Reware Your PDA: Dual Boot Linux on a Palm TX From an SD Card

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Introduction: Reware Your PDA: Dual Boot Linux on a Palm TX From an SD Card

As part of the Reware project, we've been working at Eyebeam since July on making it easy to install your own software on devices like the Palm TX. We now have our first HOWTO video, showing the basics of how to use a Reware disk image yourself, then it illustrates some of musical apps we've made using Pd.

http://dev.eyebeam.org/projects/reware/wiki/Releases

Coming soon, a image for running Pd, Python, and Lua programs on PDAs, as well as a HOWTO for making Pd patches for 1-5G iPods. The key idea is to turn old PDAs, mobile phones, etc. into something like an Arduino, where you can easily upload your own code to the device.

Please keep me posted on how it works for you, this is a new project, so I am really looking for feedback. Also, these disk images are designed to be a platform for programming rather than another PIM suite. The goal is to get people to create all sorts of new uses for these little computers.

I've been dual booting my Palm TX for a couple months now and the worst thing that happens is the clock gets set to 1942, but this is a new project, so be sure to do a full sync before trying the image. There are no guarantees that this will work for you.

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i know that this is dead but i too my tungsten t3 and made it a smart phone ha ha suck on that apple

awesome, post a link to it on this page!

1)ok this is a rare program now and the only way to get it is cracked this pro gram is for the shmart phone look should work on any palm before the palm pre its teal os

2)a crap cell phone or laptop with blue tooth

heres a vid of it
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5SkRJ1WlQ4

heres tealos patched
http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/attachment.php?attachmentid=193436&d=1238379890

palm sued teal because of tealos looked just like the palm pre a few years back so you cant buy it any more or download it from the teal web site use wisely

Be careful with this-- I was trying to get back into Palm OS by typing "shutdown -r now," as I do in another TX Linux OS, and my screen went blank. Hitting the reset button did nothing. To fix it, I eventually had to open it up and disconnect and reconnect my battery, which involved getting a very small torx head screwdriver, snipping wires, and resoldering. It was fun while it lasted, but I would honestly say only do it if the TX you're using is expendable.

 couldn't you have done a hard reset?

No, the reset button did nothing, whether soft reset or hard reset.

Yes, it is still definitely raw, and there are some gotchas like this one. The key thing here is do not reboot from Linux, always shutdown, then click the reset button. The new Reware images I am working on have a "Poweroff" icon on the desktop.

Call me crazy, but I actually regularly dual boot between PalmOS and my Reware Linux images on the Palm TX that is my everyday device.

Kinda cooooool.... del p*utisimas como dicen en mi tierra. I'm trying to do something with my tx, want to work arround but safety is a not too much wanted concern... I'll tell you how it works

i eagerly await this new developement. i think that what you are doing is great.