HTC finally released the source code for the DROID DNA, while Verizon decided to locked down the bootloader. However, that didn't keep the developer community from doing something about it, and the bootloader was shortly unlocked, paving the way for custom kernel development. In the latest development on the kernel side, ‘Team blackout’ has just released the aptly named Beastmode kernel that will rev up the DNA’s CPU frequency to 1.8GHz, with added overclocking for the GPU and FSB! You wonder if 1.5GHz is insufficient on Quad Core, and no it is not. Though the way things go in the developer community, if it can be done, why not? More on the kernel and how you can flash it on your DROID DNA after the jump.
A wolf in a sheep’s clothing? Many of you might not agree, but looking at the simplistic design of the Nexus 4, it doesn’t exactly scream out the mighty specs it has on paper. At 1.5GHz, a quad-core CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM is more than enough to take whatever the world of Android throws at it. So how does overclocking to 1.8GHz and upping the GPU to 487MHz sound? All this courtesy of recognized developer ‘faux123’, who has just released a custom kernel for the Nexus 4, compatible with all stock (rooted) and custom ROMs based on Android 4.2. Some of you are probably wondering if there’s any need for this, but that’s for you to decide. I’m telling you it can be done, and just showing you how.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE gets a 1.9Ghz overclock! This comes in straight after the device was rooted by XDA-Developers forum member Da_G who is also responsible for this OC kernel as well. 1.9Ghz is huge, but before you get excited, you need to be aware that this is meant for the 8.9 LTE SGH-i957 model and not the 73XX Tegra 2 powered 8.9 models. Read More
Honestly who would have though the Ideos X6 was capable of leaping to a massive, 2Ghz overclock. We’re talking about a budget oriented phone here after all. This comes in from XDA-Developer Napstar who developed a custom kernel for the device that was then overclocked to 2Ghz. Credit also goes to XDA-Developers forum member DoomLoRD. Read More
1.7Ghz on a dual core Android device is simply wicked! The Galaxy Note was already a powerhouse, and this jump to a 1.7Ghz
CPU clock is simply insane. The overclock comes in through a custom kernel called AbyssNote, developed by XDA-Developers forum member Chris
X. The kernel also includes a few more tweaks that you can check out at the the forum thread
, but the most amazing feature of this kernel, is the minimum clock dropping to a minor 50Mhz! Imagine the battery being saved.
Since XDA-Developers forum member g1011999
released the sources while working on his ICS build for the Kindle Fire, developers picked up on those sources and are coming up with custom kernels, where these kernels are still a work in progress. That said, renowned Android developer DoomLoRD
has also jumped into this development and released his version of a custom kernel for the Kindle Fire. The kernel is also OC’d allowing users to up the CPU’s clock to 1.2Ghz. More on the kernel and how you can get it up and running on your device after the break.
Galaxy Nexus hits 1.4Ghz! The device is still to reach most eager Android users, and the device has already begun receiving overclocked kernels and revving it up. XDA-Developers forum member coolbho3000
has recently released a kernel based on the latest sources in AOSP. While the kernel brings in 1.4Ghz overclock to the CPU on the Galaxy Nexus, the GPU clock has been increased from 307Mhz to 384Mhz, and the annoying Volume Down key interference has been removed as well. The kernel also uses paulobrien's
ramdisk for unsecure adb. More on this kernel and how you can get it up and running on your device, after the break!
The HTC Vivid gets overclocked to 1.89Ghz! For a dual core Android device, this is huge! The Vivid, currently running Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, originally comes powered at 1.2Ghz (dual-core of course) and is a power house with its massive 4.5” screen and 1080p@60 frames video recording capability. You will have to admit, that the specs really do scream out aloud and are more then enough to cope with many media intensive tasks. However for some, enough, is not acceptable. XDA-Developers forum member, bananacakes
has been working hard on a kernel to allow users to overclock the Vivid up to 1.89Ghz. More on the kernel and how you can get it installed on your device, after the break.
Earlier we covered a post on overclocking the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II to 1.8Ghz
with the Jugs custom kernel. 1.8Ghz is a massive overclock especially if you consider the fact that you’re overclocking a dual core processor. If you own an AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket, you might have felt left out, but not anymore thanks to XDA-Developers forum member Da_G
, who has recently released a custom kernel ported over from the Jugs0.3 kernel to the Galaxy S II Skyrocket. Yes, this means your Skyrocket can now hit the 1.8Ghz
mark! To be precise the the overclock supports a max of 1.83Ghz @ 1.3v and even gives you UV support, init.d support, boot animation support, compiler optimizations and is an insecure kernel itself for ADB root access.
Just when we think that the Galaxy S II has been pushed to its limit, we are proven wrong and the device shows no limits. Earlier we covered a news on the Galaxy S II being OC’d to 1.6 Ghz
, and considering that we’re talking about a dual-core processor here, it was massive! Now, Team Kang
of XDA-Developers has released a custom kernel that will push your device to an insane 1.8Ghz
, but not the international version of the SGS II, but T-Mobiles Galaxy S II. How would you go about achieving this on your device? Simple just flash the custom kernel on your device if you're rooted and have a custom recovery installed. We’ll show you how, as we take you through a step by step installation guide.
If you are a Sony Ericsson Xperia Android phone owner and were looking to Overclock or Undervolt your phone, then there is some great news for you. Senior XDA Member, inteks, is out with his SetXperia, CPU voltage control app that easily allows you to overclock or undervolt your Xperia series Android device. The app has been tested and is compatible with Sony Ericsson Xeperia Neo, Arc, X10 and X8. However the developer suggests that this might work on other Xperia devices as well. The app can be taken as a SetCPU alternative and offers scores of different feature that let your keep a close tap on your phone’s CPU voltages. This app for overclocking and undervolting Sony Ericsson Xperia series Android phones come with a variety of tweaks and optimizations that are meant to enhance user experience and stability.
Sprint Epic 4G Touch is the hottest Android phone in the US at the moment. This phone is basically Samsung Galaxy S II branded as Epic 4G Touch on Sprint. The phone has a massive developer and support base already and root on this phone was achieved within hours of it’s release. As the development for this phone continues, there is now a custom Kernel that not only gives you root and ClockworkMod Recovery, but also oveclocks your phone to a whooping 1.6 GHz. For those who don’t know, Overclocking is an integral part of this “Android Globe” and is "religiously" done to enhance phone’s performance.
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.
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.
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.