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Overclock Samsung Galaxy Note To 1.7Ghz [How To]

Samsung-Galaxy-Note-OC1.7Ghz 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.

Installing this kernel on to the Galaxy Note has been made very easier by the developer. Contrary to most Samsung kernels, where you have to flash them via ODIN, Chris X. has packed the kernel into a recovery flashable zip file.

Image below, courtesy of the developer.

Galaxy Note 1.7Ghz

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. To begin, download the zip file and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Reboot the device into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
  3. Select wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
  4. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the zip file.
  5. Once the file is flashed, simply reboot your device.

For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.


  1. hey there, i was just wondering what app you are using to overclock? (or well, underclock) currently i use the “overclock widget” and it can clock to 1704 mhz like yours, but the lowest availible freq i have is 100mhz (and going 50mhz whilst screen off would be so nice, since it saves battery, and has a nice geek factor ^^).

    this thing is a beast tho, in Super Pi, it does the 2k in 0.976 second at 1.7ghz.. sadly, it has trouble doing the 256k and 512k, i think heat, voltage, or memory, might be an issue there. 1.6ghz works great tho, so i currently have it set up to have between 100mhz, and 1600mhz clock.

    another sidenote, samsung kies apears to install some “MarkAny” DRM software, and after uninstalling kies, this MarkAny stuff remains on your pc (in c:/program files(x86)/MarkAny), with no uninstaller whatsoever, i have checked my registery and task scheduler tho, and there is nothing about MarkAny there, so you can just remove that folder after uninstalling kies.

  2. I did this but afterward realized that media files on the phone’s memory are not being read. I can only see songs, pictures and videos from the micro SD card. Does anyone have the same problem? Also, there’s a new firmware update but the phone can’t seem to do it for some reason. Is there any way to correct this?

    • You don’t. Just like you don’t do anything on a Mac. If you want to do anything then take a trip down to your computer shop and build yourself a PC.
      Can you run execulatble files on Mac OS? No.
      Can you work with most devices? No.
      Do you have support for games? No.
      Do you have support for most software? No.
      Do you have support for flash? Yes. Really? Hell no!
      Do you have support for decent phones? Nope, it might just work with the iPhone. And even that is pointless because your iPhone screen will break as soon as you put it on the table from the shock waves created. Just like my two iPods. The most fragile things in the world. Cannot withstand normal everyday jostles and bumps. And flash.
      Who agrees?

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