Chainfire, known to many as one of the top low level hackers of our devices, has just released Turbo3D, the latest version of his OpenGLES patch.
Turbo3D is targeted mostly at Snapdragon devices (but may have some advantage on older devices). Itâ€™s designed to get the most out of the Snapdragon chips, by optimising the drivers (probably using magic knowing Chainfire).
Since the previous stable release, there have been a massive number of changes, to make it work better on all snapdragon devices rather than just the HD2.
v3.0 *FINAL*, 26.07.2010
– Final tweaks
– Marketplace release (EN-US)
– Ready for cooking
– Works on all GL-capable devices, though aside from Snapdragon I doubt you’ll see any difference.
v2.60 BETA, 21.07.2010
– Complete rebranding to "Turbo3D"
– CL libraries have been removed, as they don’t work and nobody uses them anyways
– Added "help" tab
– Fixed an issue that caused "unknown" apps always to run in "fast" mode, instead of the configured default GL mode
– Fixed an issue related to .NET based OpenGL ES v2 apps
– Frametime is back to 18 ms
– Added "Test Suite" link to first post
v2.50 BETA, 08.07.2010
– Added ordinals to proxied functions, improves compatibility for some OEM-built apps (for example on LG Expo)
– Completely reworked the loading and initialization of the driver, so no ROM files have to be overwritten anymore. This negates the need for a seperate patch for each different device model, and improves compatibility with custom ROMs and newer stock ROMs.
You can either download Turbo3D from the XDA-Developers thread, or reward Chainfire for his continued efforts towards perfecting our devices by buying it from Marketplace.