Over-clocking that recently rooted Rogers Magic/Magic+

For those of you that followed my recent posts to root their Post E911 Magic / Magic+ devices and are running on the current version of CyanogenMod (CM) 5.0.7. If you want to get a little more umph out of the device without pushing the hardware too hard, Here is a procedure to over-clock the phone to 576Mhz.

First if you don’t have it, download the latest version of  CM and the EBI1 port file from the CM forum.  The MD5SUM’s for the versions that I used to Over-Clock my Magic+ are

(d9a5de5ecc458d12a3227d6facea00b9) for update-cm-5.0.7-DS-signed

(591ca4356de8d9478797932e0586ea88) for bc-5.0.7-ebi1-signed

Next download the Over-Clock Kernel from DroidBasement.com. The file that you are looking for is

boot-cm_2633.3_ds_32a-oc-uv-xtra-fp-050910.zip with a md5sum of (8a0fe4757c1d6de670e18ac0b4f105da)

Always check for the newest version of CM and the OC Kernel (If you’re not sure if they will work together then post a question in CM forum or on the DroidBasement site.)

1. Perform a Nandroid Backup

2. Flash the latest CM Update

3. Flash the latest EBI1 port file (I’m not sure if it’s required but flash just in case)

4. Flash the latest OC kernel

If you are already at the latest CM release with the corresponding EBI1 port then just perform steps 1 and 4

The instructions on DroidBasement.com say to install SetCPU (paid) from the Market and gives instructions on how to set it up. I found however that  OverclockWidget (free) from the Android market works fine for me so that’s what I used.

If you choose to use SetCPU the instructions for it’s setup are on the page you downloaded the OC port file from. If you choose to use OverclockWidget then this is how I set it up.

1. Place the widget on one of your home screens.

2. Select the Widget to open it and select Advanced Setting.

3. scroll down and check “Use your frequencies” then select Detect frequencies

4. scroll back to the top and under “Screen On Freq Setting” set Min to 245760 and Max to 576000

5. Check the Differ Freq Screen Off

6. under Screen Off Freq Setting set Min to 12880 and Max to 245760.

7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and select Save.

There you have it. You should now be running CM 5.0.7 with a max CPU setting of 576Mhz. All credit goes to Cyanogen and his team over at http://www.cyanogenmod.com/ for the excellent Rom and to http://droidbasement.com/db-blog/ for the OC Kernel

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3 Responses to “Over-clocking that recently rooted Rogers Magic/Magic+”

  1. Over-clocking that recently rooted Rogers Magic/Magic+ - Android Forums Says:

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  2. Victor Says:

    Hi, thanks for this. I was just wondering if the OC Kernel will work with CM6, since it was posted back in May.

    • GreatBigDog Says:

      CyanogenMod has a native OC to 576mhz now, all you need is to install setcpu to activate it. I’m using OC710 that will allow OC up to 710mhz, it’s intended for 5.0.8 but it works on 6.0.0 as well.

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