We have confirmation of the Motorola Xoom using the Tegra 2 chip, being overclocked to a staggering 1.5Ghz. This has really beefed up the two Cortex A9 chips and made it a force to be reckoned with. This has been made possible thanks to XDA-Developers forum member coolbho3000 who has made a few mods to the kernel of the Xoom. To unleash your Xoom’s potential, read on.
Achieving this overclock is actually a fairly simple and quick task. So let’s not keep you waiting, let’s overclock this baby!
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.
- Motorola Xoom with an unlocked bootloader. Click here to see our guide on unlocking the Motorola Xoom.
- Rooted Motorola Xoom. See our guide on how to root the Motorola Xoom.
- Fastboot tool. (A part of Android SDK. See here for our guide on See what is ADB and how to install it.)
- Extract it anywhere on your pc. (You will see two files, ‘xoom_ocboot.img’ and ‘bcm4329.ko’)
- Launch ADB and then open Windows command prompt.
- Reboot the Xoom into bootloader by running this command:
adb reboot bootloader
5. Install the boot image to the boot partition:
fastboot flash boot xoom_ocboot.img
6. Push the ‘bcm4329.ko’ file to your /system/lib/modules folder. Reboot to re-enable Wi-fi:
adb push bcm4329.ko /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko
After reboot, you will see that the mod defaults the Xoom to 1ghz for safety. However the option to step up the clocks to 1.2Ghz, 1.4Ghz and 1.502Ghz remain. The image below courtesy of XDA-Developers shows Set CPU running and you can see the maximum available clock you can set on the Xoom.
Let us know how this ROM faired for you.For updates and queries regarding this mod, visit the forum thread at XDA-Developers.