How To Speed Up HP TouchPad By Overclocking To 1.5Ghz, 1.7Ghz or 1.9Ghz

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There are two ways to speed up the HP TouchPad. You can speed it up by overclocking the processor, this post will show you how to do this or you can speed it up by installing a couple patches from preware and you can view that tutorial by clicking here.

 
************ Disclaimer **************
You are doing this at your own risk and I am not responsible for anything that happens to your Device.

 

Keynotes about overclocking:

Relatively safe to do
No noticeable effect on battery (stock usually pulls 550mah and 1.5ghz is pulling like 565mah.
Touchpad becomes incredibly fast, fluid, responsive, and is a joy to use
No heat created
Overclocks both cores
Feels like you have next generation hardware after the overclock
Smooth like silk

 

Steps:

1. Be sure to update to the latest version firmware which is 3.0.2 at this moment. If you don’t know how to update visit this post.

 
2. Secondly you will need to have Preware install on you device. If you don’t have Preware installed on your device visit this post for step-by-step instructions on how to do it. After you have Preware installed you can proceed to the next step.

 
3. Now go to your HP TouchPad, open up the application menu, tap on the “Downloads” tab, search for Preware and launch it.

 
4. When Preware opens the first thing you want to do is, tap Available Packages >> Patch >> All >> And install Advanced Reset Options. It will require a Luna restart after it installs, just press “Yes” when prompted.

 
5. After the Luna Restart, locate Preware and launch it again. Tap on the “Preware” drop down menu located in the upper left hand corner and select “Manage Feeds“.

 
6. These next couple steps are crucial. Scroll to the bottom of that page, where you will see “New Feed” and you will have to add a few thing here. You will need to type the name of the feed EXACTLY like how it is below. Also, you want to add the URL EXACTLY the same as well.

 
Lets begin with the first one.
Name: webos-testing-all
URL:

http://ipkg.preware.org/feeds/webos-internals/testing/all

Leave the “IS COMPRESSED” toggled on. Once you entered everything perfectly, tap ADD FEED. It may ask you a disclaimer. Choose wisely.

 
After you’ve added the first one, it’s time to add the second one.

Name: webos-testing-armv7
URL:

http://ipkg.preware.org/feeds/webos-internals/testing/armv7

Leave the “IS COMPRESSED” toggled on and hit ADD FEED. Again it may ask you a disclaimer. Choose wisely.

 
7. After adding these two feeds, go back to the main page of the Preware application using the back arrow. Now tap List Everything from the main menu options. Locate and install Govnah. You may need to scroll down a bit to find this. If you cannot find it, use the magnifying glass on the top right hand corner to type out Govnah. When you find Govnah, tap Install.

8. After Govnah installs, YOU MUST REBOOT THE DEVICE before you do anything else. Hold down the power button on the device and once prompted, hit Device Restart.

 
9. When the device reboots, launch Preware again. You will have to add another feed, just like you did in step 6.

NOTE:

When using experimental kernel, you must follow the 6 rules at Testing Feeds – WebOS Internals.

Name: webos-kernels-testing
URL:

http://preware.is.awesome.com/

Leave the “IS COMPRESSED” toggled on and hit ADD FEED. Again it may ask you a disclaimer, so choose wisely.

 
10. Before you do anything else, YOU MUST REBOOT THE DEVICE. Hold down the power button on the device and once prompted, hit Device Restart.

 
11. When the device reboots, launch Preware again. Preware will begin to update the feeds; if this fails or has any errors, you either mistyped the name, the URL, or did not immediately reboot when you were suppose to.

 
12. After Preware has finished updating the feeds, tap List of Everything on the main page. Under List of Everything, locate F15C Eagle (Touchpad). F15C Eagle (Touchpad) is the Kernel that you will use to overclock your HP Touchpad.

 
13. After installing F15C Eagle (Touchpad), IMMEDIATELY reboot your device! Hold down the power button on the device and once prompted, hit Device Restart.

 
14. That’s it, when the device reboots, it should be overclocked!


FAQs

CFS: Generally more consistent, use when you want consistent performance and/or if BFS kernels do not work well with your phone. Sometimes will appear to be smoother than a BFS kernel in overall use. The stock HTC kernel uses CFS and it is more standard than BFS.

BFS: Generally a bit faster but a bit more inconsistent (might appear to slow down more and such). Usually faster overall performance but will not look as smooth as a CFS kernel (in general).

Q: Can’t get the 1.7Ghz overclock?
A: Make sure your system is updated to 3.0.2 AND you followed the adding of the experimental feeds (pre.is.awesome) down to the T (add,reboot,update feed).

Q: How can I remove the overclock?
A: Simply uninstall the Kernel via Preware.

Q: Only one core is overclocking for me. The other one is not doing anything!? –
A: Try to set Govnah to “OnDemand” and not “OnDemandCTL”

Source: xda Developers Forum

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74 Responses to “How To Speed Up HP TouchPad By Overclocking To 1.5Ghz, 1.7Ghz or 1.9Ghz”

  1. z says:

    i cant find f15c eagle when i search my available apps arnt many either

  2. DANNY says:

    AWESOME GUIDE, THANKS FOR YOUR EFFORTS!!

  3. zzzz says:

    what do I do if I just want a 1.5 overclock. I did all these steps but I have a 1.7 and just want 1.5

    Is 1.7 bad for the touchpad?

  4. Minne says:

    When i change the settings in govnah i get the error: “Unable to open /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/cpufreq/scaling_governor”

  5. jonn442 says:

    Isn’t this guide on XDA forums as well?

    • Admin says:

      Same steps and I re-wrote 90% of them, different video which is mine and that guide does have images. If you paid attention to the bottom of my post you would have seen that I sited my SOURCE. Any other questions I can help you with?

  6. Eduardo says:

    I’ve overclocked my hp touch to 1.5. After that I tried the procedures above but i didn’t work. It’s still showing 1.5. In my case should I do different procedure?

  7. dave says:

    hey when i try to overclock both by chaging it to ondemand it say “unable to open/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/cpufreq/scaling_governor. help me

  8. Tyler says:

    Fc15 is not downloading. I have no other errors except for when i try to download that. Help!

  9. Shawn says:

    I’m having teh same problem as z. Can’t find f15. When I hold down the power button, I don’t get an option to reboot, however, just shutdown. So, I’ve been shutting down and repowering back on. Could this be the issue? Any idea why I don’t have the reboot option?

  10. dave says:

    Is it safe to update govnah and f15 and if so what shoud we do?

  11. sweetysinghania says:

    I followed your instruction to the least and rebooted the device.
    After rebooting. The screen just shows the big white color USB symbol and thats it.
    I kept pressing and holding the power button. but does not reboots it.
    Please help

    • Admin says:

      If you followed the instructions correctly it should boot. I did not encounter this problem therefore I don’t know how to fix it.

  12. Michael says:

    Thanks for the detailed instructions. I think my overclocking was successful. I was wondering if it is normal to see a black screen showing F15C Eagle loading every time I start up my Touchpad?

  13. QN says:

    I left out the letter ‘s’ in kernels of the name webos-kernels-testing, and F15C Eagle did not show up in the listing. After removing it and re-adding it with the correct name and reboot, F15C Eagle showed up. Hope that helps.

  14. Daniel says:

    Followed the text guide, worked famously.

    He doesn’t go into it at the end of the text but in the video he mentions going into Govnah and changing from ondemandtcl to simply ondemand under Advanced Settings…not sure if this is abolutely necessary but I think it has something to do with overclocking both cores?

  15. tyler says:

    I followed ur instructions to the dot. Everything looks like its right but f15c is not there. How do I reset to do it again

  16. tyler says:

    I followed ur instructions to the dot. How do I reset so I can do it again

  17. Ruben says:

    Dear reviewer i did the overclock to 1.7GHZ but when I open Govnah app it only shows on CPU 1 1,728GHz and second CPU 2 0MHz. This is right?

  18. dave says:

    Is there a way to install Java on touchpad or does it have it all ready cause I’m try to play games on pogo.

  19. Allan says:

    I had the same problem with the cpu2 0ghz and removed govnah via preware then reboot right after. But when I try reinstalling Govnah it wont let me. It says

    error installing: See IPKG Log

  20. Allan says:

    yes i did follow those instructions but this message appeared
    “unable to open/sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu1/cpufreq/scaling_governor”

    so i read through this thread and saw your suggestion to remove govnah and install it again. Did i do something wrong?

    • Admin says:

      I didn’t just say uninstall and re-install. You have to uninstall it, then do a reboot. After the device reboots, re-install Govnah and try again.

  21. Allan says:

    yes that’s what i did. after uninstalling, i immediately rebooted and tried to reinstall govnah but wouldnt work anymore.

    anyway, what should i do now? should i uninstall everything through preware?

  22. Kal says:

    Hi, i am having problem with finding F15C Eagle kernel. I tried removing feeds and re-enter it, but it seems line it is not finidng it. Any Help!!!

    Thnaks

  23. Ran says:

    I followed the instructions as you mentioned but for some reason i am not able to fnd F15C Eagle. I even tried uninstalling Govnah and instlling but same issue.

    Any help would be greatly appriciated.

  24. Al says:

    Upon adding the feeds, i receive a message saying the instructions are obsolete? Were these added successfully? Thanks

  25. Kal says:

    I did exactly what mention in above instructions. I followed and did it many times. I deleted feeds and reenter them, but no luck to get F15C Egale. Any help.

    • Admin says:

      When I did it and I couldn’t find F15C Eagle, it was because I did something incorrect. Some of the step are critical, especially the restart device step.

  26. Kal says:

    I did restarted my TP right after adding 3rd feed. Should I remove all feeds, Govnah and Adv.Reset patch and restart install process? Only thing I have not done is removing Govnah app and Adv.Reset patch. I tried adding feed again.

    Please let me know thanks,

  27. Ruben says:

    Dear Opinionative Reviewer first of all thanks for all your help and support!!! This is mi issue, I followed your intructions in how to add feeds but upon adding first one I get this message… THE INTRUCTIONS YOUR FOLLOWING ARE ABSOLETE. SEE http:testing.preware.org/

    Any new feeds or intructions?

    • Admin says:

      I see what you mean, I looked through those instruction at http:testing.preware.org/ but those are a bit too complex. I will have to check it out and see if I can update the guide.

  28. openlygeek says:

    having the same problem as Kai, have done this before on my own two TP’s and had no issues, but it seems as though preware has changed something? i read on their site something about alpha and beta feeds… can anyone confirm? Maybe a workaround?

    Cheers

    • Admin says:

      I see what you mean, I looked through those instruction at http:testing.preware.org/ but those are a bit too complex. I will have to check it out and see if I can update the guide…..

  29. Neil says:

    Its seems these feeds are no longer vaild. I continue to ge the message “The instructions you are following are obsolete” any help would be much appreciated.

    • Admin says:

      I see what you mean, I looked through those instruction at http:testing.preware.org/ but those are a bit too complex. I will have to check it out and see if I can update the guide…

  30. I also can’t find the F15C Eagle file. Yes, I’ve followed the instructions numerous times to the T….no mispelled words, etc. There’s something else going on here besides us not following the instructions.

    I tried installing UberKernel instead and then using Govnah, and it seems to have worked. I also changed the setting to ondemand as noted above. It’s odd that the default would be ondemandctl. Even at the default clock speed, wouldn’t you want both cores being able to reach that speed? I had to save as a new profile for the ondemand to stick, otherwise it always reverted back to ondemandctl. I hope this helps someone; the “you made a mistake” feedback was not getting anywhere ;-) .

    I can’t say that I notice a material speed improvement. The email app seems a bit snappier on displaying selected emails, but I suppose time will tell.

  31. Ihar says:

    hi, i already have overclocked my device to 1.5 Ghz, how do I overclock it to 1.7 Ghz now? Do I have to uninstall anything or I can do it just over it?

    • Admin says:

      Watch the end of the video and you have to be on the latest update of WebOS.

      • Ihar says:

        I am on the latest update, have watched the end of the video but all this does not make my device show max frequency greater than 1.5 Ghz. That is the max. There is no option neither for 1.7 nor 1.9 ghz as in your video. Do I have to download and install anything else that I already have?

        • Admin says:

          No you don’t have to download everything, that’s the only solution I know related to your problem. If you don’t have the latest WebOS installed , you won’t see the 1.7 and 1.9.

  32. ason unique says:

    ive read the rules but i too am having trouble getting it above 1.9gHZ…i have tried NUMEROUS times yet i keep getting that message telling me to go to http://testing.preware.org/…this tutorial is extremely easy yet it doesnt seem to be working!…i have inputted everything correctly without a doubt yet that message always appears. please someone help me without giving such a vague answer

  33. wadude says:

    awesome video! thanks

  34. sue says:

    Would you by chance have any update on the obsolete feeds?

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