Earlier 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.)
- 188.8.131.52 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.
- A rooted Asus Transformer with ClockworkMod recovery installed on Honeycomb 3.1. See our guide on rooting the the Transformer and installing ClockworkMod recovery on Honeycomb 3.1.
- Netformer 1.5 kernel.
- Generic 3.1 kernel.
- To begin, download the kernel and copy it to the root of your SD card.
- Reboot into recovery and make a Nandroid backup.
- Select wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and select the kernel copied to your SD card.
- 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.