Powersave CPU Scaling + SmartReflex patches
Only install one type of patch! CPUScaling or SmartReflex, not both.
Explains the difference between the two:
There is a possibility that running at 600mhz could damage the cpu (could depend on your chipset and is not a guarantee). There are two variants for both patch types, 500mhz and 600mhz. For this reason I would recommend the 500mhz versions.
As for the actual result differences, I'd just try them out. Overall OS responsiveness seems much better for most people regardless of which one you use. I'm using the 500mhz SmartReflex patch currently.
You can find these after installing PreWare, under patches > Dangerous.
Think I'm gonna switch to the cpu scaling patch. The cpu scaling reduces the cpu to 250mhz during idle, which sounds a bit better than running 500mhz all the time (even if the SmartReflex reduces the voltage all of the time).
Battery drain seems to be a bit less with the CPUScaling 500mhz patch. So far I'd recommend that one.
Last edited by papped; 11-23-2009 at 05:47 PM.
- 11-23-2009, 06:20 PM #5
Hopefully this patch will help as well.
- 11-27-2009, 04:12 PM #7
Well, I just added a second line for my lady, and now she (I) has/have a Pre. I had to run out to work, so the phone is home charging, I'm psyched to get home to mess around with it. 79 bucks at Best Buy, can't beat it. I'm sure I'm going to have to upgrade the OS and stuff, I have so much to learn, but Friday nights are too friggen busy at work to have much time to do some reading, and with Phish in town for two nights, I'm screwed!
Is Pre Central the place to go to learn about this thing? Any other resources? I had a question about Preware also, do you have to root the phone to be able to use preware? Thanks!
Follow the webos quick install steps:
Application:Preware - WebOS Internals
Webos quick install jar is here:
You can turn dev mode off after installing Preware, beauty of preware is you don't need to keep setting it to install like webos quick install. And always uninstall all patches and themes before updating webos.
Last edited by papped; 11-28-2009 at 12:27 AM.
- 11-29-2009, 06:14 PM #11
Yeah I haven't tried on Win7.
Two things I found on it:
WebOSQuickInstall silently installs Novacom for all but Windows 7 and Linux. For those 2 OSes, special installation is needed (but it's all relatively simple). When you plugin your Pre for the first time, chances are that's your computer's installed novacom drivers simply recognizing your Pre and finalizing hardware recognition.
Long story short, just follow WebOS Quick Install's directions and everything will go smoothly
Submitted by Jason Robitaille on Sat, 08/08/2009 - 10:03.I had lots of problems with that part and finally ended up installing the SDK to get Novacom on my Vista machine. Now everything is ok except I can't get Filecoaster on my Pre.
Smart reflex patch seemed fine, the battery drain seemed a bit higher though. I've been using the cpu scaling patch for over a week with no issues.
Results tend to vary based on who you ask, so ideally just try them out and remove it if you don't like it.