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Voodoo kernel for the Galaxy S is fantastic

Last week I updated my Samsung Galaxy S to use Voodoo Kernel. Took about ten minutes, and it kept all my data and settings.

I am just speechless at the difference it made.

The phone was barely usable for normal everyday activities, and just unusable for development, because of a slow file system (rfs) used by stock Samsung firmware. Writing to a file could take up to 3-4 seconds, compared to 50-90 milliseconds on my Motorola Milestone.

Voodoo kenel fixed that: the phone just files now, and most impressive, can actually be used for development work.

If you do update yours, remember that there is a way to donate to the project’s developer.

Categories: android, hardware
  1. PG
    March 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Ha didnt know you have a SGS. Actually you could try the speedmod kernel for it 🙂 . Has nicer tweaks but older voodoo sound version. Oh and since you mention the SGS here. It got as of yesterday some gingerbread. The wifi manager works. However switching between routers via the widget got slower (I use the last one in the list where I choose SSID) . I think its a ROM issue though 🙂 . But maybe you could speed it up 🙂

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      March 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm

      Yes, the Galaxy S is the phone I carry around.

      Interesting stuff about Gingerbread, thanks for the info. However, I wonder if it also uses rfs? And loses application settings like Samsung’s 2.2.1 firmware did?

      Networking switching time is entirely firmware dependent, my application just makes some function calls and tells Android to do something with WiFi. If they made it slower, that’s unfortunate, but nothing I can do at application level.

      Oh, and with Voodoo, WiFi connections are nearly instant for me.

      • PG
        March 28, 2011 at 8:47 pm

        Yes still rfs. But its faster as any froyo with any lagfix and custom kernel. Check this thread
        And yes you will loose settings. And there is a possibility of bricking the phone if done wrong.

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