Overclock Your Nexus One 1.113GHz

So you’ve got the latest superphone from Google and for some strange reason, that 1GHz Snapdragon processor just isn’t fast enough.  What’s an AndroidGuy to do?  Overclock it yo!  One of the guys over at XDA Developers, persiansown, has found a way to overclock his Nexus One and get speeds of 1.113GHz.  Not only is this faster, but according to him, it’s stable as well.  Ever the giving hacker, persiansown is providing the kernel and step-by-step instructions.  First up, you’ll need root access and Cyanogen’s latest ROM.Obligatory Warning: Rooting/Hacking/Overclocking may result in damage to your handset. All of this is done at your own risk and we take no responsibility for any damage you inflict upon your (insert Android handset).

Having said that, you can find the instructions at the original post on XDA-Developers!  We’ve also copied/pasted them as well.


  1. Root your Nexus and install the latest Cyanogen rom (5.0.2 as of 2/15/2010)
  2. Download SetCPU from either XDA for free, or support the developer as I did and buy it on the market
  3. Reboot into fastboot and type “fastboot flash zimage zImagekmobs”
  4. Once your phone boots, open SetCPU and tell it to autodetect your CPU (Don’t choose Nexus from the list!)
  5. Set the max clock to the highest and tell it to set on boot.
  6. Enjoy!

Thanks Taimur!

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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  1. doel
    July 18, 05:01 Reply

    thanks for your sharing. nice info!

  2. rapid
    February 07, 13:19 Reply

    Any word on anything like this ever for desire hd?

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