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How to overclock the Galaxy Note 10.1 to 1.6 GHz


Published onSeptember 20, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 is a powerful tablet. This tablet carries a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB of RAM, which make this tablet ideal for multitasking. Plus, with the addition of Project Butter in the coming Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, this tablet will be super fast. Unfortunately, we are still waiting for the latest updates to arrive. For the meantime, how about flashing an overclocked kernel to make your tablet a bit faster?

XDA Developers member brieuwers shares an overclocked kernel that will increase the clock speed from 1.4 GHz to 1.6 GHz on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1. Flashing this kernel will make your tablet snappier. The instructions below will only require you to flash the overclocked kernel via Odin. Since you will be using Odin, you will need a Windows PC and the appropriate USB drivers for the tablet installed on your computer.

In this guide, learn how to overclock the Galaxy Note 10.1 to 1.6 GHz.


  • The instructions in this guide are intended for use with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, model number GT-N8000, GT-N8010, or GT-N8013. Applying these instructions on another device or model may produce undesired outcomes.
  • The information in this guide is provided for instructional and educational purposes only. There is no guarantee that these instructions will work under your specific and unique circumstances.
  • Use these instructions at your own risk. We shall not hold any responsibility or liability for whatever happens to you or your device arising from your use of the info in this guide.
  • Read and understand the whole guide first before actually performing the instructions.


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 GT-N8000, GT-N8010, or GT-N8013
  • A Windows PC
  • Handset USB drivers installed on the PC. You may install the drivers by installing Samsung Kies.
  • Enable USB debugging on your handset.
  • Disable antivirus, firewall, and other security software. Also disable Samsung Kies and other software that accesses your phone. Such software can interfere with the procedure in this guide.
  • Download the overclocked kernel for your current Galaxy Note 10.1 model
    • GT-N8000 (GT-N80001600Mhz.tar, 5.98 MB)
    • GT-N8010 (GT-N8010_1600Mhz.tar, 5.13 MB)
    • GT-N8013 (GT-N8013_1600Mhz.tar, 5.16 MB)
  • Download Odin3 v1.85 (Odin, 199 kB)
  • Backup all personal data on your tablet to make sure you have a copy of your personal data (e.g., contacts, SMS, MMS, Internet settings, Wi-Fi passwords, and the like) in case the procedure in this guide erases such data.


  1. Extract the contents of Odin on your computer.
  2. Go to the extracted folder and double-click Odin3 v1.85.exe to launch Odin on your computer.
  3. Turn off your tablet and make sure it is not connected to the computer.
  4. Reboot your tablet into Download Mode. You can do that by pressing and holding down the Power and Volume Down key until a “Warning” message appears on the screen. Press the Volume Up key to enter into Download Mode.
  5. Connect your tablet the computer and allow the drivers to install. You will see the “Added!!” message on Odin. If it doesn’t appear, make sure you have properly installed the USB drivers for your tablet.
  6. Click the PDA button in Odin and locate the TAR file for your tablet.
    • NOTE: Do not make any unnecessary changes on Odin. Doing so will brick your tablet.
  7. Click the Start button in Odin to start flashing the kernel to your tablet.
  8. Your tablet will automatically reboot. You will also see the “PASS” message on Odin.
  9. Once the Samsung logo appears on the screen, you can disconnect your tablet from the computer.

Congratulations! You have made your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 a bit snappier by installing the 1.6 GHz overclocked kernel on your tablet.