HTC ThunderBolt, the very first 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) smartphone that mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless has made available for purchase on its airwaves, has been overclocked to over 2GHz.Apparently, some enthusiasts managed to bring the speed of this mobile phone's processor up to 2.01GHz, more than double than the stock speed at which the CPU operates.
For enthusiasts, it comes as great news that the mobile phone, which already is as appealing as it can be, is capable of such performance.
However, bringing the processor to these speeds would have a great impact on the battery life of ThunderBolt, and it is not recommended that one would try it at home.
Not to mention that the process is not that simple, and that those interested in it would have to grab the source code for ThunderBolt.
Of course, this should not be too much of a problem, since HTC already released it, as reportedly only several days ago.
This is the second time we learn that ThunderBolt has been successfully overcloked to such impressive speeds. Previously, it was brought up to 1.8GHz, and managed to break down records in benchmarking tests.
This time around, however, those who played with the core speed of ThunderBolt's processor managed to achieve stable overclock at 1.996GHz, though it was unstable at 2.01GHz.
For those out of the loop, we should note that the HTC ThunderBolt was launched on shelves with a Qualcomm 1GHz Snapdragon MSM8655 CPU inside.
As stated above, bringing the core speed of this handset's CPU to such speeds would definitely impact its battery life, which was already low when the device connected to the LTE network.
Some applications meant to address this were already made available for download, and we mentioned one only recently, namely LTE OnOFF, which was made available for download for free via the Android Market.