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How To Overclock Your Motorola Photon to 1.2 GHz and more

Posted by techhackz-admin Saturday, November 5, 2011


The Motorola Photon is a speedy device out of the box with its NVidia Tegra 2 CPU clocked at 1 GHz, it is also a 4G device which helps you use the Internet faster in most places. 1 GHz is nice but 1.2 GHz or more is better and thanks to jokersax11 @ XDA we now have the option to install a custom kernel on the Motorola Photon which overclocks it at 1.2 GHz. And this is just a start as the developer intends to increase the speed to 1.4 GHz and more.

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!

This custom kernel ( is a proof of concept for now but a couple of users have already tested it successfully so why not give it a try. Quadrant scores are higher than 3000 with this custom kernel.

A 1.3 GHz overclock kernel is coming very soon or may actually have been already released by the time this article went live.

Installing a custom kernel requires root privileges, check out our article @ Root Your Motorola Photon 4G – How To to root / jailbreak your Motorola Photon 4G device.

You can find more information about this custom overclock kernel for the Motorola Photon on XDA @ [kernel] 1.2 overclock kernel rev1 WIFI WORKS.

Note that there is also another kernel which can overclock your Motorola Photon device to up to 1.1 GHz: the Photon-Penguins kernel. Find out more about it on XDA @ [ACS][Kernel] Photon-Penguins RC2.

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