Motorola Droid X

Yes, an overclocking method has been found for the Droid X, but no, the bootloader is not cracked.  Using the same method as the Milestone hackers, an injectable kernel module has been built that will overclock the Droid X's processor to about 1.15 GHz.  Yes, we realize that a mere .15 GHz gain doesn't make that much difference -- we're not concerned with the speed increase as much as we are with the simple fact that no matter how hard manufacturers and carriers try to keep us out, someone finds a way in.  Rooting and altering the CPU frequency on one of the most locked down Android phones to date is proof positive of this.

A quick read of the source link will tell you that this isn't quite ready for prime-time just yet, but give it a little time and even if a large speed increase doesn't come of it, the method looks like a good way to extend your battery life by dropping the voltage and clock cycles while the processor is asleep.  [Droidforums] Thanks Chris, for the tip and the method!

 

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Droid X overclocked

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i have this on my droidx now and i have nextheme :D my droid x gets a benchmark of 1377. also just to post the people over at alldroid got there hands on a dev motorola droid x so there stating that the bootloader will get cracked :D

I agree with that,overclocking simply raises the odds against your CPU fulfilling its' lifetime duration. While everything works fine for the short term the long term effects really can't be known. The way people change cell phones today I don't think they really care especially if they have the have Ins. on it, thats all they have to say is it fell in the toilet....pay the deductible fee and get a new phone.

Love the first reply to this post "Why? The phone is blazing out of the box."

I never could understand why someone would take a cpu - move it past its engineered specs just to gain a 5-10% speed increase while significantly increasing the risk of damaging several components.

Most of these phones are underclocked out of the box. The Droid 1 was underclocked to 550Mhz, but it's well known the OMAP chip it has can run @ 1Ghz+. Mine has been running @ 1Ghz+ for months w/ no ill effects. This is because it runs On Demand, not full bore all the time. Most of the time the phone is idle and the cpu is underclocked.

But my Droid-X is hot to the touch when I'm playing around with that nintendo emulator.

I can't think of too many apps on this phone that really need to run 10% faster.

I agree with that,overclocking simply raises the odds against your CPU fulfilling its' lifetime duration. While everything works fine for the short term the long term effects really can't be known. The way people change cell phones today I don't think they really care especially if they have the have Ins. on it, thats all they have to say is it fell in the toilet....pay the deductible fee and get a new phone.

We will have to see about that bootloader getting cracked. Milestone is still holding strong like the great wall. Maybe x owner's might get lucky in the form of a Motorola sbf leak.

Why lock it down? Someone please explain. It's unnecessary hardware that we obviously don't want or need. Crack it, hack it, and make the X into the cyber beast it is meant to be!

Lets see a benchmark test with the new kernel.. even tho its only .15, i'd like to see how much it effects the benchmark

I'd be thrilled with battery savings. After migrating from a BlackBerry, I simply cannot get the battery life out of my DroidX.