Since we last wrote about SetCPU, it has received a major update to v2.0 and more recently to v2.0.0b.
For those of you who have not been following XDA forum member coolbho3000‘s work, SetCPU for Root Users is an application that lets you tweak certain aspects of the Linux cpufreq driver, allowing for overclocking, underclocking, and other tweaks on your Android device.
The changes for the version 2.0 update include a redesigned user interface, automatic refreshing, creation of unlimited profiles with custom priorities, and code cleanup. Updates to version 2.0.0b also include bug fixes and clarification on the profiles . . . READ ON »
SetCPU is a useful ‘on the fly’ clocking tool for Android root users developed by coolbho3000. SetCPU has been around since April 2009 and has been receiving regular updates.
It will work with rooted Android devices only on 1.5 (Cupcake), 1.6 (Donut) and 2.0/2.1 (Eclair).
Supported devices include (but are not limited to) HTC Dream, Magic, Hero, Motorola Droid and Nexus One with landscape support. For ease of use, coolbho3000 has included an autodetect option where SetCPU selects the relevant device.
SetCPU lets the user ‘overclock’ to the max CPU speed of their device, and underclock when the phone . . . READ ON »
September 7, 2013 By: Will Verduzco
Let’s face it: One of the biggest reasons that most of us choose Android over other mobile operating systems is freedom. Given the modular and open source nature of the core OS, as well as the intent system and how default handlers can be set for just about any task, Android affords its users a greater degree of control than what’s seen in the Dark Side. We’ve previously talked about how we like having choices in File Management, and the same holds true for performance control applications.
“Wait, what is the Motorola MotoACTV? Doesn’t sound very familiar.”
Unbeknownst to many, the MotoACTV is an interesting device released by Motorola all the way back in 2011 that acts as a part-time watch, and a part-time fitness tracker. With Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS support, it also interestingly came with Android Gingerbread, thus making it a standout device among its smartwatch peers, and even more so with the active development going on behind it.
There are a variety of ways users can control their CPUs. This includes a variety of apps like SetCPU, tools like Daemon Controller, and scripts like CPU Editor Script—each with a shared set of core functions with a few unique features. There is now a new CPU app out there for root users.
The app is called CPU Adjuster, and it was released by XDA Recognized Developer bartito. It works on Android 2.2 and up. And while it is recommended for root users, there is actually some functionality for non-root users. If you aren’t rooted, the . . . READ ON »
July 7, 2012 By: Former Writer
Overclocking a device can have a lot of uses. It can help eliminate the last few traces of UI lag, it can make games run faster, and it’s always fun to point out that a dual core running 1.8GHz is faster than most desktop computers were 10 years ago. Despite the setbacks, users generally enjoy being able to overclock their phones. For the AT&T/Rogers HTC One X/XL and the HTC EVO 4G LTE, overclocking is now available.
Having complete control over the CPU is one of the big reasons why Android devices get rooted. Some enjoy overclocking the CPU to boost performance, while others enjoy underclocking the CPU to conserve battery life. Applications like the popular SetCPU and modifications like the HTC EVO 4G LTE dual core mod give users more control over their CPU. The only problem with applications like these is finding the right tools to get all the features you need. Not all mods and applications cover all bases. There may never be an application, mod or script that does, but there’s at least . . . READ ON »
June 5, 2012 By: Former Writer
Getting control of the CPU core(s) in your device has been all the rage recently. And with the ability to turn cores on or off as well as over and under clocking them, users have the ability to fine tune their CPUs nicely.
While most recent HTC CPU control modifications have centered around the flagship One lineup, it was only a matter of time for things to pop up for older but still popular devices such as the HTC Sensation. XDA Senior Member xXxPachaxXx has released a mod that is strikingly similar to other dual-core mods available. . . . READ ON »
May 17, 2012 By: Former Writer
There are a number of applications out that help alter your CPU in some way. Whether it’s choosing the governor or overclocking your CPU, the apps available now have been adequate for most purposes. However, with the releasing of quad-core phones mixed with the Android community’s endless need to tinker to perfection, the classic CPU apps may not be enough for some users. Now, the quad-core HTC One X has its own dedicated application to give users a bit more CPU control.
March 9, 2012 By: egzthunder1
Superuser, the final frontier for those seeking for root on their devices. These are the voyages of a small tool that surfaced a few years ago based on the idea that some apps required more from our devices to work properly. Superuser has become a standard on xda-developers, much like theming and roms, and definitely a must-have if you want to run things like SetCPU and Titanium Backup. However, as with everything in life, there is always room for improvement and people with vision and skills are the ones who can make said improvements into a reality. In the case . . . READ ON »
February 22, 2012 By: Former Writer
From Quadrant to AnTuTu and from SetCPU to Voltage Control, there are plenty of benchmark and tuning applications available on Android. Most of them are reliable, although some benchmarks are a little outdated. Luckily, there are newer apps coming out all the time that help keep things up and running.
Enter Benchmark & Tuning. XDA forum member cgollner has developed this application to compete with the aforementioned tuning and benchmark apps by providing both services in one application.
The features are pretty standard and include:
. . . READ ON »
This app is a must have if you want to run a quick but precise
January 21, 2012 By: Will Verduzco
By now, surely everyone is familiar with SetCPU—the fantastic mobile overclocking app that made its debut on the forums back in 2009 and was featured on our Portal almost two years ago. And that’s with good reason, as XDA Forum Member coolbho3000‘s creation has enabled countless users to delve into the world of mobile overclocking. Similarly, we recently featured a method of micromanaging your device’s clock speeds using the wildly popular automation app Tasker.
However, not everyone wishes to create intricate clock speed profiles, and would prefer a simple set-and-forget solution that runs automatically at boot. While the . . . READ ON »
December 26, 2011 By: Jase Glenn
The tech world likes to operate on the bleeding edge. As new devices are released, the old ones are cast aside by OEM’s, and receive little support beyond error fixes. The Nook Color is one such device. As arguably one of the best tablets of 2010, it has received no official announcement of upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich (herein ICS).
XDA Recognized Developers dalingrin and fattire decided they were going to do something about it. While their ICS port is still in the initial stages, many things are functioning in it. According to fattire:
. . . READ ON »
* bluetooth (pairing/file transfer only confirmed)