GLTools [root] (games and graphics optimizer)

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Root is required for this app. If you don't know what is root - read this guide: https://www.xda-developers.com/root/
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GLTools is a custom OpenGLES driver (proxy), that is compatible with any known OpenGLES-compatible GPU + ARM or x86 processor. If you still don't understand, what this app is, the closest known analog is Chainfire3D.

Features:
★ Change GPU name and enjoy enhanced graphics even on a noname low-end GPU
★ Take full control over textures: now you can decompress/recompress them (even if your GPU doesn't support that texture format) and resize. Note that decompression feature is available only if you install a plugin (internet is required to do that)
★ Optimize shaders on-the-fly for optimal performance (the same optimizer is used in Unity3D engine by default)
★ Change resolution and rendering bitness in any app, even if it doesn't support that by default
★ Enable MSAA or CSAA in any app to improve graphics quality (make sure that your GPU supports that)
★ Measure gained performance with a nice onscreen FPS counter (or you can output FPS information to Logcat if you are a pro)
★ Launch old games on newer Android versions with expert options

Important notice:
Any bugreports where Magisk is involved are not accepted unless you are absolutely sure there is something wrong with GLTools itself. Magisk is not stable (at the moment of 15.3) and shouldn't be used if you have any other choices available.

GLTools is 100% safe if you have a custom recovery installed (and you didn't disable backup in GLTools install dialog), if you find it non-working, you can just flash uninstall_gltools.zip in recovery and email me with details (or request a refund). If you don't have one, it is not safe, just like any other system-related tool, make sure that you are able to recover your firmware in case of any problems.

Not working by design on:
- RemixOS.
- Non-rooted devices.
- Emulators of any kind.

Legal information:
By using this app, you agree to all the following terms:
User is responsible to make sure that any plugins he uses are legal to use. All texture plugins (except for Default) are written by independent developers and are placed on a 3rd-party webserver (except for Default which is builtin), that has nothing to do with me, GLTools author.
User is responsible to make sure that this app won't cause any EULA violation. GLTools is designed for debugging the apps that user is author of, any other usage is not officially supported. Anyway, this app changes system libraries only and doesn't cause any binary modification of 3rd-party apps.
All trademark usage is nominative, nominative usage is Fair Use, it doesn't require any permission from trademark holder. Any trademarks are the property of their owners anyway.
If you think that GLTools itself is illegal, you can always contact me via n0n3m4dev@gmail.com
This app is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The only person responsible for any possible damage caused to the firmware (or other software) installed on a device is user.
Source code of used GNU Binutils (assembler, linker, etc) and Busybox can be obtained by writing to n0n3m4dev@gmail.com
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What's New

3.06:
Fixed a lot of UI-related issues.
Removed __openat dependency.
3.05:
Added some expert options for Android 8, so it can run some older games
Magisk template was updated to v15
Updated GPU templates
TargetAPI is now 27
Some bugs were also fixed
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Additional Information

Eligible for Family Library
Updated
February 17, 2018
Size
20M
Installs
10,000+
Current Version
3.06
Requires Android
2.3 and up
Content Rating
Everyone
Permissions
Offered By
n0n3m4-experimental
Developer
Russia, Novosibirsk, Pirogova 14 - 507
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