Developer jmandawg, creator of the script that lets you use a USB drive as a replacement for the Fire TV’s internal storage, has released a custom kernel which overclocks the Fire TV CPU from its stock speed of 1700Mhz to 1890Mhz. This custom kernel is still being tested and isn’t ready for wide adoption, especially since there is still no way to boot into recovery mode with a bad kernel. The Fire TV is one of the most powerful media players available for under $100, so some may argue that there’s no benefit to overclocking it. While I agree most users will see no improvements from an overclocked kernel, it’s still great to see people pushing the Fire TV to its limits.
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