Overclockable or Not?

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  1. gamergirl

    gamergirl New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I have been researching phones on the internet all day for literally 7 hours and I'm just about to throw up my hands at the conflicting information I've found over the web so I give up and I'm posting and sorry if I'm a nub.

    I want a new phone, currently have the Pre Plus, I want to 'convert' to Android. I think the Droid 2 Global is probably my best bet based on my needs, but I simply can't determine if it will be overclockable or not in the future. I read a few threads in this forum about it but they seemed to have conflicting info.

    One said firmly that they are not overclockable right now, not until the bootloader's cracked, but it seemed to imply that it will happen at some point in the future.

    The other thread just as firmly said that the bootloader willnever be cracked because of the encryption, but that you can overclock externally.

    So you see, these two bits of info totally conflict, at least as far as I understand them.

    I just want to know if I will eventually be able to OC. I'm patient, I can wait..I just need ot know if it will ever happen, otherwise I'm seriously considering a Galaxy S phone. If anyone has any advice on this stuff feel free. Sorry for being a nub, I'm new to this stuff. I usually stick to computers.

    Basically these are my needs phone-wise.

    I don't care SO overly much about floofy things like megapixels and HD video, they are nice but I have real actual cameras for that. I need usability for work, good UI functionality, and speed. SPEED AND POWER haha. So if a samsung will allow me to tweak it more and get better performance overall, it might be enough to make me want to not get a droid, even though I'm happier overall with the droid phones than the galaxy S. Ah dilemma. Please help, ty :)
     
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    Yes the D2 is able to OC....
     
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    I don't know about the d2g specifically, but the droid x is clockable so id assume the d2g is too. The droid x has a locked bootloader as well, but isn't needed unlocked to overclock.

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    Oh thanks that's good to know! Thank you :)
    Droid X is also something I'm considering so it's really neat to know there's such a great resource at this forum
     
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    This is what I’ve read about over clocking the Droid 2 Global. Since the bootloader is locked you can not flash a new kernel to overclock.
    I’ve had a Droid 1 for six months and rooted it, overclocked it and run a few different custom roms. The phone was fast but I didn’t have much to compare it to. It was my first smart phone. I did run into a few hic ups, forced closures, and screen redraw lag.
    Now that I have the Droid 2 Global, this phone was fast stock. I then rooted the D2G and flashed a Fission ROM. The ROM is stock without Moto Blur. The D2G has a stock Droid appearance and is the smoothest phone I’ve seen. The Fission ROM frees up memory (not having Moto Blur) so for a gamer or someone that wants to run some powerful apps, the D2G should run well.
    Now that the SBF Flash Recovery files have been released there should be a lot more developers making some more custom ROMS for the D2G.
     
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    Ooo TwoBuells, thanks for that info, it was very helpful and I'll definately try that rom out if I wind up getting this phone, at least until something sweeter comes along, and from what I've heard, I'm 99% sure I will pick this one. Thanks again!! :)
     
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    I previously had a Motorola Milestone (the same as Droid 1 but with different 3g frequencies) and overclocked it to 900 MHz.

    The Droid 2 Global runs at 1,2 GHz, and is really fast and I wouldn't think in overclock it... I'm not sure why are you thinking you need to OC, or for what are you planning to use it... but for regular use, the 1,2 its more than enough. I actually, after rooting it, used SetCPU to "down clock" it under certain conditions. Also installed Fission ROM and felt it even faster than with all the moto junk.

    Cheers,
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    Hi Mguel, I'd like the flexibility to oc if i want like when playing, and maybe 'downclock' it when i'm at the office, or just doing normal usage things where i don't want to push it. I just like freedom and being able to get my hands into stuff :)
     
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    My understanding is that some people can use JRummy's overclocking app for the DX and OC their D2G. I tried it, it just force closed on me, so I said screw it. I also understand that the Fission ROM is overclock ready, and has much more success with JRummy's app. I currently use SetCPU to UC under certain conditions, like screen off, or high battery temp.