If you want to overclock Sony Xperia Z to increase its speed and performance to its optimum level then just follow our stp-by-step tutorial. By overclocking Xperia Z you will get rid of various default factory settings and all the restrictions. You can also change the CPU frequencies properly. Before overclocking your android device, you will have to first remove bloatwares from your Sony Xperia Z smartphone. Bloatwares are usually all the unwanted apps and services which are by default on your handset provided by either factory or the carriers.
Pre-Requisites and Key Points to be Noted :-
- Your android device must be rooted.
- ClockWorkMod Recovery or TWRP must be installed on your Device.
- Bootloader of your device must be unlocked.
- Don’t forget to backup your useful data and settings.
- The warranty will get void, if you root or overclock your android device.
- All security tools and programs must be uninstalled before you proceed.
- USB Debugging Mode must be enabled on your device.
- Charge the battery of your device to 80% at least.
How to Flash Custom Kernel on Sony Xperia Z [Guide]
Step 1: Download Custom Kernel for Sony Xperia Z and save it on your PC/Desktop without extracting.
Step 2: Connect the device to your PC/Desktop via USB Cable.
Step 3: Copy & Past the kernel.zip file in the root folder of the internal storage of your device.
Step 4: Power Off your android device and wait till it shut downs completely.
Step 5: Reboot your device into Recovery Mode. [Press & Hold (Volume Down+Home+Power) buttons together]
Step 6: In the Recovery Mode wipe the system by performing “Wipe Cache Partition”, “Wipe Dalvick Cache” and “Wipe Data / Factory Reset”.
Step 7: Go Back to main Recovery Menu and select Install Zip from SD card. Then select Choose Zip from SD card.
Step 8: Browse for the previously pasted kernel.zip file on your device and flash it.
Step 9: Go Back to the Recovery Menu and select Reboot System Now.
How to Overclock Sony Xperia Z [Procedure]
Step 1: Make sure that internet is ON on your device.
Step 2: Download No-frills CPU Control app from Google Play Store and install it on your device.
Step 3: Launch the app and then set the new CPU Frequency in the range of 10% – 20% from the drop down menu.
Step 4: Now, Enable “Set on Boot” option and close the app.
Step 5: Reboot your device for the changes to take effect.
Enjoy ! You have now learned to overclock Sony Xperia Z. You can also easily downclock Sony Xperia Z with the same.