Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE gets a 1.9Ghz overclock! This comes in straight after the device was rooted by XDA-Developers forum member Da_G who is also responsible for this OC kernel as well. 1.9Ghz is huge, but before you get excited, you need to be aware that this is meant for the 8.9 LTE SGH-i957 model and not the 73XX Tegra 2 powered 8.9 models.
Enabling 1.9Ghz on your Tab is as easy it was rooting the device. What you have is a custom kernel that you can flash after you have rooted your device using Da_G’s rooted kernel. 1.9Ghz is not much stable when running benchmarks, but if you’re familiar with the likes of SetCPU or CPUMaster, you can lower the clocks a bit and find the right sweet spot for your tablet.
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 Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE. See our guide on rooting the Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE.
- Samsung USB drivers.
- 1944Mhz OC kernel.
- To begin, download the kernel and ODIN from the link above.
- Extract the ODIN package and run ODIN.
- Hit the PDA button and browse to the downloaded kernel to select it.
- Make sure, Re-partition is unchecked in ODIN.
- Now put the tablet in Download mode by holding the Volume Up and Volume Down key along with the Power button, letting go of the power button as soon the device turns on. Hit the Volume Up key once the warning shows.
- Connect the device to the PC and once it shows connected in ODIN, hit the Start button to begin flashing the kernel.
- Once the kernel is flashed, the device will reboot itself.
Download SetCPU or CPUMaster from the Android market to adjust the clock frequency of the CPU to your liking. For updates and queries, head over to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.