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Old 10-25-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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So there is an app that claims you can overlock your droid with it. Not sure what the risks are when overclocking a phone or if it will actually work. Anyone have any info on this? The app is


Droid X/2 Overclock – Make your Droid2 or DroidX blazing fast

by DroidGeek on October 23, 2010

Feel the need for some speed? Overclock your Droid X or Droid 2 using the easy to use app Droid X/2 Overclock.





Features:
  • Choose between Ultra Low, Low, Medium & High Voltages
  • Set your CPU frequencies @ boot
  • Overclock/underclock
  • Set all apps2SD
  • Block ads
  • Set build properties
Note: For [COLOR=#0072BC ! important][COLOR=#0072BC ! important]Android[/color][/color] version 2.1 and above.
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Old 10-25-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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The Droid X and Droid2 are pretty powerful already. Not sure why you would even want to do this.
The Droid 1 is a bit slow so I could see that... but not for 2 or X.
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Boston
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You probably need root access to do this, but just go to the XDA-Developers forum for all the info you would need. Since you are asking this, I'm guessing you aren't too familiar with this stuff so read, read and read some more.

OCing your phone is cool, but it does affect battery life. You don't really notice much but I benchmark my Evo.
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Old 10-26-2010, 07:41 AM
 
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Thanks, i think i will pass then if it drains your battery even more. My battery already drains too fast for my likes.
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Old 10-26-2010, 12:01 PM
 
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Can you underclock in order to increase battery life?
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Old 10-26-2010, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Theoretically, sure, but I sincerely doubt any one is writing a program to SLOW down the processing speed.
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Old 10-28-2010, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Boston
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SET CPU can underclock. I have mine set to underclock my CPU to 245 MHZ when the phone is sleeping and doing nothing. Using less power means better battery life.

If it's sitting in my pocket for 20 minutes, it doesn't need to be at it's overclocked speeds to do nothing, lol...
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