[GPL] At long last Overclock your Vortex

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  1. getitnowmarketing

    getitnowmarketing Well-Known Member Developer

    Note: Requires install via my custom recovery.

    Kernel Changes:
    Overclocking up to 864mhz see notes below
    Interactive and Smartass governers
    Tun & cifs modules.
    Support for Ext4 filesystem
    BFQ as default I/O scheduler

    Overclocking Notes:
    Not all phones can OC and can handle the same speeds. Your phone is unique. Some can go up to 864mhz stable some can only do 748mhz and some can't at all.

    Overclocking must be done with setcpu. After each boot/reboot the max is set to 600mhz to keep you from getting in a boot loop with an unstable speed for your device. To change it after reboot you must move the slider in setcpu to get the overclock freq to set above 600mhz.

    My GPL Kernel Source

    Please consider a donation for the custom recovery and overclock kernel if you haven't donated (link is in my signature). This keeps the wife happy/off my back and allows me development time :)


    Total Donations: $0

    Rom makers please do not include this in rom but refer users to this post to download. That way I can control kernel issues (if any) and users will have most up to date version.

    geofferey, Jared631, F4280 and 4 others like this.
  2. mussio

    mussio Well-Known Member

    works perfect
  3. bolski

    bolski Well-Known Member

    I'm having one issue: I cannot launch the Connectivity to set how the USB connection is to be used (charging only, mass storage, etc).

    When I try to launch it, it says:

    The application Settings (process com.android.settings) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

  4. mussio

    mussio Well-Known Member

    I think thats a Rom issue i have that issue using LightningC and it was there before this kernel now if your using breakneck thats a different story.
  5. getitnowmarketing

    getitnowmarketing Well-Known Member Developer

    Its definately a rom issue. Nothing regarding the usb gadget drivers were changed.
  6. bolski

    bolski Well-Known Member

    I know that the breakneck mod works fine, but until he releases a ROM that is 2.2.1 and allows OC'ing beyond 600, I guess this will have to do.

    I can at least get into the shell via ADB, but it would be nice to also do drag and drop if I wanted to switch to mass-storage mode.

    Any idea if/when this might get fixed?
  7. getitnowmarketing

    getitnowmarketing Well-Known Member Developer

    This is not a kernel issue its a rom issue. Nothing to fix here. Just tested on stock phone both 2.2 & 2.2.1 with only kernel installed and all usb fuctions & connectivity & pull down usb mount menu worked as expected. You might want to try a full wipe in recovery for your current rom and then contact the rom maker for a bug report if wipe doesnt fix it.
  8. bolski

    bolski Well-Known Member

    Question then is, this wasn't a ROM image correct? Just a kernel patch that I applied? So, in other words, I'm still using the LightningC rom and what you provided just enables the kernel to allow us to OC?

    If so, then I now understand what you were saying and I'll contact the LightningC author.

  9. getitnowmarketing

    getitnowmarketing Well-Known Member Developer

    This replaced the original kernel with my new one that is overclocking capable among other things. Other than that the rom and all settings etc are the same.
  10. bolski

    bolski Well-Known Member

    Thanks! That makes total sense now with what you were saying.

    Appreciate the help and the OC kernel! I love it. Angry Birds runs SO much better for me now!
  11. bhast2

    bhast2 Active Member

    awesome work
    going too look over the source and see what ya did
  12. M1DN!GHT

    M1DN!GHT Member

    the link is down or the server is overloaded lol i want this so bad
  13. M1DN!GHT

    M1DN!GHT Member

    can someone pleasengive me a working link or reupload i neeeeeeeed this
  14. mussio

    mussio Well-Known Member

  15. dtomlin815

    dtomlin815 Member

    Love it. Stable at 806. Huge improvement
  16. emerge007

    emerge007 New Member

    I am stable without any issues at all at 768, 787 little issues with rebooting and anything above that automatic crash. Overall 768 seems to be fairly faster than the original 600mhz. Thank you very much for the kernel! if you need any feedback on my how my phone is handling the kernel let me know via email.
  17. netizenmt

    netizenmt Well-Known Member

    This kernel works great with my Vortex. I can OC @ 768 stable, anything more causes lockups and reboot.
  18. netizenmt

    netizenmt Well-Known Member

  19. jollyroger_cb

    jollyroger_cb New Member

    I am very stable without any issues at all at 768 to 787 ...... Benchmark with quadrant is over 1000 points now, I am running LightningC Rom and so far with this overclocking ability I am very happy. It sure beats the stock rom and settings..... Still not sure why I cant use connectivity though either.... Any Ideas on whats wrong, I don't see any new updateds for lightningC rom to fix this issue.
  20. spenwah

    spenwah New Member

  21. Jared631

    Jared631 Well-Known Member

    Keep up the good work!
  22. Narut0

    Narut0 Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    Stuck with a Vortex until March 2013, so decided to root to squeeze more out of it. I don't plan on running any custom ROMs, but this OC possibility is definitely catching my attention.

    Problem is, I'm not sure what is the best way to install this kernel. I've tried ROM Manager and Kernel Manager, but neither offer the Vortex model, and after doing some research, I don't even want to risk using the varous Optimus models they offer due to the number of brick threads I've seen.

    Now I'm seeing stuff about nandroid backups, which seems like a good idea if I'm going to be tinkering with the inner workings of the phone.

    If anyone can point me in the right direction, it would be much appreciated.

    Running 2.2.2 Thanks!
  23. Narut0

    Narut0 Well-Known Member

    Hi Everyone,

    Update, got it all working. It was all there, I just had to piece it all together properly.

    I have SetCPU installed and have it set to ~760, since that seems to be what most people say is stable.

    Now just waiting until I have time to test out some processor intensive games....... which, for this phone, shouldn't take long to find :D

    Thanks Kappacat for responding via PM.
  24. chino269

    chino269 New Member

    what are the steps u used to overclock the Vortex 2.2.2? Has it been stable in the OC state? What games are a good test of the phone?
  25. Narut0

    Narut0 Well-Known Member

    Hi Chino, sorry for the delay in response.

    I got your PM but I want to post in this forum in case others come looking for help.

    At what stage in the root game are you at? Have you rooted using Gingerbreak yet? That's what worked for me for 2.2.2

    Custom recovery that worked was Amon Ra, I'll see if I can find links.

    BEFORE CONTINUING, MAKE SURE YOU RUN A NANDROID BACKUP. As always, no one is responsible for bricking your phone except you. It's as easy as booting into recovery and then following the backup options. My backups are usually less than 500 mb, make sure you have space on your SD Card.

    Once you have those 2 done, find the signed_vortex_oc.zip file and save it somewhere on your SD card (put it in a folder), boot into recovery, then there should be an option for "Flash zip menu". Find the zip file, select it, follow the prompts.

    Afterwards, find an overclocking application, SetCPU is working great for me. Once you have it installed, it's as easy as moving the slide bar to how much power you want to give it. I have mine set to start on bootup at 760 mhz, have not had an issue with anything locking up.

    There is still a little slowdown in the later levels of Angry Birds, but I am satisfied overall. Besides, you can always just go in, give it more power, run the game, then bring it back down after you are done playing.

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