HTC Sensation ROM provides 1.56GHz Overclock

September 5, 2011
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It appears that the developer known as mike1986 has created a lovely new ROM for the HTC Sensation specifically which bumps the device's processor speed up to 1.56 GHz. While this device's original dual-core processor speed was clocked at 1.2GHz, this ROM provides the device with the original stock speed of its MSN8660 chipset, that being 1.51GHz by default, here controlled automatically by built-in O/C Daemon. In addition to this speed boost, you'll find that there's only speed boosts and power optimizations across the board: that means your device will look and feel exactly the same, it'll just be BETTER!

This brand new ROM offers such lovely bits as full Arabic and Hebrew languages, an oddity in this generally Romantic-language-heavy Android world, the ability to work with all different HTC Sensation versions including the HTC Sensation 4G (US T-Mobile) with support for Wi-Fi calling and Visual Voice Mail. Battery life has reportedly be increased, improved EXT4 performance with a new mounting method, SD card EXT4 partition support, and built-in easy ability to change your boot animation - neato! Of course once you're rooted on any Android device this is as simple as replacing one zipped folder of images with another, but easier is easier!

There's improved Andreno200 configuration, RAM optimizations, SD Card speed tweak, battery auto-calibration, auto-removal of bloatware applications (including what they've decided were bloatware, of course, that being Amazon MP3, SoundHound trial, and etc), all system apps updated to their latest versions, and somehow or another improved camera performance. And your 3D engine has been overclocked from 266.6MHz to 320MHz. And you've got a GPU+ patch for improved graphics performance in 2D and 3D. And you've got the latest official HTC RUU 1.45.401.2 and Gingerbread 2.3.4 if you didn't have them already.

That's - what - everything you could possibly ever want?

Go check it out on XDA Developers and let us know how it goes! Makes you wonder if it'll be worth moving over to the HTC Amaze 4G or not -- perhaps the slightly more awesome physical build on the Sensation will continue to win you over? Also note that there's a perhaps slightly involved 1.7GHz overclock out there as well

- as we speak!

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[via XDA]


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  • Leandro Pires

    I’m using this rom, very good!!

  • Leandro Pires

    I’m using this rom, very good!!

  • ugaBullDawgs

    How do I root my Sensation? I’m a new guy on the block, so I’m not sure how to do it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEHFXH67KK5NVX6X7PBMFVPXPA Infrared

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1192300
      Absolutely proceed with caution (bricking is possible if done incorrectly). I don’t want to scare you too much because my Sensation is my 1st Android phone, and I managed to S-OFF my device and install custom ROMs. Basically, follow directions very carefully, and if you need help, ask. Do NOT proceed with doing something if it’s not a part of the directions and you aren’t sure what will happen without asking first.

  • Anonymous

    Why no benchmark?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GEHFXH67KK5NVX6X7PBMFVPXPA Infrared

      I’m on XDA and have a Sensation, so I can post some results for you (these are other people’s results btw using this ROM):
      CF-Bench: 11245, 3502, 6599
      13473, 4074, 7833 (although this was OC’d to 1.7Ghz)

      Quadrant results are hard to find because most XDA people prefer CF-Bench (because it supports dual-core), but I remember seeing a score of 2500 in relation to this ROM. I think I saw somebody get 2800 with a 1.7 OC, but don’t quote me on this.

      • Anonymous

        Ah man, I got scores on (CF-Bench) the G2x that’s killing that.

      • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

        I’ve got G2x quads of over 5k.. lol.

        I’ll Oc my sensation this week and give it a try

      • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

        I’ve got G2x quads of over 5k.. lol.

        I’ll Oc my sensation this week and give it a try

      • http://twitter.com/xguntherc Cory (xguntherc)

        I’ve got G2x quads of over 5k.. lol.

        I’ll Oc my sensation this week and give it a try

      • Anonymous

        Me too.. I have yet to see a benchmark from the Sensation OC’d. Do a fricking post with a series of benchmarks with it OC’d! :D