Overclocking Palm Pre and Pixi Will Void Warranty Says Palm

Most want to get the most power out of their smartphone and one way of doing so is to overclock their handset, and apparently precentral has found a way of overclocking the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi smartphones reports an article over on youmobile.

Well in response to this overclocking of the Palm Pre and Palm Pixi handsets, Palm has announced that overclocking is not endorsed or recommended by them and if a user does so it will void the warranty.

Rather, Palm wants users to wait for official releases to the webOS which deliver reliable, safe OTA features which improve numerous areas of the handset.

So there it is folks, if you own a Palm Pre or Palm Pixi handset and you overclock it, Palm will not honour the warranty plain and simple.


5 thoughts on “Overclocking Palm Pre and Pixi Will Void Warranty Says Palm”

  1. GdaGod says:

    Reset the device back to factory to remove all modifications if you need to take the phone to sprint for service. Very simple, common sense.

  2. stts says:

    It doesnt look like they will be in business for too much longer so whats the point of warranty anyway. Good thing there is a growing hacker community interested in upgrading this phone. Soon it may be all we have. Hackers have done amazing things with Linksys wrt54g routers, so I hope this phone really spurs their imagination. 🙂

  3. Jared says:

    That is not true I replaced my palm pre with an overclocked processor and sprint had no idea it was overclocked or how to check if it was overclocked. The phone was replaced due to a faulty keyboard.

  4. SpacemanSpiff says:

    This article is pure fiction. Why don’t you guys read the official statement before posting mindless drivel like this? Here’s the official statement, which any good article should cite:

    “While we appreciate the effort the webOS community has put forth to try and help us along that path, the use of this application is neither endorsed nor recommended by Palm and will likely result in a voided warranty.”

    The key word above is “likely.” This does not, in any way, guarantee that your overclocked device will be denied in a warranty claim. I think the developer community is pretty proud of Palm and how they stay out of the way to allow platform growth, as they both feed originality and creativity without locking everything down like other companies. Although the official statement leans toward what this article says, this article is still telling lies in attempt to gain popularity. Please stop this “Doom and Gloom” pattern – this is called libel, and it’s “likely” to get you into trouble.

  5. Vlad says:

    If the phone does have an issue simply remove all the modifications and take it back, how the hell can they know it’s overclocked? Unless the user has a mind the size of a peanut and tells them “my phone broke down because I overclocked it” you know, something stupid like that.

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