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How To Overclock A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone CPU Or GPU?

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Did you ever dreamed of your Galaxy Smartphone performing faster than it is right now, if yes don’t worry because we have solution for everything, even for your dreams :). Yes we can over clock or under clock a Galaxy Smartphone CPU or GPU using apps. Isn’t that the simplest way.

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A brief intro to CPU/GPU overclocking and underclocking

First let me explain how we can do this, we are going to realize it by overclocking it’s CPU and GPU. Yes you heard it right, just like the desktop and laptop processors we can “OverClock” our Samsung Galaxy Smartphone Mobile CPU’s and GPU’s also. If you are not aware what is a GPU, it is nothing but your graphical processor (graphics processing unit).

You can boost the speed of your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone even by 30 percent of it’s current speed. Isn’t it awesome, the cool part is that it is very very simple.

In the same way we can also under clock a Galaxy Smartphone. It is realized by decreasing the CPU clock frequency to a level than it’s rated value. underclocking drastically reduces CPU temperature but by compromising performance.

Let me make a generic warning though, overclocking may result in more heat dissipation in the CPU/GPU which may lead to fast battery drain or even fire.

Steps To Overclock or underclock a Galaxy Smartphone CPU/GPU

Prerequisites

First  Root Your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone

So in order to proceed first you need to root your device. There are lot of root methods available for various Samsung Galaxy Smartphones at SamsungSFour.com itself. Please find few example links below.

Or you may try our Site Search to find the root method for your specific device.

Once you have successfully rooted your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone we can proceed to the next step which is editing the CPU/GPU settings. For that there are two methods.

Method – 1 Using Kernel Adiutor (ROOT) app

The first method involves Kernel Adiutor (ROOT) app.

So first please download and install the Kernel Adiutor (ROOT) app

Update: The app is no longer getting any updates and not available on playstore, so I have updated the download link with a 3rd party link.

Once installed the app icon will be on your home screen like in the screenshot given below. Tap on the Kernel Adiutor (ROOT) app icon to open it.

Once you open the app you will get the below screen were the app checks and confirm the root access.

Now you will be prompted to give the app “Superuser” privileges, just tap on “GRANT” to allow.

Once you grant permission a home page similar to the one below will open.

Now scroll down to see more statistics.

So lets start our actual work, tap on the menu icon (marked in red in the below given image) to open the side menu.

The below image shows the menu in the opened state.

Now tap on “CPU” and you will get the below screen. Here you will be able to turn of all the core using the slide switch except the “Core 1“.

The below screenshot shows the Core 2 in the “Off” state.

In the below image marked by the red rectangle you can either set “CPU Maximum Frequency” or “CPU Minimum Frequency” just by tapping the appropriate links.

Once you click the “CPU Maximum Frequency” you will get the below popup, just select the desired CPU speed and you are good to go.

Same like above you can set the “CPU Minimum Frequency” from the popup below.

When you scroll down you will get the remaining core settings, core 4 to 8 (mine is an octacore processor that’s why 8 cores, if yours is just quad core there will be only 4 cores.).

So if you increase the frequency than the rated clock frequency it is called overclocking and if you decrease it then it’s called underclocking.

Here also you can set the “CPU Maximum Frequency” and “CPU Minimum Frequency” just by tapping the appropriate links.

Now to change the GPU clock speed please open the side menu again and tap on “GPU“.

Once you tap it you will get the below page.

Here you can set the “GPU Maximum Frequency” and “GPU Minimum Frequency” by tapping the appropriate links when you get the above page.

This is the popuo you will get when you tap “GPU Maximum Frequency“. Please select the desired frequency.

And this is the pop you will get when you tap “GPU Minimum Frequency“. Please select the desired frequency.

Method – 2 Using Kernel Toolkit (root) app

The second method involves Kernel Toolkit (ROOT) app.

1. First you need to download and install the app Kernel Toolkit from Google Play Store

2. Once installed please open the app and give proper root privileges for it when asked. When you open the app you will get a similar screen like the one given below.

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3. Now tap on the tab “CPU” and you will get the below page.

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Here you can edit the CPU frequencies. Like Minimum and Maximum Frequency for small cores and Minimum and Maximum Frequency for big cores. Just tap on the “Minimum Frequency” and “Maximum Frequency” to edit it. When you lower the frequency of a CPU it is called “underclocking” and when increase the frequency of a core it is called “Overclocking“.

Please refer the below screenshots for easy understanding of overclocking and underclocking.

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Note: If your phone is restarted the settings will be changed so you may need to repeat the steps again.

That’s it friends, I believe that you have got enough information on how to overclock your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone’s CPU and GPU.

Normal queries for this tutorial

  • How To Overclock A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone CPU?
  • How To Overclock A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone GPU?
  • How To Underclock A Samsung Galaxy Smartphone CPU/GPU?
  • How To Get My Galaxy Smartphone’s CPU and GPU Statistics/Information?

Compatible Galaxy Models

These are all the Galaxy Smartphones on which are compatible with this method Galaxy S I9000, I9008 Galaxy S, Galaxy S M110S, Galaxy S I909, Galaxy S Hoppin M190S, Galaxy S 4G T959, Galaxy SL I9003, Galaxy S2 I9100, Galaxy S WiFi 5.0, Galaxy S Plus I9001, Galaxy S2 4G I9100M, Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, Galaxy S2 I9100G, Galaxy S2 T989, Galaxy S2 X T989D, Galaxy S2 I777, Galaxy S2 LTE I9210, Galaxy S2 LTE i727R, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket i727, Galaxy S2 HD LTE, Galaxy S2 Skyrocket HD I757, Galaxy S Blaze 4G T769, Galaxy S Advance I9070, Galaxy S3 I9300, Galaxy S III T999 T-Mobile, Galaxy S3 CDMA SGH-I535 Verizon, Galaxy S3 CDMA SPH-L710 Sprint, Galaxy S3 I747 AT&T, Galaxy S Lightray 4G R940, Galaxy S Duos S7562, Galaxy S Relay 4G T699, Galaxy S3 I9305, Galaxy S3 Mini I8190, Galaxy S2 Plus I9105, Galaxy S4 I9502, Galaxy S4 I9500, Galaxy S4 I9505, Galaxy S4 CDMA, Galaxy S4 Active I9295, Galaxy S4 Mini I9190, Galaxy S2 TV, Galaxy S4 zoom, Galaxy S4 I9506, Galaxy S Duos 2 S7582, Galaxy S4 Active LTE-A, Galaxy S3 Mini VE I8200, Galaxy S3 Slim G3812B, Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 (USA), Galaxy S5 (octa-core), Galaxy S3 Neo I9300I, Galaxy S5 Active, Galaxy S5 Duos, Galaxy S3 Neo I9301I, Galaxy S5 Sport, Galaxy S5 Mini, Galaxy S Duos 3, Galaxy S5 Mini Duos, Galaxy S5 LTE-A G901F, Galaxy S5 Plus, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S6 (USA), Galaxy S6 Edge (USA), Galaxy S6 Duos, Galaxy S6 active, Galaxy S4 Mini I9195I, Galaxy S5 Neo, Galaxy S6 Edge+ Duos, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S6 Edge+ (USA), Galaxy S7 (USA), Galaxy S7 Edge (USA), Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Active, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, Galaxy S Light Luxury, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 5G, Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra/LTE, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy Note N7000, Galaxy Note I717, Galaxy Note T879, Galaxy Note 10.1 N8010, Galaxy Note 10.1 N8000, Galaxy Note 2 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