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Overclock Your Samsung Galaxy S 2 – How To

Posted by techhackz-admin Monday, May 16, 2011


The Samsung Galaxy S 2 was recently rooted right after its release and it has now been overclocked to up to 1.5 GHz. It was already fast out of the box so you can imagine how fast it is with an overclocked kernel. coolbho3000 @ XDA released the custom kernel and managed to get more than 4000 points at the Quadrant benchmark. Check out the video after the break.

Disclaimer: Please 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 you should be fine!

To overclock your Samsung Galaxy S 2, you will first need to root it. You can follow our instructions @ Root Your Samsung Galaxy S 2 – How To.

Follow these instructions to overclock your Samsung Galaxy S 2 using ADB (Android SDK):

  1. Download the custom kernel @
  2. Download and unzip the file @
  3. From the command line, reboot your Samsung Galaxy S 2 using ADB: type adb reboot download
  4. Now open Odin 3 on your computer, place the custom kernel tar file (galaxysii_oc_v1.tar) in the PDA section and press Start
  5. Your device will reboot automatically once the custom kernel is flashed
  6. Download the SetCPU app from the Market and set the CPU to 1.5 GHz

Here are the kernel’s features:

Current features in this kernel: Added 1.504GHz overclocking step (default frequency is still 1.2GHz for safety - use SetCPU to safely raise the frequency) and relevant modifications, 800MHz sleep death fix, interactive governor, = 0.

You can see an overclocked Samsung Galaxy S 2 in action in the YouTube video below:

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You can get more information on XDA @

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