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Revision as of 14:58, 3 August 2009

What is it that you want to do on your Pre?

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Look below and choose the option that is best for you-

  1. Easy Using a computer to install homebrew applatications for you Palm Pre. Suitable for those that do not have a lot of computer know-how. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux Computers.
  1. Moderate 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 more work, however. Since the Palm Pre is a linux based device, 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 Pre"

Recommended for Non-Computer-Savvy Folks


{{#icon:Favorites.png|Getting Started|48|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 Pre. You'll need Java 1.6 and install WebOS Quick Install, and it'll do the rest for you!

There's also a Pre app called FileCoaster. You just need install the application onto your Pre (using WebOS Quick Install maybe), then go to PreCentral and copy-paste the URL into FileCoaster. Click on the link to find out more.

{{#icon:WebOS.png|Webos Applications|48|Portal:webOS_Applications}} WebOS Homebrew App Listings

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


{{#icon:Kompare-icon.png|Getting Started|48|Portal:Accessing_Linux}} Option 2: Accessing Linux

Do you want to take the extra risk of accessing the linux on the Palm Pre? 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 Pre"

{{#icon:Applications-development.png|Development Tools|48}} Development Tools and Programs

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


Need help/Want to contribute?

{{#icon:System-help.png|Development Tools|48|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.