Introduction: How to Get Homebrew Apps on Your Palm Pre
I am going to show you how to install homebrew apps on your Palm Pre using WebOS Quick Install
Things You'll Need:
- Palm Pre
- Data Cable
Turn on Developer Mode by typing from the launcher:
upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart, if you typed it in correctly you should have a box slide up saying "Developer Mode Enabler". Tap the icon and turn it on. Your Pre will reset
Next download the latest version of WebOS Quick Install or "WebOS QI" (right now it is v3.0) from Jason Robitaille.
Once it is downloaded, DO NOT UNZIP IT! Just double click it and it should run (make sure you have the newest version of Java installed).
Plug in your Pre and when it brings up the option to charge, usb drive, or media sync, click just charge.
From your favorite Palm Pre website download the homebrew application that you would like to install. (It is will be a .ipk file) In WebOS QI drag the file from the download location into the white open space (or click the big green + on the right side)
Then Click Install! After it has installed, go to the launcher and you should see the Icon for the new app. Enjoy!!
Tips & Warnings
- Ask questions, if you don't understand something go to www.Precentral.net and post on the forums.
- Don't go overboard with apps until you feel that you understand everything.
- DO NOT CLICK WebOS Doctor!!! That will erase everything and put your phone back to factory settings!