Help overclock rooted BB v.9


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  1. ilmar72

    ilmar72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello,
    I need some help with overclocking. I have not really found any threads in these forums deticated just to overclocking the Droid.

    I am running BB v.9 and would like to overclock past 600 mhz. I have 2 overclocking utilities . (Setcpu, and overclock widget) I understand that I have to update or flash the Kernel. I tried doing this OverClocking Motorola Droid To 1.3 GHz In 7 Easy Steps | areacellphone.com


    The adb commands were successfull. WHen I rebooted my droid it was bricked (well not really cause I did a Nandroid backup right before I did this) It was just frozen with the white Motorola logo.

    Perhaps I downloaded a bad 800 mhz evilboot8.img .

    Any thoughts?
     

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  2. daNutz

    daNutz Active Member

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    make sure u get the right kernel for the rom that you are using (usually supplied in the thread you download the rom from)... then use set cpu to set the frequency you want...
     
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  3. s1ckGhost

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    I dont know if you flashed BB v.9 with ROM Manager or through recovery. I ask because I use ROM Manager and when you flash BB v.9 into your phone using that, it gives you the option to overclock it from the manager menu before flashing it into your phone..

    If and when you want any better kernels, under ROM Manager you can go into :

    settings soft key > settings > check advanced mode > download rom > cyanogenMod > P3Droid Kernels.. and chose your liking.

    This is how I overclock my phone..and afterwards I set the profiles with SetCPU and whatever you need.

    The other option is going through what 'daNutz' said up above me.
     
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  4. ilmar72

    ilmar72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Through SPR Recovery :(
     
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    ilmar72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Im not really sure what you mean.
     
  6. Fabolous

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    Your phone bricked because the 'evilboot' image you downloaded was one of the first overclock ROMs available, and made for Android 2.0

    BB 0.9 is based on Android 2.1, meaning, incompatible.

    Your best bet is to reload BB 0.9, and download a compatible kernel in update.zip form, then install the update.zip through recovery.

    As said, the P3Droid kernels work great. Find them here:

    P3Droid Kernels
     
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    Ok, go here [UPDATE] New Kernels - Low Voltage + Medium Voltage - 3/25/2010 - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum or use the ones from Fabolous post above.

    Pick the kernel, download it to your pc, rename it update.zip, dont type the zip because you will end up with it named update.zip.zip (I found this out the hard way) and it won't work.

    Mount your phone to your pc and place the file on the root of your sd card.

    Reboot into recovery (x on the keyboard while powering on)

    Select install update zip then select allow or something like that, it's the second option, then select install update zip, the third option.

    Your new kernel will load then reboot and open Setcpu - bottom menu button - Device Selection - Autodetect Speeds

    You can then select the OC speed you want
     
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  8. ilmar72

    ilmar72 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks,

    I did this and it worked !

    No offense BP. Im sure your link works too. Thanks to everyone for responding. Im pleasantly suprised by how short it took to get this issue resolved from when I made the first post. (maybe 20 minutes )
     
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    bp328i Well-Known Member

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    No offense taken, I'm using P3Droid kernels in my current setup I just never had a link for them (I do now:)) and I know CheyNo1's worked great for me when I was running BB 0.9
     

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