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Overclocking is defined by Wikipedia as

the process of running a computer component at a higher clock rate (more clock cycles per second) than it was designed for or was specified by the manufacturer, usually practiced by enthusiasts seeking an increase in the performance of their computers.
Now this same concept can be applied to your jailbroken iPod touch or iPhone. This process will allow you to increase the amount of free ram your device has by using the flash memory that is intended for music, video, and apps and turning it into extra virtual memory.

This virtual memory can be used by your device to perform normal functions while you play games and listen to music and have a movie downloading in the background with extra memory to spare. So lets get started!

1. Make sure you are jailbroken. (How do I do that?) And that you are on or at an above firmware of 3.0. (How do I check?)

2. Open Cydia then, in the bottom right corner tap on the Manage tab.



3. Tap on Sources then in the top right corner tap on Edit, then Add.

4. Type in http://repo.beyouriphone.com and press Add Source.



5. Once it's done, in the bottom right corner, tap on the Search tab.

6. Type in iPhoneVM 2 (OS 3.X) and tap on it.

7. Install iPhoneVM 2 (OS 3.X) to your device.



There you have it, once you restart your device, you will have much more RAM to use for more functions.

Please note that over-usage of this feature (running more than 7-8 memory intensive apps at once) may reduce the performance of your device over a period of time (a few years).

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netburnr said... @ October 27, 2009 at 2:46 PM

http://www.funkyspacemonkey.com/iphonevm-free-iphone-ram-memory-price-risks

Sounds to me like there is a better way to do this according to the above article...

Deadfire55 said... @ October 27, 2009 at 2:59 PM

Thanks for sharing Netburnr, looks to me like the sum of that is that the Chinesse version doesn't work very well but the .plist version works better. The one in the guide above is the .plist version.

Dougggggg said... @ January 3, 2010 at 10:22 PM

ive tried the plist version before. BE WARNED ALL. AFTER 1-3 WEEKS, YOUR IPOD TOUCH 1G ( WHAT I DID THIS ON ) AND MAYBE OTHER VERSIONS OF IPOD MAY LOSE SPEED/FUNCTIONALITY. THE SWAP FILE IS ONLY A TEMPORARY FIX, IF YOUR IPOD STARTS SLOWING DOWN, REMOVE THE VIRTUAL MEMORY I MEAN IT!

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