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Root Overclcoking and Best Method for It

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    I've heard about overclocking and I'd like to do it. But I'd like to know the best method for doing it. Best app to use? I post this in the Evo section because I've noticed that most of the apps on the Market are for Droids and not any other Android device.
     

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    Setcpu is the method that most everyone here uses, if you are still on the stock kernel you are going to need to flash a new one or you will not be able to overclock (if you tell me the ROM you run I could recommend a few). Also you are going to want to start with a low overclock and progressively go higher to make sure your phone is stable at the new speed, almost all can handle 1152 so start there. Also make sure you have "set on boot" turned off incase something does go wrong.
     
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    Wow...thank you! I am currently running Koni's Elite Series III
     
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    First, a stock Sprint kernel won't support overclocking. Some ROMs come with a kernel that does, some don't, so you need to find about yours. If it's not supported, you'll have find a kernel that works with your ROM and supports overclocking.

    There are many choices out there, and no simple answers. Kernels are not all 1s and 0s or a black and white thing; different Evos respond differently to the exact same kernel. There are often multiple options for the same kernel, such as HAVS/no HAVS, SBC, more SBC, etc. You sir, have a lot of reading and testing to do. For Sense ROMs, I like (or maybe I should say, my Evo likes) Netarchy kernels. A lot of people like Kingx, and that's just for starters. I think the most popular for CM ROMs and its variants are Snap, Tiamat, and Zen variants. Currently, Tiamat is working very well for me. Here's link to a few of the kernels out there:
    HTC Supersonic/Kernels - XDA-Developers

    The two most popular overclocking apps that I see are SetCPU and Overclock Widget, both available in the market. OCW is free, but very basic. SetCPU costs $2, and gives you a lot of control over how you want things to work for various scenarios concerning charge level and/or temp. Personally, I like SetCPU, it's definitely worth the two bucks to me, YMMV.
     
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    Try netarchy toastmod kernel. In my opinion it is the best Sense kernel I would use the nosbc more HAVS kernel and if it makes your phone unstable try the less HAVS version.
     
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