It is safe to assume many of you are rocking those shiny Nexus 7 tablets by now, as Google has been struggling to keep up with demand. There is nothing to complain about, the tablet has amazing specs, it features a very portable 7-inch form-factor and costs only $200. But there is always that user that wants more, which is why you might want to start rooting your tablet.
We have seen the Nexus Tablet being overclocked to 1.64 GHz (tablet is factory clocked to 1.3 GHz) and that quad-core processor was flying, thanks to Trinity Kernel. The Nexus 7’s limit can be pushed farther, though. Clemsyn’s Elite Kernel allows you to overclock your Nexus tabby up to a shrieking 1.8 GHz.
If that wasn’t enough, the guys from Android Community have asked the developer for a pre-release version of their upcoming kernel, which allows the tablet’s processor to go up to 2 GHz. Benchmarks are moving up to over 8,000 on quadrant. Now that doesn’t mean much for real-life performance, but you can be sure the device will run faster and games should perform (even) better.
Overclocking to 2.0 is causing some issues, so the developer is not making the kernel available just yet. But if you want an extra punch, you can go ahead and get the current kernel straight from the XDA thread. This will allow you to overclock up to 1.8 GHz, which is still nothing to scoff at.
Now remember, rooting, ROMing, overclocking and other such actions are considered tampering with your device. Your warranty could be voided and/or harmed, so do not do this unless you know what you are doing, or have done your research. If anything shall happen to your device, you will take full responsibility.
With that out of the way, who is down to overclock that Nexus 7?
[Via: Android Community]
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