HTC HD2 Now Runs Android from RAM, Performance Lauded
HTC HD2 users on XDA know the name DarkStone1337 very well, due to his mixed bag of tricks with getting Android to play nicely with Windows Phone. He recently had to discontinue development and depart from the scene, but now he’s back with arguably his best work to date. He’s actually managed to run the Android OS from RAM in his latest SuperRAM FroYo build.
So you may be asking, why is this any better than other builds floating around? In DarkStone1337’s own words, “the entire Android O/S filesystem is stored in RAM before it is booted. What does this mean? Well, RAM is faster than NAND and SD Card, which in turn will make the build superfast too.” You’re left with about 280MB of RAM after booting the build, which should be more than sufficient. Also, user data is conveniently saved to storage, so you’re safe in the event of a battery pull or drain. More importantly, user feedback in the thread seems to confirm the boost in speed and overall performance.
The build is a fairly stock Android 2.2 experience, with only the keyboard, some menu options, and the launcher modified. To see what’s working, what’s not, and more, hit up XDA-Developers. Feel free to let us know if you’re rocking Android on your HD2; and if that’s the case, which build is your favorite?