03/15/2010, 04:23 AM
WebOS Repair Utility 2.1
WebOS Repair Utility is a completely unofficial, cross-platform desktop program that will compare md5sums. In essence, it checks which file are altered or damaged and gives options like to ignore or restore directly from webOSDoctor.
There is absolutely no obligation to donation, just some people requested a link, plus all funds go to help keeping me developing (which as university goes by, requires stricter and stricter time-management).
Downloadable JAR is attached to this post
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Be sure to save WebOSRepairUtility.jar to the same folder as WebOSDoctor. I've you've used WebOS Quick Install, you'll already have it downloaded to the same folder as WebOSQuickInstall.jar.
If you don't have webOSDoctor, just run WebOSRepairUtility.jar and you'll get the option to download it.
Also be sure to have your device with DevMode enabled and connected in "Just Charge" before running WebOSRepairUtility.jar.
There's 2 main functions:
- Upon clicking, you'll need to find the webOSDoctor that corresponds to your device's carrier/version.
- Then, it will proceed to do a scan of WebOS program files on your device.
- If a file is missing from your device or a file has been altered, you're given the option to "Restore" or "Ignore"
- "Restore" will restore the original factory file directly from WebOSDoctor and put it in place on your device.
- "Ignore" is handy for situations where you want files left altered, like in the case of certain files with Virtual-Keyboard
- Restore Specific File
- This will bring up a popup get will let you restore a specific file directly from the WebOSDoctor to device. No hassle, no mess.
Scan times vary. On the emulator can take 30+ minutes; on my Sprint Pre it only took about 10 minutes.
If you're a user of WebOS Quick Install/Preware, you get the added benefit that this will not interfere with the tweaks/patches/themes and will in fact help correct things if things go wrong and will even prevent some things that could go wrong.
Of course if you enable the "Override Compatibility" menu option, then all bets are off. All tweaks/patches/themes will be removed and your device will be restored to factory state, with the notable difference that your applications, files, contacts, calendar, etc. will all still be intact.
- Java 1.6 or greater
- If you use WebOS Quick Install, chances are you have this already downloaded, though it might not be the the current version.
- If you don't have a webOSDoctor.jar, just run WebOSRepairUtility.jar and it'll download one for you
- Manual download links can be found on this page
Oh, and standard disclaimer applies; this software is provided "as is" without guarantee, and usage is at your own risk. I am in no way affiliated with Palm Inc. and this this software is completely unofficial. This is an in-development app, so don't be surprised to see bugs.
v2.1 - June 6, 2010
- Many minor bugfixes
- Much improved file detection system giving much greater stability
v2.01 - March 16, 2010
- Fixed bug with Verizon devices that prevented scanning
- Fixed bug that would accidentally delete webOSDoctor.jar on error
- Verbose logging is now enabled by default
v2.0 - March 15, 2010
- No longer version/carrier restricted
- Grabs stock md5sum list from selected webOSDoctor
- Fixed diff generation
- Added safeguards to prevent/deal with connection errors
- Improved scanning efficiency
- New md5sum reader class
- Dynamic webOSDoctor downloader (like in WebOS Quick Install)