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    I followed the directions in steps 1 and 2 of the story posted on the home page here:
    http://www.precentral.net/whats-new-...-and-much-more

    However, I have no idea what to do for step 3 "Open up a command line terminal (it's not as scary as you think) and then use the palm-install command with the Pre plugged in to the computer (but not in USB mode). More here."

    How do I do this? Where is the command line terminal? (I am running Vista) Why do all the sets of directions I have read stop short of explaining what terminal is.
    All I want to accomplish at this point is to add the lines for the app My Tether, and this is the only thing in my way. Any help would be fantastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees368 View Post
    I followed the directions in steps 1 and 2 of the story posted on the home page here:
    http://www.precentral.net/whats-new-...-and-much-more

    However, I have no idea what to do for step 3 "Open up a command line terminal (it's not as scary as you think) and then use the palm-install command with the Pre plugged in to the computer (but not in USB mode). More here."

    How do I do this? Where is the command line terminal? (I am running Vista) Why do all the sets of directions I have read stop short of explaining what terminal is.
    All I want to accomplish at this point is to add the lines for the app My Tether, and this is the only thing in my way. Any help would be fantastic!
    In Visa/Win7 hit the Windows button. Then type cmd. You should see cmd.exe popup in the search field. Hit enter or click on it to launch a command line window. Hope that helps.
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    I got to that, but I am confused what to do at this point. Putting in the text that my tether says to do dosent do anything.
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    Then maybe you shouldn't be messing with homebrew apps if you don't know what a command prompt is or how to navigate in one. Why not try google for some how-to's.

    The instructions are straightforward if you know basic computing.

    You could also open the path mentioned in the instructions using "My Computer" or Windows Explorer and then dragging the *.ipk file to the palm-install.bat file. This way you don't have to type.

    If you can't do that, I'm out of options.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees368 View Post
    I got to that, but I am confused what to do at this point. Putting in the text that my tether says to do dosent do anything.
    You're trying to install MyTether? Using these instructions? From first post of thread http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...ml#post1735750

    Instructions (version 1.2.1):
    Root into your pre, in command line type the following commands:
    Code:

    cd /tmp/
    mount -o remount rw, /

    wget http://hps.aonic.net/~raja/pre/net.a..._1.2.1_all.ipk
    ipkg install net.aonic.my-tether_1.2.1_all.ipk

    wget http://hps.aonic.net/~raja/pre/org.w...es-0.4_all.ipk
    ipkg install org.webosinternals.services-0.4_all.ipk

    rm org.webosinternals.services-0.4_all.ipk net.aonic.my-tether_1.2.1_all.ipk
    mount -o remount ro, /

    /usr/bin/luna-send palm://com.palm.applicationManager/rescan {}
    I see. These instructions are for installing on a rooted Pre. They're linux command line instructions. You run them from a terminal window on the pre once it's been rooted. You need to find instructions for how to root you're pre in order to use those.

    If you have the SDK the MyTether post also has instructions for how to install it without rooting but you still have to install a the webosinternals package by rooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marioc View Post
    You're trying to install MyTether? Using these instructions? From first post of thread http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...ml#post1735750



    I see. These instructions are for installing on a rooted Pre. They're linux command line instructions. You run them from a terminal window on the pre once it's been rooted. You need to find instructions for how to root you're pre in order to use those.

    If you have the SDK the MyTether post also has instructions for how to install it without rooting but you still have to install a the webosinternals package by rooting.
    Thank you for replying. This is still quite over my head. I am not experienced enough to root the pre yet. I wish there was an app for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees368 View Post
    Thank you for replying. This is still quite over my head. I am not experienced enough to root the pre yet. I wish there was an app for that.
    I wasn't willing to root my Pre until the tethering app was out. Then I took the plunge. So far it's worked great. Haven't bricked my phone yet. Still could happen. But I'm very happy with MyTether. The app works great. It was the one thing that I really wanted to have my phone do. Now that the SDK is out I'm looking to install stuff without having to root. Should be safer that way. I

    f you can wait a little longer the developer of MyTether is working on an installer which doesn't require rooting your pre. Right now it's only available to people who donate, but I would assume he'll release to all eventually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marioc View Post
    I wasn't willing to root my Pre until the tethering app was out. Then I took the plunge. So far it's worked great. Haven't bricked my phone yet. Still could happen. But I'm very happy with MyTether. The app works great. It was the one thing that I really wanted to have my phone do. Now that the SDK is out I'm looking to install stuff without having to root. Should be safer that way. I

    f you can wait a little longer the developer of MyTether is working on an installer which doesn't require rooting your pre. Right now it's only available to people who donate, but I would assume he'll release to all eventually.
    I would be willing to donate if I could get the app without having to root. This is interesting.
    However, I don't see that option anywhere on this site: http://mytether.net/
    Anyone know how to donate on that site?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yankees368 View Post
    I would be willing to donate if I could get the app without having to root. This is interesting.
    However, I don't see that option anywhere on this site: My Tether : Tethering for Palm Pre
    Anyone know how to donate on that site?
    If you are interested in donating the link is on the first page of the forum posting for MyTether.

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...ml#post1735750

    It's in the middle of the post somewhere.

    Once you donate you'll get an email which tells you how to access the MyTether forums. There you can find version 1.2.4 which is the latest version and the installer. And you can ask questions of other users as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marioc View Post
    If you are interested in donating the link is on the first page of the forum posting for MyTether.

    http://forums.precentral.net/homebre...ml#post1735750

    It's in the middle of the post somewhere.

    Once you donate you'll get an email which tells you how to access the MyTether forums. There you can find version 1.2.4 which is the latest version and the installer. And you can ask questions of other users as well.
    I got the email from him, but I don't see to have access to the donors page. Now what?
    Last edited by Yankees368; 07/21/2009 at 03:30 PM.
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    webos-internals appears to be making the stuff easy to install. I noticed several things have been scripted to automate the process. Also I know homebrewed apps appear to have gotten easier to install now that the SDK is public. Still not as easy as double click install shield or click install from the device but perhaps it will reach that point.

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