Sunday, September 20, 2015

How to play Gameloft games without lag and Disable CPU throtling without root on Lenovo K3 Note (k50t5/k50a40)

The Lenovo K3 Note is an amazing budget phablet that does pretty much everything right. But users complained that games lagged after playing for about 5-10 minutes in K3 Note whereas the Meizu M2 Note which has the same CPU as the Lenovo K3 Note handled all the games very smoothly.
So what do you think what might be the problem here?
Lenovo has enabled CPU throttling to prevent CPU temperatures from going above 50 degree celsius.
So, whenever you play game on K3 Note after a few minutes the CPU temp hits 50 degree celsius mark which activates the thermal throttling mechanism. When thermal throttling gets activated you can see a sudden frame drop while playing games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5.

Here I will show you how to disable thermal throttling in Lenovo K3 Note without rooting your phone!


1. Flash TWRP recovery using SP Flash Tools by following tutorial from this link here :

2. After you successfully flash TWRP recovery, boot your phone into the recovery mode by presssing Volume UP + Volume DOWN + Power buttons together at the same time.

3. Once you boot into TWRP recovery you will see some options like shown in the below image.

4. Now select Mount Option and then put a cross on "System" option to Mount the System as hown in below image.

5. Then press the back button to return to the main screen of TWRP

6. Now, select Advanced option and then select File Manager option.

7. Here browse goto root path and then browse to System/etc/.tp path.

8. Here you will see three files . Select the file with name "thermal.conf".

9. Rename this file by giving any extension like "".

10. Congrats you have successfully disabled CPU throttling from Lenovo K3 Note.

11. Go back to main screen of your TWRP recovery and power off your phone by selecting Restart and then Turn off option.

12.Now Flash "Stock Recovery" using SP Flash Tools in similar way you flashe TWRP recovery.

13.Power On your phone and now you can play all the Gameloft games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5 and other HD games with no lags and frame drops.

Note :
1.Only for Vibe UI ROW Stock ROM.

2.You can also disable CPU throttling on a rooted K3 Note by renaming "thermal.conf" to "" file in "System/etc/.tp" directory using ES File Explorer. But by rooting your k3 Note you can not update your phone via OTA updates.So, I suggest the above procedure.

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