Palm Pre and Pre Plus get 1GHz overclock courtesy of UberKernel


Palm Pre and Pre Plus owners that enjoy tweaking their handset will be happy to know that UberKernel has finally hit the 1GHz plateau. Released initially as an unstable, developers release, the 1GHz version of UberKernel has finished testing and is now available for prime-time usage. This latest 1GHz version replaces the previous build of UberKernel which topped out at 800MHz.

UberKernel 1.2.1-92 is available in Preware along with an updated version of Govnah (v0.6.7). Govnah is the companion software to UberKernel and is needed to manage the overclocking options for your handset. Govnah is chock full of hardware monitors including battery current, CPU load, and CPU temperature. It also includes the ability to easily load new CPU profiles, one of which ties your clock speed to your screenstate. A battery-saving measure, this screenstate option ramps up the processor to 1GHz when the screen is on and drops it back down to 500Mhz when the screen is off.

Performance of this 1GHz kernel is stable, smooth, and noticeably faster than the 800MHz version. The biggest loser in this quest for speed will be your battery life which will take a hit depending on your usage. The more you use your device, the more it will run at 1GHz, and the more juice you will drain from your battery. If you want to pump some life into your aging Palm Pre/Pre + and do not mind hooking it up to a charger on a regular basis, then by all means, check out UberKernel. You will not be disappointed. Both UberKernel and Govnah are easy to install and available for free through Preware.

[Via PreCentral]

  • Gersom Zavala

    probandolo espero me funcione bien Gracias

  • i told you so .com

    I am a alpha tester for kernals like this one, as well as F105 which has been running 1ghz for months now which is also stable. At 50 C is reaching a high temp, when you hit 55 C the phone will automaticly clock down to 500mhz as stated in all the kernals until it cools down so no need to worry about that. As well as with the compache on this kernal, the F105, and the Sr07 1.2ghz kernal (still beta though) the battery life has been tested to last over 5 hours with moderate use, which as I may add is longer then even the current droid X which has the best battery life (besides the iphone 4) out of all the newest android phones. You can also use Govanah to notify you at different temps, but as I stated anything over 55 C is a problem, though most of our test never got up that high, even when tethering, and running a game at the same time.

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