Samsung Galaxy S II is the hottest phone that has managed to gather a huge fan base in very less timespan. The phone has also managed to gather a lot of developer attention and now there is a sea of custom ROMs, kernels, tweaks and mods to enhance and optimize the phone usage. Like Samsung Galaxy S i9000, there is a small feature or “glitch” in Samsung Galaxy S II that overrides the ringtone volume set by user during an incoming phone call. The call volume then slowly recedes to the volume you have set and that’s very annoying for some of us. Read More
Motorola Photon 4G is a high-tier Android phone that was the first phone with a fairly expensive initial rooting solution. When the phone was launched, the Dock method was the only rooting method available. However some developers were able to figure out a generic exploit that made rooting possible without pain and a single click. Since the phone got rooted, the development is rapidly taking place for this phones with multitude of Android hackers, modders, designers and themers participating in releasing custom kernels, tweaks, mods, hacks and full fledge ROM. The team ACS, guys behind producing the first rooting kernel for Sprint Epic 4G Touch, has released custom Photon Penguin Kernel for Photon 4G.
Epic 4G Touch is the first Samsung Galaxy S II variant that launched via Sprint in US. The phone now boasts of a huge developer and user community with root coming to the phone within hours of its initial launch. However some users aren’t comfortable after rooting their device as all sorts of issues have started to come up on their devices. Also there are some kernel and ROM developers looking to get their hands on a stock kernel that has never undergone any rooting procedures.
HTC myTouch 4G Slide emerged as a high-tier Android device but wasn’t able to gain much popularity due to thin participation of underground developer community. The phone was rooted after couple of hours of its release but the ROM and custom kernel development have been moving at a snail’s speed. The main reason behind this lack of dev interest is unreleased kernel sources which are direly required to cook custom bacon for any Android phone or tab. Lately Undeadk9, Senior XDA Member, has managed to tweak the stock kernel in order to enhance user experience and save battery. The kernel doesn’t offer any overclocking or undervolting options and the main crux of this release is to make the phone work better while on stock firmware / ROM. Read More
We have confirmation that the HP TouchPad running the dual core Scorpion processor at 1.2Ghz, has been pushed up to 1.9Ghz. XDA-Developers forum member amirborna
shows us just how you can do that. The method may seem complicated in text form, and while there is a video tutorial at hand for that as well, it just doen’t cut it. The overclock kernel has been developed by unixPsycho
which does support 1.9Ghz but so far, 1.7Ghz has been the most stable frequency.
Motorola Triumph now has some real reason to be called Triumph as a Umph Custom Kernel for this phone manages an overclock up to 1.9 GHz! This is some serious awesomeness that has been brought to Triumph owners by Pwnyourace from Android Forums. As Moto Triumph specs are somewhat similar to high tier HTC devices like EVO and the EVO shift, so it was only a matter of time the overclocking took place. The kernel comes with smartass and scary governors on board and boasts of some memory tweaks that might give you optimum experience while triumphing with the Triumph.
Those of you owning a non rooted Samsung Droid Charge Android phone are in luck, as for now you can root your device easily and not have to deal with the cumbersome ADB commands that were involved in rooting the Droid Charge originally. The current root method involves flashing a custom kernel via ODIN, and once you do that, you would not only have complete root access, but have ClockworkMod recovery installed on the device as well. All of this has been made possible thanks to XDA-Developers forum member jt1134
. The kernel should work fine on the ED2 Froyo firmware, and it is recommended that you be on ROM that was built on that particular firmware, before you proceed ahead with flashing this kernel on your Droid Charge. Read More
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc is a beautiful piece of hardware, that did not get the attention it deserved in terms of development effort. With not many custom ROMs or mods out there for this Android device, releases like custom kernels, rather OC kernels fast make headlines amongst the Arc fans. One of these kernels is the new DooMKernel
OC kernel by XDA-Developers forum member DooMLord
which pushes the phone’s CPU to a massive 1.9Ghz
The kernel is meant for the stock SE 4.0.A.2.368 firmware.
A dual-core phone running at 1890Mhz sounds a bit crazy no? Not really, we’re talking Android here! And the beautiful hardware that is the HTC Sensation 4G. RootzWiki forum member TheDerekJay
has recently released a custom kernel for the device, named demonspeed
. While there are a few other features at hand, the most notable feature is the kernel’s overclocking ability taking the two CPU cores to a massive 1.89Ghz
! While most may find the overclock useless, we are increasingly finding mobile phones fighting it out with some benchmarks just like Desktop computers. Why? Just to show that it can be done.
The Xperia Arc doesn’t seem to be getting much far in terms of development. Custom ROM’s and kernel are a rarity but there might still be hope thanks to XDA-Developers forum member if2
, who has just released an OC kernel for the Xperia Arc, taking it up to 1.86Ghz
. This kernel is strictly meant for the 3.0.1.A.0.145, 146 or 147 firmware and should not be tried on a firmware other then the three listed. Why overclock? Because we get a higher benchmark score and well, we said it before, we say it again; because we can!
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has recently received a an OC kernel with Voodoo Sound 07182011. Even better, the overclock is massive, at 1.6Ghz and goes on to allow you to control the voltage as well. So you have, an overclock at 1.6Ghz, voltage control and the famous Voodoo sound mod which should make any Galaxy Tab 10.1 owner excited. However, it should be noted, that this is meant for the Wi-Fi model only. Read More
Motorola Xoom owners who just updated their devices to the Honeycomb 3.2 update now have the first custom kernel for the 3.2 update to play around with. Tiamat 2.0.0 Katana
kernel is developed by the team Tiamat who have been working hard on the Xoom’s development. We have covered a few kernels by this team based on Honeycomb 3.1 and 3.0 in the past as well. The kernel brings in an sweet overclock of up to to 1.7Ghz along with a few other goodies.
The LG G-Slate is the first Honeycomb tablet, or for that matter the first tablet, to feature 3D capabilities such as 3D video recording. Fueled by the powerful Tegra 2 processor, the device has the makings of a true hero but despite the awesome hardware packed into this device and the unique 3D capabilities, the G-Slate has not received much developer attention at all. RootzWiki forum member ChiefzReloaded
has released the first custom kernel for the device and spreading some hope amongst G-Slate owners. This kernel comes months after the device was rooted.
Samsung Infuse 4G is quite the looker amongst it’s Android counterparts. However, the device also packs some potent hardware and that has been proven by this recent kernel, named Infusion 1.8
that takes the Infuse 4G’s CPU to a brilliant 1.8Ghz
. The kernel has been developed by XDA-Developers forum member bedwa
and also has Voodoo Sound v10 implemented in it.
The Xoom get’s another awesome custom kernel yet again, named Launchpad
thanks to RootzWiki forum member Steady Hawkin
. This kernel brings in a maximum CPU frequency of 1.7Ghz with user adjustable voltages giving you control over overvolting or undervolting.
If you’re an experienced Android user and own a Nexus S, it is very likely that you have tried out the CyanogenMod 7 or CM7.1 RC1 ROM based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. A swift, and sleek ROM no? All that aside, if you’re getting bored of the stock look the CM7 ROM has to offer and want to spice up things a bit but still be able to retain the awesomeness of the CM7 ROM, XDA-Developers forum member trismegistos
has the answer for you.
Earlier we had covered an OC kernel for the Transformer, named Netformer for Android 3.0 Honeycomb by XDA-Developers forum member netarchy. Since Honeycomb 3.1 is now out for the Transformer, the developer has not only updated the kernel to support Honeycomb 3.1, but has improved it to push the CPU to a frequency at 1.6Ghz. Read More
The Acer Iconia is beginning to show off some real muscle, and this new Unity V1 kernel
by XDA-Developers forum member m-deejay -
which takes your Iconia to a brilliant 1.6Ghz
- is testimonial to that. It wasn’t too long ago that the famous ClockworkMod custom recovery was ported to this Honeycomb tablet, so kernels like these that can be flashed via ClockworkMod recovery, are only the start of things to come. So if youve recently gotten your hands on an Iconia and want to rev up the clock on that thing, read on after the break to learn more about this kernel and what it offers, as well as how you can install it on the Iconia.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 has just received an OC kernel developed by XDA-Developers forum member pershoot
, letting you overclock your Galaxy Tab up to 1.4Ghz. It is important to note that the kernel has not been widely tested as yet, but according to the little feedback from users who installed this kernel, the device was stable and things were seemingly fast on the Galaxy Tab.
With the latest zKernel 2.6.29 for baseband 54 to 67 for the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you can now overclock your device to 1.13 Ghz and some other very useful features. The kernel has just been recently released by XDA-Developers forum member DooMLoRD
and is based on zdzihu
’s work . More on it and how to install it on your X10, after the jump.