Will Verduzco · Nov 6, 2011 at 12:51 am

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
  • insecure

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.


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Will Verduzco

willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician.
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