UberKernel flies to 1GHz

The loving team over at @webosinternals  have updated their ever impressive UberKernel to now support the 1GHz CPU overclocking speeds. Of course, these speeds were previously available to those who felt the need to live life on the’ bleeding’ edge and test out various alpha kernels that incorporated these speeds, but Rod Whitby and co felt the time had come that this clock speed had been tested long enough to be stable for a public release, so they’ve rolled it up in to UberKernel.

To make way for the 1GHz speeds, the 550MHz speed has been removed from the kernel (see ya!). Also incorporated is the temperature override whereby if your Pre’s CPU reaches 55c it’ll downclock automagically to stock speeds until it’s cooled down to 50c. These settings can be changed to your liking, but in my opinion, best left as they are. The kernel also maintains all available governor settings, screenstate (my personal choice), conservative, ondemand, powersave, userspace and performance.

If you’ve sticking with UberKernel and haven’t checked your Preware updates in a couple of days, you may wanna go and do it now. Or indeed, if you’ve been holding back until a stabler release of this speed arrived, then now is your time. Go do it. Your Pre will thank you for it.

Photo courtesy of Rimarkable

Palm Pre over-clocked to 1.2GHz

That man unixpsycho is at it again, and this time has released his latest in ‘bleeding edge’ overclocking kernels, cranking the Pre up to a staggering 1.2GHz. Code named ‘SR71 Blackbird’, this new kernel also supports a new CPU temperature monitoring code, so if the CPU reaches 55°C the kernel will automatically scale down the speed of your device to 500MHz. At present, this latest experimental kernel only supports the ‘screenstate’ governor, meaning when the screen is off it’ll scale to the set minimum and with the screen on it’ll scale to the set maximum.

As with all testing/experimental/bleeding edge kernels, this is NOT for the faint hearted and should not be used on a device that you depend on on a daily basis, just in case something goes wrong and you require the use of a PC to doctor. Even more so with this particular kernel; this really is pushing the extreme limits of the OMAP 3430 chipset, and as this is in a very alpha stage of testing at the moment I would recommend that if you are new to over-clocking, to wait until this has been tested out by those brave enough. As unixpsycho says “DO NOT INSTALL THIS IF YOU LIKE YOUR PHONE!!! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!’. So if you’re sitting comfortably, and accept the warnings given, then buckle up and prepare for some serious speed!

nb I strongly recommend you read and re-read the forum topic on the below link to understand what you are getting in to before you attempt installing this.

Source:  SR71 Blackbird | PreCentral.net | Forums