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Look below and choose the option that is best for you-
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# '''''Easy''''' Using a computer to install homebrew applications on your webOS device. Suitable for those that do not have a lot of computer know-how. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux Computers.
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# '''''Moderate'''''  The second option is best for those that have some computer know-how and want to get to know ''how'' their device works a little bit more. This option requires more work, however. Since webOS devices are Linux based devices, it is helpful if you know how to use Linux. Cross-platform compatible.
  
# '''''Easiest'''''  Homebrew app installation is a fairly simple and easy process, so it is suitable for those that do not have a lot of computer know_how. Also this option is good if you aren't sure if you want to "hack*" into your Palm Pre just yet. (NOTE: Windows users only! You will have to follow the steps in option two if you want to install apps sing Mac OS or Linux OS systems.)
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''*Hacking is called "Accessing linux." It is highly recommended that you '''read this article''' if you are thinking about doing option two: [http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-development/193679-accessing-linux-rooting-your-pre.html Accessing Linux!="Rooting your webOS device"]''
# '''''Harder'''''  The second option is best for those that have some computer know-how and want to get to know ''how'' their Pre works a little bit more. This option requires a lot more work, however. Since the Palm Pre is a linux based device, it is best if you know how to use Linux. Most, if not all commands, require the use of linux command lines. (If you don't know what this means, then it is ''best'' to stick with option 1.) NOTE: Cross-platform compatible.
 
 
 
-*Hacking is called "Accessing linux." It is highly recommended that you '''read this article''' if you are thinking about doing option two: [http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-development/193679-accessing-linux-rooting-your-pre.html Accessing Linux="Rooting your Pre"]
 
 
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  |title=[[Tutorials_webOS_Installing_An_Ipk|Get Started Installing a Homebrew App]]
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  |title=[[Tutorials_webOS_Installing_An_Ipk|Option 1: Installing a Homebrew App Easily]]
  |description= '''Only want to install a few Homebrew Apps without having to "hack*" into the Pre?''' Have no idea what hacking into the Pre is? Then these very simple, tech savvy-free steps are for you. There's only a couple, don't be scared. :) (Works with Windows only)
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  |description= [http://forums.precentral.net/canuck-coding/274461-webos-quick-install-v4-2-3-a.html WebOS Quick Install]is a Mac/Windows/Linux computer app that installs the homebrew apps onto your webOS device. You'll need [http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp the latest version of Java] and install WebOS Quick Install, and it'll do the rest for you!
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To install and update applications while on the device use [[Application:Preware|Preware]]. Follow the steps on the page to install [[Application:Preware|Preware]] through the WebOS Quick Install.
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  |title=[[Portal:webOS_Applications|WebOS Homebrew App Listings]]
 
  |title=[[Portal:webOS_Applications|WebOS Homebrew App Listings]]
  |description=Already able to add apps? Then check out the homebrew apps made by our users and affiliates.
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  |description=This list contains pages where people can write about their various applications and is the portal for WebOS-Internals projects.
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Note: [http://forums.precentral.net/homebrew-apps/194104-links-all-homebrew-apps-updated-8-3-a.html PreCentral has more apps available.]
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Already able to add apps? Then check out the homebrew apps made by webos-internals.org users and affiliates.
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Can be used with options 1 and 2.
 
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'''Recommended for Beginner-Advanced Computer Users'''
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'''Recommended for Moderate-Advanced Computer Users'''
 
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  |title=[[Portal:Accessing_Linux|Option 2: Accessing Linux]]
  |description=Do you want to take the extra risk of "hacking" the Palm Pre? Or do you have a good understanding of Linux or programing? (Works with Mac OS, Windows OS's, and Linux OS's)
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  |description=Do you want to take the extra risk of accessing the Linux on your webOS device? Or do you have a good understanding of Linux or programing? (Cross-platform)
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Remember-Read this article if you're going to [http://forums.precentral.net/web-os-development/193679-accessing-linux-rooting-your-pre.html Access Linux!="Root your webOS device"]
 
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  |title=[[Portal:Tools|Development Tools and Programs]]
 
  |title=[[Portal:Tools|Development Tools and Programs]]
  |description=Get all the tools you need to make your own applications, to access you Palm Pre's Linux codes, for cross-compiling, etc,
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  |description=Get all the tools you need to make your own applications, to access you webOS device's Linux codes, for cross-compiling, etc,
 
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  |title=[[Portal:Community|IRC]]
 
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Download a IRC client and join us in [irc://irc.freenode.net/webos-internals #webos-internals]
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Download an IRC client and join us in [irc://irc.freenode.net/webos-internals #webos-internals] on FreeNode.
  
 
The same rules apply as those on the wiki for discussion.
 
The same rules apply as those on the wiki for discussion.

Latest revision as of 14:23, 15 June 2016

What is it that you want to do on your webOS device?

Look below and choose the best option for you:
  1. Easy Using a computer to install homebrew applications on your webOS device. Suitable for those that do not have a lot of computer know-how. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux Computers.
  2. Moderate The second option is best for those that have some computer know-how and want to get to know how their device works a little bit more. This option requires more work, however. Since webOS devices are Linux based devices, it is helpful if you know how to use Linux. Cross-platform compatible.
*Hacking is called "Accessing linux." It is highly recommended that you read this article if you are thinking about doing option two: Accessing Linux!="Rooting your webOS device"

Recommended for Non-Computer-Savvy Folks


Tutorials_webOS_Installing_An_Ipk Option 1: Installing a Homebrew App Easily

WebOS Quick Installis a Mac/Windows/Linux computer app that installs the homebrew apps onto your webOS device. You'll need the latest version of Java and install WebOS Quick Install, and it'll do the rest for you!

To install and update applications while on the device use Preware. Follow the steps on the page to install Preware through the WebOS Quick Install.

Portal:webOS_Applications WebOS Homebrew App Listings

This list contains pages where people can write about their various applications and is the portal for WebOS-Internals projects.

Note: PreCentral has more apps available. Already able to add apps? Then check out the homebrew apps made by webos-internals.org users and affiliates. Can be used with options 1 and 2.

Recommended for Moderate-Advanced Computer Users


Portal:Accessing_Linux Option 2: Accessing Linux

Do you want to take the extra risk of accessing the Linux on your webOS device? Or do you have a good understanding of Linux or programing? (Cross-platform)

Remember-Read this article if you're going to Access Linux!="Root your webOS device"

48 Development Tools and Programs

Get all the tools you need to make your own applications, to access you webOS device's Linux codes, for cross-compiling, etc,

Need help/Want to contribute?

Portal:Community IRC

Download an IRC client and join us in #webos-internals on FreeNode.

The same rules apply as those on the wiki for discussion.