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Root Noob Rooting question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rodeojones, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member
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    If the answer to this question exists on this forum already, my apologies (I've been unable to find it). I'm planning to root this weekend when I have a bit more time, but I have one question that I can't seem to find an answer to. I'm looking to root simply so I can take advantage of overclocking. I've been using Helix Launcher 2 and I'm loving it, so I don't really need any other bells and whistles. If all I want to do is overclock, is it necessary to use Bugless Beast, Cyanogen or other ROMS? I'm fine running Helix, I just want to increase speed. I might decide later on that a custom ROM or new boot animation might suite me, but for now it's all about speed. Is this even possible?

    And, any suggestions as to the kernel I should use for this? From what I've read the P3Droids kernels are good and do well to keep temps at a minimum. Any others I should consider?

    Thanks in advance for any replies!
     

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  2. King_Bean

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    You don't necessarily have to flash a custom ROM. You can simply root and purchase SetCPU. It's just that simple. Of course, you will have to flash a different kernal but that is fairly simple. I can't recommend any kernals because I usually stick with the kernals that come with the ROMs.
     
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  3. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the info. I was hoping that would be the answer.

    A follow-up question...which custom ROMS support overclocking? (Should I later decide to go with one.)
     
  4. Rodeojones

    Rodeojones Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the info. I was hoping that would be the answer.

    A follow-up question...which custom ROMS support overclocking? (Should I later decide to go with one.)
     
  5. ska.t73

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    Pretty much all of them... the OCing comes from the Kernal and can be used independent of the ROM... However most ROMs have an OCd Kernal included. Cyanogen (which I use) includes a stock kernal for stability purposes but you can flash a new kernal for OCing options (Bekits kernals work very well with Cyanogen)...

    I would search around for kernals and read up on the different options out there...
     

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