Rooted Nexus 7 Successfully Overclocked to 2GHz

edwardquilo - August 27, 2012 06:49AM in Mobile

Nexus 7 users looking to wring even more power out of Google's ubiquitous tablet may find something exciting to look forward to thanks to the efforts of XDA-Developers' Clemsyn. A previous overclocking project let the Nexus 7 run at 1.64GHz but Clemsyn's custom kernel pushed the quad-core Tegra 3 chip to an impressive 2GHz. Of course, the 1.3GHz stock speed is no slouch especially when you consider its $199 sticker price, but it's good to know Nexus 7 users have options if they do decide to rock the performance boat a bit. Before you start searching for Clemsyn's Elite kernel though, it's not yet publicly available as the build isn't stable enough for most users. Also, be warned that you probably won't be running the Nexus 7 at 2GHz unless you're really determined to test the limits of your warranty, and just how hot your 7-inch tablet can get. Although instructions are readily available if you're willing to settle for the slightly less-aggressive 1.8GHz clock speed.