Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Cyanogen Inc. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! CyanogenMod is widely recognized across XDA for its solid performance, great feature set and far-reaching (and also long-lasting) support for all sorts of devices, from...
Fast Becomes Faster–1.8 GHz Overclocked Kernel Released for the Galaxy S II SGH-T989
If you ask any Android fan about the fastest devices currently available, the Samsung Galaxy S II is sure to be near the top of the list. And while the SGH-T989 “Hercules” variant may not be graced with the giant-slaying Exynos SoC, it still more than holds its own in today’s market. However, sometimes simply being “fast” is just not fast enough.
In order to give the Hercules even more pep in its step, XDA Recognized Developer Romanbb has created a 1.8 GHz overclocked kernel. Aside from simply boosting the clock speed your phone, this kernel also patches in the BFQ I/O scheduler and the ability to customize your voltages to suit your particular silicon. In the words of the developer:
Standard Disclaimer – We are in no way responsible for what you do to your phone. If you destroy your $500 device and try and blame us we will laugh at you. Always read and ensure you know what you are doing before attempting anything***
What this is
- This is a way for me to play around with kernels and use you people as guinea pigs
- OC up to 1.836 ghz
- should boot into stock frequencies
- added BFQ I/O scheduler and made default
- patched drivers from newer Telus 989D source
- added zram
- working init.d support
Are you ready to take your device to the next level? If so, continue on to the kernel thread! Be sure to proceed with caution, though. As with any overclocked kernel, there is some risk of device destruction if you push the clocks or voltages too high.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
There are tons of choices to choose from when looking for a great alarm app for Android. While the stock Clock app for AOSP does the job, it may lack some of the more advanced features from competitors. Let us know what your favorite alarm clock app is for Android and why.
Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...