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Pre 2 overclocked to 1.4GHz via F14 kernel, as unstable as Iceman

by Dieter Bohn Thu, 20 Jan 2011 11:10 am EST

Amidst the mysterious webOS 2.1 updates last night, another exciting development for those on the cutting edge came to light: an overclock for the Palm Pre 2, bringing it to a whopping 1.4GHz. The overclock comes via the F14 Tomcat kernel by the inimitable @unixpsycho.

The Pre 2 is normally relatively speedy at 1GHz, so the necessity of this overclock isn't as pressing for power users as overclocking the now-pokey-feeling Pre and Pre Plus. Also, we should note, this is Alpha, as in try at your own risk and only on a device that isn't your main phone. Among other things, users in our forums have reported WiFi instability. As unixpsycho notes: "No mercy or remorse will be given to users not reading this and brick their phone."