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Motorola XOOM Overclocked to 1.5GHz, You Need to Check Out These Benchmarks

Well, that sure didn’t take long.  The Motorola XOOM has been overclocked to 1.5GHz, is apparently pretty stable at that speed, and is pumping out some of the most impressive benchmarks we’ve ever seen on a tablet or really any device for that matter.  And thanks to the amazing members of the XDA forums (coolbho3000), this is something that you can also enjoy right away if you’ve unlocked and rooted your device.  Haven’t done either of those yet?  Instructions after the break.  

Once you’ve completed both of those, you can follow these steps to overclock:

1. Make sure you’ve unlocked your Xoom’s bootloader for flashing first, then root it.
2. Grab this zip and extract it.

(Includes a boot.img with overclocked kernel and corresponding wifi module)

3. Reboot into the bootloader by running:

adb reboot bootloader

4. Flash the boot image to your boot partition by running:

fastboot flash boot xoom_ocboot.img

5. Push the bcm4329.ko to your /system/lib/modules folder and reboot to re-enable wifi:

adb remount
adb push bcm4329.ko /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko
adb reboot

6.  Enjoy the new power!

And the video evidence:

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Via:  XDA

Cheers Mike!

  • Lwvyruz

    whenever i try to use setcpu it is in reed-only mode. When i go into superuser it says there is a new version of the su bianary available. It trys to auto install it but it never works. Than it tells me to reboot recovery and install it but i cant. What should i do?

    • Catjesus

      same problem

  • Time2watch

    Where can I get That live wallpaper(circles)?

    • tiny_spark

      I think it’s Light Grid Pro. It’s $0.99 but it works /awesome/ on the xoom.

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    Its really awesome definitely i ll have it soon.

  • Mii

    Just finished doing this :) time for some oc 1.5 dungeon defenders lol

  • Anonymous

    Maybe its just me but with a title like “you need to check out these benchmarks…” you would think that there would be at least a little bit about the score let alone a little screen shot… thanks for letting me know how to do it though.

  • Delgoth

    Wow, and the talk of the Xoom and Thunderbolt continues…

    Don’t you guys have ANYTHING else to talk about besides these two devices? It’s kind of boring.

    • Eric

      They are the two next big releases/current releases. What do you expect? Them to ignore the biggest news in the Droid World? I’d love more app reviews, but I can’t say I’m surprised.

    • Anonymous

      What other big VZ android related news is going on right now? Would you rather they made up false stories just so there was something else to report on?

  • Dshudson

    I’d be interested if I thought this device was useful, I have to say this thing is going back to Verizon, my DX does everything this does and more.. sorry. Unless it was like 199.99 or something they can keep it. Also, I am getting charged 70$ to return it.. bastards.

    On a side note, because I plan on returning it and I never unlocked the device.. Did anyone figure out why this doesn’t recognize a tether connection? Lame

    • Obvious Sarcasm

      Although it’s sad to hear someone actually bought the Xoom without knowing its prospective capabilites, it’s understandable that there are people out there that do that. Sorry to hear you wasted any effort buying the Xoom. On the brighter side, you can put it up on eBay and probably get more money back than if you returned it to Verizon.

      Oh, by the way, try tethering with bluetooth. ;)

      • Dshudson

        I don’t think I didn’t know the capabilities, I think i underestimated how great my rooted DX is.. I will try that bluetooth tether though, thanks.

  • Skeetch79

    Not a noob, but I have a noob’ish question: In the directions for unlocking the bootloader, step 10 states that “10. Once you accept, your XOOM will be unlocked and formatted. What is being formatted? Is there a loss of data or O/S which needs to be reflashed/SBF’d?

    I do not have a Xoom but I am interested in what is actually going on.

    Xoom-ba-ya my lord, Xoom-ba-ya! :-)

  • Timmah

    Its new name is now Zoom. xD

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  • Jroc869

    HOLY FREAKIN BENCHMARK BATMAN!

  • Anonymous

    Anybody know when the quick office app will be available? That’s going to be a really great app

    • DBK

      This I’d like to know.

    • Anonymous

      Check xda, there’s a few installable zips for phones or roms that didn’t come with it

    • Mratatum

      Documents to Go works fine, and mine came with Quick Office prinstalled.

      • Anonymous

        mine too.

  • Jason

    Won’t fix all those force closes though. If anything, those force close messages will just pop up faster. I’m waiting on a version or 2 of the tablet specific Android OS before buying an Android tablet. I’ll just be content with Android phones for now.

    • angermeans

      Intresting, I have had my Xoom since launch ans I havent had one force close yet. Did this come from your own personal use or just what you read. Android 3.0 seems pretty polished and definately ready for consumers.

      • Stsmith69

        Agree, I have had 0 force closes as well.. been a great experience so far..

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

        • Anonymous

          have had no FC but the browser will just close randomly but i think its just bad websites that lock it up so it auto shuts down as to not bog the system.

    • Anonymous

      You obviously don’t own a XOOM. I’ve had one force close, and that was because I tried to launch the Facebook app, which doesn’t work with Honeycomb. Obviously not Google’s fault, just Facebook cutting corners when designing their app.

  • Emeraldjun

    My want for the XOOM just went from: Looks cool –> No money, but want one –> Need one! –> just steal one!!!

    • Dshudson

      Honestly, you want one until you have one.. now I realize why people were bitching about the price.. it’s just not worth it.. especially if you have a rooted DX

      • Eric

        This argument is not universal. I was really regretting the purchase the second I bought it until I started using apps, and saw how crisp the screen was, and how fast apps ran. Once I got a few apps specifically for the Xoom, I was hooked.

        Overclocking scares me because when I overclocked my X using Droid Overclock, it ran amazingly for a few days, then it’d overheat, and crash.

        • Anonymous

          Thats a valid concern but overclocking is relatively safe now, when it gets too hot it either shuts the system down or goes into a “turtle mode” until you reset the system. Overclocking in the past got a dangerous reputation because there were no safeguards. Your processor would just keep running hot and eventually melt the solder on your PCB or burn out the core.

          • Eric

            Interesting. So the shutting down was a good thing until it got cool enough to function? Is there anything I can do to make it not run as hot/get to that critical state where it shuts off?

            I am really looking into this now.

          • Anonymous

            Try a lower setting. Not all processors are identical(even the same model number) some have small flaws that allow them to run fine at standard stress levels but as that stress increases the flaws show as lockups and force closes.

  • Anonymous

    When you say extract, does that mean extract it to the tools folder in the sdk and open up adb from there?

  • Lwvyruz

    Is overclocking this much safe to use all the time?

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    Frackin’ awesome.

  • Chris C

    If I root can I still get the 4g upgrade? If not I’ll wait till after the upgrade to root :(

    • angermeans

      That’s what I have been waiting for because I want my 4g

  • Timmy

    The Gtablet running VEGAN gets 2520 w/out overclock…

    • Tobytl

      And the Gtablet has a lower resolution… 1024×600 vs the 1280×800 of the xoom, so yea, I’d expect the gtablet to have a higher base quadrant based on the graphics sections alone. Personally, I’ll take the higher DPI, and lower quadrant scores…

  • Plvaulter06

    I was going to wait for the ipad 2 so that I could compare, however thing makes me want to just order it now

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  • metalheadzaid

    Curious how much he had to up the voltage if any. If you’re looking at undervolting AND overclocking even to 1.2ghz we’ve got a beast going on.

  • metalheadzaid

    Curious how much he had to up the voltage if any. If you’re looking at undervolting AND overclocking even to 1.2ghz we’ve got a beast going on.

  • Anonymous

    I’m literally drooling….

  • Anonymous

    XOOM XOOM Mazdarola! I wish my shipping was overclocked.

    • jeston

      I’m in New Mexico as well and I can’t for the life of me figure out why you’d pronounce it whom…

      • Anonymous

        Pardon my attempt at a Spanish language joke… In some cases, X is pronounced like J in Spanish (e.g. Oaxaca). In English, it sounds like an H. So… XOOM = Hoom = whom. Since I had to explain it, it obviously wasn’t funny. Regardless, it’s nice to know there are other New Mexicans here. It’s also nice to see that the XOOM’s processor speed lives up to the NM Moto: Crescit eundo. That’s Latin for “It grows as it goes.” :-)

        • Anonymous

          I thought it was funny.