Motorola Xoom Hacked: Overclocked to 1.5Ghz – Will You Try It?

When it comes to the Motorola Xoom there has been a lot of talk about it being overpriced but also of just how good it is, you can read them all by checking out this link. Undoubtedly the Xoom is a decent device and will hopefully have good sales, but you can’t help wondering if it could have been any better.

We are reading reports that the Motorola Xoom has already been overclocked to run at 1.5GHz by those savvy clever cats over at the XDA developers forum. Previous work from there includes a NOOK Color running Android Honeycomb 3.0, a Sprint Galaxy Tab being overclocked to 1.2GHz and a Nexus S hitting heights of 1.4GHz.

Firstly we wouldn’t ever recommend overclocking your device as there are sometimes unforeseen circumstances or if you want to do it then we would say to wait and read some more reports on how stable the device is. If you do want to go ahead with it then read on and we will give you some instructions courtesy of ‘coolbho3000’.

The first step is to unlock your Xoom bootloader for flashing then root it, once you have done that you will need to grab this zip file and extract it (coolbho3000 mentions that it contains a boot.img and the overclocked kernel and a corresponding WiFi module). The next step is to reboot into the bootloader using adb reboot bootloader.

Once you have completed those steps you will need to flash the boot image to your boot partition and then boot back into Android using fastboot flash boot xoom_octboot.img, fastboot reboot. Then you will need to push the bmc4329.ko to this location /system/lib/modules/ folder before rebooting the device to enable the WiFi, here’s the commands adb remount, adb push bcm4329.ko /system/lib/modules/, adb reboot. Check out a video at the bottom of the article of the Xoom running at 1.5GHz on its Tegra 2 processor.

Remember this is 1.5GHz running through two Cortex A9 cores, but something that isn’t clear yet is how it affects battery life or how hot it gets, if these details do come through then we will do another report to let you all know.

If you went ahead with it how are you finding your Xoom now? Let us know in the comments section below.