UberKernel brings faster processor speeds to the (non-4G) TouchPad | webOS Nation

UberKernel brings faster processor speeds to the (non-4G) TouchPad

by Tim Stiffler-Dean Mon, 01 Aug 2011 8:51 am EDT

Want to bring your TouchPad up to speed with a faster clocking on the processor? Now you can with UberKernel and Warthog from WebOS Internals. Today you can launch the Preware Kernel testing feeds to find both of these kernels ready for an update, and bringing 1.5 Ghz overclocking with it. This is the same speed that the AT&T TouchPad 4G will be clocked in at, and theoretically should make your experience with the device smoother and quicker (we've installed it ourselves and haven't actually noticed too much of a difference yet). 

Clocking your device to 1.5 Ghz on the TouchPad keeps it completely stable, since the chip is the same one that HP will be bumping up faster in the 4G model, but just in case your device does have an unclean reboot for some reason, UberKernel has a failsafe built in to revert back to default clocking so that nothing goes wrong. Govnah has also been updated to add support for the new kernels, and even includes a pre-defined governor profile to get you that speed boost without having to manually edit the settings.

You can get UberKernel and Warthog from Preware right now if you have the testing feeds already enabled, but for those of you that are unsure how to do that, check out Preware Homebrew Documentation from the catalog to get all of the details or go to webos-internals.org. This kernel is still in testing though, so be sure you're ready for all of the usual consequences that are associated with installing kernels. Have you installed the latest Kernels yet? Let us know your experience in the comments below.