Thanks to the guys at Alldroid, the Motorola Droid just got its processor overlocked and can now run at speeds as high as 1.1GHz. The ARM Cortex A8 Processor in the Droid typically runs at 550MHz so that's exactly double the frequency. To be honest, the guys who did the overclocking actually said 800GHz is actually the ideal usable speed. But either way, it's making an already fast and speedy Droid even faster and speedier. No mention to how it deals with heat or battery life, though.

Make no mistake, the ARM Cortex A8 Processor in the Droid is a very capable chip even at 550MHz. But with the 1GHz Snapdragon Processor powering the superspeedy Nexus One, we can definitely why people want to go even faster. You can learn how to overclock your Droid here. As with any of these crazy things, you have to be rooted.

 
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Anonymous says:

Think you mean 800mhz, otherwise that'd be one super fast droid :)

kalldrexx says:

According to the link, people have 1.1Ghz but it's not completely stable. 1Ghz is only somewhat stable, and 800Mhz has been shown to be completely stable.

thebizz says:

Been running overclocked for over a day its a beast now

thebizz says:

And its been overclocked to 1.3ghz

thebizz says:

1ghz is stable I ran it all day yesterday

Michael says:

i wonnder what snap dragon is capable of...

thebizz says:

From what I've read its unstable after 1.3mhz but I could be wrong

corydunbar says:

This is awesome, droid is the #1 phone ever!

How have you seen battery life affected?

thebizz says:

Its a little worse but if I could put the dearn thing down it would be about the same

tdawgui says:

oh the power rooting your phone beholds... Just another reason pushing me to actually do it. Soon, my droid, soon.

Terry says:

I might have to root to do this - :P

Japultra says:

OK, I'm not sure why I can't get this to work. I think I have rooted my phone successfully but I'm not sure. If anyone can please help me I would be eternally grateful! japultra[at]gmail

clr007 says:

I've been trying to decide for a while whether or not to root my Droid. I think this may finally cause me to jump in and just do it tonight. The thought of an overclocked Droid with little to no effect on battery power is just too powerful to ignore. Are there any concerns/things I should be aware of before doing... specifically thinking about OTA updates and the like.

From everything I've seen about the Nexus One, I still liked the Droid better, especially given that the Droid comes with Verizon's network. Add in overclocking, and I think tht the choice is clear for any user looking to switch to a new network/Android phone combination.

Is there something that runs faster than a Nexus One? Droid Does!

ChocoBilly says:

"...To be honest, the guys who did the overclocking actually said 800GHz is actually the ideal usable speed..."

So why wasn't this the default speed?

Techcrush says:

Wow, I can't believe the Droid can get even better! Now I need to root.

logodude says:

Has anyone been able to do this? I have been trying and can't understand what to do. Can someone help. I am currently using a stock driod.