So... I have a pair of Pre(s) and one is having this issue and I do not know if it attempted the 1.2 update or not. The other is waiting to do the update when I plug it in but is not having the "Signed Out" problem yet. Every time I plug it in it asks and I say "Heck No"...
I used WebOS Quick install to load MyTether and File Coaster. Then used File Coaster to install various apps. But did not apply any tweaks with the Quick install to the phone that isn't working. I also don't think i installed any "patches" like the on screen keyboard. I did install tweaks to the one that is still working but am now afraid to boot into Dev mode to remove them as the reboot might prompt a profile reconnect which may fail. So does MyTether and File Coaster cause problems with the update? What about all the other apps installed with File Coaster, surely those aren't considered Tweaks or Patches. I'm fine with having to delete and reinstall the apps if they no longer work. I see the warnings about undoing tweaks and patches, are we just talking about the tweaks that WebOS Quick install can do, or the programs installed via it? There are no uninstallers, do I need to delete all these apps first or are the apps safe to keep installed?
I've also used Novaterm to installed Optware on both phones including Dropbear, lighttp, dyndns, and my favorite !vi editor (Which are awesome!). I know this may not be the place to ask, but could those be causing problems also? I have not idea how to remove those, there's no obvious "uninstall" steps I can find at the moment. Curiously enough, I can still ssh and hit the web pages at the "Signed Out" phone and was able to scp some photos and whatnot from the internal media incase I need to "Erase All Data". If it would help at all I can ssh into it and try any ideas that anyone might have to trick it into just working like a phone again. The still working phone also has rsync installed (which is going on the broken one as soon as it's working again) and is entirely synced to a home server via wifi excluding some stuff like /proc. I just ran an rsync again and noticed a few new things were transfered that caught my eye, including:
The phone that is not working does not have these folders, so I'm assuming that it has either finished the update or not yet downloaded it.
Both are reporting this from me@castle:~$ sudo /sbin/sysctl -a
But I have no idea if that has anything to do with the WebOS or if that is related to the Optware that has been installed. How can I get the current WebOS version from the terminal?
kernel.osrelease = 2.6.24-palm-joplin-3430
kernel.version = #1 175.1.23
So What do I need to do to make sure the working phone updates properly?
1 - Boot into Dev mode and un-apply the tweaks (working phone only).
2 - Uninstall the on screen keyboard (which I have not installed so am good).
3 - Are the apps, including MyTeather and File Coaster safe to leave on?
4 - Is Optware safe to leave installed?
Seriously Palm, you gotta fix this "Must be linked to the Cloud to run" BS. Don't make me re-activate my Centro which BTW still works just fine with no cloud at all. It takes videos, ssh, vnc, voice recorder, editable spreadsheets, keeps SMS from email addresses in separate threads, and I could go on... FIX IT, FIX IT, FIX IT!