i can underclock my rooted droid but cant overclock it

Tiko Minas

I use a samsung galaxy fame with droid version 4.1.2. i have rooted it and have downloaded numerous apps for cpu tethering and have found that i can only underclock, not overclock it. i cannot go above 1ghz (my base clock speed) Do i need to flash a custom rom or kernel or something? if so, how?

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wstark
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You generally need to flash a custom kernel in order to overclock a CPU. You do not need to flash a custom ROM to do it (although you may do both, of course).

I’m not sure of the exact procedure with your device, but since you already have it rooted you are already half way there. Make sure to perform a nandroid backup before you do anything else, just in case something goes wrong. Look on the forums for your device at Android Central and Android Authority, and almost certainly you will find a guide if you search long enough. I don’t have time to do it this evening, but if you have trouble finding it, post a reply and I’ll try to help you locate one.

jimlynch
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How (And Why) to Overclock Your Android Device
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/overclock-android-device,review-1762.html

"Overclocking isn’t just for PCs. Learn how to overclock your Android for a faster phone and better battery life.

For as long as there have been PCs, there have been people overclocking them. It started off as a means to get more performance out of a computer than it was capable of straight off of the shelf. PC gamers have been overclocking their CPUs, RAM, and video cards since the beginning, always striving for a few more frames per second. Over the years, overclocking has even become a competition in itself.

What is overclocking? For anyone who might be unfamiliar with the term, “overclocking” refers to forcing a processor to run faster than its manufacturer’s specifications suggest. For instance, if you had a computer with a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 processor, you could potentially overclock it to run at 3.5GHz instead, yielding significant increases in performance."

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