Overclock Asus Eee Pad Transformer To 1.6Ghz On Honeycomb 3.1

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imageEarlier we had covered an OC kernel for the Transformer, named Netformer for Android 3.0 Honeycomb by XDA-Developers forum member netarchy. Since Honeycomb 3.1 is now out for the Transformer, the developer has not only updated the kernel to support Honeycomb 3.1, but has improved it to push the CPU to a frequency at 1.6Ghz.

For those of you who weren’t already familiar with the Netformer kernel, it is designed to be flashed via ClockworkMod recovery and can also be flashed via Shinzul’s Kernel Manager from the Android Market. Following are the features of this kernel:

  • Overclock up to 1.6Ghz. (Use Setcpu or a similar tool to set the frequency.)
  • 2.6.36.4 kernel base.
  • CIFS included.
  • TUN built-in.
  • NTFS support.
  • Voodoo Sound.

However, quoting netarchy, “This is currently very experimental.” If you find yourself stepping around mines, you can download and flash the Generic 3.1 kernel listed in the requirements section below. So let’s get on with it.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.

Requirements:

Instructions:

  1. To begin, download the kernel and copy it to the root of your SD card.
  2. Reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
  3. Select wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
  4. Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the kernel copied to your SD card.
  5. Once the kernel is flashed (it should only take a couple of seconds), reboot the device and take a deep breath.

You’re done, and should now boot up with  the new kernel functioning. Go ahead and play around with Setcpu to see how it’s actually fairing for you. For updates and queries, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

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  • Nascar Dog

    I rooted my Transformer and installed the nes kernel.
    I wax then able to use Set CPU to crank it up to 1.6 GHz
    I like it at 1.2 GHz

    Easy to do and works well.

  • Walter

    On my asus transformer android 3.1,
    I installed from sd.zip the file to overclock (after making a system backup in CWM).

    On reboot i saw a status bar very shortly between the top of the logo (EEE pad) and the Asus logo on the bottom. Than it looked like this system was going to start but the logo’s came op and freezed. After a few second a clicking/ticking sound comes up. Logo + clicksound stays and everything is realy stuck!

    I’have tried everything many times: on/off with button and in recovery, restore backup (complete and advanced part by part), battery drain etc. NOTHING helped.
    Whatever I do, when starting up the logo comes up and freeze + ticking sound.
    WHO can help me (beginner) out … or is this the end of my short life with this super tablet?

    Many thans for any helping hand!
    Walter

  • Walter

    On my asus transformer android 3.1,
    I installed from sd.zip the file to overclock to 1.6 (after making a system backup in CWM). Forgot (important?) tot wipe cache and dalvik cache. Installation was succesfull.

    On reboot i saw a status bar very shortly between the top of the logo (EEE pad) and the Asus logo on the bottom. Than it looked like this system was going to start but the logo’s came op and freezed. After a few second a clicking/ticking sound comes up. Logo + clicksound stays and everything is realy stuck!

    I’have tried everything many times: on/off with button and in recovery, restore backup (complete and advanced part by part), battery drain etc. NOTHING helped.
    Whatever I do, when starting up the logo comes up and freeze + ticking sound.
    WHO can help me (beginner) out … or is this the end of my short life with this super tablet?

    Many thanks for a helping hand.
    Walter