There are a number of applications out that help alter your CPU in some way. Whether it’s choosing the governor or overclocking your CPU, the apps available now have been adequate for most purposes. However, with the releasing of quad-core phones mixed with the Android community’s endless need to tinker to perfection, the classic CPU apps may not be enough for some users. Now, the quad-core HTC One X has its own dedicated application to give users a bit more CPU control.
While the app isn’t meant as a replacement for XDA Elite Recognized Developer coolbho3000‘s SetCPU, CoreControl by Senior Member Meltus delivers a very unique feature by controlling how many of the cores are active at any given time.
The app is installed the same way as any as pretty much any other apk. While this very early version is a little rough around the edges, Meltus has been releasing updates rather frequently, so expect the refinements to come very soon. The main function of the app is unaffected, however, as it does work quite well without major issues.
Of course, you’ll need root access to get it to work, and unrooted users will simply get a force close. For anyone wondering what possible advantages deactivating cores can have, imagine how much battery life gets saved if only two cores are on. Imagine being able to scale back to a single core while the phone chills in your pocket at work. You’ll then have a good amount of battery left when you turn all four cores back on.
For additional information and download links, hit up the original thread for more core control.