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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #101 (permalink)
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Go to tasmanian_droid's section at alldroid, and find the thread about 800MHz being stable. All the files you need are on the first page. If your wifi breaks after flashing his kernel, you need to replace your wifi driver with the one he provides. Those instructions are also floating around somewhere.

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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Fact is you can't argue this doesn't affect your phone. Mine is blazing. GDE is fluid, pinch to zoom is better than 3gs (finally, sad we need this much horse for it) , and i got another day of Heavy use out of this phone, and it was at 30% when I got it to the charger -- it Does Not kill the battery with proper profiles.

This is a great boon for droids so far and I would highly recommend it to my little brother. Apps load almost instantly now. It will only be better when we get a cyno-esque jit rom, apparently. I will let anyone know if i get any issues, but my battery was fine, and my performance phenominal.

The Only issue I had was with home++, for some reason it crashed often when I first booted, so i just swapped to GDE. It may have been a fluke -- far from controlled experiment. Not ONE crash, reboot, etc (other than this one with home++), using this plus sholes 1.2 rom.

So yeah, enjoy. Oh and to the bitterz, its not bragging -- I didn't do it i don't develop anything for the public on android, I was just posting here to get more people to try it out -- I know if i missed it i would have wanted to know.
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ok, so when ya think we will get a better rom for it? i would be excited for that, wait for it instead haha. i don't have adb push etc, got win 7, its rough on me.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:34 PM   #104 (permalink)
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I'm too skerred to OC at the moment, I have the smoked glass ROM v2.5 which takes me up to 600mhz, don't really notice a difference.

Are you guys seeing noticeable speed differences? I mean yea it might benchmark well but do you notice a difference in how the phone is functioning.. THAT'S THE QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED...

Too much flaming going on... Puppy might die.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #105 (permalink)
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I'm too skerred to OC at the moment, I have the smoked glass ROM v2.5 which takes me up to 600mhz, don't really notice a difference.

Are you guys seeing noticeable speed differences? I mean yea it might benchmark well but do you notice a difference in how the phone is functioning.. THAT'S THE QUESTION THAT NEEDS TO BE ANSWERED...

Too much flaming going on... Puppy might die.

Couple people have mentioned the real-world effects on performance. Short answer, yes, everything is snappier.

To the guy asking about a ROM. On the thread in question someone posted a nandroid backup you can boot to if you are uncomfortable using flash_image. Though so you know i use adb all the time on windows 7 machines. And you don't need push. just put it on your sdcard and do the rest from the shell
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so i guess i will have to research the shell and adb etc... cause i am confused. haha, guess i will figure it out. i will check the nandroid backup of it! will it work on my 2.1?
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:41 PM   #107 (permalink)
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If you're having issues getting your droid overclocked pm one of the guys in the thread who mentioned it working. I'm not 100% sure on this forums policies for outlining this stuff, or linking etc. And it will keep the thread clear.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:43 PM   #108 (permalink)
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true, sorry about that, i did pm a few, guess i will just wait for replies, its pretty cool that this can happen! I am excited. woo
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running the new "Bugless Beast" by pete and it is the best experience i have had with my droid so far, WOW
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If you'd like to try it, check your normal ROM website for droid.

It allows up to 1ghz clock. I personally have profiles set for a little lower for most times, but its running fine at 1ghz.

droid does, i guess
I've checked xda-developers, somehow this OC'ing of Droid is not yet done.
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Hmmm - Although I am all for OCing (Hell, I got a 50% OC on my Q6600 - Can' argue on a quad core rated for 2.4 GHz running at 3.6 ) but I am not so sure I want to do it on my phone - maybe up to 800, certainly not much past that - I hate performance drops, any performance drops at all, even intangible ones.
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I've checked xda-developers, somehow this OC'ing of Droid is not yet done.
That's because xda-dev only focus on HTC products. Since we're not supposed to link to competing websites, I'll just link to:

Motorola Droid Gets Pumped Up To 1.1 GHz | Android Phone Fans

Should have enough info in it to point you in the right direction.
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...maybe up to 800, certainly not much past that - I hate performance drops, any performance drops at all, even intangible ones.
I had those very thoughts myself. But once I tasted the sweet fruit of 800 ... I just had to go to 900. And then . . . aw what the heck? I'll just "try" 1000 for a few minutes. And now, I am a hooked DOG! And with setCPU, it's not like it's running at 1000 constantly. Just when it needs to.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:17 AM   #114 (permalink)
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OK, screw it...I think I want to do this now. I have never rooted my phone. Should I go through and root (say to 2.1) first, then do the kernal deal? Or should I do it all at once...I can produce a mean over clock on PC, but have never done it on a mobile device, so be gentle..lol
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OK, screw it...I think I want to do this now. I have never rooted my phone. Should I go through and root (say to 2.1) first, then do the kernal deal? Or should I do it all at once...I can produce a mean over clock on PC, but have never done it on a mobile device, so be gentle..lol
I recommend the sholes 1.2 rom, or at least a stock 2.0.1 rom with most of the 2.1 apps (not launcher). 2.1 roms out aren't up to speed yet, and with all the 2.1 apps there is little reason for going there.

Even the nexus supposedly runs quicker on 2.0.1
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I installed the 1g image on my droid. It is working so freaking fast i can't believe it.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #117 (permalink)
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can u make a video of the two Droids, so we can see the differences? booting up, opening and using a couple apps. nothing crazy.

itd be helpful to give some insight into the difference in baterry life between the two. maybe compare 550 mhz to 800 mhz (as it seems there's a slight consensus 800 mhz is a happy medium between stock and raging 1+ ghz).


then we can let the video speak for itself, whether its actually worth overclocking!
I'd be glad to. It's going to be an hour or two, but this time of the night, most everyone who is interested is probably in bed anyway. lol.

Battery life takes a hit, but not as big of a hit as I had originally thought. Running GPS and Pandora/lastfm while I am driving (I drive for a living) at night usually leaves me with 30% battery life when I get home. (4 hours a night). Tonight when I got home, it was at 10%. I was expecting the battery to be completely dead when I got home.



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but just a thought. (no flame intended.) engineering is there for a reason..and if the device wasn't set to 1GHz...again there must be a pretty good damn reason for it too.

i don't know just my thought.
Here is another thought for you... most overclockers agree that PC CPUs are rating for a life expectancy of around 10 years. If overclocking shortens the life of a CPU to even half what it was intended for, most people who overclock will have replaced it before then. That's why it is a risk they are willing to take.

My thought on the matter is that phones are probably rated much the same way. Certain life expectancy and certain acceptable failure rate. Even if the phone is intended to last two years, cutting that time in half wouldn't hurt me... I replace my phones yearly anyway. Since it is currently overclocked to 1ghz and I'm not seeing anything out of place... and the temps look fine (40-42 degrees c under full usage for 4+ hours), then the risk of failure is something I am willing to accept in order to have the added performance gains. To each their own on that one, though. Everyone is different when it comes to weighing risks against rewards.

The other big thing to consider is this: everything in the consumer industry is designed as a compromise. What will meet the needs of the largest portion of their buying public without sacrificing too much? In the world of cell phones, battery life is pretty high up on the priority list for most people. If I can almost completely drain my battery in about 4 hours with this clock... a lot of people would say that is completely unacceptable. Does that mean I need the longer battery life? No. My needs differ from others. That is the whole point in customization of anything you want to talk about. It is a way to take something and make it better fit your personal needs.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 02:27 AM   #118 (permalink)
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Well when I'm using navigation in my car I always have it plugged in and charging. When I have my phone at work, its about 50% by the time I get home. Well see how it will be this weekend when I work to see if its less.
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just took the jump, installed evilboot8.img, figured i would start off slow, its faster! it seems faster! i dunno, we will see, made the nandroid backup so, just in case! hope it doesn't ruin anything but i can't imagine if some are at 1gig and it aint destroying it than my 800 won't hurt me for a bit, i doubt i will jump to 9, we will see!
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Booting. Left is 1ghz clock and 2.1 (greek v2 ROM), and the one on the right is stock clock with 2.0.1.

YouTube - 0127000352.3g2


A couple of other random actions

YouTube - 0127000357.3g2


Although I am fully aware this is going to sound like an excuse, I should also point out that the Greek35 v2 rom was VERY slow on stock clock. (other greek ROM users probably know this already.) I'm looking forward to doing a straight up side-by-side of stock vs overclocked once the official 2.1 drops.
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cool videos, start time doesnt change much, guess we will see how things all work. i think i am going to make a vid sometime soon, just personal, i usually update when i have changed something, gets about 500 views, pretty good feeling
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First I want to say that Joe got me sucked into his Sweeter Home campaign, saying how awsome it is, while I'm having slow-ass problems with it, and here I find he's buzzin' along @ 1GH! (Curse you, Messenger13, curse you!)

Now some questions coming from a novice at overclocking Intel chips;
I'm happy with the speed of my Droid, but wouldn't mind a faster browser, etc. Can the CPU profiling app OC app-specific & then return once the specified app is closed? How about when the screen times out?
-Which brings me to this question; Can you underclock with it?
I'd be more apt to play with overclocking profiles if I knew I could have an underclocking profile, with the *current assumption that voltage use is linearly proportional to CPU speed (*no pun intended).

And then...
Will there be any progress on an under-volting front, emphasis being on complete customizable CPU speed & voltage that works for the individuals' needs?
I use RMClock for my old Dothan to regulate stepping and voltage. My behemoth 17" laptop gets over 50% more battery life than it did new, with no underclocking, all just voltage regulation. You just decrease voltage, run a series of endurance runs to see where your blow-chunx @ low voltage threshold is, and back her off a bit. So just because I get 50% more MPG outta my lappie means nothing for the Droid, but I figure if the Droids CPU can be OCed 66%, it might have significant capability in this other department, as well.
We could conceivably end up with 300-1kGH variable profiles with 24 HR battery times.
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here is the link to that
OverClock Droid CPU

and it doesn't say DUMB it just says most stable
Thanks for the link, saxman --

Could one of you technical masters review these instructions? If a complete newbie attempted the directions here and followed them precisely, would these directions be sufficient -- or are there a few things left out that could cause a few problems?

I'm willing to give it a shot...
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Yep... that is how I did it with mine.
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while I'm having slow-ass problems with it, and here I find he's buzzin' along @ 1GH! (Curse you, Messenger13, curse you!)
That's what happens when "the kitty kat" wants to run with the Big Dogs.
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1) I guarantee you that your running at 1Ghz provides no noticeable speed increase during regular phone usage than the stock 550.

2) The snapdragon "stock" speed is 1Ghz and can run that without significant heat production. Your 1Ghz, though, is overclocked and is generating increased heat output, even if you can't feel it (your statement about this clearly demonstrates a lack of understanding in processor heat production)


There aren't really any applications on the market that take advantage of the full potential of these devices, including the snapdragon processor.

And if you didn't want people to be harsh about it, then you should not have come here to brag about doing something so stupid to your device.

What's next, are you going to rig up some water-cooling system to help off-set the heat build up of your overclocked droid?
You missed the late 90's era where everything "had" to be overlocked didn't you?
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Do you have an quick apps killer? You need to go to apps download apps killer and occasionally kills all open aps to get your speed back.
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Do you have an quick apps killer? You need to go to apps download apps killer and occasionally kills all open aps to get your speed back.
I am the ultimate APPS KILLER. But nothing compares to running at 1K. Smokin'! (Umm ... figuratively speaking. )
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I installed Bugless Beast 0.7.1 because he combined the wifi fix with the 800MHz oc. Then I downloaded the nandroid backup of 1GHz and it didn't break the wifi.
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here is the link to that
OverClock Droid CPU

and it doesn't say DUMB it just says most stable

I'm sorry to post, but following this link it has steps that I'm not familiar with. When I upgraded to 2.0.1 and rooted my Droid I did everything on the phone.

When it says to run the ADB command...what is that? (not a linux guy here). Is there a program that I need to download to run these commands?

I downloaded SetCPU lastnight, but it just freezes my phone, so I uninstalled it.

Please don't flame...I'm just asking if there is a step by step guide to doing this where it's not assumed you know what programs you need to use, roms to install or where to put them.

I don't have a /system/xbin or /system/bin directory when I use Astro to look at the directory structure, however when I mount the phone and do a directory search on drive E (mounted drive for the phone) on the PC, it looks like I'm already in the System directory and there is a directory called Bin there, but you can't see it just by browsing the folder. Inside is a 7k file named "SU".

Are there other steps/programs that I need to download to use this method of overclocking? I'm not worried about bricking the phone, but would like more of a ... Here what you do...step 1, step 2 etc.

Thanks for any help...I really do appreciate it!
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I'd be glad to. It's going to be an hour or two, but this time of the night, most everyone who is interested is probably in bed anyway. lol.

Battery life takes a hit, but not as big of a hit as I had originally thought. Running GPS and Pandora/lastfm while I am driving (I drive for a living) at night usually leaves me with 30% battery life when I get home. (4 hours a night). Tonight when I got home, it was at 10%. I was expecting the battery to be completely dead when I got home.





Here is another thought for you... most overclockers agree that PC CPUs are rating for a life expectancy of around 10 years. If overclocking shortens the life of a CPU to even half what it was intended for, most people who overclock will have replaced it before then. That's why it is a risk they are willing to take.

My thought on the matter is that phones are probably rated much the same way. Certain life expectancy and certain acceptable failure rate. Even if the phone is intended to last two years, cutting that time in half wouldn't hurt me... I replace my phones yearly anyway. Since it is currently overclocked to 1ghz and I'm not seeing anything out of place... and the temps look fine (40-42 degrees c under full usage for 4+ hours), then the risk of failure is something I am willing to accept in order to have the added performance gains. To each their own on that one, though. Everyone is different when it comes to weighing risks against rewards.

The other big thing to consider is this: everything in the consumer industry is designed as a compromise. What will meet the needs of the largest portion of their buying public without sacrificing too much? In the world of cell phones, battery life is pretty high up on the priority list for most people. If I can almost completely drain my battery in about 4 hours with this clock... a lot of people would say that is completely unacceptable. Does that mean I need the longer battery life? No. My needs differ from others. That is the whole point in customization of anything you want to talk about. It is a way to take something and make it better fit your personal needs.
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Fade you gotta give up the 2.1 rom, my boot/transitions move way quicker and i'm guessing its the 2.1. The fastest rom i've used yet has been the sholes 1.2. Its faster than my stock 2.0.1 i was running + my own tweaks + the 2.1 apps. Try it out and if you don't like it, well thats what nandroid is for.
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Fade you gotta give up the 2.1 rom, my boot/transitions move way quicker and i'm guessing its the 2.1. The fastest rom i've used yet has been the sholes 1.2. Its faster than my stock 2.0.1 i was running + my own tweaks + the 2.1 apps. Try it out and if you don't like it, well thats what nandroid is for.
I would say the same to you regarding Sholes' ROM. Since moving to Pete's "Bugless Beauty", I won't go back. I'm running his 0.8.3, and it is really nice. I use Sweeter Home as my benchmark, and Pete's ROMs seem to be the only ROMs that could truly handle that home-replacement app. Now that I'm O/C'ed, it is silky smooth.
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0.8.3 does, yes.
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I would say the same to you regarding Sholes' ROM. Since moving to Pete's "Bugless Beauty", I won't go back. I'm running his 0.8.3, and it is really nice. I use Sweeter Home as my benchmark, and Pete's ROMs seem to be the only ROMs that could truly handle that home-replacement app. Now that I'm O/C'ed, it is silky smooth.
Never had any issues with sweeter home. And as far as i can tell, BB is for stability. I don't see any changes in his rom that would accelerate it over a stock 2.0.1 rom. Before I show that sholes Does make performance changes, I'll let you explain to me how I'm wrong about Pete's, because I'm sure you know something I don't about it if you are saying this. No sarcasm. Just don't see XXXX for performance/optimization anywhere on his thread. So you can save me the digging-it-up-myself part.
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Fade you gotta give up the 2.1 rom, my boot/transitions move way quicker and i'm guessing its the 2.1. The fastest rom i've used yet has been the sholes 1.2. Its faster than my stock 2.0.1 i was running + my own tweaks + the 2.1 apps. Try it out and if you don't like it, well thats what nandroid is for.

Yeah, I keep thinking the same thing. the Greek v2 rom was SOOOOOOOO doggy, the transitions sucked even worse before. I would swipe to another home screen and there was almost half a second of lag before it would even start to move. I kept it because I was anticipating, like everyone else, that the official release would be out on the 22nd and I might as well wait rather than do anything at this point. Knowing that my phone literally tripled in speed from what it was before, and seeing that it is barely faster than 2.0.1 now was a major discouragement to me. I'm going to try a few ROMs today and see if I can find something better to hold me over until the official 2.1 comes out and the rom devs have something solid to use as a base.
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Me too.

Fast. Good looking. Works very well.

God, the web pages load fast!!!!
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Fast. Good looking. Works very well.

God, the web pages load fast!!!!

Bugless beast actually is the first rom I've loaded since (only rooted a few days ago)...I've been running it since early this morning, and I'm pretty thoroughly hooked. My battery life hasn't taken much of a hit, if any, and dang...it's snappy. All the little snags and lags I've gotten used to are pretty much gone. No crashes, no noticeable change in heat generation, and pretty painless to install even for my newbish self.

I'm having that 'I love this thing' glee feeling about the droid all over again.
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Bugless beast actually is the first rom I've loaded since (only rooted a few days ago)...I've been running it since early this morning, and I'm pretty thoroughly hooked. My battery life hasn't taken much of a hit, if any, and dang...it's snappy. All the little snags and lags I've gotten used to are pretty much gone. No crashes, no noticeable change in heat generation, and pretty painless to install even for my newbish self.

I'm having that 'I love this thing' glee feeling about the droid all over again.
Yea, I too am loving everything about the bugless beast right now and the easy update makes going to the next release a breeze. I think I found my rom
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I was thinking about this as I scrolled through the thread. And I saw Fabulous' signature line with the speed test posted. So I decided to run a test of my own.

Best I have EVER come up with on this phone, on WiFi, was about 2.5 Mbps down and about 0.7Mbps up. I'm on Verizon Fios.

On WiFi: 8.92 Mbps down, 1.45 Mbps up

On 3G: 1.57 Mbps down, 0.75 Mbps up.

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Tomorrow my girlfriends droid comes in.. what ill do is overclock mine to 1ghz tonight using pete's 0.8.3 and ill have hers run stock clock with the same rom and ill do some boot tests and ill do some web loading and youtube loading tests.. ill take the video and post it.
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Tomorrow my girlfriends droid comes in.. what ill do is overclock mine to 1ghz tonight using pete's 0.8.3 and ill have hers run stock clock with the same rom and ill do some boot tests and ill do some web loading and youtube loading tests.. ill take the video and post it.
isnt petes rom at 800? what are you doing to bump it to 1000 or 1100?
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isnt petes rom at 800? what are you doing to bump it to 1000 or 1100?
the 0.8.3 runs stock clock from what I know... Ill first run 1ghz Vs. stock, then 800 vs 1ghz and see what time it takes off the clock

Ive got to figure out how to get the kernals on the phone tonight tho, i know nothing about linux
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Pete's 0.8.3 runs stock. His latest release, umm ... 7.1 I think, has the 800 MHz hack built into it. (Yes, the latest release has a lower number. Don't ask me, I'm just the messenger.)
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Ive got a stupid question, but when taz says:

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adb shell /system/xbin/flash_image boot /sdcard/********.img

what does he mean when he says run? he says to mount the SD card to the PC while in the recovery console, and run that command... what runs that command? a program?
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Ive got to figure out how to get the kernals on the phone tonight tho, i know nothing about linux
oh yes sorry thats what i meant the bugless beast is at version 7.2 and beauty at 8.3.
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the 0.8.3 runs stock clock from what I know... Ill first run 1ghz Vs. stock, then 800 vs 1ghz and see what time it takes off the clock

Ive got to figure out how to get the kernals on the phone tonight tho, i know nothing about linux
and how will you set it to 1ghz? its comes at 800 oh and if you need help ive got his bugless beast installed running at 800 (its amazing) just PM me
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^ Im running BB 0.7.1 @ 1ghz right now using Taz's kernal mod... Ill bench it against hers running stock, and 0.8.3, then ill bench 0.8.3 @ 800mhz Vs. 0.8.3 @ 1ghz

I just need something to record it
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what does he mean when he says run? he says to mount the SD card to the PC while in the recovery console, and run that command... what runs that command? a program?
ADB (Android Debug Bridge) is part of the SDK for Android. ADB allows you to run Linux commands from your PC's command prompt window to your DROID. It is basically how your flash images to your DROID, "push" files to your DROID, and so on.
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