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Having trouble (understanding) SetCPU & overclocking

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Bandersnoot, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Bandersnoot

    Bandersnoot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi folks,

    I went completely bonkers this evening. Got tired of waiting for the OTA Froyo update, and did the manual update.

    Then I rooted it.

    Then I installed WiFi tethering.

    Then I copied a ChevyNo1 UVA kernel onto it.

    So far everything seems to work and I feel like I am living rather dangerously.

    Now I have SetCPU, but I can't seem to make it go above 600 max. What am I missing. Sacrifice a goat at midnight?

    I think I'm kind of ahead of myself, but I really want to get overclocking working, and I don't understand what I need to do. Did loading the new kernel help, or hurt? What am I missing in SetCPU?

    Where's the magic 1100MHz happy switch?


  2. supersaki

    supersaki Android Enthusiast

    I'm assuming you have the superuser app on the phone also (should be included with any rooted rom, but not sure about 'stock rooted')

    When you open setCPU, press the menu button and choose Device Selection, and choose autodetect speeds. Then you should be able to move the slider up to whatever speed your kernel is. If you don't give setCPU superuser permissions, you can't do anything.
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  3. Bandersnoot

    Bandersnoot Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So embarassed.

    It never fails, exactly 2 minutes after I make an embarrassing admission of ignorance on a public form, I find what's wrong.

    Somehow had it running without root access. Turned it on and all is well.

    Helps to read the user docs, too...

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