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How to make rooted android phone faster and avoid battery drain

I have rooted by Samsung S dous s7562 (645 RAM single core 1ghz processor)phone using Kingo Android root desktop App. I decided to root my phone as it was very slow . I have already done the ...
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Explain the ondemand CPUFreq governor parameters in SAMSUNG galaxy S4?

I am trying to understand how does the onDemand CPUFreq governor works. I have a SAMSUNG S4 device and I looked into the following file to see the tuneable parameters of SAMSUNG Glaxy S4 GT-i9505 ...
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How are SetCPU frequencies formulated?

Are the frequencies suggested by SetCPU for each device based on a certain algorithm or was it worked out device specifically or are they just arbitrarily formed upon extensive testing? I have an old ...
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How much battery savings to expect from SetCPU? [closed]

Has anybody done any serious measurements as to effects of SetCPU (or a similar power-saving app)? I mean, are Google and Linux developers really that stupid not to properly implement power ...
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After “legitimately” rooting an HTC phone, how do I get SuperUser to work?

I went through HTC's official rooting steps which I've discovered is unusual because it means I didn't instantly start with a special rom that has SuperUser installed by default. I installed ...
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Is there any reason not lock the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is off?

To save battery, I have created a "screen off" profile with SetCPU that locks the CPU frequency to the minimum while the screen is turned off. Could this have any negative side effects on apps that ...
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Why can't I overclock a rooted Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500 beyond the default maximum 528MHz?

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500 running stock Donut (Android 1.6). I tried a couple of overclocking apps such as SetCPU and CPU Master, but none of them let me actually "over"-clock the CPU, ...
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Problems with SetCPU on Sidekick 4G

I installed SetCPU on my SK4G today, and for the most part things are running fine and I haven't had any problems. At first I was getting a lot of lag and my phone kept freezing, so I checked this ...
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Why does controlling CPU frequency require root access?

According to this answer one of the programs that requires root access is SetCPU that can lower the CPU frequency when the phone is not used thus prolong battery life. I don't get one thing - why ...
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Phone randomly black screens, forced to remove battery and reboot

I have looked through the site, and it doesn't seem this has been answered yet. Once a day, at some point I pull my phone out of my pocket and it refuses to wake (black screen only). It isn't off, ...
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What is a safe CPU speed for the HTC Dream?

I know that T-Mobile clocked it down to 384 to extend battery life on the G1, and I believe that the processor was designed for 528. With all that said, does anyone have experience with what a good, ...
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Is it possible to set CPU speed with Tasker?

For example: I would like to set my CPU to higher end for when running a specific application, such as psx4droid. Is this possible with Tasker? Or if not Tasker... any other app? SetCPU doesn't ...
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I’m new to SetCPU on Moto Droid and need help

I'm running rooted stock Android 2.2 on a Motorola Droid. I was hoping other users of the app could give me some advice. First question: whats the best underclock setting for a good balance between ...