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Old 07/26/2009, 09:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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EDIT: THIS INFO IS OBSOLETE. DO NOT FOLLOW THIS GUIDE

If you need to install Novacom drivers, use Universal Novacom Installer or WOSQI

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This is an alternate method from the WebOS-Internals one, on how to install Novacom on Windows 7. This one is for the average user who wants an easy install.
  1. First off, you'll need to download the WebOSDoctor recovery rom (or if you're using the current WebOS Quick Install, you'll already have this file): Sprint WebOSDoctor 1.2.1 or Bell (Canada).
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  2. Download and install Orca. It's a tool from Windows SDK to easily edit Microsoft Installer packages. It's a very quick and simple install.
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  3. Go to where you downloaded the WebOSDoctor recovery rom and right click on it. Choose "Open with", then "Choose Default Program" and choose whatever archive manager you use (WinZip, WinRar, 7-Zip, etc.).
    • If you don't have any archive manager, I recommend 7-Zip, it's free.
    • If your archive manager isn't listed, hit the "Browse" button and navigate to find it.
    • Make sure "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" is not checked. (we want "Java(TM) Platform SE binary" to always be the default)

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  4. Open up the resources folder. Scroll down through it till you find the 2 MSI files (NovacomInstaller_x64.msi and NovacomInstaller_x86.msi).
    • For 32bit Windows 7, extract "NovacomInstaller_x86.msi"
    • For 64bit Windows 7, extract "NovacomInstaller_x64.msi"

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  5. Right click on the extracted MSI file. Click the "Edit with Orca"

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  6. On the left "Tables" list click "InstallExecuteSequence" and on the main table, look for "installumdf.08B8BE2B_9174_49D1_84B0_40324FD7DE34" and delete it. Save and close.

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  7. Run the msi. Everything should install properly


Credits: Based on work found at CodeUtopia

[Moderator's note:] Here are the current webOS 1.2.1 Sprint and Bell links (from cas_esq,
as of 11/7/09):

Sprint WebOSDoctor 1.2.1 or

Bell (Canada)

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Old 07/26/2009, 10:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Did it all, installed properly, but I still get the ERROR; NO DEVICE FOUND...

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Old 07/26/2009, 11:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Can someone host the edited file, i did it myself but i think it can help some people, if anyone has a rapidshare i can send u guys the edited files.
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Old 07/27/2009, 12:22 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Did it all, installed properly, but I still get the ERROR; NO DEVICE FOUND...

Thanks!
I'll PM you about this to keep this thread clean of WebOS Quick Install issues

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FYI, apparrently this method of Novacom installtion worked for a friend who couldn't get novacom installed on his 32bit vista computer

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Old 07/27/2009, 02:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was beginning to lose faith that I would ever be able to install Homebrew Apps. Thank you very much for finding a way.
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Old 07/27/2009, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Win!
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Old 07/27/2009, 10:26 AM   #7 (permalink)
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all it said was gathering info and closed installed???
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Old 07/27/2009, 11:01 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I wish this would've been available a week ago when I was trying to decipher other tutorials! Nice work!
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Old 07/27/2009, 12:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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all it said was gathering info and closed installed???
yep. That's all it needs to do. Novacom is not actually a full program, simply a background service, which is why there's not setup or anything.
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Old 07/27/2009, 05:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You ROCK!! I thought I was crazy , I couldn't get anything to work. Easy-Peasy!
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Old 07/28/2009, 04:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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perfect. i installed virtual box before i tried this on x64 and everything seems to be running correctly.
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Old 07/28/2009, 02:37 PM   #12 (permalink)
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[*]Run the msi. Everything should install properly [/list]
Sorry for the stupid question...
Which file is the MSI again? The ones I just edited?
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Old 07/29/2009, 12:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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On my vista and xp everything installed great and worked on the emulator only./ removing that line from the msi did it thank you so much your awsome./ i'll be sure to pass the tidbits along and give the credit where it's due...this rocks!!!!!!
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Old 07/29/2009, 01:28 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I'm not trying to knock your tut but how is this easier than the current method.

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Make sure you install the sdk to C:\Pre\SDK.
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Old 07/29/2009, 04:06 AM   #15 (permalink)
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I'm not trying to knock your tut but how is this easier than the current method.
Last I checked, the current way to install for Windows 7 is Novacom with Windows 7 - WebOS Internals (as mentioned in my first post)
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Old 07/29/2009, 08:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Jason, it's a WIKI... Please, feel free to update that page with the Orca method and to link it to Accessing Linux with a tag to go there if your windows 7 install fails.

It will be far more FINDABLE there than buried deep in Forum history.

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Old 07/29/2009, 08:35 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Last I checked, the current way to install for Windows 7 is Novacom with Windows 7 - WebOS Internals (as mentioned in my first post)
I apologize dude, i thought you were posting a windows tutorial on getting the sdk installed on windows 7. I didn't notice your tutorial was specific to the novacom driver. Thats what happens when you type while sleepy.
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Old 07/31/2009, 04:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Original instruction did not work until I attempted to charge phone after being completely drained. Novacom recognised Pre only then, allowing communication.
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Old 07/31/2009, 07:46 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Did it all, installed properly, but I still get the ERROR; NO DEVICE FOUND...

Thanks!
I am also getting the same problem
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Old 07/31/2009, 02:14 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I am also getting the same problem
what worked for me, is to go back into dev mode on pre "upupdown etc" turn off dev mode then after reset turn it back on. once I did that the new hard ware box did not return. then I went into device manager on pc right clicked palm novacom driver and updated driver, by searching in palm\palm,inc\novacom. it found driver than I was up and running. this is on vista 64bit
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