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Old 08/09/2009, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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To Install from Your Computer
Getting Started: Homebrew Apps, Patches, and Themes with WebOS Quick Install

To Install from Your Phone
Preware Guide to download directly to your Pre or Pixi without using a USB cable.

Please post for help or questions in the forums:

WebOS Quick Install

Preware

These articles should make anyone feel comfortable with putting Homebrew Apps onto their Pre. Just remember, these apps are at your own risk and PreCentral takes no liability for you borking your phone (no ones done it yet with homebrew).

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Last edited by milominderbinder; 11/26/2009 at 12:25 PM. Reason: new instructions updated for numerous changes in past couple of months
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Old 08/09/2009, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should check out my thread "downloading homebrew stuff isnt working!!!" to see if u can help me out at all?? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08/10/2009, 10:40 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I much preferred the old instructions using the SDK and the palm-install.bat

For some reason the WebOS Quick Install jar will not even open on my XP pro computer. Its like .jar files are not registered to open with any application.

I have no problem at all installing homebrews with the SDK.

Edit: It seems you need to manually add .jar to the end of the installer program to get it to run.
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Old 08/10/2009, 12:57 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice work, makes things much simpler.
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Old 08/11/2009, 02:18 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I am having problems with getting the WebOS doctor program to download.

I have an iMac and when it pops up prompting me for yes or no to download the WebOS doctor after trying to run the WebOS Quick Install. jar program it just disappears and nothing happens.

Can anyone help?
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Old 08/11/2009, 05:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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When i try to install it on my pre it says Error No Device Found...How do i fix it
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Old 08/11/2009, 09:16 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I tried it last night running Vista on my laptop. It works, although sometimes I need to launch filecoaster a couple of times to get to the homebrew list on the Pre. Overall I am very happy with this.
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Old 08/11/2009, 07:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Works great but my main issue is that there is no updater for them and the homebrew apps are updated frequently. I just removed most of the apps I downloaded and will just reinstall the latest version the next time I want to use them.
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Old 08/11/2009, 09:10 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I am having problems with getting the WebOS doctor program to download.

I have an iMac and when it pops up prompting me for yes or no to download the WebOS doctor after trying to run the WebOS Quick Install. jar program it just disappears and nothing happens.

Can anyone help?
Mine did this too. You have to do the java instructions. You need to go to utilities/java preferences and put SE6 on top of the lists. That solved my problems.
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Old 08/11/2009, 10:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Where di i find utilities/java preferences??
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Old 08/12/2009, 04:40 PM   #11 (permalink)
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did this last week. took less than 5 minutes! SWEET!! one question though...to get tether, do I have to root my pre?
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Old 08/13/2009, 03:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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A few weeks ago I installed a few homebrew apps using PreBrew InstallApp.bat. Then I just tried WebOS Quick Install, which didn't work. Now nothing works. My son has no problem installing ipks to his Pre on his computer, but it won't work with my Pre on his computer. So it's not a computer problem. Something happened to my Pre. I have everything up to date. Any ideas?
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Old 08/15/2009, 11:10 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I can't seem to get any thing to install on my pre. I did everything that the tutorial of how to install homebrew apps from the main page, get the window to where you can drag the apps and what not, but i click install and nothing happens. Have the latest version of Java like version 6 something 15, up to date in other words and cant seem to make anything happen. Any ideas?
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Old 08/15/2009, 07:02 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I've followed all the directions, and whenever I press "install" on the WebOS quick installer thing, it seems to go through(there's no error message) but nothing shows up on my pre.
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Old 08/15/2009, 07:05 PM   #15 (permalink)
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When i try to install it on my pre it says Error No Device Found...How do i fix it
I am getting the same exact thing, and I know a lot of other people are having the same problem. If the developers of the Palm Pre homebrew app can somehow fix this, it would be most appreciated.
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Old 08/15/2009, 07:11 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I am getting the same exact thing, and I know a lot of other people are having the same problem. If the developers of the Palm Pre homebrew app can somehow fix this, it would be most appreciated.
Same happened to me, I reset my computer and it worked
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Old 08/15/2009, 11:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Is this really the only way to update the apps I've already downloaded?
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Old 08/15/2009, 11:28 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I am getting the same exact thing, and I know a lot of other people are having the same problem. If the developers of the Palm Pre homebrew app can somehow fix this, it would be most appreciated.
I had the same problem but corrected it. The most likely reason is that the novacom drivers have not installed properly. You have to repair or reinstall the drivers so that the webosquickinstall apps can find your Pre to install the apps. What OS are you using on your computer? I use Vista 32 bit but the instructions below in the following thread will work for both 32/64 Bit Vista fyi:

http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-...er-method.html
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Old 08/16/2009, 12:31 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Works great but my main issue is that there is no updater for them and the homebrew apps are updated frequently. I just removed most of the apps I downloaded and will just reinstall the latest version the next time I want to use them.
My newest version of WebOSQuickInstall includes ipkg feed support with precentral's built-in. My app will have a "++" next to the name of the app if it's a newer version than the one on your device
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Old 08/19/2009, 02:30 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I am having a problem from the start... I tried downloading the WebOs doctor and trying to run it, When it prompts me to Connect my pre to my computer, when I do so, Nothing at all happens... What am i doing wrong or whats wrong?
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