Be it an international version or a stateside version, I haven’t talked to a single person that doesn’t love their Galaxy S device.  With development for Android devices forging ahead, and new devices coming out so rapidly it is always exciting when a new achievement is reached. XDA member blackjackboy and devs like AJerman got to working on the Captivate’s kernel. The nicest report from the newest Kernel is upping the 1 GHz hummingbird processor to 1.2 GHz. All you need is a Rooted Captivate, the new kernel and SetCPU which is available in the market or in the forums.

Theoretically the hummingbird chip should be easily be clocked at 1.6 GHz and still be very stable, which is pretty impressive since my wife’s last laptop was 1.33 GHz. They are looking into the possibility of the chip even clocking higher at some point and still not be at the break point.

“OK guys, thanks to AJerman and many others who have posted in this thread, we have had success in compiling, loading and running a bug free kernel. The wakeup lag is there, but is highly reduced. Also, if someone could figure out how to compile a boot.img so that we can simply flash the kernel through recovery (I have no idea how), we would really be grateful, for all of us with either Linux or Mac. Anyway, here is the link, flash it through Odin3 . http://www.multiupload.com/8UM79T8VNE Bug reports are welcome, as are logcats. Please download SetCPU from the market, or for free from an xda thread (I forgot where it is, I think it’s in the G1 section). Set to OnDemand to reduce wakeup, set lowest possible value for min, and highest for max (1.2 GHz). Of course, you can also use profiles if you are an advanced SetCPU user. Thanks for reading, here we go!”

Cautionary note; overclocking can be dangerous. Proceed at your own discretion.

The enthusiasm of this dev and his friends is amazing. He is really pushing for a stable kernel that can push the 2k quadrant score. I’m behind him 100%, how would like it if your phone pushed a 2k quadrant score and was set at 1.6 GHz?

Source: xda-developers

  • Mikey

    Poor reporting buddy. Just because your last laptop was clocked at 1.33GHz doesn’t mean that the hummingbird at 1.6GHz is fast. It means it’s fast compared to pretty much any other ARM Cortex A8 based core. However it is foolhardy to draw conclusions between core architectures based on clock speeds.

    The nicest thing about this is that I am unaware of any other smartphone Cortex A8 chip that beats the hummingbird so this should be very tasty if a little toasty on the fingers. Would love to see the power consumption (I’m guessing in the 650-800mW range?) Battery life isn’t going to be great at that kind of power though.

    Waiting to see what the Cortex A9 brings. Dual cores clocked at 800MHz to 2GHz seems reasonable. Cortex A9 is also designed to run as quad core so that might be fun.

    Mikey.

  • Mikey

    Poor reporting buddy. Just because your last laptop was clocked at 1.33GHz doesn’t mean that the hummingbird at 1.6GHz is fast. It means it’s fast compared to pretty much any other ARM Cortex A8 based core. However it is foolhardy to draw conclusions between core architectures based on clock speeds.

    The nicest thing about this is that I am unaware of any other smartphone Cortex A8 chip that beats the hummingbird so this should be very tasty if a little toasty on the fingers. Would love to see the power consumption (I’m guessing in the 650-800mW range?) Battery life isn’t going to be great at that kind of power though.

    Waiting to see what the Cortex A9 brings. Dual cores clocked at 800MHz to 2GHz seems reasonable. Cortex A9 is also designed to run as quad core so that might be fun.

    Mikey.

  • Bobby

    Galaxy S phones can already go past 2000 with the lagfix installed. Mine gets around 2150.

  • Bobby

    Galaxy S phones can already go past 2000 with the lagfix installed. Mine gets around 2150.

  • Joey

    Yeah
    I did the lag fix and i get like 2265 quadrant score every time.

  • Joey

    Yeah
    I did the lag fix and i get like 2265 quadrant score every time.