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    This method does not work anymore!
    See here: IPK Fetcher

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    Here is a way to get quite a few of the free apps, even if they are not released for your country. Maybe most people know this, but it was new to me.

    Disclaimer:
    This little HowTo gives you a way to download free apps regardless of the country you are at. It will NOT give you a way for illegally downloading paid apps.

    Besides following this HowTo, you can also use the program IPK Fetcher.

    Here you can find the original howto (it is in german though):
    Tutorial: US-only Apps auf deutschen Palm Pres - Software - Nexave Palmforum

    Step 1:
    Download the file Packages from the Palm-Catalog Raw-Feed:
    http://ipkg.preware.org/feeds/palm-catalog/Packages
    Other feeds (from preware) can be found here:
    Index of /feeds/
    You can download other Packages files for other feeds from there.

    Step 2:
    Open the Packages file with the editor of your choice (gedit, kedit, notepad, wordpad, emacs, nano, vi...)
    Find the App you want. The free apps give you the location under "Filename". Just add https://cdn.downloads.palm.com/ in front of the given location.
    It should look like this:
    https://cdn.downloads.palm.com/apps/...me_version.ipk

    Step 3:
    Use the Link to download the package, for example with wget or directly with your browser
    Edit: Don't use IE it corrupts the ipk-packages (it's a piece of crap anyway)

    Step 4:
    Install the app using "palm install" or "Quick Install"


    I hope this helps, I hate this country based-app-stuff. It has really been making me mad lately.

    An app that would let you install those free app directly on your pre would be nice.

    Tschüß
    Pete
    Last edited by petehild; 03/06/2010 at 11:05 AM.
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    Awesome
    Many thanks
    Vas
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    Where do i enter wget in quik install? And the correct path?
    Thanks!
    How many times have you seen the Dr.?..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddball View Post
    Where do i enter wget in quik install? And the correct path?
    Thanks!
    You dont need to use wget...
    You can just bang the url onto your browser and get the ipk.
    Then use Quick Install to install it.
    Hope this helps
    Vas
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    Quote Originally Posted by maddball View Post
    Where do i enter wget in quik install? And the correct path?
    Thanks!
    wget is just the program I use under Linux to download stuff. It has nothing to do with Quick Install. Sorry for not making this clear

    Pete
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    But you can use wget if you want to download it directly on the pre and install it using ipkg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lexb View Post
    But you can use wget if you want to download it directly on the pre and install it using ipkg.
    If you use ipkg on the Pre for anything, be sure to give the "-o /media/cryptofs/apps" option or you will corrupt the rootfs ipkg database.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rwhitby View Post
    If you use ipkg on the Pre for anything, be sure to give the "-o /media/cryptofs/apps" option or you will corrupt the rootfs ipkg database.

    -- Rod
    Will do
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    Last edited by petvas; 02/27/2010 at 11:21 AM.
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    Please note that you cant download the file using Internet Explorer as it somehow corrupts the file. Works fine in Google Chrome and Firefox.
    Last edited by Andreas; 02/27/2010 at 08:03 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andreas View Post
    Thanks but how do you even get that file running, never seen such a file extension before .3?
    Install Java on your PC!
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    Quote Originally Posted by petvas View Post
    Install Java on your PC!
    Ive edited my post above, the file gets corrupt if I download it using IE.

    App seems to lockup on my computer or does it freeze while downloading the stream?

    Edited to say that it works now, just took a while for it to download the app stream, cheers for this. Really appreciated for us that are unwanted customers. =)
    Last edited by Andreas; 02/27/2010 at 10:20 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by petvas View Post
    wow wow wow

    thanks man, I'm in uk and just downloaded assassin creed free demo this fetcher is brilliant
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    Quote Originally Posted by petvas View Post
    Cool, awesome...

    Thank you
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    bummed that I can't get sims and monopoly. They don't show up in the feed
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenchild View Post
    bummed that I can't get sims and monopoly. They don't show up in the feed
    same here...
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    you can't use this method to get the free versions of NFS, Sims and Monopoly right?
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    Cant seem to find the german weather app wetter.com in the stream, is anyone else able to see it? I downloaded it a few weeks ago while I was on WebOS 1.1.3
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanGustafson View Post
    you can't use this method to get the free versions of NFS, Sims and Monopoly right?
    Nfs yes, the other ones are not in the list
    Actually the list is quite little, there are not all the 2000 catalog apps for sure
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    Guys, I'm the author of IPK Fetcher, and the reason why I didn't post it here yet is because it's not ready for a platform like Precentral! If it is, I will post it.

    You can follow the link at nexave if you know how, but DON'T REDISTRIBUTE please.
    Last edited by Blacklight; 02/27/2010 at 11:25 AM.
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