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Old 05/28/2011, 03:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Rod Whitby from webOSinternals bought a Veer to analyse the new hardware and test and improve all the hombrew stuff they build.
Unfortunately later on he posted on twitter:
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Yep, homebrew apps and patches are still safe, but hard-core command-line
level experimentation will result in a bricked Veer.

So, the bricking of the Veer is related to a PmA6Updater binary on the device.
DO NOT RUN PmA6Updater.

Also stay clear of the PmModem* binaries on the Veer, it is *far* more fragile
than the Pre/Pre+/Pre2 (which are pretty much unbrickable).

There is no danger associated with using Preware or Impostah or any other
released homebrew apps on the Veer.
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To be very clear, this is a device which was purchased at full price off-contract from an AT&T store.
There are no strings attached to this device. It was not a free or discounted developer device. The device did not come from HP. There is no NDA, embargo, convenant, or other restriction on this device.

It was used to test Preware, Impostah, Govnah, and other homebrew applications for the Veer. All that was very successful, and I can report that all tested homebrew applications and patches ran safely and correctly on the Veer.

Then it was used for further hard-core command-line investigation into the new "tap to share" interface (which seems to be controlled by an "A6" chip). That's when things went wrong, and the device was permanently bricked.
Please help us and donate
(Follow the link to see some pictures of the internals of a Veer)

You certainly know what the webosinternals team and Rod has done and is still doing for us.
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Old 05/28/2011, 05:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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We're over a third of the way there already ...

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Old 05/28/2011, 08:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I can donate $25. Total $226.
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Old 05/28/2011, 09:09 AM   #4 (permalink)
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+20$ from me

Thanks for merging
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Old 05/28/2011, 09:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Old 05/28/2011, 09:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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the shy timid Veer creeps out of the security of the shop storeroom and bravely takes it's place amongst the heard of smartphones.

Using it's small size and black camouflage it stays safe while others are snatched by hungry shoppers.

But today the Veers luck my have run out as the Webos hunter enters the store. This hunter is highly skilled and finding it's favourite quarry. Of all Webo's the rare Veer is especially prized.

The hunter quickly sees past the heard of smartphones and fixes on the unsuspecting Veer. It's all over in a flash and the captured Veer is carted off to the hunters lair. Often the hunter will tame the Veer by branding it with his profile. Today however is different and this Veer is destined to be shipped off to an Australian lab for research into. By learning more about the Veer the researcher hopes to help this rare species prosper.

The hunter is already looking for his next target the incredibly rare Pre3.
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Old 05/28/2011, 09:30 AM   #7 (permalink)
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+$10 from me.

Cheers Rod.
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Old 05/28/2011, 10:27 AM   #8 (permalink)
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We got merged?
Not sure my wife would approve...
She did already ;-)
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Old 05/28/2011, 10:28 AM   #9 (permalink)
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$20.00 on its way Rod. ~276.00 now.
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Old 05/28/2011, 10:50 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Donated 15$

Guess Rod appreciates a thread telling everyone that he BRICKED the Veer.
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Old 05/28/2011, 10:51 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Donated $5. My salary for today. Sorry I can't afford more.
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Old 05/28/2011, 10:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Donated $5. My salary for today. Sorry I can't afford more.
Every $ counts. Thank you
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Old 05/28/2011, 11:01 AM   #13 (permalink)
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$30 more. We are allways with you.

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Old 05/28/2011, 11:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Actually Rod collected lots of valuable data about this product and better to do it now than later when a hoard of peeps brick the phone. Im glad in his screenies he noted the void sticker on the Veer and how to replace the battery without removing that sticker. Its surprising HP didn't use a little adhesive on the clamps for the cover, after all we're not supposed to remove the cover right
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Old 05/28/2011, 11:17 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Rod, throw $30 more shrimp on the Bar-b
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Old 05/28/2011, 11:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Thanks for all your support to the community.

$100.00 just sent your way.
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Old 05/28/2011, 11:26 AM   #17 (permalink)
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20 dollars more, lets keep it rolling
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Thanks for all your support to the community.

$100.00 just sent your way.
That is a number, thank you
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Old 05/28/2011, 11:41 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Thanks for organizing the thread guys! Sent my $10 late last night, so I might already be counted in the total.
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