egzthunder1 · Nov 9, 2010 at 09:00 pm

Let the Kernels Roll In for the G2

Bound to happen, although we didn’t expect it this soon. Now that the G2 is a fully flashable device, one can only count the minutes until the first roms and kernels hit the fora. It didn’t take long for XDA member coolbho3000 to release one with his own flavor to the wild. You may know this user from a little app called SetCPU, which allows for overclocking on many Android devices. His most recent work included an overclocking script for the G2, which allowed the device to hit 1.4 GHz. The drawback on this was this was just a script, which needed to be ran every time the device was booted. Thanks to the newly acquired root, this script was baked into a kernel, which means… no more running said script.

To top things off, the dev states that because voltage can be properly used in the G2, he has seen speeds of up to 1.7 GHz. The thread comes complete with an installation guide and everything that you will need to use this.

Now that we have permanent root, we can have even more fun with overclocking. This is an actual kernel, not a module, meaning that there are no scripts to run every time you restart the device, and there are a lot more speeds to choose from, from 806MHz all the way up to 1497MHz.

Just run SetCPU (set on boot will work if you have permanent root!) and set the speed to whatever you want. This is purely an overclocking kernel and is not undervolted, but undervolting is easy for other devs. Just tweak the frequency tables and recompile.

You can find more information in the kernel thread.

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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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