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webOS Overclocking Tools Released

webos overclock patch overclocking palm pre A group of webOS hackers has publicly released tools and details for overclocking webOS devices. The group has released a set of specially modified webOS 1.4 kernels (GSM and CDMA versions) with clock speeds of 720 MHz and 800 MHz, a significant bump from the factory set 600 MHz. For now, the files are specifically designed for use with the Palm Pre and come with detailed installation instructions.

A video demo of the new overclock patches in action is posted after the break. The video shows a dramatically faster webOS experience on the current Pre hardware with little noticeable side effects. While the group has done some limited testing on the overall effects of the mod, and they claim the initial data "shows good safety", there are still a number of risks involved with the process. Palm itself has issued a statement on the matter, discouraging its use and stating it will "likely result" in a voided warranty.

Interested users willing to brave the risks can find the full instructions and necessary files in this forum post.

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Cross Platform?

LiveFaith @ 3/29/2010 12:22:29 PM # Q
Can this patch also work on my Treo 680? 800mhz on that baby should get Blazer a renderin'.
Pat Horne
RE: Cross Platform?
BaalthazaaR @ 3/29/2010 5:16:17 PM # Q
LiveFaith wrote:
Can this patch also work on my Treo 680? 800mhz on that baby should get Blazer a renderin'.

Considering that the statement says that is was a kernel patch, it would be rather unlikely to work on anything that is not webos. In fact, it sounds like there was something in the kernel to artificially limit the clock speed of the cpu.

RE: Cross Platform?
BaalthazaaR @ 3/29/2010 5:17:40 PM # Q
I probably should have also added a disclaimer that I have not researched this in any way.
RE: Cross Platform?
LiveFaith @ 3/29/2010 7:10:33 PM # Q
Thanks for the info. But, I was really being tongue in cheek there. I actually use over/under-clocking from time to time on this xScale proc. About 425 is all ole Bessie can handle before she sprains something. :-)

Pat Horne

RE: Cross Platform?
abosco @ 3/29/2010 7:47:19 PM # M Q
I think we stumbled onto Palm's new advertising campaign.

There's a hack for that.

RE: Cross Platform?
jca666us @ 3/30/2010 1:41:34 AM # Q
Yeah; I think I posted that about 6 mos. ago. :)

Unless there's a hack to infuse a billion dollars into Palm, they're toast.

RE: Cross Platform?
LiveFaith @ 3/30/2010 10:21:48 AM # M Q
Don't tell em' that. If they think it will work, the OS will never get updated.
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Palm Classic suggestions

e_tellurian @ 3/29/2010 2:53:48 PM # Q
Would creating a metallic (made from metal) Palm Classic allow for 900 MHz plus clock speed? What kind of metal would you choose? Could call it a Palm Classic 900 or Palm Classic Metallic. Would suggest Metallica except that name is already being used in the music industry.

Just some thoughts to expand upon.

E-T
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RE: Palm Classic suggestions
LiveFaith @ 3/29/2010 7:23:56 PM # Q
Yes and yes. Palm took the world by storm with a metal device. I think it would really stand out from all the plastic on carrier shelves. A screamin' proc is always welcome.

Apple's design is STILL selling strong and is basically unchanged in 3 years. That's 18 dog years which x-lates to 126 human years BTW. :-)
Pat Horne

RE: Palm Classic suggestions
jca666us @ 3/30/2010 1:43:02 AM # Q
Maybe they can use the metal from the steel plate in E-T's head.
RE: Palm Classic suggestions
e_tellurian @ 3/30/2010 9:17:26 AM # Q
Thanks for your thoughts.

i do not have a metal plate in my head. Thought i should mention that Just in case some reading this do not see the humor in your thoughts. Though a metal plate in the head is not funny as some people do have metal a plate in their head and would not want to trivialize such things.

Medical metal could work any more thoughts?

E-T
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RE: Palm Classic suggestions
richf @ 3/30/2010 10:16:38 AM # Q
OK the metal plate is clear enough. I do have to inquire though as to your tin foil hat. Are you wearing it regularly?
Have a nice day!
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RE: Palm Classic suggestions
CFreymarc @ 3/30/2010 10:18:34 AM # Q
Honestly, I don't see anything like this happening. While it would be wonderful, I doubt the current Palm would want to do anything to put attention to the original Hawkens-era Palm were IMO, things were done right have the consumer lead innovation instead of leading them by the nose ring.
RE: Palm Classic suggestions
e_tellurian @ 3/30/2010 1:17:06 PM # Q
:-(lol)

i do not have a foil hat either just my god given brain that i choose to put to use helping to building a Palm Classic. i still believe in Palm or i would not spend the time to enhance Palms brand or stock or assure this innovative enterprise continues its voyage into the unknown as a true pioneer.

What do you think of an all metal Palm Classic what would we call it once it gets to market? Could it have 900 MHz speed? What about the display it would have to be the best on the market. To accommodate future features would it require a portion of the display that will read ones finger print? Thinking of the past present and future Is this something a Palm Classic would have? Would it haver a removable hard drive and card slots? Would a Palm Classic interact with a we-com virtual wallet? Would it be as thin as possible keeping in mind it has to be durable enough to withstand daily use.

Could we bring watch makers on board to help build the Palm Classic case? Would such interaction offer the skills to make the Palm Classic water tight or used under water? Watch makers would work with the engineers to build this offering. Utilizing the skills of watch makers would be good. They have been making water tight technology for centuries and think they would be a welcome addition to a team seeking to build the best Palm, thinking about the past present and future.

Please share your thoughts too.

E-T
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RE: Palm Classic suggestions
BaalthazaaR @ 3/30/2010 3:57:00 PM # Q
e_tellurian wrote:
:-(lol)

i do not have a foil hat either just my god given brain that i choose to put to use helping to building a Palm Classic. ........................................... .........................................
E-T

I don't think that your ramblings are helping anyone. If anything, they are more like white noise that is drowning out anything else in the comments section.

RE: Palm Classic suggestions
e_tellurian @ 3/30/2010 4:56:15 PM # Q
:-(lol)

"An infinite-bandwidth white noise signal is purely a theoretical construction. By having power at all frequencies, the total power of such a signal is infinite and therefore impossible to generate. In practice, however, a signal can be "white" with a flat spectrum over a defined frequency band".- wiki

So in theory this is "white noise" in reality is is innovative content.

E-T
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RE: Palm Classic suggestions
2klbs @ 3/31/2010 11:27:45 AM # Q
LiveFaith wrote:


Apple's design is STILL selling strong and is basically unchanged in 3 years. That's 18 dog years which x-lates to 126 human years BTW. :-)

News out today of iPhone 4.0 allowng multitasking. The interface won't be as slick as "cards", but one more item that commonizes another feature of WebOS (and Android and MS)

http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/10/03/31/apples_iphone_4_0_to_support_multitasking_via_expose_like_interface.html


Not "Pre-verted"- Android Assimilation?

RE: Palm Classic Titanium suggestion
e_tellurian @ 4/2/2010 8:43:55 PM # Q
What of a Palm Classic Titanium ? Build with all the best of Palm past, present and future? Palm Classic Titanium WebOS mobile server with a removable hard drive with SD card slot made with finger print recognition capabilities. The display could be designed for upgrades. Palm Classic Titanium could communicate with a PC and other PDAs and smartphones via Bluetooth and WiFi.

What are your thoughts?

E-T
e-tellurian

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RE: Palm Classic suggestions
jca666us @ 4/3/2010 1:14:38 AM # Q
E-T - what are you talking about?

Look, Palm is toast. They could build a Palm Classic out of kryptonite, but no one's buying.

No one's buying because people are either expecting a buyout or for Palm to chain the doors shut.

RE: Palm Classic suggestions
e_tellurian @ 4/3/2010 11:15:13 AM # Q
It seems that some want or think Palm will fail. Each new device must be followed by the next. There has to be something to work on for a future Palm. A Palm Classic designed with the desire of those that will purchase the next generation of Palm will assure Palm is not only current but building what people want in the future too. Will people invest in a company that has growth? Palm shows growth by having the confidence to continue to build new and desirable and unique devices.

Palm is a pioneer with a past, present and future. Perhaps it takes more energy to succeed than it does to fail. Some have quite on Palm and some are not quitters. Many developers have their roots in Palm ... a past with Palm.

The more choices the more work developers have and better for the economy. Like an engineer they can work on many projects with the understanding that no matter who they work with they must give 100% and do what is best for their customer at all times.

Can you see a future where application developers work with more than one company? Why would developers have to leave Palm to work for one when they could work with many in a trusting environment.

Any company can fail that is true. Each failed company is more unemployment. Keeping people employed in what they choose to do takes much effort.

Thanks for your thoughts.

E-T


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500mhz

JustinHoMi @ 3/29/2010 6:44:13 PM # Q
The default clock is 500mhz, not 600mhz.

And yes, the upgrade is *awesome*. I enjoy my phone significantly more than I did before.

RE: 500mhz
LiveFaith @ 3/29/2010 7:19:30 PM # Q
So says almost everyone. I would like to underclock probably too in order to make a whole day of heavy use. I assume wimpy battery life.

This will be one of my first goodies loaded when I get the UMTS version Pre. Waiting patiently.
Pat Horne

RE: 500mhz
Ryan @ 3/29/2010 7:43:13 PM # M Q
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Pre X Server

BaalthazaaR @ 4/11/2010 1:24:38 PM # Q
The X Server has been unofficially ported to the Pre.

http://tinyurl.com/PreXServer

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