LG Nexus 4, HTC Butterfly and Sony Xperia Z which use Snapdragon chipset can enjoy this feature.
Samsung Galaxy S III is equipped with ARM Mali-400 MP GPU (overclocked version of Samsung Galaxy S II). So Samsung Galaxy S3 can play Tegra, Snapdragon and PowerVR games with Chainfire3D’s help just like Samsung Galaxy S2. However, Chainfire3D was not updated for quite sometimes. So it does not support the latest NVIDIA Tegra 3 games. Or maybe it does? Anyway, if you have old Tegra 2, Snapdragon and PowerVR games and want to play them on Samsung Galaxy S3. Feel free to install Chainfire3D on Samsung Galaxy S3. Note – root access is required.
Chainfire3D is a must installed add-on for 3D gamer on Android devices. With Chainfire3D, you can enjoy 3D games that optimised for Tegra 2 THD and Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset on Amazon Kindle Fire that is using PowerVR SGX540 GPU. Therefore, you are not limited to PowerVR 3D games on Kindle Fire from now on. Example, you can play Tegra 2 optimised 3D games like Galaxy on Fire 2 THD…
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Chainfire3D requires root access on Kindle Fire to install its intermediary OpenGL driver. Please refer to this guide to root Kindle Fire – How to root Kindle Fire with BurritoRoot? (Video). By the way, it is advisable to have TWRP 2.0 Recovery installed on Kindle Fire too. Make a full system backup before install Chainfire3D. I tried Chainfire3D on both stock Amazon software and CM7 ROM. Working great…
Chainfire3D allows you to play Tegra, Snapdragon & PowerVR games on Samsung Galaxy S II with ARM Mali-400 MP GPU. However, by installing Chainfire3D itself does not allow you to play these games yet. Additional plugins are required to install before Chainfire3D can perform the task. Besides, you need to root Samsung Galaxy S2 first in order to use Chainfire3D. Not a simple task for beginner, so I created a step by step guide to install Chainfire3D on Samsung Galaxy S2.
First of all, please get your Samsung Galaxy S2 rooted. Please follow this guide to do so – How to root Samsung Galaxy S2 with CF-Root? (Video). And make a full system backup before install Chainfire3D for just in case – How to backup Samsung Galaxy S2 with ClockworkMod Recovery? (Video). Nothing should go wrong, but no harm to make backup, right?