Overclocking, but no new ROM

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    Hello,

    I would like to overclock to 800 MHz but keep the stock "theme". If anyone has instructions on how to do that, that would be much appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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    Use the new app that root's your phone and installs the sholes rom, you will have the choice of the normal "home" or the "Home launcher" which has the five screens and the new look. With that said, once you use the new one you won't want the old one anymore.
     
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    What you want to do is flash just the kernel. Find one that you like, put it on the phone, and run flash_image from the recovery console (via ADB shell).
     
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    You just need to flash the 800mhz overclock kernel. This requires you to root the phone and put the flash_img in system/bin and as always, you need to create a nandroid backup. If all that sounds unfamiliar, you can download DroidRootHelper from the market and it will do everything for you (other than rooting the phone).
     
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    Easiest way imo is to get sprecovery up and running create a backup useing sprecovery then download the nandroid backup version of the 800mhz kernal.

    Then open ur nandroid backup folder useing ur prefered file brrowser and delete the boot.img and place the one u downloaded in there to replace the one u deleted.

    Now boot to sprecovery now do a advanced recovery select the backup u put the 800mhz boot.img in and then only select boot to restore click perform restore takes like 2 seconds then reboot and install setcpu ofcourse.
     
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    Any chance of an app like Sholes just released for simply applying the overclock?
     
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    What's the best code for copying the flash_image file into the /system/bin without using DRH?
     
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    DroidRootPro in the Market or the app that forum member Chevy created. I linked to Chevy's free app the thread about the Sholes updater app. Both require that you root your phone first.
     
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    Unlikely, given how much easier it is for people to just apply an entire ROM.

    What people generally don't get is that "overclock" isn't a standalone item that can be "applied". It is a replacement kernel. Same with WiFi tethering.

    Hypothetically, you could make ROMs that *ONLY* change out the kernel. If you made enough of these different kernel ROMs, you could make an app that gave people the option of which one to install (without installing/modifying other things). But really, all the app would be doing is downloading a somekernel.rom.tgz file and dropping it onto your SD card for you.
     
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    cp

    (apparently my snarky response cannot be less than 10 characters... :p )
     
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    Thanks guys. Rooting doesn't worry me as far as doing, I just don't want to commit the time to maintaining it. Maybe the Sholes Rom is my best bet?
     
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    There are two apps currently available that only flash the kernel that is required for overclocking/wifi tethering. Everything else would stay stock 2.0.1.
     
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    The sholes rom 1.2 is pretty buggy. We're talking random reboots, here. I would say wait for 2.0 or try a different rom, instead. Bugless Beast is nice and I've had zero problems with it.
     
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    So I would just need to gain root access correct?
    I've seen this too. BB is what I have seen has the best praise.

    Thanks for the patience guys. I have steered clear of the 'hacks' since I joined, mainly because I didn't want to anger the GF by spending more time fiddling with my phone, but the OC has me drooling. Forgive my ignorance on this topic.
     
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