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

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?

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

Related phones

One X AT&T
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1800 mAh(8.50h talk time)
EVO 4G LTE
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2000 mAh(7.50h talk time)

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13 Comments

1. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

2. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 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!

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

4. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

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

5. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 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.

6. wendygarett unregistered

Too bad I'm using tegra chip :(

7. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 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 ?

8. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

xda-developers.com is your friend :)

9. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Xda is for pros right ?

10. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

12. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

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

13. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Yeah tried both rootzwiki is better but xda got more content

11. kartik4u98

Posts: 511; Member since: May 19, 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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