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  1. #61  
    Replied to your other post on this thread: Activation Bypass for TouchPad

    So you are saying that device tool is in a zip file?

    In order to run this file, you may need to extract it. Perhaps your operating system allows files to be accessed and run directly from archives like zip files, but I don't know if this ability is available from the command line.

    A .zip file is a compressed archive. A .jar file is also an archive, but can also be run as a program by the java virtual machine (java is a means to run programs on many different systems - write once, run everywhere).

    If you have one archive stored in another, I'd suggest extracting it (I think you are using winRAR) to keep things simple.

    Summary: Use WinRAR to extract devicetool.jar from the tp_activate(1).zip file. The folder you extract it to is the final part of the path. The full path (on windows) is from C:\ to that folder.

    See posts 20 & 25 on this thread for discussion of paths relative to the command prompt.

    If you have further questions, identifying your computer operating system should help you get more specific instructions.
    Last edited by Preemptive; 07/21/2015 at 08:43 PM.
  2. #62  
    Hello Foddy,
    The site address given by you for devicetool.jar file say's access denied.Could you please give me some other way to get device tool??
  3. #63  
    Quote Originally Posted by Manogyna Yeedulapalli View Post
    Hello Foddy,
    The site address given by you for devicetool.jar file say's access denied.Could you please give me some other way to get device tool??
    Try the direct link here:
    https://pivotce.com/2015/06/24/tip-h...ss-activation/

    There is also a link to Grabber5.0's pre-modified version.
  4. #64  
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffex19 View Post
    Possible solution to this error? Please help me
    I believe in her case the Novacom driver wasn't installed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Draylyn View Post
    I am at the very last part and don't know what to type in the Command Prompt because I don't know the path to the devicetool2.jar. All I know is it's in WinRAR and tp_activate(1).zip but have no idea what to type in past java -jar. Can someone please help me understand what to type to get my friends HP tablet operational again? Sadly, I've been at it for the past 5 hours.
    If you aren't sure of the path you can right-click on the file, select properties & it will be next to where it says "location" on the "general" tab.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manogyna Yeedulapalli View Post
    Hello Foddy,
    The site address given by you for devicetool.jar file say's access denied.Could you please give me some other way to get device tool??
    Here ya go - http://www.filedropper.com/devicetool
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  5. #65  
    Hello ,
    I have successfully bypass activated my touch pad.But could not use hp catalog.Please give me a way to solve this.
  6. #66  
    Quote Originally Posted by Manogyna Yeedulapalli View Post
    Hello ,
    I have successfully bypass activated my touch pad.But could not use hp catalog.Please give me a way to solve this.
    It's simple: you can't. HP app catalog is gone.
  7. #67  
    Quote Originally Posted by Manogyna Yeedulapalli View Post
    Hello ,
    I have successfully bypass activated my touch pad.But could not use hp catalog.Please give me a way to solve this.
    Your alternative is Preware. Instructions for install are here:
    Guide: Coming (Back) to webOS in 2014, Part 1 | pivotCE
  8. #68  
    I managed to get to this part


    - Right-click on the "devicetool" file you downloaded. Notice I said right-click not the normal left-click. After you right-click click on "Open with WinRar."
    - A window will popup & you will see three folders named "com" "META-INF" & "org."
    - Double-click "com"
    - Next, double-click "palm"
    - Next, double-click "webos"
    - Next, double-click "devicetool"
    - Next, double-click "images"
    - You will now see two files named nova-installer-image-castle.uImage & nova-installer-image-pixie.uImage. We want to add a third file. That third file is the "nova-installer-image-topaz.uImage" you just saved to your computer.
    - So, next, click on the icon named "Add." Find the "nova-installer-image-topaz.uImage" file and click "ok." Then click "ok" again and it will add it.
    - Close/exit out that WinRar window



    But i cant open the devicetool.jar in the link that was posted... It says access denied when i try and open it... iv tried the other links you guys have posted but no luck.. PLEASE HELP
  9. #69  
    Quote Originally Posted by tooxtal View Post
    ...But i cant open the devicetool.jar in the link that was posted... It says access denied when i try and open it... iv tried the other links you guys have posted but no luck.. PLEASE HELP
    Are you saying you can't open it or can't download it?

    Tip: How to Bypass Activation | pivotCE

    The link in this article works for me. I have implemented the Hosts file fix that is also referenced there.
  10. #70  
    Hey, I tried to get the last download in your list of links, but I'm getting

    Access Denied

    You don't have permission to access "http://cdn.downloads.palm.com.edgekey.net/" on this server.
    Reference #18.f85af180.1433824599.15ceaec

    Is there any way around this?
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    Hi, i am having issues downloading the devicetool.jar from the link provided above. It says: Access denied! Can someone help please.
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    I want to thank you so very much for the help your post provided me. My TP is now working fine, i had an issue with the devicetool.jar but i used the link posted by Joshua and it worked perfect. Thank youuuu!






    Quote Originally Posted by fuddy78 View Post
    Looks like someone else helped out while I was waiting for my post to be approved.



    Yeah, the 3 parts act as 1 when they are downloaded together. The webosdoctor link you posted to the single file is better since it eliminates a few steps but the process is essentially the same.

    You would just right-click on that file to open with WinRar then click on the "resources" folder and follow the rest of the steps from there.
  13. #73  
    Quote Originally Posted by fuddy78 View Post
    I did the "Erase Apps & Data" from the "Reset Options" on my Touchpad & was faced with the same problem. Gathering information here & following the instructions GMMan gave on another thread I was able to restore my Touchpad to normal working ability. Since the files you need are scattered around & the instructions can be a little difficult to understand for novice users I've hopefully simplified the process.

    GMMan's short version instructions - Activation Bypass for TouchPad

    Now for the long version...

    Here's what you will need to do to fix your Touchpad:


    Hardware:

    1. Your HP Touchpad
    2. USB cable that came with your Touchpad
    3. A Laptop or Desktop with Windows


    Files:

    1. WinRar 32-bit or 64-bit
    32-bit: WinRAR (32-bit) - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com
    64-bit: WinRAR (64-bit) - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com

    I used 64-bit since I'm on Windows 8.1.

    2. Java - https://www.java.com/en/

    Java may already be installed on your laptop or desktop computer. Go ahead and download if you aren't sure.

    3. Universal Novacom Installer 1.4.1

    Scroll down the page where it says downloads & click on "UniversalNovacomInstaller-1.4.1.jar"
    https://github.com/123Haynes/univers...ses/tag/v1.4.1

    4. webos doctor 3.0.5 - It is 3 parts/files instead of 1 file. Just download all 3 to same location on your laptop or desktop.
    Part 1 - webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi.part1
    Part 2 - webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi.part2
    Part 3 - webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi.part3

    5. devicetool.jar - https://web.archive.org/web/20150224...devicetool.jar


    Instructions:

    1. Install WinRar -
    Double-click on the WinRar file you downloaded and then click "install" then "ok" & then "done."
    If a window pops up showing the WinRar files just close/exit it out.

    2. Install Java -
    This may already be installed on your laptop or desktop computer but if you're not sure just install it anyway. It will just update your current version.
    Double-click on the Java file you downloaded and then click "install."
    Uncheck the two boxes in the next window or it will make "ask" your default homepage & search provider.
    Then click "next."
    Click "close" after it installs. It will also ask you to verify java but you can close that window unless you want to verify it.

    3. Install Universal Novacom Installer 1.4.1 -
    Double-click on the UniversalNovacomInstaller-1.4.1.jar file you downloaded and then click "Install Novacom."
    Click "ok" after it installs the driver.
    Then close/exit out the window if you see the "Install Novacom" again.
    During installation you may see a black window popup for a few seconds then go away. That's normal.

    This is where it gets slightly more advanced...


    1. Double-click on webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi.part1 file you downloaded
    - WinRar will open the file in a new window
    - Next, you will see a file named webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi.jar (It's the only file in the window)
    - Next, you are going to click on that file once to highlight it. (Don't double-click it. If you double click the file it will open the webos doctor program. If you do open webos doctor by accident you will see a window popup asking you to select your language. Just close it out.)
    - After you click on webosdoctorp305hstnhwifi.jar and see it highlighted look above for the icon that says "view." The icon is a book with reading glasses in front of it. Click "view."
    - It will start extracting & then you will see three folders named "com" "META-INF" & "resources."
    - Double-click "resources"
    - You will see a bunch of files. You want the third one called "webOS.tar"
    - Double-click "webOS.tar"
    - You will see a bunch of files again. You now want the 13th file down called "nova-installer-image-topaz.uImage"
    - Click on it once to highlight it. Then click the icon above that says "Extract To." A window will popup asking you where to save it. I recommend saving it with the other files you've already downloaded to make it easier to find later. Then click "ok."

    If you have 3 WinRar windows open you might want to go ahead and exit them out to avoid clutter. You no longer need them.

    Next,

    - Right-click on the "devicetool" file you downloaded. Notice I said right-click not the normal left-click. After you right-click click on "Open with WinRar."
    - A window will popup & you will see three folders named "com" "META-INF" & "org."
    - Double-click "com"
    - Next, double-click "palm"
    - Next, double-click "webos"
    - Next, double-click "devicetool"
    - Next, double-click "images"
    - You will now see two files named nova-installer-image-castle.uImage & nova-installer-image-pixie.uImage. We want to add a third file. That third file is the "nova-installer-image-topaz.uImage" you just saved to your computer.
    - So, next, click on the icon named "Add." Find the "nova-installer-image-topaz.uImage" file and click "ok." Then click "ok" again and it will add it.
    - Close/exit out that WinRar window

    Almost done...

    1. Turn off your Touchpad.
    2. Hold the Vol+ and Power buttons at same time on your TouchPad until the big USB logo is displayed
    - The Vol+ button is on the left when you hold the Touchpad horizontally.
    3. Plug in your TouchPad to your computer with the USB cable
    4. Open up a command prompt (It's a black window)
    - On Windows 8 it's an App that says Command Prompt
    - Windows 7 How To Open Command Prompt in Windows 7 [Easy, 1 Min]
    or Open a Command Prompt window
    5. Next, you'll be typing a code to execute the devicetool file you downloaded & modified already.

    Read below: This is a generic code you have to modify slightly.
    Code:
    java -jar path/to/devicetool.jar
    where "path/to/devicetool.jar" is where you downloaded devicetool.jar to

    So, you need to know the path to your devicetool file.
    For example, I saved the devicetool file on my laptop to my "downloads" folder. So, the code I would type in the command prompt is this:
    java -jar c:/users/steven/downloads/devicetool.jar
    - Then hit enter to run it.

    The part in bold is what you have to change.


    After you hit enter the command prompt will show code like this:

    Code:
    C:\>java -jar devicetool.jar
    Found device: topaz-bootie
    Copying ram disk.................
    Rebooting device...
    Configuring device...
      Reading all physical volumes.  This may take a while...
      Found volume group "store" using metadata type lvm2
      8 logical volume(s) in volume group "store" now active
      0 logical volume(s) in volume group "store" now active
    Rebooting device...
    Device is ready.
    Your Touchpad will show the HP logo & reboot.

    That's it. That fixed mine.

    GMMan said this at the end of his instructions when done running the code - "When you're ready to properly set up your TouchPad, delete "/var/luna/preferences/first-use-profile-created" on your TouchPad and reboot."

    I didn't have to do that.

    Not sure if there is a quicker or easier to do it & I'm not this will work for everyone it's just how I did it. Hope this can help someone.
    File: 5. devicetool.jar - https://web.archive.org/web/20150224...devicetool.jar

    When the link is clicked~The message reads: Access Denied

    You don't have permission to access "http://cdn.downloads.palm.com.edgekey.net/" on this server.
    Reference #18.f85af180.1433824599.15ceaec

    Any thoughts or solutions? Thanks
  14. #74  
    Quote Originally Posted by Melissa Becker1 View Post
    File: 5. devicetool.jar - https://web.archive.org/web/20150224...devicetool.jar

    When the link is clicked~The message reads: Access Denied

    You don't have permission to access "http://cdn.downloads.palm.com.edgekey.net/" on this server.
    Reference #18.f85af180.1433824599.15ceaec

    Any thoughts or solutions? Thanks
    Can anyone download any doctors or the device tool? I suspect these are now gone.
    EDIT: It seems the doctors are still in the archive, but no device tool - maybe I just mixed up what is archived and what is linked.

    Here is Grabber5.0's ready modified device tool:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/4x8illr57t...etool.jar?dl=0

    Go back to post 13 for the details, but the basic instructions are now:
    1. Install Java on your PC(if you haven't already).
    2. Install Novacom drivers on your PC(if you haven't already).
    3. Fully shut down the TouchPad.
    4. Hold the Vol+ and Power buttons together to boot to the USB symbol.
    5. Plug the TP into your computer.
    6. Open a command prompt and run the device tool.
    Last edited by Preemptive; 09/13/2015 at 10:31 PM.
  15. #75  
    Comandos


    Enviado desde mi GT-I8190 mediante Tapatalk
  16. #76  
    Over on this thread: Quick question - Pre 3 Skype still working for it? , it seems that a handful of apps including Skype are installed (or not) as part of the first-use process. This is probably due to geographic or carrier restriction. A user was able to reinstate Skype by extracting the IPK from a doctor.

    As it's possible to open up the doctor (jar archive) and do this, it occurred to me that it would also be possible to remove a file from the doctor before running it (maybe a bit of patching would also be required to remove any references to it).

    That file would be the first use app.

    I guess it's not relevant to a 'reset' situation, but doctoring with a modified doctor might avoid the need to do the device tool thing. It depends what the app does. If it's just setting up the wifi connection and then completing the setup by installing the optional apps, then it might be easy. The optional stuff can then be side-loaded or even grouped with the default system apps so they are installed anyway.

    Another option would be to patch the first-use app in the doctor to continue despite making no connection to HP.

    I suppose I'm suggesting a post-HP meta-doctor, but maybe the effort of modifying the device tool or patching the doctor is basically the same or I'm missing something important about the role of the first use app.

    I'm just interested to know if this idea has any value... or if it's stupid!
  17. #77  
    Over on this thread: Quick question - Pre 3 Skype still working for it? , it seems that a handful of apps including Skype are installed (or not) as part of the first-use process. This is probably due to geographic or carrier restriction. A user was able to reinstate Skype by extracting the IPK from a doctor.

    As it's possible to open up the doctor (jar archive) and do this, it occurred to me that it would also be possible to remove a file from the doctor before running it (maybe a bit of patching would also be required to remove any references to it).

    That file would be the first use app.

    I guess it's not relevant to a 'reset' situation, but doctoring with a modified doctor might avoid the need to do the device tool thing. It depends what the app does. If it's just setting up the wifi connection and then completing the setup by installing the optional apps, then it might be easy. The optional stuff can then be side-loaded or even grouped with the default system apps so they are installed anyway.

    Another option would be to patch the first-use app in the doctor to continue despite making no connection to HP.

    I suppose I'm suggesting a post-HP meta-doctor, but maybe the effort of modifying the device tool or patching the doctor is basically the same or I'm missing something important about the role of the first use app.

    I'm just interested to know if this idea has any value... or if it's stupid!
    There is already an option to bypass FirstUse with meta-doctor. I need to find time to figure out my service pack but been too busy with other things (mainly LuneOS lately). Basically you'd need to unpack the Doctor, make modifications and repack. Ideally in a script so it can be used with multiple Doctors.


    -- Sent from my TouchPad Go using Communities
    HP Veer (daily driver), HP Pre 3, HP Touchpad Proper 4G/LTE (Sierra MC7710), HP Touchpad 32GB WiFi, Palm Pre 2
  18. #78  
    Quote Originally Posted by Herrie View Post
    There is already an option to bypass FirstUse with meta-doctor. I need to find time to figure out my service pack but been too busy with other things (mainly LuneOS lately). Basically you'd need to unpack the Doctor, make modifications and repack. Ideally in a script so it can be used with multiple Doctors.


    -- Sent from my TouchPad Go using Communities
    Yes, as it is possible to 'back up' an installation as a meta-doctor, I assumed built-in activation bypass was possible and perhaps this would be fairly simple to do for the average user.

    But if that's complex, instructions like, '1. Open stock archive, 2. Find file & delete, 3. Run the doctor.', might be simple enough for non-techies who have no idea about the servers closing and have reset or woken a device up after a long time without use.

    However, I wouldn't be surprised to find that it just isn't that simple.

    And yes, you are too busy! Perhaps there are others here who have the skills to tackle a service-pack meta-doctor. There is a thread where a plan for this could be discussed. Hey everybody, take a look at Alan's article and the original instructions. Maybe some fairly techie-users can do this.
  19. #79  
    Just out of curiosity, would anyone happen to know at what point during a reset does a device lose the apps and data?

    I'm thinking of the 'non-voluntary' reset, but if data is left by any other options, that would also be interesting.

    If you're looking at the first use screen, is there a possible way to get into the device and recover data some how or is it already deleted? I don't know how it works, but I think data is often marked as deleted / can be overwritten without being actually erased. But maybe it is actually fully erased in this instance for security reasons.

    I'm thinking that when someone's device goes belly up, it may be possible to copy off data over USB or (as there's no data & app restoration from HP) after bypassing activation, there may be the old data somewhere on it.

    Perhaps there is some 'last minute back up' option for anyone who reset in ignorance or had it forced on them? When they come looking for the activation bypass instructions, that would be a time to make it clear that the data will be wiped and point out a last minute option for important data (or just saving those apps). That's always assuming there IS an option - there may well not be.
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    Some of this is a bit over my head. I was wondering if anyone posted a youtube video showing step
    by step instructions?

    What kind of company would leave customers stuck like this. You would think they would always
    offer some solution to get it working again.

    Thanks
    Ken
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