This is from Howardforums.com. Winston25, one of the two guys who work(ed) for Motorola and gave us lots of advanced information on the Droid X (the other being Bill23 who changed his forum name to something with an X... like Xbernaut or something, and who says he no longer works for Motorola).
"Originally Posted by Winston25
No entirely true. The Milestone is still locked down but it has been overclocked with just root access. I tried it and it worked. I don't know how that guy figured it out, but it is impressive. You should be able to do a search and find the explanation. His method may work on other phones as well, but I haven't tested it.
I just did. I stand corrected.
Originally Posted by Tabe
Really? I read that the Milestone was OCd? And it has only been rooted... Can the X not be because it has the eFuse crap?
Natty_Lite: It has been. Apparently new parameters can be written to the kernel without actually flashing it. Seems like the only thing that people will be missing out on indefinitely, is the ability to flash new versions of the OS before they're pushed over the air. All the other hack related goodies like OC'ing, and WiFi tether appear to be in tact - Once the phone gets rooted of course
Originally Posted by ronaldheld
Thanks for that explanation, Natty_lite.
Natty_Lite: Seems my info wasn't entirely correct. The phone can be overclocked. However, it will still take some trial and error to figure just how high it can go while maintaining stability."
Originally Posted by wingdo
I must apologize to you from pete's forum cause i went and bought an X :\ :icon_ banana:
Just remember people, the EVO 4G has been overclocked to 2.3Ghz... (correct me if i'm wrong) but i'm pretty sure i read that somewhere. So its not hard to believe we could see 2Ghz once our community works their magic.
Don't the Evo, Nexus One, Incredible and X all have the same 1ghz Snapdragon CPU? Only difference in potential should be how well it's cooled.
No, Incredible and Evo use snapdragon, X uses OMAP 3630 from TI, so they are different chips.
Originally Posted by qoncept
I believe the EVO (Snapdragon) has been overclocked to 1.267Ghz so far. Seeing that the original Droid's 600Mhz OMAP has been more than doubled in overclocked speed, it would be insane to see the X's OMAP doubled to more than 2Ghz!
Originally Posted by mike919
Basically however I believe the point of the talk from the other posts is this:
With the locked bootloader you won't be flashing a new OC'd kernal onto the X.
But ... You would have to edit parameters in the current kernal to OC it once rooted.
Originally Posted by RW-1
Thats what i gathered as well... we can still hold out hope that someone will crack it... I'm truely not holding my breathe.
Have we gotten ACTUAL verification that its digitally signed? from someone that HAS the phone in hand???
The Milestone has a locked bootloader, yet it has been rooted & overclocked. There is actually a free app in the Market (Milestone/Droid Overclock), that allows the Milestone to be overclocked with SetCPU without flashing anything. I used this app on my Droid when I first rooted, because I wasn't sure how to install kernals and it worked great. I believe that it only works for 2.1 though, I tried it when I went to BBv0.4 & it didn't work.
SO, if this is possible on the Milestone with a locked bootloader, it should be possible on the X.
Just out of curiosity what speeds could you clock to with that app?