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=== Why it matters to you ===
 
=== Why it matters to you ===
 
If you have a Pre+/Pre- you technically have a legal and functional method of breaking the chains of webOS 1.x ([[WebOS_2_Upgrade]]) and heading straight to webOS 2.x
 
If you have a Pre+/Pre- you technically have a legal and functional method of breaking the chains of webOS 1.x ([[WebOS_2_Upgrade]]) and heading straight to webOS 2.x
 
If however, you are a Pixi fanatic like myself, you don't have a readily available doctor to use, but instead a  [http://nuttybunny.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/this-is-it-webos-2-1-on-your-pixi-plus-gsm/ user created file/process]  which has some questionable legality to it as well as very real performance concerns. My sincere thanks go out to NuttyBunny & everyone who was involved in testing this and making webOS 2.x a reality on the Pixi hardware!
 
  
 
If you would like some of the functionality enhancements that webOS 2.x and its apps bring but do not want to go through the trouble of doctoring to an unsupported version, you need to somehow install those apps on your backlevel operating system. If you want a working webOS 2.x app catalog with promo codes, read on! If you want a (possibly) working VPN app on your 1.x Pre, read on!
 
If you would like some of the functionality enhancements that webOS 2.x and its apps bring but do not want to go through the trouble of doctoring to an unsupported version, you need to somehow install those apps on your backlevel operating system. If you want a working webOS 2.x app catalog with promo codes, read on! If you want a (possibly) working VPN app on your 1.x Pre, read on!

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Introduction

What is a resident/permanent application?

A resident/permanent application install is an application that will remain on your device across reboots, shutdowns, and other events short of the app being removed manually or the device being docotored. This type of application should be very familiar, as most every webOS application can be said to be resident.

What is a transient/temporary application?

There are some notable exceptions to this rule however. The most prominent example is installing an ipk of the webOS 2.x application catalog (App Catalog). This process results in the user having a transient/temporary install of the new "HP App Catalog" application. It is almost entirely functional (account management being the one exception), but it will disappear if the user performs a Luna restart or otherwise powers down their device. The reason for this is apparently that webOS will re-image the stock files over the new 2.x version files as they are not matching the checksum that is expected.

See this article for the transient install process: Install the webOS 2.1 App Catalog onto older devices, promo codes for everyone!

Why it matters to you

If you have a Pre+/Pre- you technically have a legal and functional method of breaking the chains of webOS 1.x (WebOS_2_Upgrade) and heading straight to webOS 2.x

If you would like some of the functionality enhancements that webOS 2.x and its apps bring but do not want to go through the trouble of doctoring to an unsupported version, you need to somehow install those apps on your backlevel operating system. If you want a working webOS 2.x app catalog with promo codes, read on! If you want a (possibly) working VPN app on your 1.x Pre, read on!

Requirements/Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of web browsing, file management, archive extraction, and following instructions is assumed. That being said, this guide is intended to be as informative as possible, so please don't hesitate to contact me to ask for help. Contact author (Saijin_Naib)

Software

Novacom Drivers (Available from Palm SDK or WebOS Quick Install)

Archive Software (7zip highly recommended)

IPK Creation Software (IPK Packager)