Motorola DROID overclockable to 1.3GHz. Take that, Nexus One!

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Motorola DROID overclockable to 1.3GHz. Take that, Nexus One!
A simple guide on how to overclock the ARM Cortex-A8 processor of your Motorola DROID has been posted by, but it’s not your typical guide though. Actually, these guys say you can have your DROID run at 1.3GHz, which is even more power than what the HTC Nexus One provides with its Snapdragon chipset. Now who’s got the biggest Android brain out there, eh? Seems like DROID users will get to laugh last, but seriously though, we don’t encourage you to toast your device, it’s good as it is, right? Plus, Nexus One owners will never have the QWERTY keyboard you have, so you don’t need to prove your device is better. Anyway, if you are curious about what will happen, check the source link below for a few steps on how to do it.

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1. skidodo142

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

like thats great for the battery life

2. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

Droid does ... fry your eggs and heat your coffee in the mornings. Bumping specs a little could be handy if you have an electric outlet or extra battery handy ... otherwise ... hmmmm.

3. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

I think that would be handy if I could tether my Droid to my laptop, but other wise, not worth the risk.

5. 203RichBoy

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

Heard of Wireless/USB tether for Root Users? The free app?

4. imike12706

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

@skidodo142 -- I OC'd mine to 800MHz and also set a profile to downclock to 125MHz when asleep and such and am noticing better battery life with the combo as well as dramatically increased speed.

6. aluis09

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 18, 2009

New android user and was just wondering if I wanted to do the same if you could help me out a little bit and tell me how please? Thanks

7. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

cool idea.

8. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

even if I don't want to overclock my droid, how do you set up a profile to underclock it? That sounds like a neat idea to save battery life.

14. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

I overclocked to 900MHz and it running great and I haven't noticed any sigifigant change to my battery life

9. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

NEVER have a real keyboard on nexus one..rumors r nexus 2 will HAVE A REAL keyboard..hello!! personally I would think if you overclock ANY cellphone to would need the software to keep up with it so...1ghz=droid 2.1...then 1.3ghz=droid 2.4 (IMOO)

15. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

ok, the nexus two is not the nexus one! The rumor is that nexus two is going to be a motorola anyway.

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's sweet.

11. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

DROID DOES... shortened processor life from heat fatigue Still, if I had one, I'd void that warranty. Awesome work whoever figured that out!

12. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

now my question is if you can overclock the driod to 1.3, why couldnt you overclock a snapdragon to more than that speed. And if you really must win against someone with a nexus one just go "wow you have t-mobile, whens the last time you saw that 3G icon light up?"

16. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009


13. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

I overclocked my droid to 900mhz and left it there for like 10 mins.. it cooked my processor so have fun with that 1.3 guys

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