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HTC Evo 4G Gets Overclocked Amid Quality Issues

Douglas Carter
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The launching of the HTC Evo 4G not too long ago brings with it lots of news, so here's a wrap-up for those of you with the device or considering buying one. Several users are reporting issues regarding touchscreen separation and poorly grounded displays. In better news, a member of the XDA-Developers forum overclocked his Evo 4G to 1.267GHz, and posted instructions so you can try out how high your device can go.

Several members of AndroidForums are reporting that the bottom part of their HTC EVO 4G's screens are separating from the rest of the phone and might possibly be the source of light leakage from the device.

AndroidandMe wrote that "Prevailing wisdom seems to be that the adhesive bonding the screen isn’t pulling its weight, but at the moment the problem hasn’t been officially acknowledged by HTC so the precise cause and whether there is a way to correct it remain question marks."

Engadget wrote a story yesterday that the phone is also reportedly suffering from problems with the touch sensor inconsistently registering touches when not held by the user. The Droid Incredible was reported to have similar problems shortly after its release. Take a look at this YouTube video to see the problem with you own eyes.

On to the overclocking of the device. Apparently, coolbho3000 from xda-developers forums managed to get his phone overclocked to 1.267GHz, and posted a YouTube video showing off his achievement. If you decide to try it (which will likely have an effect on your battery life), your clock speed will vary. Some more good news is that there also appears to be an undervolt while idle, which may help conserve the battery.

As for the temps that will likely come with the overclock, TalkAndroid wrote that individuals with interest should "head on over to the link and get to turning your 4G phone into a 4G hand warmer."

AndroidandMe posted Sprint's response (below) to hardware issues:

We recommend that customer’s take their phones to a Sprint Service & Repair Store if they are concerned about their touch-screen. You can locate a repair store closest to you and schedule an appointment at www.sprint.com/storelocator. The store technician will answer any of your questions.

Other Sources: AndroidandMe, AndroidGuys, Engadget, TalkAndroid, xda-developers forums

Image from Engadget

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