Overclocking Your Android Phones

We’re all excited about Android but unfortunately, not all android devices are powered by blazing quick hardware. This means that it only makes sense to tweak and push the existing hardware to its limits by overclocking.

Overclocking is the process of running a computer component at a higher clock rate (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer, usually practiced by enthusiasts seeking an increase in the performance of their computers.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to overclock your Android phone with step by step guide.


Rooting an Android device is useful for number of reasons. For example you can smoothly play HD videos on your phone. For overclocking specifically ,you’ll need to root your phone. Use a software such as Androot or 1-Click root to root the phone. Preferably set the phone to be permanently rooted , so the settings don’t change when you reset the phone.


An app called SetCPU will let you overclock the processor. Overclocking the phone takes place in more or less the same way as you would in a desktop PC.

1) Once you have SetCPU downloaded and installed, start it. You’ll be prompted to allow it superuser access.
2) In the next step, SetCPU can autodetect your processor speed. You can choose your phone model manually as well.

In some cases, you won’t be allowed to overclock. To add overclock speed’s, create a text file in your SD card called setcpu.txt. Type in manual speeds that you would like to overclock to as shown below .


The next time SetCPU starts, you can choose to access presets from a file. You can then use SetCPU to switch to higher clock speeds.


Linpack is a free benchmarking tool which can be used to guage the performance benefits of overclocking. After every overclock, check to see the performance benefits. Overtime, also watch the effect of the overclock on your battery life – it’s obvious that battery life will go down, but try and find the right balance.

you can check out this video below which shows how can Overclocking increase the performance and other related issues.

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