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  1.    #1  
    I finally got my phone working straight again.. And I want Preware again !

    I have 1.4.5
    Please be really straight forward, I'm kinda slow with this stuff
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    Hi Sarah,

    There's a thread explaining it right above yours.

    http://forums.precentral.net/webos-i...eware-1-x.html
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    yeah but i don't get it
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    If you are in a windows computer... download the standalone installer from here:
    Get Preware (top of the list)

    Plug your device into the computer and make sure you have it in Developer Mode.
    Run the installer and follow the directions.


    Installing Preware using Stand-Alone installer.
    Last edited by HelloNNNewman; 05/14/2011 at 05:07 PM.
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    Is there a way to install Preware without a PC? My phone just reset itself and when it booted back up, everything (app-wise) was gone. Weird how the theme's still there. I've been suspecting F104 for a few days now, & I think I just reinforced the idea. If not I'll be home in an hour so not a huge deal but just wondering if I can do this "on-the-fly".
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    Application:Preware - WebOS Internals

    Installing Preware with WebOS Quick Install

    You can use version 4.1.1 or later of WebOS Quick Install to install Preware on any device easily and quickly, without the need to download a big 200MB SDK and webOSDoctor.
    Latest Version of WebOS Quick Install:

    1. Click here (http://www.java.com/en/download/inst...tect=jre&try=1) to verify that you have the latest java installed on your computer and update if needed
    2. Click Here (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2774158/WebO...tall-4.2.3.jar )to download WebOS Quick Install v4.2.3
    3. Put your device in Developer Mode (http://www.webos-internals.org/wiki/Getting_started)
    4. Connect your device to your computer with the USB cable, and select "Just Charge" or "Cancel" (on a Touchpad). Do not select USB Drive.
    5. Run WebOS Quick Install. If the novacom driver is not installed, WebOS Quick Install will download and install that for you. Do not believe any guide that says you need to download the SDK or webOSDoctor for WOSQI to run. The most you'll download is the novacom driver, which is only 11MB on Windows, and will be done via WOSQI.
    6. If you are installing on a Veer, you will need to reboot the phone at this point or WOSQI will not recognize it. Hold the On/Off button down for about five seconds and release it. Select "Power" then select "Restart".
    7. Click the third button on the right (the globe icon)
    8. Select the Applications tab at the top
    9. Search for Preware
    10. Click Install. Installs on Pre without notice on phone.

    Then launch Preware on phone.
    … nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007 View Post
    Is there a way to install Preware without a PC? My phone just reset itself and when it booted back up, everything (app-wise) was gone. Weird how the theme's still there. I've been suspecting F104 for a few days now, & I think I just reinforced the idea. If not I'll be home in an hour so not a huge deal but just wondering if I can do this "on-the-fly".
    Im not sure but I always wondered this. could it be installed straight from an ipk? Or would theyve done that already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sledge007 View Post
    Is there a way to install Preware without a PC? My phone just reset itself and when it booted back up, everything (app-wise) was gone. Weird how the theme's still there. I've been suspecting F104 for a few days now, & I think I just reinforced the idea. If not I'll be home in an hour so not a huge deal but just wondering if I can do this "on-the-fly".
    Not without other homebrew already installed. So if you have terminal/cmd line access on
    the device or perhaps Internalz already loaded then maybe - but I don't know the details.

    There was a discussion about this a while back and it amounted to the fact that if you could install Preware without a PC using developer mode then webOS would have a massive security hole that you could drive a truck through.

    Thread is located here: http://forums.precentral.net/webos-i...-computer.html Last post is the final word on this as far as I am aware.

    However this does bring up a good point. Most phones and tablets rely on PC's / Mac's for their continued existence. The idea that someone can get by without a PC is a little short sighted at the moment. The 60 day challenge recently concluded on day 59 with a loss of all applications on the Touchpad. It's not easy at the moment to make these devices the primary computing device in a house.

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