Overclocking Kernels for Latest Cyanogen Mod 2.3.7 for Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop

A developer, squadzone, from xda forums has released his own tweaked version of latest Cyanogen Mod 2.3.7 with Overclocking Kernels. So, those who have been waiting for overclocking their devices, the wait is finally over. Though these OC kernels are not from the developer of original CM7 --maybe he is busy with something, so it will take a while for him to release them-- they work prefectly fine on latest cyanogen mod 2.3.7 developed for Galaxy Mini/Pop GTS5570 by tj_style. Please read and follow the given steps carefully to overclock your galaxy mini/pop.

But, before continuing there are few requirements to be fulfilled to overclock your galaxy mini smart phone. The developer of overclocking kernels recommend us to use his tweaked or modified version of cyanogen mod 7.1.0 with these overclocking kernels, though, I found them working with previous versions of CM7 too. Also, It is required to partition your sd-card and move dalvik cache to sd-ext partition before you use overclocking kernels. You are solely responsible for any consequences resulted due to your negligence and incapability to follow the steps carefully. 


1. Download modified Latest Cyanogen Mod 2.3.7 and flash it in clock work mode recovery. If you don't know how to flash a custom rom, please read 'How to Flash a Custom Rom on Samsung Galaxy Mini/Pop?' article first. If the link above is not working you can try this mirror for downloading latest cyanogen mod.

2. If you haven't done it already, Partition your SD Card and then install Darktremor APP2SD Script and then move Dalvik Cache to sdcard. Either use APP2SDGUI app from market or run these commands in terminal emulator to do so:

su
a2sd zipalign
a2sd cachesd

If your device reboots after you run these commands, don't worry because it's normal. Note although if you have partitioned your sd-card before and installed Darktremor A2SD script, you will need to flash the script again after flashing the new modified cm7 rom.

3. Download Overclocking Kernel and then flash it. To do so, download and copy the OC Kernel to your sdcard then reboot your device into recovery mode. In clock work mod recovery choose Install zip from sdcard>>Choose zip from sdcard>>Select the overclocking kenel you copied earlier and wait for your device to flash it. 

Above OC Kernel will let you overclock to maximum 801 MHz CPU speed. If you want to overclock your device beyond that, try this Overclocking Kernel 868 MHz. Also, if your smart phone reboots continuously after overclocking your device, please decrease the Max CPU Speed and find one that is stable for your device.

4. Download NoFrills app from market and use it to set Max CPU Speed of your choice according to your preference. Note that this kernel doesn't let you to overclock your device through CyanogenMod Settings>Performance>CPU Settings in your system settings. So, you need to manually do it and that too with NoFrills CPU Control app.

Also, there are many tips and different versions of OC Kernels available at the developer's thread at xda forum. Please, don't forget to thank him, if you pass by, because all credit goes to him for developing these Overclocking Kernels. If you have any problems regarding the OC Kernels feel free to ask in the comments below or post your queries at this thread on xda forum.

Comments

  1. can this be done with S2E ??? or it have to be darktremor

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  2. Dejan, I think --I haven't tried with s2e though-- it works with S2E too. But, Make sure you zipalign your apps and move dalvik cache to sd-ext partition. You can give it a try but make sure you do a nandroid backup first incase you run into some trouble.

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  3. Hey can't we just factory data reset the phone then flash the rom ? and after that flash the oc kernel ??????
    Because i partitioned sd card already from clockworkmod recovery? ( it formated my phone = sd card)

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  4. A Guy, If you have partitioned already no need to partition again, just flash Darktremor A2SD and then run those commands (from above) and then flash the overclocking kernels. You won't loose any of the data on sd-card.

    Yay, you have to do like as you said but you will need to move apps and dalvik-cache to sd-ext for it to work. The developer suggests it's mandatory to have a2sd and run above commands. P.S. You can use s2e instead of (but not together) darktremor a2sd.

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  5. something here does not work... ...when i install i can not restore my data back neither apps ... and market does not see my phone ???

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  6. Dejan, how are you trying to restore your data via. titanium backup or nandroid backup. And, what error do you get? For marker you might need to flash gapps again.

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  7. hello yagya, i tried many times to post in xda forum site but im not allowed to post there. so im asking for ur help here.can u build a custom rom based on the stock 2.3.4 with overclocking. look im not asking for any rom to port to mini, just a simple rom with some adding and removal.adding-darktremor appscript,antutu cpu master,benchmark,advanced task killer pro,file manager,equalizer,easy uninstaller pro,flashlight,friend caster,twit caster,ebuddy,unrar pro,walkman player,mx video player,smart tools,root explorer,network speed,opera mini,zeam launcher,widget locker style lock screen.
    removing-stock task manager,file manager,touchwitz launcher,stock wallpaper,lock screen.
    i have all necessary files,some cool wallpapers and widgets that may help.plzzzzzz plzzzzzz convey this msg to anyone who is willing to work.
    with regards.

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  8. i did it but only i get in NOFRILL is 600 ...WHY??

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  9. That something new or is it the one you posted earlier in comments?
    Also, how much can it overclock?

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  10. Nilakash, I think you should post it at this group http://www.facebook.com/groups/299391963406663/ . Maybe someone will notice it.

    Dejan, Read this to know about nandroid. http://yagyagaire.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-backup-all-applications-and-data.html

    In NoFrills You will have to set it manually to 753 MHz --or how much you want. By default it will be 600 MHz.

    Gribonn, I think its the same one.. IT can max upto 868 MHz (download second OC Kernel from above and flash).

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  11. I have problems writing "su" into terminal emulator. It keeps saying permission denied or something, also superuser doesn't want to allow the access, whatever I do.

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  12. Also, could you try to get us the 1ghz kernel from 4th post in the xda thread?

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  13. A small note: I think that partitioning your sd card should be done before flashing the latest CM7. Otherwise you'll lose your root.

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  14. Gribonn, Sometimes super use hangs. I think it is waht happended to you. Upgrading it to latest version might help.

    And, which 4th post you are taking about...

    Also, partitioning has no relation to lose root, you might have done something else wrong... If you still have problem reflash CM7. It will solve the problem.

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  15. Couldn't update, root was gone.

    4th post in xda thread.

    Got it working by partitioning the sd card before I flashed the rom.

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  16. the easy way 2 do it... ...partition sd + s2e... ...flash TJ custom ROM (tnx TJ)... ...flash OC KERNEL 868mhz from above (tnx YAGYA)... and that is it... ...U GOT UR GALAXY MINI SUPERSONIC MINI ANDROID DEVICE... ... ...

    ... ... THANX A LOTT YAGYA ... ...

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  17. 868mhz worked for you?

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  18. Gribonn! Sorry! But, I haven't overclocked my Galaxy Pop. I don't need to --since I get very less time to use my phone. I have tried 801 MHz (before) and it worked.

    Also, the 1 GHz Overclocking kernel for Cyanogen Mod that can let you overclock upto 1 GHz is comming soon. I request the developer and he said he will add it soon to his thread in xda --you can check there. I will also post it here so you may check it out here also.

    Also, he said he is successful to Overclock upto (around) 943 MHz (may not be exact, I forgot it). So, you may give it a try. Also, as always disclaimer --Do it at your own Risk-- applies. Overclocking 600MHz clock to 1GHz is very risky.

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  19. 868mhz gets stuck on boot for me, thats why I was asking. Someone said something about overvolting, dunno what that means tho.

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  20. Gribonn, you can try to decrease the max CPU to a lower value. Or, you may flash another Overclocking Kernel. Perhaps 801 MHz would be fine for your device.

    Here is some info about Overvolting if you would like to read through:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overvolting

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  21. why should I decrease the max CPU to a lower value? With 868 I can't even get in. With 801 I have no problems.

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  22. Hey I wanted to ask you if we have to install the 2 modules, cifs.ko and tun.ko, here as well...

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  23. Suraj, If you flashed the rom from above you might --I'm not too sure of it-- need to copy those modules. Plz, make sure by going to /system/lib/modules and see if you can find tun.ko and cifs.ko. If they are not there copy them and if possible please report/confirm back. Thanks!

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  24. Ok thanks... I'll get back to you as soon as possble..

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  25. i am really excited to overclock my device , but everything is working fine in cm7 but when i flash my dtapps2d then the "superuser has denied permissions" error occurs even if i allow it from the superuser.
    your help would be appreciated

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  26. Yash, I really don't know about such problem. maybe your super user is outdated or you didn't flash the darktremor app2sd properly. Maybe you did wrong while mounting the sd-ext partition.

    Please follow the instructions here carefully adn try again: http://yagyagaire.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-to-partition-sd-card-and-install.html

    You will get it working.

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  27. yagya gaire,
    i tried the whole process for three times . initially the root works, but when i flash dt apps2sd , every rooted app is denied permission by the superuser. And i got dt apps2sd with other cm7 rom. awaiting help....

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  28. the last line in above comment is "And i got dt apps2sd working with other cm7 rom. awaiting help"
    sorry , waiting....

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  29. Yash, don't know why it is not working for this rom. BTW, if you badly want OC Kernels these kernels also work with previous tj_style releases too. You may try them but be sure to do a nandroid backup first for precaution.

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  30. yagya gaire, yes, i'll try and report back, still can u link me to your known previous working cm7 to me, just in case ...
    thanks

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  31. yagya gaire, hey it worked , thanks for your support, i owe you one....

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  32. i think its to hard for understand the following steps , do you have a simple step ?
    another question :
    - how if i dont install darktremor ? it work ?
    - do you have a another step for link2sd for partition my sdcard ?
    please reply my question , im really thanks before

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  33. Renoelmarco, Sorry for the inconvenience. Don't worry I will write a new one with simple steps, but I guess it will take time.

    Meanwhile, why don't you follow me on Facebook and (or) join Galaxy Mini Group in Facebook. You can get updated easily if you do so. Or, you may subscribe to my post to get latest articles on your RSS reader. This way you won't need to come back regularly to see if the content is updated or not.

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  34. How can I view the old partition? I have 8GIG memory and I partitioned it to 2024M like that . and now I got 5mB

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  35. Chris Allyson Villanueva, I beleive you want to get your 8 GB sd-card partition back. For that you will need to remove/delete the sd-ext partitioned of 2024M which you created using CWM recovery as said in this article http://yagyagaire.blogspot.com/2011/10/how-to-remove-second-partition-of-your.html . Please, remember that doing so will remove all your apps and data stored in sd-ext partition as well as your data in sdcard. So, please backup your data before removing the partition.

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  36. i dont know who made this guide but it is good i have one problem like Gribonn the 868 mhz kernal for me freezes at samsun logo any way to fix this

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  37. darkshadow1997,
    There is no way to make 868 MHz work on your phone since it is really depended on your device's hardware (CPU) and if it freezes at 868 Mhz in your phone means it is not for your device. Try a lower frequency. :)

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  38. yagya gaire,i see then thanks for the 801 mhz kernal

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  39. can this OC work with the cynogenmod STABLE version that you posted???... the 7.1.0 KANG signed??

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  40. Zenaida Zeva,
    I am quite unsure which version you are referring. IT's better to refer rom by the release date appended at the end of rom name (for ex. CM7 17112011). Anyway, they probably work with most CM7 releases however, you should be careful with it. Do a Nandroid Backup first and start with lowest frequency. Also, read through teh comments here you will learn more on it.

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  41. yeah thats the one the cm7 17112011?.. will it work if i overclock it up to 801Mhz??..

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  42. Zenaida Zeva, Yup it will work. Why don't you give it a try? Whether you can overclock upto 801 Mhz depends upon your device. While I can't overclock mine above 753 Mhz, There are other who are using even 861 Mhz. So, it really depends upon your device.

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  43. will ma warrenty void.?
    and it has call n camera prbs na.?

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  44. jigar, you are probably getting everything wrong. You warranty was already voided when flashing CM7. Also, these are OC kernels used for overclocking (increasing your CPU Clock speed). And, it has no problem with camera. (this is not a rom).

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  45. hi when i try to install nofrill my phone keeps rebooting can you help please

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  46. Are you using OC feature? Try to decrease the max. CPU frequency and set it around 753 MHz and then try again. Also, if you are using a2sd then move your download cache to internal storage and try again.

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  47. i installed set cpu but it shows max frequency to 600mhz and would this overclocking kernel work with this mod 
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1107331
    scroll to the bottom of the post and it says overclocking kernel  will this kernel work with this mod??? 

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  48. Thank you guys! it works will on my phone...

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  49. can u please tell me which is a better rom emanon or chocobread or ice cream sandwhich..?? please and what is no frills.. :(

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  50. hi yagya how about the max screen off CPU????

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  51. Around 348Mhz should be fine if you don't use background data and sync. Otherwise default is recommended.

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