Accelerate Your Samsung Galaxy S

For those who are thinking to get hold of a Samsung Galaxy S or already have one, they should be aware of the inconvenience caused because of its sluggishness. The Galaxy S is an amazing Smartphone by Samsung but sometimes too much features can degrade the constancy of the device’s performance.


What Slows it down?

The Galaxy S is available either with an 8GB or with a 16GB flash. The developers at Samsung technical department created a RFS partition on the phone’s main system’s storage unit.


This storage unit is where all applications are normally installed by default. This RFS partitioning is quite sluggish in nature and when an application reads from the main system’s storage unit or writes files to it, there comes the lag.

Boost up the Pace

In order to resolve the lag issue, you first need to root the phone. Although, this might seem to be a complex task, it’s actually quite simple and easy. Once the device is rooted, a special patch has to be run. The patch will directly access to the device via the root. From thereon, the patch will break the default RFS partition of 2GB into 2 separate 1GB partitions. Then it pulls out all the installed applications from the initial default partition and stores them in either of the 1GB partitions.


The other 1GB partition will become an extension partition normally named as EXT2. One might point that the default application’s storage unit has been shrunk from 2GB to 1GB. This is not a problem because 1GB is more than enough for the storage of applications and widgets. Furthermore, once the EXT2 partition is formatted and successful put in use, your Samsung Galaxy S will be flying.

There’s no need for the device to remain rooted once you have finished applying the patch. There’s also a system restore option which can be use to go back to default settings if you are not satisfied with the new performance of the mobile.

Usually, once the patch is applied and the procedures properly followed, your Samsung Galaxy S is expected to run 2 to 3 times faster than before. The lags will disappear and you will enjoy an enhanced performance. However, if you really want to know exactly by how much your performance has been boosted, you should use a benchmarking application.

First, use the software to determine the performance speed of your device prior to the application of the patch. Then re-evaluate the performance after the patch has been applied. There should be a huge difference.

Note that sometimes you might notice lags or slow-downs when using your Galaxy S even after the application of the patch. This would generally be due to the fact that too many applications are open and they are overloading your virtual memory. In such situations, you should use an application/task killer to close down unused applications in order to free the virtual memory.

For your device to achieve a high standard performance, always choose your patch wisely because all patches do not bear the same results.

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