RENOVATE Gaming Boost app improves gaming performance on HTC One X

Owners of the HTC One X, one of the top smartphones on the market, have discovered that game apps may not perform up to their expectations. The hackers at XDA pinpointed several issues that affect the performance and figured out how to get around the problems. However, doing so involved several manual steps to several different settings. To change that, some XDA members combined forces to put together the RENOVATE Gaming Boost app.

The RENOVATE Gaming Boost app automates several steps needed to tweak the HTC One X for maximum gaming performance. Using the app, “sets all the cores to ondemand, tweaks the sampling rate, up threshold and sampling down factor, enables gpu frequency scaling, switches to the deadline scheduler and tweaks the mnfrees” according to wilkyyyy, XDA Senior Member, who ported code originally written by XDA Senior Member henk2484 to the HTC One X. Another XDA member, Recognized Contributor hamdir,  had written a tutorial describing many of the methods that were ultimately included in the app and has since updated his own work to reflect usage of this app.

If you are an HTC One X owner and you are interested in trying the app out, just hit the source link for the needed files and instructions. Other users are reporting great success with the app. Just keep in mind several of the tweaks embodied in the app will cause high battery consumption, so battery life will be impacted, possibly to the point where the battery may struggle to last even an hour if the gaming action is hot and heavy.

source: XDA Developers’ Forum

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a MINI Cooper, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three mostly grown kids and a golden retriever.