Who says the G2's processor is slow, eh? While its stock 800 MHz clockspeed didn't break any benchmark records, it's showing itself to be nicely capable of overclocking. Unlike the QSD8250 in the original Snapdragon, which gets rather unstable anywhere past the 1.13GHz (+15%) mark, the MSM7230 in the Scorpion of the G2 sails right on past +100% with apparent stability. The kernel was posted on XDA-Developers by member Flippy125, with the usual "NOT MY FAULT IF-" disclaimers, but also noting that the kernel runs stably for him.

The scores posted are quite remarkable: between 2700 and 2800 in Quadrant and 55-60 in Linpack. These benchmarks are a nice bump up from the 2400/50 noted by coolbho3k in his original 1.4 GHz overclock. Developer eVil D: has expressed interest in the hack, so we may be seeing it incorporated into his famous ROMs at some point in the future.


1.9 GHz, now that's turbocharged

The kernel includes the latest WiFi drivers, and should not have any affect on other mods such as Cyanogen's Baconbits. However, Flippy has stated repeatedly that setCPU profiles are a must for this hack, so make sure you have coolbho3k's CPU manager installed.

As always with hacks like this, be very careful and make sure you know what you're doing.  Of course, your G2 is going to have to be rooted, first. Think you can handle it? You can download from Flippy's primary link or mirror; be sure to check the XDA thread for more info.

Source: XDA-Developers

Brian O'Toole
Having learnt his writing techniques reading e-Books of Sherlock Holmes, Brian now spends his time /kicking, lurking, SSHing and encoding.
  • Just Some Guy

    Just to make a small point.

    I know that the makers of the chip sets know how far they can go before there chips becoms unstable and seeing as the G2 is over clocked to 1.6Ghz this brings up the point of why not set your chips at 1.2/1.5 for high speed proseese and at 1.0Ghz for low pass prosessing that way it will not over heat and also it will stay stable to a point of day to day use, That
    way we would have a fast ass bad ass prosser?

    And if they did do that with the 1.0Ghz prossers that are out right now we would have more devices at a stable clock speed of about 1.2 to start with.

    Last part: why dont the makers :ie HTC, moto, and samsung (just to name a few) start offering phone thats 1.0Ghz and also offer a overclock one of the same phone :ie samsung Epic 4G Oc/turbo/HD <-- oops dont use HD its not a HDTV, what ever they will name it.
    This way it would sell like oh! you know like Video card for pc thats how they do it right?


  • JohnB

    Someone has also hit more than 3000 as well at the same clock speed. See http://smartphonebenchmarks.com

    As for the comment above, desktop processor manufacturers have been doing this for years. The processors might be more capable but they often don't push the rated clock to the limit for various reasons (cost, powre consumption, etc). MSM7230 in G2 is just a 800MHz version of MSM8255 - those two are identical otherwise.