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Overclock Your HTC Thunderbolt with Custom Kernel

Posted by techhackz-admin Saturday, April 2, 2011


The HTC Thunderbolt is a powerful Android device, while its CPU is not a dual-core one it feels snappy thanks to its Snapdragon CPU clocked at 1 GHz. Of course, like many other Android devices it has now been overclocked! richardtrip @ XDA released a new custom kernel which overclocks the CPU to 1.76 GHz, users reports Quadrant scores in the 2900 and Linpack in the high fifties (58-59).
Note that we will not be responsible if you end up bricking your device, rooting or customizing your device can be risky. If you follow the instructions carefully you will be fine!
Here are some of its features [from XDA]:
  • Fixed wifi
  • Added SNQ-'s VDD sysfs interface for on the fly voltage changing:
  • 1.76Ghz now (don't use if your device isn't stable)
  • disabled smartass
  • Kernel 2.6.32 (Overclocked & Undervolted)
  • Max 1.6Ghz (for now)
  • Voltage min/max 900mV-1350mV
  • BFQ io Scheduler (Paolo Valente)
  • EXT4 support
  • Smartass
  • TUN support (module)
  • CIFS (+utf8) (module)
  • NFS
This custom kernel requires a rooted / jailbroken HTC Thunderbolt so make sure you follow our instructions @ Root Your HTC Thunderbolt Easily – How To.
Some users have reported major reboot issues while running at 1.76 GHz so make sure you’re comfortable with it prior to flashing the kernel.
You can download the kernel on XDA @

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