Palm Warns Against Overclocking Your Palm Pre

Palm, via their developer blog, issued a warning regarding the overclocking patches that are now available for the Palm Pre. Simply put, they don’t recommend it and you’ll void your warranty if you fry your Palm Pre. To our knowledge, this hasn’t happened yet. Overclocking in general usually means you’re limiting the life of your {insert device name}. It could mean days, weeks or months off the life of your Palm Pre. Is it worth the risk? That’s up to you, but let us know if your Palm Pre starts to sizzle. Their official statement:

Palm is working hard to improve the speed and performance of webOS, as shown in our recent 1.4 update. While we appreciate the effort the webOS community has put forth to try and help us along that path, the use of this application is neither endorsed nor recommended by Palm and will likely result in a voided warranty. Palm encourages webOS users to let Palm release official updates that provide safe, reliable, over-the-air features that improve their device in a number of areas, as we have in the past at a rate of approximately once per month.


via PreCentral


  1. according to Palm on Twitter, they’re actually planning on including some kind of auto overclocking system in webOS 1.5 or 1.6 … Which_ if it’s true, is probably a lot better than a third-party patch, as it would take into consideration the balance required to prevent overheating

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