I don't understand the first question. Is what the only way? Have or haven't taken a back up?
Originally Posted by metro72
If you did not back up before resetting you have probably lost all data contained in the Palm accounts, apps and their data. Anything synced to third party services should be OK. I'm not sure what happens to the USB storage area in the event of reset, but it should not be affected by a webOS doctor. Reset is one option on the device, the doctor is different, but the results of doing either are similar I think. As I wrote to the OP, do not reset or doctor before backing up (unless you really don't care!), as there is no longer any Palm profile back up that will restore your device.
None of the links in the article are broken.
There is an error I think, which isn't clear because it works either way, but I will edit the article. The error is the statement that the Internet archive holds copies of the webOS doctors. What it has is a copy of webOS-internals' listing and it follows those links to the original source at HP. As the listing at webOS-internals still exists, a trip via the archive is unnecessary. I guess there was a bit of confusion on the original thread.
Why are you seeing broken links? Surely it is because the HP servers closed down along time ago right? Not quite.
Paragraph 5 explains what to do if you see apparently broken links. Follow this one:
with the HOSTS file modified, your browser will now ignore the redirect to mynewpalm and fetch the correct links which are hidden, but still present out there. In addition to the latest version (3.0.5), for future use, you should probably get version 3.0.0 as it is apparently the only version that can fix partition problems - you never know when you might need it or when HP will finally pull the plug.
A java program is contained in a .jar file, which is also an archive.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JAR_%28file_format%29 One suggested program to open the archives is WinRAR.
In the case of the device tool, it contains files relevant to the original Pre phones. To make it work with a Touchpad, you copy the relevant file from the webOS doctor JAR and place a copy in the devicetool JAR. As you've obtained both original files from HP, you can be confident that you are using fairly safe versions. If you are happy to trust the helpful people on this forum, you can be lazy & use the one that's already been modified. That is here:
Full instructions are on the original thread:
HP TP Server Error
There is background (links to GMMan's earlier thread on the subject) and Fuddy78's instructions. Ignore the 3-part doctor file, just grab the originals as above (do it anyway). Then modify your devicetool or just use the pre-modified the one linked above.
If you tried this and are having problems, please check the instructions and clearly report how it fails. Someone can probably give you some tips