HTC’s latest Android smartphones are great devices, especially courtesy of their powerful application processors, yet it seems that some people believe that they might have more to offer.
Thus, some enthusiasts took the HTC One X smartphone that is currently available in the US on AT&T’s network and in Canada at Rogers, along with the HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint, and tweaked their CPUs.
The results were impressive, as the application processors were brought up to 1.8GHz, from the stock 1.5GHz they were initially launched with.
The Qualcomm MSM8960 chip inside One X was overclocked courtesy of a new Kernel module using the SetCPU application.
Apparently, anyone could easily do this, but precaution measures are required, since the device might not take it lightly to run at speeds it was not designed for.
However, those who would like to play with their phone’s processors can now head over to the XDA-Developers forum and read the instructions that were published there by the guys behind the project.
What users should take note of is that the overclocking process involves the rooting of the HTC One X or HTC EVO 4G LTE for Sprint, which will void the warranty for the device.
The process involves a series of risks, which means that those without advanced knowledge of what rooting or overclocking a smartphone involves would better stay away.
After all, they will be the only ones to be held responsible provided anything happens with the device and it becomes un-useful afterwards.
The info on overclocking the HTC One X is available on XDA Developers via this link, while details on how to overclock the HTC EVO 4G LTE can be found on this page.
Those who would like to see the overclocked One X in action should have a look at the video embedded below. Apparently, the hack could easily be used on HTC One S as well, though with some modifications.