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  1.    #1  
    Hi guys,
    i'm going to buy a Palm Pre from expansys, and of course i have some questions for you.
    First: is the Palm Pre root-capable?
    Second: there are possibilities to have webOS 2 on the first version of Pre?
    Third: do i need a computer with Windows or can I stay quietly on linux?
    Fourth: in case of trouble with webOS etc, what tools do I need to return to its original state my pre?
    Fifth: is recommended to install the SDK?
    Sixth: what are the killer-apps for webOS?
    These are newbie questions, i know, but i know nothing about this device and its OS.
    BTW, i know enough about linux so i can understand technical terms
    Thanks for the help!
    Last edited by gianguido; 11/06/2010 at 06:33 PM.
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    No need to root the Pre, but yes, it can be done.

    WebOS 2.0 isn't out, yet, except on the Pre2 in France.


    Not sure on the Linux question.

    You will need to download the WebOS Doctor for your version and carrier.

    Huh?
    Sent from my favorite gadget!
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    Thanks for the answers verwon
    Another question: i'm going to buy the Pre on eXpansys. Now, can I use it in Italy (with H3G Italy) without problems?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuyFromNam View Post
    Expect problems. I'll check the carrier database to see if your carrier is included.
    If it's not you will have to create metadoctor firmware to get in your phone and edit the carrier db manually.
    I've googled a bit and yes H3G Italy it's included in the Pre
    This would mean that i can activate it by italy, download paid app and so on?
    Italian, linux user and guitarist
  5.    #5  
    Why i need a credit card?
    I'll see for an used Palm Pre but there is a SIM lock?
    Italian, linux user and guitarist
  6. #6  
    Not all applications are free and you have to have a credit card to purchase them.
    Sent from my favorite gadget!
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    1: yess it is root capable
    2:im pretty sure update will hit older devices soon
    3:no clue, idnt kno enough to answer that
    4:if you run into trouble, use webos doctor
    5:yess
    6:that depends on what ur looking for.

    hope this helped.
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    Sixth: what are the killer-apps for webOS?
    Preware - It will allow you to load patches, applications, kernels and themes. No other mobile OS has it!
    Palm m130 > Verizon Trēo 650 > Verizon Trēo 755p > Verizon Palm Prē Plus > TouchPad > Verizon Palm Prē 2
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    expansys is expensis (i.e. expensive). No?
    ...This programming stuff is actually addictive but really hard :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by gianguido View Post
    Why i need a credit card?
    ...
    In order to purchase programs from the App Catalog you need to register a credit card(s) and must select a 'Billing Country' from a drop-down list which has limited options determined by where your Pre was first activated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rkguy View Post
    expansys is expensis (i.e. expensive). No?
    I don't think so, it costs only 250 w/ shipping in 24/48 hrs.

    Quote Originally Posted by johncc View Post
    In order to purchase programs from the App Catalog you need to register a credit card(s) and must select a 'Billing Country' from a drop-down list which has limited options determined by where your Pre was first activated.
    For now I do not have a credit card but I will try to procure as soon as possible if the situation is made so

    BTW, this is a great community, just two days i am registered and i like it very much
    Italian, linux user and guitarist
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    Buying it from china isn't too much convenient, there are too much tax :-/
    Apart for "BLU" in that list there are all italian carriers!
    Italian, linux user and guitarist
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    Second hand is your best option, or you'll be unable to purchase apps.

    -- Sent from my Palm Pre using Forums Beta
    Newness Developments apps:

  14.    #14  
    Quote Originally Posted by deCorvett View Post
    Second hand is your best option, or you'll be unable to purchase apps.
    Even if i make a custom doctor without activation?
    Italian, linux user and guitarist
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    My carrier is H3G (3 Italy) so i'm going to have any problem, right?
    Italian, linux user and guitarist
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    Apps are last problem. Can you link me carrier's database?
  17.    #17  
    My carrier is supported for activation and voice too so, I should not have problems for they.
    What are the most important tweaks from preware?

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