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Nexus 5 Shows Up in a Lovely Unboxing Blurrycam Image

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And it continues…the Nexus 5 poses for yet another picture, only this time it is for Mr. Blurrycam. This image comes from the Overclock forums, and user Nickyyy posted the image claiming she got her hands on the new phone. Well isn’t she lucky.

I’m guessing the Nexus 5 letters that show up on the screen is part of the boot animation. At first, I kind of thought maybe it was the back of the phone, but that would be ugly, and we have seen what the back of the phone looks like on those lovely press renders. We are getting close to the unveiling my friends. Hopefully we will not be posting too many more of these articles, and we finally post about the Nexus 5 being officially announced.

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Reason to root that Nexus 7 – how about overclocking to 2.0 GHz?

It is safe to assume many of you are rocking those shiny Nexus 7 tablets by now, as Google has been struggling to keep up with demand. There is nothing to complain about, the tablet has amazing specs, it features a very portable 7-inch form-factor and costs only $200. But there is always that user that wants more, which is why you might want to start rooting your tablet.

We have seen the Nexus tablet being overclocked to 1.64 GHz (tablet is factory clocked to 1.3 GHz) and that quad-core processor was flying, thanks to Trinity Kernel. The Nexus 7′s limit can be pushed farther, though. Clemsyn’s Elite Kernel allows you to overclock your Nexus tabby up to a shrieking 1.8 GHz.

If that wasn’t enough, the guys from Android Community have asked the developer for a pre-release version of their upcoming kernel, which allows the tablet’s processor to go up to 2 GHz. Benchmarks are moving up to over 8,000 on quadrant. Now that doesn’t mean much for real-life performance, but you can be sure the device will run faster and games should perform (even) better.

Overclocking to 2.0 is causing some issues, so the developer is not making the kernel available just yet. But if you want an extra punch, you can go ahead and get the current kernel straight from the XDA thread. This will allow you to overclock up to 1.8 GHz, which is still nothing to scoff at.

Now remember, rooting, ROMing, overclocking and other such actions are considered tampering with your device. Your warranty could be voided and/or harmed, so do not do this unless you know what you are doing, or have done your research. If anything shall happen to your device, you will take full responsibility.

With that out of the way, who is down to overclock that Nexus 7?

[Via: Android Community]


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HTC One X for AT&T and Rogers, EVO 4G LTE overclocked to 1.8 GHz

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From yesterday’s poll Edgar conducted, it’s quite clear that a significant number of Phandroids still love to overclock their devices. And those of you using an HTC One X on either AT&T or Rogers, or the EVO 4G LTE on Sprint might be interested to know that the phone’s have now been taken past 1.8 GHz. If you want to put your own One X on steroids, follow the instructions on this XDA thread.

[XDA Developers via Pocketnow]


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Weekend Poll: To Overclock Or Not To Overclock?


Rooting a device can bring many advantages to a device. Smartphones are powerful devices, and taking full control of one can highly improve its performance. A very popular way of improving a user’s experience is by overclocking, which means clocking a processor’s speed higher than the manufacturer normally allows and recommends.

Overclocking used to be much more popular with older-generation devices, as their hardware and software were not enough to provide a solid and fluid Android experience. As smartphone technology advances, this technique has become much less popular. Smartphones are now powerful enough to give a smooth performance, even with stock software and settings.

But there is no doubt overclocking still has its advantages. It usually gets rid of whatever lag there may be, and it makes games and other apps much faster and more responsive.

Overclocking definitely comes with its caveats, though. For one, it can damage your phone in the long run. There are reasons why manufacturers and SoC makers recommend that processors be clocked at certain speeds. It is the best they can perform without harming the product’s security.

In fact, not only can it damage your hardware, but also your experience. If a processor is clocked too high, the device might have many issues; such as glitches and bugs. Overheating is also a known problem, as well as random reboots. One can usually find the sweet spot, though. That clock speed that makes the device faster while stable.

We must remind you that rooting, ROMing and overclocking is not for everyone. You must be willing to do your research and take full responsibility of your actions. Tampering with a device’s guts may void your warranty and/or harm your device.

For those that are now Android-literate, though, it is a very fun way to take your device to its fullest potential. So let’s see where our readers stand! Please participate in our poll and let us know what you think in the comment section.

I have been known to root and overclock a few of my devices. This is something I have not done in a while, though. I simply no longer find the need to, as my latest devices have been polished and smooth enough.

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Precision X Android App Lets You Overclock Your GeForce Graphics Card Externally

It has been years since I exited the competitive PC gaming world (Unreal Tournament series, anyone?), but from what I can tell, the industry is as big and as advanced as ever. I still remember the painful and sometimes intimidating steps it took to overclock anything on PC, yet today, companies are releasing Android apps [...]

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Motorola DROID 4 Overclocked to 1.4GHz

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Those who were waiting for quick developments on a Motorola Droid 4 overclock can stop looking for one. New modules have been released for the newly-launched device which make it possible to overclock the OMAP4 processor from 1.2GHz to 1.4GHz. It’s not a huge jump – in fact, it probably won’t make much of a difference – but it’s nice to know that the option is there. Head here and look for your correct module. Be sure to read all instructions before proceeding and remember that anything you do to your phone cannot be blamed on evil kittens or Phandroid. [via BriefMobile]


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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Overclocked to 1.4GHz

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Hungry for extreme device tweaking on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9? The development community has worked quick to bring great new features and tweaks to the tablet and one of these tweaks is an overclock. It was achieved by _motley at XDA where he provides full instructions. You can step up to 1.2GHz and 1.4GHz, each giving substantial increases in benchmark scores. Head to the source link to get started (but remember that your device is your device and no one is forcing you to apply this, thus no one is responsible if it causes thermonuclear war). [XDA, thanks Kamal!]


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ROM – @Calkulin Calkulin`s E4GT for Samsung Galaxy S II/ Sprint Epic 4G Touch

Calkulin has released an update to Calkulin`s E4GT. The latest version is now 1.1.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- Samsung Galaxy S II: Sprint Epic 4G Touch

v1.1
Fixed browser & other minor issues introduced in v1.0*
Fixed missing apps from Market
Fixed some apps/games not launching
Tweaked Conservative governor settings

Added
Necrosan`s Hotspot hack(modded to fix browser scrolling)
App Widget Picker v1.2.3
Detection of Android Overclock & QuickClock Advanced Overclock to scaling script

Updated
Adobe Flash Player v11.0.1.153

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Galaxy S II Overlocked to 1.8 GHz

If you are rocking T-mobile’s Samsung Galaxy S II – good for you! But do not try to feel yourself special cause I do hope that very soon I’ll get one myself and then… Well, you’ll see. But here’s what really interesting in the smart-phone: despite the fact that it sports a very inspiring piece of hardware and software, it also has a very great potential for the future. First of all, I am pretty sure that the Galaxy S II will receive its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. Device’s specs are more than just good for that. But the other great thing is that if you want to make it faster, you can literary overclock your processor to 1.8 GHz. Sounds crazy? I bet it does but still – impossible is nothing. The good news is that despite this major growth nothing bad was spotted ant it means that if you have some hacking skill and the Galaxy S II – you can make it better speeding up to 1.8 GHz point.

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Maingear To Begin Offering Intel’s i7 Quad Core Processor In Their Machines

Maingear, a top manufacturer of gamer quality laptops and PC’s has paved the way with top of the line computers since Alienware’s purchase by Dell.  Maingear has really taken off where Alienware left off after that merger.

Maingear, an award winning manufacturer of custom laptops, desktops and workstations has announced that they are going to incorporate the new Intel I7 quadcore processor. They plan on taking “over clocking” to new heights with the i7 2700k processor.

The i7 processor clocks at 3.5ghz with a 3.9ghz turbo boost. It integrates CPU, graphics, memory controller, and PCI express all onto one single chip. This will give their core customers, gamers, an extreme performance upgrade on already solid machinery.

Advantages of Intel Core i7 2700k in MAINGEAR desktops:

•   Intel Core i7 2700k is 100MHz faster than the previous generation Intel Core i7 2600k
•   MAINGEAR can overclock the Intel Core i7 2700k up to 5GHz and beyond
•   With MAINGEAR’s EPIC liquid solutions, gamers can max out settings for the ultimate experience
•   Available on the MAINGEAR SHIFT and F131
•   MAINGEAR F131 with Intel Core i7 2700k starts at $1,228 while the SHIFT starts at $1,985

For more on Maingear visit www.maingear.com

 

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ROM – @samuel_hardiman HONEYMIUI V3.0 – 2.3.4 – 1.7.8 Stable for HTC Desire HD

samuel2706 has released an update to HONEYMIUI V3.0 – 2.3.4 – 1.7.8 Stable. The latest version is now 1.7.8.

This release is supported on the following Device(s):
- HTC Desire HD

HONEYMIUI V3.0 

+MIUI IS NOW STABLE! 1.7.8/2.3.4 +New kernel +New overclock daemon now works with 1.3ghz wake (on demand governor) +New drivers to fix the wifi and gps problems, should also fix battery drain due to including the working AICFIX (mic fix) fc before +Complete overhaul of theme, completely re-written everything has changed introducing HoneyMiui theme version 2.0 +Theme is now using a different compression method so applies 10x faster and is faster on a whole system level, drawing less resources +Battery life is majorly improved +Lockscreen is now honeycomb default with honeycomb clock +Graphical user interface is now rendered via the GPU instead of the CPU + Under-volt script removed due to bootloops, flash the under-volt script separately from killersloths addons +Entire launcher and status bar overhaul, the status bar is now honeycomb and the launcher is honeycomb +Icons are now honeycomb +Over scroll and items are all honeycomb +Problems within the font settings and the fonts being black on black or grey on grey have been completely fixed +Menu now has added options which include removal of the clock from the status bar and the operator from status bar pull down also many more things for example; customized toggles ; removal of more things from the status bar like usb mount, wifi, data etc... +Advanced Power Manager has been ported over from the beta releases to the stable version we have now +CRT Animation been fixed so it will turn on and off

 

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HTC EVO 3D and Sensation Overclocked to 1.7 Ghz

Did any of you guys see this coming? I did but not this soon as the EVO 3D and Sensation 4G are still locked down. No kernel source has been released and the bootloaders are still locked tight for the time being. The man behind the photo you see below is Michael Huang who is the developer behind setCPU, you can follow him on twitter at @coolbho3k. Following him on Twitter he has just teased all of you proud EVO 3D and Sensation owners showing you what is coming soon.

With setCPU happily pushing 1.7 Ghz on his EVO 3D you are all probably a little excited about now right. Don’t worry Sensation owners he said it should work for you too so stay tuned. We all know how trustworthy he is so I’m pretty sure this will be coming soon for the rest of us to try and enjoy. All you need is temp root and we have explained that in this post.

Thanks to TeamWin temp root was achieved late last week and from what I’m gathering here you will need a loadable kernel module after having temp root and a few other things and you will be able to achieve the same level of overclock on your own device. No instructions, files or details are out yet but don’t worry they are coming soon. Follow @coolbho3k for the latest information as he has been tweeting this entire time. We will update this story as we see or hear more.

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EVO 3D Overclocked to 1.7GHz, Sensation 4G to follow soon

 EVO 3D Overclocked to 1.7GHz

Here’s something to whet the appetites of EVO 3D and Sensation 4G owners alike, an overclock to 1.7GHz!  Michael Huang, the developer of SetCPU, posted this picture to Twitter of the EVO 3D running his application and clocked at 1728MHz.  Yes, the EVO 3D is still S-ON and still only has temporary root (no custom ROMs or kernels) but this was accomplished with a loadable kernel module.  For those of you who may not know, the Qualcomm MSM8660 utilized by the EVO 3D and Sensation 4G is a dual-core chip clocked at 1.2GHz out of the box, so this is a healthy increase over stock.  Huang promises it’s coming soon, so you’ll have to hold your horses for a little bit longer.  With S-OFF, full root, custom ROMs and kernels, is it possible we’ll see 2GHz in the near future for these devices?  Sound off in the comments.

Thanks, hckyplayer024!  Source: @coolbho3k


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Without Kernel Source, HTC EVO 3D, Sensation 4G Get Overclocked to 1.7GHz Stable

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Whoa! Well, no, let me stop – we already knew the EVO 3D’s and the Sensation’s chipset could do at least 1.8GHz stable. What we didn’t expect was that a hobbyist developer would do it so soon, and without the kernel source or S-Off, no less. Coolbho3k has done just that, teasing the EVO owners with a mere image of his phone overclocked to 1.7GHz inside his application, SetCPU. While he hasn’t had a Sensation to show this off with, he says it should work for that phone as well.

You rooters already know how trustworthy and talented this guy is so you’re free to get as excited as you want. This is a loadable kernel module so all you’ll need is temporary root, something that’s already been made possible thanks to the folks behind Team Win. I’ve seen this chipset in action at 1.8GHz and I can tell you that you won’t be able to contain yourself once you apply this overclock. We look forward to more details. Follow his Twitter account to stay up to date on latest developments. [Thanks Patrick!]


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Galaxy Tab 10.1 With 1.4 GHz Proc?

You think that your 10.1 fellow called the Samsung Galaxy Tab is not fast enough? Worry no more because now you can make it faster and better with the help of this kernel code. The kernel mentioned overclocks Tab’s Tegra 2 processor to 1.4GHz that seems to be nice. We do know that the HTC Flyer has 1.5 GHz processor but here is a trick – Samsung Galaxy Tab is a dual core device. This kernel uses the 2.6.36.4 base, BFQ I/O scheduler and simply increases the voltages to supply more power required for the overclock. But mind it that the upgrade procedure is kind of unstable and dangerous so if you think that you can make a mistake – don’t do that cause we won’t be responsible for a 10.1-inch piece of plastic. But if you still have intentions to make it to the end, you should remember that root is required to flash a custom kernel. Good Luck!

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Motorola Droid Kernels v0.3 Released by Peter Alfonso

The OG Droid as some call it is in fact the original Motorola Droid that was hugely popular over on Verizon. I still see the Droid more than almost any other Android I think. If you have rooted or toyed with your Droid most likely you know the name Peter Alfonso, he is the man that has been keeping the Droid chugging along for a while. With stock rooted Android 2.3 builds as well as all the different kernels you could ever imagine.

Just released over at PeterAlfonso.com is his newest list of Droid Kernels. It has been over 2 months since he has released a kernel for the OG Droid so I’m sure there are a few users that have been patiently waiting. He explains everything and what they all mean very neatly for everyone to understand.

You can push the limits and overclock like crazy or run a stock speed undervolted kernel to get great battery life, he covers them all. You can look through all of his work and find what you need but as always be careful and know what you are doing. Flashing kernels, roms or doing any heavy overclocking can lead to a dead phone if not done right so use caution, but you knew that already right?

[via Peter Alfonso]

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 overclocked to 1.4GHz

 Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Overclocked

Those of you who’ve picked up Samsung’s recently released Galaxy Tab 10.1 may be interested to know there’s now a kernel available overclocking its Tegra 2 processor to 1.4GHz.  This kernel uses the 2.6.36.4 base, BFQ I/O scheduler, and increases the voltages to supply more power required for the overclock.  You’ll want to keep in mind this is a preview kernel so use caution when speeding up your Tab 10.1.  As always, root is required to flash a custom kernel.  Hit the source to delve further into the details.

Source: Droid Basement


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Win 1 of 10 JRummy Applications – DROID Overclock Or Root Tools *Updated with Winners!*

Jared Rummler aka JRummy16 is one of our favorite people here at Droid-Life. He has donated 5 copies of 2 applications for us to give away during our amazing Reader Apprecation Week for all of you to enjoy. Both applications are for rooted users only. Droid Overclock is an overclocking app, naturally, just like SetCPU. And [...]

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Win 1 of 10 JRummy Applications – DROID Overclock Or Root Tools

Jared Rummler aka JRummy16 is one of our favorite people here at Droid-Life. He has donated 5 copies of 2 applications for us to give away during our amazing Reader Apprecation Week for all of you to enjoy. Both applications are for rooted users only. Droid Overclock is an overclocking app, naturally, just like SetCPU. And [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S II Overclocked To A Stable 1.5GHz, Instructions & Kernel Provided For World To Share

SGS2_4k_quadrantXDA member and SetCPU developer coolbho3000 has managed to take an already great (and quick) device, and made it a little better by overclocking it to 1.5GHz. It may not be the fastest overclock we’ve seen in raw hertz, but it is the fastest we’ve seen in terms of actual computing power. Remember when the XOOM was overclocked to 1.5GHz? It snagged a 2854 in Quadrant. The SGSII: 4062.

SGS2_4k_quadrant SGS2_linpack

Yes, they’re synthetic benchmarks. We know. They still serve a purpose, people.

He even managed to push it as high as 2GHz,…

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Samsung Galaxy S II overclocked to 1.5GHz, used to obliterate benchmarks (video)

What do you do after you’ve bought the most powerful smartphone to yet grace the Android universe? Some timid folks would urge you to just enjoy it, but if you’re like us, you’ll probably want to know just how high that dual-core Exynos 4210 birdie could fly. The processor inside the Galaxy S II started off life at 1GHz, then got sped up by Samsung to 1.2GHz just before release, and has now been taken all the way to 1.5GHz thanks to coolbho3000 over on the xda-developers forum. He’s been nice enough to provide the source code and instructions necessary to reproduce this stable overclock on your Galaxy S II, but don’t rush off just yet — there’s video of the GSII romping through Quadrant and Linpack after the break.

[Thanks, Mike and Sam]

Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S II overclocked to 1.5GHz, used to obliterate benchmarks (video)

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Samsung 2GHz dual-core Smartphone incoming; Exynos to take on Snapdragon

Samsung’s Galaxy S II may have gone through an overclock before it even launched, taking the dual-core CPU to 1.2GHz (and handily matching the HTC Sensation) but apparently the company has even higher ambitions for mobile processors in the coming months. According to Korea’s Maeli Business Newspaper, Samsung is planning a 2GHz dual-core smartphone “by next year”.

“We are planning to release a 2Ghz dual core CPU-equipped smartphone by next year,” an unnamed Samsung exec told the newspaper. “This product will have the data processing capacities of a regular PC” he continued.

Although the exact nature of the processor is unknown, it’s believed to slot into Samsung’s Exynos branding. Samsung is also expected to begin offering the Exynos chips to other manufacturers, taking on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon in the process.

[via Engadget]

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[XDA] – XDA User Imoseyon Introduces Kernel for Thunderbolt, 1.92ghz Overclock!

Many of you out there salivated and waited patiently for the release of your larger than Zeus himself device, the HTC Thunderbolt. Most of you already know that the device was rooted before it was even released, and rom/kernel development began shortly thereafter – developers seized the opportunity. Now, just a few weeks later, Kernel [...]

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HTC Thunderbolt Surpasses 2GHz Barrier [OVERCLOCK]

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It was just last week that Derek Rodriguez got the HTC Thunderbolt to blaze at a 1.8GHz rate by overclocking and now he’s pushed the device even further. According to his tweet, the Thunderbolt is indeed lightning fast and he’s worked the single core processor up to a whopping 2GHz.

Unless you’re rooting and romming, chances are this matters very little to you. But for the common Thunderbolt owner you should just know you’ve got a very powerful device in your hands capable of very powerful things. Wield your smartphone safely, young mobile warrier, for with great power comes great responsibility. And less battery life.

[Twitter via AndroidCommunity]


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With Kernel Source Released, HTC Thunderbolt Clocked to 1.8GHz Pushing 3000+ Benchmarks

HTC released the kernel source to the Thunderbolt late last night and already, we’re seeing developers take a crack at overclocking the device.  Early reports had a 1.5GHz overclock in the wild, but on a 1.8GHz overclock created by @drod2169, our buddies @TheRealBeesley and @JsinLegacy dropped 2772 and 3047 Quadrant Benchmarks on us.  It’s about to [...]

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Motorola XOOM Overclocked to 1.5 GHz [Video]

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The Motorola XOOM – the world’s first Android 3.0 tablet – has been hacked to no end since its release last week, and development continues with coolbho3000′s overclock developments. He first had the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1.2Ghz, but that was just Saturday. One day later, he’s achieved a stable 1.5 GHz overclock. I’m not surprised that he was the one to achieve it considering he’s the developer of SetCPU, but I am interested to see how big of a performance boost the XOOM will get as a result. (And considering his history, we’re confident that this is the real deal unlike those who claimed to have overclocked the Galaxy S’s CPU to 3 GHz a while back.) Instructions are here. Video proof sits above. [Droid-Life]



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Motorola Xoom gets overclock treatment, to the tune of 1.5GHz

A fun part of any Android experience is rooting and flashing custom kernels and overclocking the device to see exactly what it can do. For those who went out this week and picked themselves up a Motorola Xoom, your turn to join the overclock party is here already. XDA member coolbho3000 has overclocked the dual core Motorola Xoom to 1.5GHz, which judging from the video really speeds the device up, even more. If you have a Xoom, and already rooted, and unlocked the bootloader, be sure to hit the source for more information on how to overclock your device! [via XDA] Thanks, Michael, for the tip!

Motorola Xoom gets overclock treatment, to the tune of 1.5GHz posted originally by Android Central

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