Will Verduzco · May 16, 2011 at 06:00 pm

XOOM Now Overclocked to 1.6 GHz, Smacks Quadrant Around a Few Times

Does running your shiny new Motorola XOOM at only 1.5 GHz (or heaven forbid, the stock speed of 1.0 GHz) having you feeling a little blue? As always, there is a cure to be found within the confines of the xda-developers forum.

This time, our fix comes from XDA member bigrushdog, who has updated his speedy and popular Tiamat kernel to support Android 3.1 Honeycomb. With this update, the developer has also upped the over-clocking ante by taking us to 1.6 GHz.

Tiamat is a kernel designed for use on the Motorola Xoom. We are very exicted about the future of Honeycomb and Tegra development.

Version 1.4.2

  • Two builds! Overclocked to 1.6Ghz and 1.4Ghz.  If you had stability issues with 1.5Ghz, choose the 1.4Ghz. If 1.5Ghz ran fine for you, grab the 1.6Ghz.
  • Just for now, kernel version had to drop to 2.6.36.3 from 2.6.36.4
  • All the popular file system and network mount modules including:
    • CIFS for windows network mounts
    • NFS and XFS
    • TUN with full ipv6 support!
    • AUFS for dual mount and other uses
    • NTFS for mounting ntfs partitions
    • nls_utf8.ko for foreing language network mounts
    • And much more!
  • Implemented USB Ethernet for USB Tether from phone to Xoom!
  • Extreme debug bloat removal and massive kernel optimization
  • Linpack 69 and Quadrant 4800! (on 1.6Ghz Performance governor)

As with all over-clocked kernel installations, there is a moderate amount of risk involved. However, as the results show, the gains are quite amazing. To make sure your XOOM doesn’t get too jealous, be sure to continue on to the original thread! After all, who knows… You may just break 4500 like forum member Elysian893.


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willverduzco is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Will Verduzco is the Portal Administrator for the XDA-Developers Portal. He has been addicted to mobile technology since the HTC Wizard. But starting with the Nexus One, his gadget love affair shifted to Google's little green robot. He is also a Johns Hopkins University graduate in neuroscience and is now currently studying to become a physician. View willverduzco's posts and articles here.
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