G2 overclocked to 1.3GHz [UPDATE]

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Michael was kind enough to share a link in the comments to the XDA thread with the appropriate downloads and information to get your G2 headed down the fast lane. There’s also some proper screen shots and the same video that you’ll find below. The usual “only you are responsible for what you do to your device” disclaimer applies.

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Yes it’s true, hacking and modding for the G2 may not be quite ready for prime-time, but that’s not stopping some people from pushing the device to it’s limits to see what it’s capable of. Creator of SetCPU Michael Huang, or coolbho3k as he’s known on Twitter, has stably overclocked the G2 to 1.3GHz. The Quadrant and Linpack scores are amazing, clocking in at 2264 and 40.131 MFLOPS, respectively. Unrooted, those same tests garner 1587 and 33.33.

For right now, the mod isn’t quite perfected, as some apps like Google Earth have been known to crash and burn. Once all the kinks are ironed out, hopefully we can expect to see a release to the general public. What do you guys think, should the G2 have been clocked at 1GHz all along, like it’s well capable of without overclocking, or does putting the processor at 800MHz to conserve battery life make sense to you? I throughly believe it should have been clocked at 1GHz, if nothing else, for advertising’s sake. Look for more info as soon as it becomes available.

Via IntoMobile

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