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Trying to overclock droid and having issues

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Vital Velocity, May 21, 2010.

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    Im new to the whole rooting a phone and what not but i believe i have done everything right? I used

    Guide to Rooting Android 2.1 on a Motorola Droid | Droid Life: A Motorola Droid Blog

    to root my phone and in my app tray it does show SU permissions, however when i try to use setcpu to overclock the processor it only lets me take it to 528mhz?

    Can anyone point me in the right direction to get this thing overclocked? dancedroid


    Thanks, sorry for being a newb
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    Do you have a kernel installed that will allow you too overclock? If so when you open setcpu go to the settings and where it has you select the device choose auto select then you should be good to go
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    You need a different kernel loaded as the stock one will not let you go any higher.
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    Wow....hate feeling like such a newb....whats a kernel and how do i get one?
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    Did you load a custom rom or are you running stock rooted?
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    Just the stock rooted
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    Bekit, p3droid, jake those are all devs who make kernels oh yeah and chevy. I think any kernel will work on stock rooted but I may be wrong. You can look for threads from any of them
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    I know chevy is here on df but I dont think any of the others have three own personal threads here....i if you go into custom roms and start looking at them most have kernel links right in there
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    Don't feel bad, everyone starts somewhere.

    Personally, I would take some time to read up and learn a few things before diving into this. You can probably figure it out without doing so but you should learn about it a bit in my opinion.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kernel_(computing))

    The kernel devs who are making these custom kernels allow the CPU to clock higher than the stock kernel provided as well as support for other cool things.

    There are a lot of great threads out there on these topics, take a few hours and search around and read and then try stuff on your own, it's the only way to get really get more savvy with it.
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    So i went over to his forum and looked, is there a certain kernel i should get? Just asking while i read....i want to learn all about the phone and options but really want to get my droid to 800-900mghz in the meantime :)
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    Start with his low voltage kernel. 800 to 900 is a good range. You'll be happy and not worry about toasting the CPU. I use AdamZ low voltage kernel set to 800 and couldn't be any happier (believe me...I tried them all at all the various speed settings).

    Nate
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    Did you get the kernel installed?
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    Ok im an idiot....i got it
    :)
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    Good to hear... but what went wrong the first time...lol.... just tried launching it via the zip file itself?...lol
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    I could have sworn i clicked the allow zip file first but i guess i hadnt....clicked it then went to install and went right through dancedroid:icon_ banana:
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    So to figure out tethering...
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    Wired or Wi-Fi?
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    So it can do like a mobile hotspot?
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    I am not familiar with your kernel that you installed, but there is a free app Wireless Tether for Root