egzthunder1 · Oct 21, 2010 at 12:00 pm

HTC Vision (G2) Successfully Overclocked to 1.42 GHz!

XDA member coolbho3000, who brought us the joy of SetCPU, comes bearing gifts for owners of the new T-Mobile G2 (aka HTC Vision). The device is underclocked to 800 MHz from factory (equipped with a Snapdragon processor, so it should be able to reach at least 1 GHz). However, after a lot of tweaking and playing around with several parameters, the dev finally came up with a patch for the kernel to allow overclocking of up to 1.42 GHz. Needless to say, according to the dev, this device will perform as you would expect from such a high clock speed. In fact, he obtained a Quadrant score of 2265 (screenshot available in the thread). The best part? There is no need for root as this is only patching the kernel and hence there is no need to flash a new one.

Keep in mind, overclocking is a dangerous practice if you don’t know what you are doing. You can fry your device, so proceed at your own discretion.

After two nights of mostly guesswork, I have managed to create an overclocking kernel module for the HTC Vision. The result? I have been able to not only overclock the MSM7x30 in this phone to 1GHz, the stock speed of the higher “binned” but identical 8×55 used in the Desire HD, I have been able to push the processor in my G2 significantly further, up to 1.42GHz!Benchmark scores are very, very high, and the improved CPU performance is in line with what you’d expect from such a high clock frequency. All of this is possible without permanent root (and the ability to flash kernels) because we are using a kernel module and not flashing an actual kernel.

You can find more information in the patch thread.

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egzthunder1

egzthunder1 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I have been an active member of xda-developers since 2005 and have gone through various roles in my time here. I am Former Portal Administrator, and currently part of the administrator team while maintaining my writer status for the portal. In real life, I am a Chemical Engineer turned Realtor in the Miami area. View egzthunder1's posts and articles here.
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