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Once you root your device, download an app called SetCPU, this will let you set your processor speed depending on a set of rules you control, like if the screen is off, or when you have a particular app open, for example I downclock my processor to 300MHz maximum, the book reading application itself shouldn;t use much power, but android does things in your background, I have found I can get 5% or so decrease in battery usage, I read a lot so this works for me. Experiment and learn.

I was hoping to do the same for my galaxy s2 and just bang it down to like 10mhz whilst screen is off, should save loads battery

im really confused by the whole rooting/unlocking thing on android, so I need to do both or just either? My galaxy s2 is also updated to 4.0.4, can this be unlocked?
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I HIGHLY recommend this case for the price!
^ it allows you to prop the tablet up on it's side, which also allows for half of the back of the tablet not to be covered by the case which is GREAT when gaming to keep the tablet cool.
(and the part of the tablet it airs out is normally the hotter side of the tablet) thumb.gif

Wow. That case looks good for 11 bucks. Looks really sleek.


@ $ilent: This video kinda show the variations you can do with SetCPU.
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Once you root your device, download an app called SetCPU, this will let you set your processor speed depending on a set of rules you control, like if the screen is off, or when you have a particular app open, for example I downclock my processor to 300MHz maximum, the book reading application itself shouldn;t use much power, but android does things in your background, I have found I can get 5% or so decrease in battery usage, I read a lot so this works for me. Experiment and learn.

I was hoping to do the same for my galaxy s2 and just bang it down to like 10mhz whilst screen is off, should save loads battery

im really confused by the whole rooting/unlocking thing on android, so I need to do both or just either? My galaxy s2 is also updated to 4.0.4, can this be unlocked?

Rooting grants apps access to the system's lower level so to speak. Unlocking the bootloader allows you to run custom roms like cyanogenmod. You might as well do both though you don't need to actually flash roms through the unlocked bootloader if you don't want to. Samsung doesn't lock their phones down at all so the S2 is easy peasy compared to any Motorola. I currently have an S3 and run the stock rom with root.
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I'd like to join. Nexus 7 running Eclipse rom (not anymore) with the Trinity kernal.


And boy what a boost in performance it gives.

EDIT!
Paid 200 British Spondoolies (Yes that is a real currency, i checked), and it is a 16GB model
It is now running Paranoid android with the trinity kernel flashed over the top.
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Of the people who've had any issues with this tablet, how many only experienced them after having used it for a few weeks? My 7 just started making a faint clicking, like it's loose, on the left side directly opposite of the power/volume buttons. And my screen is a little spongy now midway down the long sides. None of this has had any effect on operation (so far), but I'm past my return period for MacMall. Should I plunk down some cash for a SquareTrade warranty or give Asus a call or what? I've been very, very lucky in that I've never had to RMA or have anything I've bought sent in for repair, ever.
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I'd like to join. Nexus 7 running Eclipse rom with the Trinity kernal.

And boy what a boost in performance it gives.

Nitro makes great Eclipse ROMs, I run it on my RAZR. Try the Glazed Jelly Bean ROM for the N7, you can find it on XDA.

 

Can you point me in the direction to of a guide to install a custom kernel? I already have CWM and a ROM but I'm not familiar with flashing kernels.

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FYI, Horn is out on Android($6.94). Downloading now!
    
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For those who got a RMA, I have a question on how did they bill you.

Is it something like this:
Charged 200/250 when you first purchased it.
Submit the RMA and hold 200/250 on your credit card.
Returned the defect unit and unhold the 200/250 on your credit card.

Anyone got charged twice, meaning didnt get a refund until you submit a claim to your credit card and NOT Google??
Or anyone got refunded twice, meaning they unhold the 200/250 and then pay you an extra 200/250??
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Nitro makes great Eclipse ROMs, I run it on my RAZR. Try the Glazed Jelly Bean ROM for the N7, you can find it on XDA.

Can you point me in the direction to of a guide to install a custom kernel? I already have CWM and a ROM but I'm not familiar with flashing kernels.

Just find the latest *.zip of the kernel and flash it with CWM or i did mine with TWRP. Just backup your device first in case of any wary behavior of the device.
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I already have CWM and a ROM but I'm not familiar with flashing kernels.

Like jammo said, flash it like anything else.

Kernel threads usually have installation instructions too.
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