[UPDATE]Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

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[UPDATE]Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby IIIVladIII on Jun 9 2014, 7:54am

Lately (well not exactly "lately"...its more like "since forever") I've seen people complaining about actions taking to much time on Android. The problem is not with KaW application but with Android window, transition and effect animations being set to high by default. So here is a short and simple guide about how anyone (root is not required) can disable and improve their KaW user experience.

First you need to go to "Developer options" in Settings:

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 If "Developer options" are hidden in order to activate it you need to tap on "About device" and go tap 7x on "Build number":

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Once "Developer options" its activated tap on it, scroll down and set the animations like in screenshot bellow.

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Additionally you can check the following 3 options:

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The steps needed for HTC devices


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Steps needed for NEXUS devices or devices running on AOSP/AOKP/CM/GPE roms


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Later edit:

Found an old Android running GB 2.3 in a drawer so I'm able to provide screenshots about how animations can be disabled on devices bellow Android 4.0. So here it is:

Step 1: Go to Settings - Display

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Step 2: Tap on "Animation" (by default its set on "All animations are shown")

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Step 3: Select "No animations"

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Update for devices running KitKat (Android 4.4)

If your phone is running on KitKat (Android 4.4) there's big chances to have ART (Android runtime support). ART offer performance and stability improvements. In order to switch to ART from Dalvik runtime you need to go to your old friend "Developer option", scroll down and tap on "Select runtime system"

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Tap on "USE ART"

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Your phone will automatically reboot. First boot will take a while (5-10minutes) so be patient and don't get scared :-D

The only downside for using ART is that application takes up to 25% more storage space.

Disclaimer 1: ART is still in development stage so not every application have ART support. Some will have issues, for others you might not be able to install at all. But Kingdoms at War (and most of common apps) supports ART and there is a huge difference between ART and Dalvik runtime. If one of the applications used by you do not support ART you can switch to ART before your EE war and switch back to Dalvik once your its war its finished.

Disclaimer 2: if you are using Xposed Framework its MANDATORY to disable Xposed Franework BEFORE switching to ART. But anyway, if you don't know what Xposed Framework is then you are safe. For sure you don't have it. And if you do know what Xposed Framework is for sure you already know that ART is causing bootloap if you have Xposed Framework enabled.

Happy faster KaWing! Ty

 
Last edited by IIIVladIII on Feb 17 2015, 6:20am, edited 8 times in total.
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby lIlI_x_BlackHandVerum_x_lIlI on Jun 9 2014, 7:58am

Thanks for this ill have a look :)
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby FrustolNoodle on Jun 9 2014, 8:01am

Ty Vlad! Going a billion times faster xD
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby lIlI_x_BlackHandVerum_x_lIlI on Jun 9 2014, 8:01am

My game is actually going faster haha. Chat regreshes faster + pages load quicker

tyvm :)
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby AshenOne on Jun 9 2014, 8:05am

You can switch all animations off completely. You can also limit the amount of background processes allowed. Mines set at a maximum of 1 lol.
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby _BuTtNaKeD_-SpAzTeCiAn-_TwInKy on Jun 9 2014, 8:06am

I just completely disabled the first 3 options. Phone works faster and i honestly done even notice the missing animations.

5 stars Vlad.
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby IIIVladIII on Jun 9 2014, 8:06am

Yes Zeus. you are right. I posted the wrong screenshot. Supposed to be the one with "animaton off". Is fixed now.
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby corsair on Jun 9 2014, 9:51am

Holy cow that's much faster
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby -FOZZY- on Jun 9 2014, 10:50am

What are the downsides?
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Re: Simple guide to improve KaW experience on Android

Postby IIIVladIII on Jun 9 2014, 10:53am

That's the good thing: there's no downsides. Its just a simple hidden feature on Android phones. Actually there's a pro: disabling animations does slightly improve your battery life.
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