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Old 12/05/2010, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Impostah is a new WebOS Internals service and application, which gives you full access to your data stored on your device.

It is only available for webOS 2.0 and later (the concept makes no sense for webOS 1.4.5 or earlier).

It's mainly for our internal use at the moment, as we explore what's in all the new webOS 2.0 databases, activities and services. But we figured someone else might find it useful too, so we've released it into the testing feed.

Impostah is also able to provide Global Paid App Catalog Access for new unlocked GSM Pre 2 devices - the details for that are in a different thread. Any questions or discussion about that procedure should occur in that thread, not this one.








The long term plan for the app is to provide a user-controlled (with explicit informed user consent) way to manage the access permissions of homebrew apps to services, databases, and other pieces of information on the device.

The concept of bypassing default security measures under the control of the user is a powerful one, but also a dangerous one. Rest assured that we are fully cognisant of the pitfalls that unsecured access to a service like this would create, and are architecting the service to exclude those problems (or at least make them under the direct informed control of the user).

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Old 12/05/2010, 06:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that's really cool. Yet another reason why verizon can't get 2.0 out to us soon enough!

I can't wait to try this.
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Old 12/05/2010, 08:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm seeing impostah in preware on my webos 1.4.5 device under unknown category with option to install. Did oil make the js convert already?
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Old 12/05/2010, 11:02 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm seeing impostah in preware on my webos 1.4.5 device under unknown category with option to install. Did oil make the js convert already?
I've adjusted the meta-data to mark it as MinWebOSVersion = 2.0.0

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Old 12/07/2010, 05:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Quote "It is only available for webOS 2.0 and later (the concept makes no sense for webOS 1.4.5 or earlier)."

WHY??
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Old 12/07/2010, 05:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Quote "It is only available for webOS 2.0 and later (the concept makes no sense for webOS 1.4.5 or earlier)."

WHY??
The things that it displays do not exist in webOS versions earlier than 2.0 and the service bus permissions that it impersonates also do not exist in webOS versions earlier than 2.0 ...

What were you expecting it to do on webOS 1.4.5 ?

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Old 12/07/2010, 08:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The things that it displays do not exist in webOS versions earlier than 2.0 and the service bus permissions that it impersonates also do not exist in webOS versions earlier than 2.0 ...

What were you expecting it to do on webOS 1.4.5 ?

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to provide a user-controlled (with explicit informed user consent) way to manage the access permissions of homebrew apps to services, databases, and other pieces of information on the device.

I want access to my data bases etc. I want to be able to save my information (user created) on my on computer. I have been looking for a way to control my device. I would like to save my databases ie call log, phone book, notes, appointments etc so I can replaced it if need be. I will love a program like BACKUPMAN (IN palmOS) so I could restore a fiel, or files . I thought this program will do this.

Does it make sense what I want?
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Old 12/07/2010, 08:49 AM   #8 (permalink)
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to provide a user-controlled (with explicit informed user consent) way to manage the access permissions of homebrew apps to services, databases, and other pieces of information on the device.

I want access to my data bases etc. I want to be able to save my information (user created) on my on computer. I have been looking for a way to control my device. I would like to save my databases ie call log, phone book, notes, appointments etc so I can replaced it if need be. I will love a program like BACKUPMAN (IN palmOS) so I could restore a fiel, or files . I thought this program will do this.

Does it make sense what I want?
You want one of my other apps called Save/Restore, not Impostah.

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Old 12/07/2010, 09:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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To be honest I do not really understand that application. How do you export the save/restore info to a computer so if my pre dies I can go buy a new one and restore my stuff back?

The search begin because I want to find specific files in my pre ie contact information, call log, Texting files etc and be able copy it or email it to an outside source so in the event my per dies I can copy it back into my pre.



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Old 12/07/2010, 09:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I will look into that. So if I purchase a new PRE I can download Save/restore and then copy my partition back into my new PRE and then restore it and be back in business like if nothing happened?

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Old 12/07/2010, 09:36 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I will look into that. So if I purchase a new PRE I can download Save/restore and then copy my partition back into my new PRE and then restore it and be back in business like if nothing happened?
For the specific set of applications and databases that it supports restore, yes.

But I would advise you read the relevant documentation and forum threads before using it.

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Old 12/07/2010, 09:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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For the specific set of applications and databases that it supports restore, yes.

But I would advise you read the relevant documentation and forum threads before using it.

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Old 12/07/2010, 10:42 AM   #13 (permalink)
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anyone know the name of the texting and contact files saved under save/restore?

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Old 12/07/2010, 02:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Please move all discussion of Save/Restore functionality to the Save/Restore thread. It is completely off-topic in this thread.

Impostah 0.2.2 is now in the testing feed with access to both persistent and temporary activities and also access to the keystore.

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Old 03/02/2011, 10:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Is Impostah currently available in Preware feeds? (and if so, in which one?)
I recently updated my Pre- to webOS2.1, but don't see Impostah...
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Old 03/02/2011, 11:09 AM   #16 (permalink)
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So this app will eventually allow people to buy 2.0 apps like Music Remix and Voices?
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Old 03/02/2011, 01:14 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Is Impostah currently available in Preware feeds? (and if so, in which one?)
I recently updated my Pre- to webOS2.1, but don't see Impostah...
This caught me out too, it's in the webos-internals test feed.

See here for further details.
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So this app will eventually allow people to buy 2.0 apps like Music Remix and Voices?
No.

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Old 03/31/2011, 03:42 AM   #19 (permalink)
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ROD!!! You all are webOS gods!!! One of the only reasons that I was going to perform the comm board swap to get my profile on 2.1 with sprint was so I could get access to the official catalogue, well, with the latest version of impostah, you can just create a new palm profile right from the device... Um.. Uh.. Brilliant!!!! Thanks guys, donation commin your way again!
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ROD!!! You all are webOS gods!!! One of the only reasons that I was going to perform the comm board swap to get my profile on 2.1 with sprint was so I could get access to the official catalogue, well, with the latest version of impostah, you can just create a new palm profile right from the device... Um.. Uh.. Brilliant!!!! Thanks guys, donation commin your way again!
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Impostah does not do what you think it does. It does not change the device record for your device which determines your app catalog access no matter what palm profile is associated with that device record.

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