How To Overclock T-Mobile LG G2X To 1.5 GHz

T-Mobile LG G2x Android phone has been overclocked to a whooping 1.5 GHz with all credits going to faux123 at XDA Developers. The overclocking kernel is based on LGE Stock Froyo source code with FakeShmoo Undervolt and Overclocking hack by Cpasjuste. The current version of this custom kernel is compatible with LG G2x running stock builds with root along with EaglesBlood, Ultimate G2x and Sinister custom Android 2.2 Froyo ROMs.

Here is what the kernel developer has to say about this:

Here’s an official beta build of a kernel based on LGE Stock FROYO source code with FakeShmoo UV/OC hack by Cpasjuste.

Compatible with: Rooted Stock, Debloated Stock, EaglesBlood, Ultimate G2x and Light/Dark Sinister FROYO ROMs  Enjoy!

I have patched in BFQ I/O scheduler and SLQB memory allocator for better I/O and memory performance. (BTW, thanks to Morphic for the WiFi Tip… LGE’s own make file is a MAJOR FAIL  )


For those who decide to beta test, please post the results and/or issues here

Here is the step by step guide to overclock / undervolt LG G2x with LGE Stock Froyo OC Kernel 0.03:

  1. The first step is to make sure that you have root on your G2x with ClockworkMod Recovery installed. In case you don’t have recovery on your phone, then simply download and flash it from ROM Manager.
  2. Now download OC kernel for G2x from here. Currently there are two versions available so you can select the one that suits you.
  3. Once done, connect your phone to the computer via USB cable, mount SD Card as disk drive and copy the downloaded kernel zip file to SD Card root.
  4. After this reboot your device in Recovery mode. You can either use the correct button combination or use ROM Manager for rebooting in Recovery.
  5. Once in the Recovery, navigate to Apply Zip from SD Card.
  6. In the resulting menu, select the kernel zip file and apply.
  7. Now wait for the installation to complete and then reboot your device.
  8. Once the device reboots, download SetCPU from Android Market on your phone and calibrate frequencies according to your choice.

And there you go! Your phone can now be overclocked to 1.5 GHz! Please note that overclocking and undervolting is direct tinkering with your device’s hardware, so be extremely careful as experimenting can lead to an irreversible brick. In case you are facing any difficulty or need support, then head to the official XDA thread whose link is provided in step 2.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

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About Alyse Kalish

Alyse Kalish
As an Associate Editor for The SalesJobInfo, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.

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