- 01-26-2010, 11:05 AM #2
- 01-26-2010, 11:08 AM #3
- 01-26-2010, 11:10 AM #4
- 01-26-2010, 11:14 AM #5
No change for me I have it set at 900 MHz while awake and 250 while asleep and to install you need root and adb shell
/system/bin/flash_image boot /sdcard/evilboot1g.img
or /system/xbin/flash_image boot /sdcard/evilboot1g.img depending on where your flash_image is located
Tip 2 download the updated setcpu from the market or page 2
Last edited by thebizz; 01-26-2010 at 11:22 AM.Rooted for life
- 01-26-2010, 12:18 PM #7
True that's why mine is set to vary between 900 and 125 while in use but screen off Max is 250 to conserve battery and give the CPU a break but I notice no extra heat plus with the HQ video hack the blocking is goneRooted for life
- 01-26-2010, 06:31 PM #9
- 5 Posts
Alrighty - a few questions if the forums don't mind...
I would like to OC my Droid, but am a little weary because of....
What, other than giving me the ability to access the system as a super user, does rooting my phone do? I.E. what other system variables are being modified when I flash to a new ROM?
When you root the phone, are you permanently accessing the system as a super user? Or, as in *nix, do I have specifically tell the system to execute a command as the super user?
After rooting the phone, would it not be possible for someone to come along and take control of the phone because it has been rooted - in a similar vein as what was happening to jailbroken iPhones a few months back.
After you root the phone, is it possible to flash the ROM back to the manufacturer's default?
The reason I ask is because, as much as I want to OC my phone, I'm not entirely sure I want to enable super user access without being able to protect my phone and my data from the less trustworthy elements of this ever increasingly connected world.
I haven't heard of anyone being abler to do that and as far as I know its doubtful that someone could take over your phone
Yes your apps have permanent access to super user once you set it to remember
Yes you can flash back to a stock rom and remove busybox. And superuser
As far as protecting yourself just don't download apps that aren't in the marketRooted for life
- 01-26-2010, 08:43 PM #11
- 01-27-2010, 08:21 AM #13
- 01-27-2010, 08:29 AM #14
- 01-27-2010, 11:28 AM #15
overclocking is cool but to me its more of an ego thing None of hte apps I'm using are slow, they are all pretty darn snappy. Maybe If i was using apps that were more cpu intesnive where i'd see big gains it could be worth it. I'm overclocking slightly at 600 but for now will stay here as I dont want to lose battery life from going any higher really.
- 01-27-2010, 11:55 AM #16
I have used the 800,900 and 1ghz with 2.1 and they all cause stability issues.
- 01-27-2010, 12:14 PM #17
allgood - i can use setcpu to do scaling even without overclocking up to 800, so I get the battery saver improvement already, i just dont get the extra battery usage from when the phone is not in standby. Our setups are equivalent since i do the setcpu scaling for standby, but inactive mode you use more battery. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, its a compromise as is everythign in the world of computer science and technology I just am content with the performance, battery and my stability expectations are met running at 600. And dont get me wrong, im sure i'll try the new boot image soon enough just for kicks
side note insure on your phone click on develment in your settingsRooted for life
- 01-27-2010, 12:35 PM #19
- 01-27-2010, 12:41 PM #20
didn't you do a nandroid backup before making any changes? you shoudl never make a change without doing that first. if not, head over to sholes.info -> important files link. They have a virgin oem nandroid backup. download that, unzip it and copy the boot.img to your sdcard and flash that.
- 01-27-2010, 06:52 PM #21
- 01-27-2010, 11:19 PM #25
Is there anyone kind enough to walk me through how to do this? I've read tutorials from 3-4 different sites and they all lack very important information.
Step 1: You’ll need to first root your Motorola Droid. Follow the step by step guide posted here to root your Droid phone if you haven’t already.
Step 2: Make sure that you have flash_image on your system, in /system/xbin/ or /system/bin.
How do I make sure I have this file on my system?
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on the phone.
Once again, how?
Step 4: Download evilboot8.img to overclock Droid to 800Mhz, evilboot9.img for 900Mhz and evilboot1g.img for 1Ghz from the source link here.
Step 5: Now reboot into sprecovery mode and select mount options as follows.
Step 5: Now run the following adb command from your PC.
adb shell /system/xbin/flash_image boot /sdcard/evilboot8.img
(where xbin is xbin or bin depending on location of flash_image file on phone)
Step 6: Now unmount in the following order.
Step 7: Reboot your phone.
I'm not sure how anyone who hasn't done this before is able to do this with these vague instructions. Maybe I'm just slow?