Overclocking. It’s been happening on computers worldwide for years. These days, Many CPUs run slower than their potential for a couple of reasons—such as heat concerns and power saving. By overclocking them, the performance they put out can be increased, along with some risk. As you’d expect, the same is true for the Apple iDevices. Well, now that overclocking potential has been unlocked if you’re using a jailbroken iDevice.
A walkthrough of how to do this has been posted by JBnator at TouchMyApps.
… the CPU that powers the iPhone 2G and 3G, as well as the earlier iPod touches is actually designed to sprint at a whopping 600MHz instead of the measely 412MHz for the iPhones and 533MHz for the iPod Touch 2G. Same goes for the iPhone 3GS and iPod Touch 3G which are clocked at 600MHz instead of the potentially possible 833MHz.
It doesn’t seem too difficult in terms of how tos for the iPhone, but JBnator does inform you that you should proceed at your own risk as this is potentially dangerous. Regardless, this certainly seems like an interesting project. I’d love to see someone post a review of just how well this helps the phone perform.