GLTools is a custom OpenGL driver (proxy), that is compatible with any known OpenGLES 2.0-compatible GPU + ARM processor, x86 processors are not supported (Galaxy Tab 3 for example). If you still don’t understand, what this app is, the closest known analog is Chainfire3D.

GLTools is 100% safe if you have a custom recovery installed (and you didn’t disable backup in GLTools install dialog), if you’ll find it non-working, you can just flash in recovery and email me with details (or request a refund).

GLTools Features list:

  • Change resolution and rendering bitness in any app, even if it doesn’t support that by default.
  • 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’ll 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)
  • 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)

GLTools Tested on:

  • HTC One X
  • Nexus 7 2013
  • LG G2
  • Acer A500
  • LG L7
  • Etc…

GLTools Failed on:

  • Nexus 6 @ Android 6.0.1
  • Stock Nvidia Shield firmwares
  • Some games fail to work on devices with Mail GPU even with GLTools enabled. Adreno is supported much better.

GLTools Not working by design on:

  • RemixOS.
  • Non-rooted devices.
  • Emulators of any kind.

Warnings/side-effects : First of all, please do not restore backups of this app data (with Titanium Backup, etc), I’ll add a feature to export/backup/share settings later, for now it can result in shuffle of your settings. The same for app uninstalling, disable custom preferences for app before removal.

Note :

  • Need ROOT + Modded GP or GLTools Patcher
  • If your device is not installed Modded GP or Freedom,use GLTools Patcher

How to Patch?

  1. Make sure you have installed GLTools
  2. Download & Install GLTools Patcher
  3. Open GLTools Patcher
  4. Click Patch & You are Done 🙂
  5. You can remove change after patching, to remove simply install the app again, app will be unpatched & after updating you have to patch again
  6. Good luck…


The app was not found in the store. 🙁

Download Link

GLTools v4.00 Apk / Mirror

GLTools v3.06 Apk / Mirror

GLTools v3.05 Apk / Mirror

GLTools v3.01 Apk / Mirror

GLTools Patcher / Mirror