Optimus V gaming with overclock...

mydenver

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Wow,

I have to give many props to the developers who put out the Xionia Rom. http://forum.androidcentral.com/optimus-v/58893-rom-stock-virgin-mobile-xionia-kernel-beta-2-a.html I can now use Reckless Racing and seemingly every other game at full speed with no lag. I bet my new Optimus V can handle just about anything. But, it was a major pain in the butt. All of the instructions are scattered, so here's a quick overview of what I learned yesterday. I in no way came up with any of the following instructions. I am not great with computers, so it took me all day to figure it out. Refer to other posts to download files. They are easily searched or found. If typing in commands looks too hard for you, don't do it. You could definitely break your phone.

http://forum.androidcentral.com/optimus-v/57485-how-root-lg-optimus-v.html

1. Root your phone
Install Android SDK (update SDK with updates)
Install Java Developer (not runtime)
Install Super 1 Click
Download and install LG driver App (set to Singapore & English, then install USB drivers)
Plug in phone
Start Super 1 Click (shell root phone, wait for acknowledgment)
Hit your start button, type CMD, open a command window and use your DOS skills
Type the following:

cd c:\wherever-your-sdk-tools-folder-is (mine for example is C:\android\platform-tools).
(After entering the next line, adb shell, you should have a "#" prompt, if instead you see "$", SuperOneClick has not been able to gain access to your phone. Go Back to step 3 and try again).
adb shell
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /system /system
exit
adb push su /system/bin
adb push busybox /system/bin
adb shell
cd /system/bin
chmod 4755 su
chmod 4755 busybox
exit
adb reboot

Once your phone is rooted, install superuser from the Market.

2. Flash Nandroid Recovery

http://forum.androidcentral.com/optimus-v/58654-custom-recovery-optimus-v.html

Download two files, unzip both of them, and place them on your SD card
The files will be in the root of your card
Download a Terminal Emulator from the Market, pick a free one
Open the Terminal Emulator and type in what the post says

su
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock5 /system
flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-thunderc-v-1.2.0-GNM.img
reboot recovery

Your phone will reboot into flash recovery mode, click reboot
Now install the Xiona-VM.zip in folder called custom_roms (don't unzip)
restart with Power, Vol down, Home button held to load recovery mode
go to flash from zip and search for the directory
if Xiona-VM.zip does not appear hit the back key, do it again until it does
Now flash from Xiona-VM.zip

3. Install SetCPU
This is the best app. It costs money, but it's worth it.
Once SetCPU is installed, let it autodetect speeds.
Set the phone to 225mhz to 825mhz on demand.
BOOM! The phone is so fast now.

4. I am not responsible for you screwing this up.

5. I didn't come up with any of this...I just had to figure some of it out because it's not put anywhere in an easy format.
 
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Just to make sure credit is given where it's due, I didn't create the xionia kernel. zefie is the name of the dev that did. I just packaged out in a way that works on the v. Please credit zefie whenever you talk about xionia. Thanks for the positive words though, they are very encouraging!
 

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not to be rude but its actually 122 for min and 864 max obviously.


3. Install SetCPU
This is the best app. It costs money, but it's worth it.
Once SetCPU is installed, let it autodetect speeds.
Set the phone to 225mhz to 825mhz on demand.
BOOM! The phone is so fast now.

He was asking about the stated values as shown above from the first post. My sincerest apologies you weren't able to catch that. Try to use context clues when you read next time.
 

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so, being a n00b, I'm just making sure: I wouldn't have to enter those adp commands and what not if I decided to use ROMtools? That is, ROMtools works in lieu of all that typing (the potential for a facepalm moment is just too high, haha).
 

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Problem

Is there another kernel I can oc with. Any rom I use besides cm7 causes my battery to take 3 times as long to charge.
 

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so, being a n00b, I'm just making sure: I wouldn't have to enter those adp commands and what not if I decided to use ROMtools? That is, ROMtools works in lieu of all that typing (the potential for a facepalm moment is just too high, haha).

I just did this today at work.

It is by far easier to use ROMtools, flash new rom, then over clock.
 

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Went ahead and did the procedure last night. Everything went fairly smooth (thanks for consolidating the instructions).

Didn't have a micro SD reader or my data cable, so I used dropbox to get the files on the phone and moved them around with Astro.

I ran before/after tests with Quadrant. I seem to average about 450 @600mhz, and about 560 @825mhz.

So, I get about a 25% increase in performance, for a 35% increase in clockspeed.

I don't really have any games or apps that slowed down before that I can test to see if this fixed them (any ideas?).

Also, I have noticed that the main launcher feels less responsive now than it did before.

Thanks again (and hey, could we get some Quadrant scores posted please!?).
 

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