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

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HTC One X for AT&T, Rogers and HTC EVO 4G LTE overclocked to 1.8 GHz
For those who are unhappy with a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm S4 processor, you can speed things up by overclocking the device. For example, the dual-core processor on the AT&T HTC One X, the Rogers HTC One X and the HTC EVO 4G LTE can be overclocked to 1.8GHz. The new Kernel module will  allow you to take that Qualcomm MSM8960 and speed it up past 1.8GHz using applications like SetCPU, which means you need to be careful. Overclocking can put unwanted stress on your device all for the sake of what, rendering a web site a few seconds faster?

Overclocking the HTC One X to 1.8GHz
Overclocking the HTC One X to 1.8GHz

Overclocking the HTC One X to 1.8GHz

The guy behind the project left the directions on the Xda Developers Forum along with some notes. For example, the instructions will work on any Qualcomm MSM8960-based rooted HTC One X (even ones with a locked bootloader) which means the AT&T variant and the one for Canadian carrier Rogers. The overclocking speeds up the processor by 20%. It also has been confirmed to work on the EVO 4G LTE for Sprint.

We don't have to remind you that you should know what you're doing before overclocking your phone. You could brick it, lose the warranty, and have a stupid friend try to fix it by putting it in the microwave oven. Also, it could mess with the earth's inner cellular clock and destroy the planet. But hey, Angry Birds plays faster so what the heck. Actually, we're just kidding about the destruction of the earth, but not with the destruction of your phone.

For those with the HTC One X, check out the first sourcelink while those with the HTC EVO 4G LTE should click on the second link. As usual. if you go ahead and take the risk, let us know how it turns out for you. You might even give us some benchmark scores from your overclocked device.

source: XdaDevelopersForum (1), (2) via PocketNow

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posted on 08 Jul 2012, 21:04

1. -box- (Posts: 3749; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Vroom! Battery life suffers, but that's potent!

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 21:05

2. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yeah, I would be interested on the actual usefulness of this... would it be worth the process?
If anyone does this kind of stuff, please share the results!

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 22:03 2

3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2941; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


IMO you really don't need to overclock a S4 dual core 1.5ghz processor. It just isn't worth the risk.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 22:33

4. Hunt3rj2 (Posts: 396; Member since: 11 Nov 2011)


I would only really feel safe overclocking up to 1.7 GHz.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 22:38

5. jove39 (Posts: 1265; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Tried over clocking it...drains battery even faster...running clean Rom 4.1...with 1.85 kernel...getting ~4600 on quadrant and decent battery life.

posted on 08 Jul 2012, 22:48

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Too bad I'm using tegra chip :(

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 01:01

7. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Hello noob here .
If i use program like set CPU it says I must be rooted . But do I have to flash another kernel ?

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 02:50 1

8. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


xda-developers.com is your friend :)

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 06:25

9. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Xda is for pros right ?

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 09:33

10. cepcamba (Posts: 717; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


No dude. There are step by step tutorials there. You can go from noob to expert in no time :p

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 10:23 1

12. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 3875; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


RootzWiki.com is better in my opinion. XDA is VERY, VERY cluttered.

posted on 10 Jul 2012, 04:02

13. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Yeah tried both rootzwiki is better but xda got more content

posted on 09 Jul 2012, 10:21

11. kartik4u98 (Posts: 511; Member since: 19 May 2012)


If you are a noob do alot of reading...
And yeah u need root access to install setcpu...
And then just flash a custom kernel..thats it...

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