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HTC EVO 3D overclocked to 1.7 GHz [Updated]

Evo3d-overclocked Even though we only have a method to temporarily root the HTC EVO 3D for the moment, it looks like developer Michael Huang has already overclocked his EVO 3D to 1.7 GHz. And for those of you not in the know, Huang is a very well-respected and enterprising Android developer who created one of the most well-known root-only apps, SetCPU.

Although it was already known that the chipset in the EVO 3D was capable of that speed, it is still all the more remarkable that Huang was able to accomplish this with a still-locked bootloader, S-ON, and without access to the kernel source.

(If that last sentence read like Greek to you, you may want to check out our tutorial on rooting the EVO 4G, along with the comments. While that method is somewhat dated and requires a few modifications since the new Gingerbread update was released, it could still be helpful for those who are new to the rooting scene – especially if you are planning on eventually rooting your EVO 3D once a permanent solution comes out.)

In any case, you can follow Huang's Twitter feed to stay up-to-date with his latest work, and we will be sure to report on any significant new developments in the quest to get permanent root access on the EVO 3D.

[Twitter via Phandroid]

Update: It looks like the EVO 3D has now been overclocked to 1.8 GHz, and Huang has finally released instructions over at xda. Just keep in mind that attempting this is at your own risk!

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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2 thoughts on “HTC EVO 3D overclocked to 1.7 GHz [Updated]

  • Avatar of Richard Yarrell

    I love my EVO 3D since day stock this is truly an amazing device straight out the box no doubt. But with this gentleman and his track record and following I am becoming more and more intrested in the possible root down the road. I will be watching VERY CLOSELY….

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  • I’ve always stuck with the non root route but when a secure root is released for the 3d I’ll def be joining the community as long as there is a way to boost 3g speeds.

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