Google Android platform developers and enthusiasts jumped with joy when Motorola confirmed that XOOM tablet's bootloader was customizable. That means developers get legitimate and deeper access for making the best of the astounding hardware. XDA-Developer coolbho3000 has released a workaround that overclocks the XOOM's dual-core 1GHz ARM-Cortex-A9 based Nvidia Tegra 2 SoC by 50 percent - 1.5GHz. However, this requires unlocking XOOM's bootloader and rooting it.
Motorola's XOOM tablet has a 10.1-inch display and houses 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU with 1GH RAM. However, the price of XOOM - $800 was quite a concern for everyone. With the announcement of unlockable bootloader, developers as well as average users can buy the tablet and make modifications as per their wish.
To unlock the XOOM's bootloader, you'll have to register with Motorola Developer site, get the USB Drivers, and obtain the fastboot executable fine in the Host OS - Google Android 3.0 Honeycomb. The guide is listed here.
After unlocking the bootloader, you need to gain the administrator access and hence you need to root the tablet. Koushik Dutta has written a simple, step-wise guide to root the XOOM.
The overclocked XOOM tablet showed phenomenal boost of 3105 in the Quadrant score which was mostly due to the dual-core Cortex-A9 architecture based CPUs. Obviously the single core Cortex-A8 CPU based Android phones wouldn't score even close to that of XOOM tablet.