Improve Performance of Nexus using Qualcomm-optimized Dalvik and Bionic Libraries
- Wednesday, January 1, 2014 By Laura Jones
Have you ever wondered why Nexus 4 is slower when compared to other devices that are powered by the same quad core processor? Yes, many benchmarks has proved that Nexus 4 performs slower than other devices. For instance, Moto X still manages to rank better when compared to Nexus. Luckily, not any more. Here, we have got a tweak that allows you to speed up Nexus device with Qualcomm optimized Dalvik and Bionic Libraries.
Lets see how to improve the performance of your Nexus device after a short break, as we are going to discuss about Bionic and Dalvik Libraries.
What is Bionic Library?
Bionic, a library (libbionic) developed by Google to employ in Android, which is actually derived from GNU C library (originally found in BSD glibc).
What is the difference between GNU C library and Bionic library?
- Bionic library is much smaller than the standard GNU C library.
- It was developed to feature on low powered CPUs. For instance, to work on mobile devices.
- It is used to perform mathematical and memory operations.
What is Dalvik Library?
Dalvik is actually a virtual machine used in Android, which shares common property of a Java virtual machine. The difference is that Dalvik relies on DEX files.
So what to do with Bionic and Dalvik libraries?
If you are someone, who wants to improve Qualcomm based Nexus performance but do not want to use ART (Android Runtime), then loading Bionic and Dalvik will do the job. To do that, jump to; Learn how to flash Bionic and Dalvik libraries on your Nexus device to improve its performance.
Few things to note before flashing the libraries
- Make sure you do a Nandroid backup before flashing the libraries.
- The libraries will not have any effect on Non-qualcomm based devices.
- The libraries will be useful on Google Nexus 5, Nexus 4 and Nexus 7 (2013).
- The libraries are valid only on near-stock, AOSP derived KitKat ROMs.