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UberKernel 2.1 ready to roll on Pre and Pre Plus

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Fri, 11 Mar 2011 9:03 pm EST

For those of you daredevils that are willing to put your original Palm Pre and Pre Plus devices to the test with webOS 2.1 doctors from the homebrew community, today's news should come with a bit of excitement for you. The WebOS Internals team has upgraded the heavily-tested 2.1.0 UberKernel to public status, and as such it is now available in Preware. This update is a big step towards bringing advanced kernels to future devices, and we applaud the WebOS Internals team for getting it done so quickly for the rest of us to use.

Note that this is only for the Pre and Pre Plus so far (not yet for the Palm Pre 2) and some devices have been found to hang a bit when setting the frequencies below 500Mhz or using governors other than those predefined in Govnah (though it works just fine up to 1GHz). But if you've been dying for the opportunity to overclock your non-Pre 2 phone running that delightfully-hacked webOS 2.1 Meta-Doctor, then now's as good a time as ever to hop in and get that much needed speed boost.

It's not all bad news for Pre 2 owners, though: the WebOS Internals team is already putting the UberKernel for the Pre 2 under the knife in the testing feeds and hope to have it all up to standard soon. With how fast this team works, though, we can't imagine it taking very long to push that through to the public as well.

You can learn about UberKernel development and status in this thread, or just grab the latest updates (for UberKernel and Govnah) from Preware or WebOS Quick Install. If you don't know how to install Preware, Govnah or UberKernel, you can read all about the steps involved with the Preware Homebrew Documentation app ($0.99).

As always, UberKernel, Govnah and Preware are all released completely free to the public and available via an open source license, but your support and donations to webOS Internals are always welcome. In fact, they're more than welcome, they're needed if we want to continue to have their work published for the webOS community. Click that link and show your support (and maybe we'll see this kernel for Pre 2 sooner rather than later).

Source: PreCentral Forums; Thanks to johncc for the tip!