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[Kernel][OC]Da_G's 1944MHz SGH-i957 LTE OC(Dec 20, 2011)

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By Croak, Senior Member on 20th December 2011, 08:21 PM
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20th December 2011, 08:38 PM |#2  
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Original Post Gone. Formatted and tweaked original instructions. Original post by Croak can be found quoted at the bottom of page 8. Please read entire post before asking any questions. All credit goes to Da_G.

This is ONLY for the SGH-i957 and SGH-i957M (Bell).



1. Download and Install the Samsung Drivers for your device. Install Kies, or the latest mobile drivers.
2. Download Da_G's overclock kernel.
3. Download Odin 1.85
3. Open Odin 1.85 as administrator
4. Place the OC kernel .tar file in the PDA slot. (Make sure you do not have any boxes in the options panel checked besides the ones that were checked when opening the program - should only be auto reboot and f.reset time)
5. Place the tablet in download mode. Hold vol up + vol down and hold power until the device powers on into download mode. Hit volume up to proceed after the warning screen
6. Plug the tablet into the computer on a main usb slot and it will be detected by Odin in one of the ID:COM slots (will appear as yellow)
7. Hit Start - the OC kernel should will be flashed to the tablet. Tablet will restart.
8. Go into market and download NoFrills
9. Set Max. Clock Freq. to 1.728, 1.782, 1.836, 1.89, or 1.944 GHz. Set your min clock speed to 192 MHz if desired. If you run into problems, set your I/O scheduler to noop instead of cfq. DO NOT CLICK 'APPLY ON BOOT' UNLESS YOU HAVE THOUROUGHLY TESTED THE STABILITY OF THE DEVICE AT THE SET GHz!!!

If you are unhappy for any reason and wish to go back to stock kernel - you can flash the stock kernel back using steps 3-7 above with the below file.

If you are still experiencing instability at any speed above 1.566 GHz, there are certain .so files (,, and which limit speeds and can override the OC sometimes. Da_G modified these files which can be pushed to the device through adb commands. I won't explain how to get ADB working, it can be found on XDA elsewhere.

Link to .so files

ADB Commands (do the following once for each file in the .zip):

adb remount
adb push /system/lib/
adb shell
chmod 644 /system/lib/

Edit by Da_G: Here is a link to the requisite source, always up to date!
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20th December 2011, 08:46 PM |#3  
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Nothing to see here either.
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20th December 2011, 10:02 PM |#4  
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Hi. edited the first post with a link to the requisite kernel source at the bottom, don't want to violate GPL now do we! Source is up-to-date with the current v4 release!
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21st December 2011, 02:38 AM |#5  
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After flashing the kernel 4G would not work, so I turned on wifi and had a device reset.

Next reboot, wifi was on, i turned it off to enable 4g and device reset.

third reboot everything acted fine.

quandrant crashes right after score readout.

@ 1836 - setcpu crashed when setting an OC voltage. reboot. cpu spy caused device reset after OC. reboot.

@1784 - device crash during quadrant

@1728 - device crash during quadrant

@1836 - linpack crash.
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Is this still on?
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21st December 2011, 12:12 PM |#7  
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yea that may have been the issue. ill try that.
22nd December 2011, 05:22 AM |#8  
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So tonight I was messing around with the OC settings using Antutu and all lower freqs. seemed to work fine so I pushed the envelope to 1944 mhz. and my Tab most certainly did not like that setting. It now will boot into the Home screen but immediately freezes and reboots. I can't even turn it off as it freezes when I try to power off. So if I reflash D's kernel will that wipe the CPU Master settings or do I have to go as far as Odin the stock rom we got last week??? Obviously we need to stay below the 1944 setting......hehehehe!

P.S. I also added D's lib files. I renamed the Legacy file as .bak and left it in the folder so i can restore that one I suppose if need be.

Edit: I fixed it by flashing the stock kernel again. Gonna try the OC again tomorrow as it did seem to be snappier with that running. Just have to stay away from over-OCing the darn thing. Had to try just out of curiosity now i know.
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Going down the memory hole.
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22nd December 2011, 03:58 PM |#10  
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I guess you definitely have to push those lib files for this to work

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