Any way to overclock Hero?

Jerry Hildenbrand

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There's a great performance patch for the Hero as well

First, root it
http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc...-sprint-hero-condensed-easy-read-version.html

Next, flash a ROM with my kernel in it. Here's basically the stock Hero rom patched with the new kernel
http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-hero-roms-hacks/6699-cdma-hero-rom-gumbo-rom-1-5c.html

Next download setcpu from the market. Be sure to select the msm7k Hero kernel from the settings. Set the governor for performance or on-demand.

Not overclocked per se, but now the CU is completely unlocked, will actually run @528, and your kernel space memory management driver has been patched.

You'll see a huge difference.

Just be sure to read and understand the various warnings about rooting, etc. Holler if you need any help.
 

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I have been running the patch to overclock a Sprint Palm Pre and it works much better, any way to do this for a Sprint Hero?

You mean my patch? :)

I wish people will stop calling it a patch, it's really a kernel replacement. Like the Gumbo kernel.

There have been attempts to overclock the Hero from what I read, nothing successful yet.
 

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Aloha

There's a great performance patch for the Hero as well

First, root it
http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc...-sprint-hero-condensed-easy-read-version.html

Next, flash a ROM with my kernel in it. Here's basically the stock Hero rom patched with the new kernel
http://forum.androidcentral.com/htc-hero-roms-hacks/6699-cdma-hero-rom-gumbo-rom-1-5c.html

Next download setcpu from the market. Be sure to select the msm7k Hero kernel from the settings. Set the governor for performance or on-demand.

Not overclocked per se, but now the CU is completely unlocked, will actually run @528, and your kernel space memory management driver has been patched.

You'll see a huge difference.

Just be sure to read and understand the various warnings about rooting, etc. Holler if you need any help.

First off, been runnin your ROM for a couple months now. Absolutely love it! :D

Now, how's the battery on performance vs. on-demand? I'm sure performance will eat more of the battery... but I'm curious how the battery will last on running your ROM by itself vs. adding setcpu and using the on-demand mode.
 

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Is 528 the most it can be overclocked? The droid is closer to 900 overvlocked. Too bad HTC didn't put the same procesessor in the Hero.

Thats not where the bottleneck in performance comes from and its plenty fast enough to do anything you need to do on Android. 528mhz is not overclocked, thats the max speed of the processor, however, a stock ROM has governors (like on a car) to limit the potential of the processor. Gumbo + SetPCU remove these governors and can either force the processor to run at 528mhz, or just get to that max when needed.
 

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First off, been runnin your ROM for a couple months now. Absolutely love it! :D

Now, how's the battery on performance vs. on-demand? I'm sure performance will eat more of the battery... but I'm curious how the battery will last on running your ROM by itself vs. adding setcpu and using the on-demand mode.

Using set cpu allows you to use profiles to do things like set the CPU to run at 480 max while the screen is off.

You can also throttle back the governor to a power saving mode if you're not using the phone for a while (at work, driving somewhere, etc).

If you use the phone in short bursts, with a long time between, using setCPU will give you better battery.
 

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You mean my patch? :)

I wish people will stop calling it a patch, it's really a kernel replacement. Like the Gumbo kernel.

There have been attempts to overclock the Hero from what I read, nothing successful yet.

Unixpsycho, your kernel made running the Pre a lot less painful. Have you ditched it for the Hero like I did? :)
 

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Unixpsycho, your kernel made running the Pre a lot less painful. Have you ditched it for the Hero like I did? :)

I actually use both now. The Hero is laggy even with all kinds of tweaks. The only real problem I have with the Pre was the radio, way too many dropped calls. Having it overclocked makes all other gripes less important.
 

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@unixpsycho

Knowing you, I'm sure you're rooted, what/who's ROM are you running? I'm currently on DC's 2.08.1 and am getting excellent battery life and minimal lag which were 2 of my major complaints. Also have you tried cachemate from the market? Cachemate + root explorer (to remove bloatware) + DC 2.08.= a pretty damn slick Hero IMHO
 

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The Hero is over clockable to almost 800mhz stable. Toastcfh has overclocked kernels for both 1.5 and 2.1. The 1.5 OC is solid as a rock and works very well with Gumbo 1.5. The 2.1 is almost there and has working camera and trackball lights but there is a no sleep bug that he's working out.
 

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You can overclock the Hero now, if you wish.

I did. running 768Mhz. It doesnt feel like it is running at that speed even tho /proc/cpuinfo and SetCPU says it is.

I'm not too concerned with it, I need a new phone anyways... buttons have peeled off and volume button snapped off. Waiting for the EVO. :)
 

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@unixpsycho

Knowing you, I'm sure you're rooted, what/who's ROM are you running? I'm currently on DC's 2.08.1 and am getting excellent battery life and minimal lag which were 2 of my major complaints. Also have you tried cachemate from the market? Cachemate + root explorer (to remove bloatware) + DC 2.08.= a pretty damn slick Hero IMHO

I tried DC 2.07.x. Everything was smooth even not overclocked, but the keyboard was unusable. The lag was worse than the stock ROM/kernel. So i switched back to Gumbo and the overclock patch.

I havent tried cachemate, guess i'll look that up. I remove bloatware by hand using CLI. Depending on how long the Official Sprint 2.1 release takes to come out and when the EVO comes out will determine if I try another custom ROM. The way it looks I might as well try DC 2.08. :p
 

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best Kernal for sprint hero overclock??

Hi what's the best kernal for the sprint hero with 2.1 os? I have my sprinth rooted with freshs latest rom and IS VERY
VERY SLOW!!! I have the cpu maxed at 528mhx when awake and sill slow.
 

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from what ive read fresh rom is not made to be overclocked you have to run fresh toast or try one of beezys roms and flash the oc kernel in the roms and hacks section of this forum
 

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