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[GUIDE] The ultimate Guide to Speed Up your Hero "safely"!! (any ROM)

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By MaXo64, Senior Member on 4th February 2010, 12:05 PM
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Hi all..
Are you ready to unleash the hidden Power of your HTC Hero??
many have used CPUOverclock, but faced a lot problems regarding Battery life, right? well, here is how you can balance it. and make the battery stay longer with the same performance
you also can configure Android internal task killer to boost your ROM even more http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=622666

NOTE: this guide requires that your phone is rooted !!

Step 1: you need 2 applications "Overclock widget" and "Spare Parts" << download both from Market.

Step 2: add "Overclock widget" to any homescreen. click on it then click on "Advanced Settings" and set the Frequencies as following:
Screen On:
Max: 528000
Min: 528000

check the "differ freq Screen .." button.
Screen Off:
Max: 384000
Min: 245760 << you can put it to 128000 to save more battery, but lagges Music sometimes.

go down the list and click on "Save"..

Finally, Step 3: (not needed on 2.x ROMs)
go to the app "Spare Parts" and find "End Button Behavior" and set it to "Go to Sleep"..

you are done

Explanation: HTC made the CPU at 384 MHz and automatically overclock to 528 MHz if needed (both screen ON or OFF). this actually affects the Usability of the Phone
this method will make the CPU at best when screen is ON, and saves a looooot of battery when screen is OFF.

Statistics: using SoftWeg Benchmarking app (in the market) :
Stock ROM 2.73:
different tests:
CPU total score: 125-130

Modaco ROM 3.0:
different tests:
CPU total score: 121-130 << that's why I changed back to rooted Stock 2.73

Stock 2.73 with this method:
different tests:
CPU total score: 170-178 !!!

kaguDroid 1.2.1 with this method:
different tests:
CPU total score: 220-282 !!!

I used it on KaguDroid1.2 and the Live wallpapers performed better and no lagges .. but I forgot to take benchmarks numbers

GPU benchmarks were improved too, but I focused on CPU more.

I'm in the process of making an Eclair ROM with SenseUI (that supports Arabic) and if someone could help me make the Kernel perform like this by default without this method, please PM me ASAP !!!
4th February 2010, 12:11 PM |#2  
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the good app name is Overclockwidget and needs root
4th February 2010, 12:19 PM |#3  
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total cpu score under kagu 1.2.1 : 270
4th February 2010, 12:23 PM |#4  
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total cpu score under kagu 1.2.1 : 270

WOW!

screw SenseUI, I'm going KaguDroid
4th February 2010, 12:29 PM |#5  
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Total CPU scrore under Modaco 3.1 : 164
4th February 2010, 12:36 PM |#6  
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Lightbulb Another Tip if you are scared of overclocking or alongside overclocking
@ MaXo64 - can you add this to the first post please?
& ALL

You can also do what is on this thread (by androcheck). No overclocking required (you can if you really want to) and it makes your UI SUPER-FAST even the custom rom makers are now adding it to their configs.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=622666
4th February 2010, 12:45 PM |#7  
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total cpu score under kagu 1.2.1 : 270

Now i understand the battery drain!
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Now i understand the battery drain!

didn't Lox fixed the battery drain in 1.2.1??
4th February 2010, 01:38 PM |#9  
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I can see an instant improvement with these settings! (I'm using MCR 3.1)

Thanks dude!
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when i first started this on my MCR3.2 Hero, settings were were you suggested to be. is this normal? so i didn't have to set anything.
actually this does nothing whatever freq i set.
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Originally Posted by ratson

when i first started this on my MCR3.2 Hero, settings were were you suggested to be. is this normal? so i didn't have to set anything.
actually this does nothing whatever freq i set.

true, but make sure to set the "Spare Parts" thingy, so the CPUOverclock know that your phone is really in "Sleep" mode. or your battery will drain..
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