The stockhas an adequate but ho-hum 500MHz processor inside with 256MB or RAM. And even the simply doubles the RAM. So how would the Pre run with a much faster processor? Now we know.
One modder overclocked his Pre (126.96.36.199 software) from 500MHz to 800MHz. He lost a good deal of battery life. And the phone persistently ran warm. Chances are the phone may one day get so hot it melts his Hanes to his hip.
But hey, marginally faster performance. You can't beat that. If you're interested, download the kernel update for 188.8.131.52 at this PreCentral link. The 1.4 update is technically available as well, but the code isn't quite finished cooking yet.
This story originally appeared on Gizmodo.