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    Updated 7/19/09: Current Version: 0.2.0

    I know the Konami Code appeals to my inner nerd, but a simple button appeals to my laziness more. I have built this app for everyone else out there that would rather not type in the code every time.

    DevMode Launcher is a very simple app.

    Launch the app and click the button.
    The app will launch the developer mode switcher app so one can enable or disable developers mode.
    Update 7/19/09:
    This app does not actually type in the code. It uses javascript to call the dev mode app. The reason for the button saying "enter the code" is because I wanted to keep the code part of the app because I think it adds a lot of spirit to the phone and doesn't completely bypass the intentions the WebOS developers had with the entering of the code. The code is a fun aspect of the phone and I would hate to see it completely removed.

    Update 7/19/09: Have not tested other install methods. Below is the method I use for installing apps:
    Rooting is not required to install this app.
    1.) Install the Palm WebOS SDK.
    2.) Enable developers mode on your Pre.
    3.) Plug Pre into computer.
    4.) Run the following command:
    Code:
    palm-install -d usb com.cstucker.devmodelauncher_0.2.0_all.ipk
    If you find any bugs, or have any suggestions feel free to let me know.

    To-Do List for Future releases:
    I plan on adding a simple animation that displays the Konami code step by step after you press the button. Beyond that I think the app is pretty much completed.

    Updates from Version 0.1.1 to 0.2.0:
    1) Added a "Bypass Button Press" toggle switch. When toggled on the app will automatically launch the dev mode switcher without requiring the user to press the button. App continues running in the background.
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    Last edited by palandri; 07/19/2009 at 08:05 PM.
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    Oh my!

    This is wonderful.

    I no longer have to perfectly type the million letter codeword!

    Thank you!


    - Craig
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    So you can switch between developer mode without restarting the Pre!?
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    No, this is just a shortcut to the Mode Switcher so you don't have to type in the Konami code every time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstucker View Post
    No, this is just a shortcut to the Mode Switcher so you don't have to type in the Konami code every time.
    I was actually thinking for something like this the other day.
    Thanks!
    I'm so lazy.
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    Don't take this as me knocking this app, but is this worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj_989 View Post
    Don't take this as me knocking this app, but is this worth it?
    I think so - typing the Konami code gets tiresome after a few times.
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    Thank YOU! God typing that freak'n code 6 times a day gets annoying
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj_989 View Post
    Don't take this as me knocking this app, but is this worth it?
    Is it worth what? It's a free app. If you want it, take it. It's something that will save 10-20 seconds of your time every time you want to enable/disable the dev mode.

    I appreciate the author's efforts. This will come in very handy.
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    There's already a hack in the predev wiki that allows you to unhide the dev mode app. Saves a step when you need to enable dev mode.
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    thanks this is very useful. I find myself turning the dev mode on and off allot and this will make it much easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunsparc View Post
    There's already a hack in the predev wiki that allows you to unhide the dev mode app. Saves a step when you need to enable dev mode.
    Doesn't this require you to root the phone? Not many people know how to do so.
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    Cool app but for those rooted it probably makes more sense just to unhide the real app per the predev wiki instructions (as mentioned previously)
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    this is pretty cool
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    i just leave my phone in developer mode, it doesnt seem to effect it as far as I can tell. Whats the benefits from turning it off and on again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rj_989 View Post
    Don't take this as me knocking this app, but is this worth it?
    Worth what? It's not like you paid for anything! Of course it's worth it!

    Great lil' timesaver!

    Only suggestion could be giving the icons for the buttons a nostalgic but clean 3D feel to them.

    I like that the app is clean in appearance so no need to get too fancy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon6535 View Post
    i just leave my phone in developer mode, it doesnt seem to effect it as far as I can tell. Whats the benefits from turning it off and on again?
    me too
    anyone know if there is a downside?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon6535 View Post
    i just leave my phone in developer mode, it doesnt seem to effect it as far as I can tell. Whats the benefits from turning it off and on again?
    Opens up the internal firewall, meaning anyone can access the phone.
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    alternately u can unhide developer mode from the wiki instructions..
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    yey.. no more typing in the code
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