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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rwrife, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. rwrife

    rwrife Member
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  2. there aren't directions on how to do it yet, but from what i've read on xda the developers have already made a kernel and are working on getting the guide to unlock it together and working on a rom for it already. should know more within the next couple days.
     
  3. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    the important thing is progress is being made.
     
  4. Lars

    Lars Android Expert

    Nice! Getting tempting now...
     
  5. Timaphillips

    Timaphillips Android Enthusiast

    OC to 1.65Ghz. That's nuts.
     
  6. valorian

    valorian Android Expert

    It's because of this that I'm considering NOT doing it. I'm not sold on Overclocking being good for the hardware.
     
  7. Timaphillips

    Timaphillips Android Enthusiast

    Well the lifecycle certainly decreases with overclock, but these days the hardware's standard lifecycle is well beyond the use of the device. I had my OG Droid OC'd up to 1 GHz for the entire time I owned it and never skipped a beat. My Nook Color was also OC'd up to 1.3GHz (from 800). Not something to always worry about. Keep in mind that the stepping included in the kernels make it so the device rarely spends it's time at the max frequency.

    The chips usually ship underclocked, if anything. So it's perfectly normal to run it slightly higher right away and then begin to push as you see fit. I would imagine starting the Inc2 at 1.2GHz to begin with. Although, I bet it's along the lines of the OC that the original Inc guys run given it's the same architecture more or less, just updated. I don't know what they run, though.
     
  8. DFA1

    DFA1 Well-Known Member

    It's my birthday today. For my birthday I want root... please!
     
  9. planetgirth

    planetgirth Newbie

    This thread says it doesn't work for Inc2 as of now:

    Public Beta release 1 not for Inc2

    the beta application didn't have the h boot for the Inc2 when i tried generating the key. Hopefully they will add support for more devices asap.
     
  10. seejoshplay

    seejoshplay Well-Known Member

    Beta is out for Inc 2, see alpharevx's site.
     
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    planetgirth Newbie

  12. androidxen

    androidxen Member

    For those who want to use Ubuntu (it's not that difficult once you get used to it):

    1. Download Ubuntu from the Ubuntu site.
    2. Burn image onto CD/DVD (follow instructions provided at the site. If you have Windows 7, you can simply use the Windows Disk Image Burner program).
    3. Reboot computer. Allow Bootup popup menu (usually F8?).
    4. Select DVD/CD-drive.
    5. Wait a bit for things to load. Choose "Try" aka Live CD Mode, no need to install, unless you want Ubuntu.
    6. Connect phone. Download AlphaRevx for Linux. Keep that browser window open.
    7. Extract the downloaded file and make sure it's at the root directory (in Ubuntu, that's Ubuntu/Ubuntu, if I recall correctly).
    8. Search for the Terminal (Windows key pops up the search, I think; otherwise, it's the icon on the top left corner of your screen), run Terminal.
    9. Type in "sudo ./alpharevx".
    10. It'll provide a key. Go back to the browser window where you downloaded Alpharevx - there's a form to fill out. Type in the key. It'll generate a second key. Type that key into the Terminal.
    11. Make sure it says that everything is successful. It'll ask if you want to flash Clockwork. Type in "Y".
    12. Once it shows success, reboot.
    13. Go to this page and download the superuser file "su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip" under "To Root". Follow those instructions shown.
    14. You're done.
     
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  13. LaurAndroid

    LaurAndroid Newbie

    Has anyone tried this yet? Does it really work? I'm thinking of waiting until after Monday, I've seen a lot of chatter about an update Monday...
     
  14. LaurAndroid

    LaurAndroid Newbie

    Ok so i just learned that its either root or update, not both, hmmm decisions. I think I will give root a shot, I want the free hot spot & to get rid of all the preinstalled crap apps.
     
  15. ChrisLe

    ChrisLe Lurker


    The latest Alpharev X Beta works, but only via Linux. Works like a charm on the Inc2
     
  16. F4L5EH0P3

    F4L5EH0P3 Newbie

    @LaurAndroid
    There is an option to flash Clockwork while you root with alpharevx. Then all you do is put the su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip on your SD card and install that through Clockwork and your superuser will work.
     
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  17. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    I just did it ... after downloading everything it took all of 15 minutes start to finish. I recommend having the su-2.3.6.1-ef-signed.zip file on your sd card from the begining ... just one less step once you get going.
     
  18. chknhwk

    chknhwk Android Enthusiast


    Initial impressions?
     
  19. F4L5EH0P3

    F4L5EH0P3 Newbie

    It's root and it's not too hard to do. Phone runs just like it did before I rooted.
     
  20. thetomlin2

    thetomlin2 Guest

    Pretty much ... at this point I have not flashed a custom rom ... I have Barnacle and Titanium Backup working and have uninstalled the bloatware ... Tomorrow I will make a backup and then start looking for a good rom
     
  21. LinkError404

    LinkError404 Well-Known Member

    I have a question before ota gb comes out. Besides the ruu gb rom released last week, is there a way to root, and get a gb rom rom identical to the ota one coming out without bloatware and a oc kernel? Because cm7 is nice but I love sense. Sorry if this is a noob question
     
  22. ChrisLe

    ChrisLe Lurker


    Although there are never any guarantees, the Devs over at XDA forums will almost guaranteed release a bloat free and deoxed GB rom a few days after the OTA is released. It has happened on every phone I've ever owned.
     

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