I stopped doing it once Preware added the overclocking kernel stuff.
I found it solved the random luna restarts when I turned it off.
And somewhere there is a post that says there is a security hole that is open when it is in that mode. I guess that's because you have command line acces to the guts of your Pre...
You should turn it of, IMHO. I also recommend that you do a luna restart after you do anything in Preware (other than installing apps). Themes, patches, etc... if you don't restart Luna, it seems it will eventually restart itself, and at a most inconvenient time...
I keep mine on all the time. Every once in a while I'll turn it off, only because I've heard the rumor about security issues, but never really thought how anyone would have an easier time cracking into my phone with Dev Mode on or off. I figure it wouldn't matter much because they could turn Dev Mode on themselves to get to my phones internals anyway.
In Dev mode 24/7. Been there since I first turned it on, about a month after I got my Pre (7/09)
Never had any issues. I dont lose stuff, so my Pre is always with me, no worries about someone getting into it..
If I should like get hit by a bus, and my stuff goes flying, and someone gets ahold of it, and does evil stuff to it, oh well, I think I have worse problems prying bus parts off my buttt
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That's odd? I didn't think you could leave it in DEV mode... The first time I used it with WOSQI I messed a few calls that never showed up on my phone. Now I only turn it on if I need to use WOSQI.
WOSQI still calls the rescan service after an install, which causes phone notifications to be broken due to a webOS 1.4.x bug in the unsupported, undocumented internal Palm applicationManager service. If you are experiencing this, you should report it to Jason R in the Canuck Software forum.
Preware has a preference option (which defaults to Yes) to avoid this webOS bug.