Patch Launcher Unhide the DeveloperMode App

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This patch will save you the time of not having to type out the code to access the developer mode icon to turn on and off developer mode. After following the steps here you will find the developer mode icon will appear at the bottom of the first page of the launcher.

Editing Process

1. Root your Pre. (Follow the Enabling Root Access tutorial for instructions on how to do this.)

2. SSH in. (Follow the Optware Package Feed tutorial to install and enable SSH on your phone.)

3. Type in sequence:

sudo mount -o remount,rw /
sudo vi /usr/palm/applications/

4. Change the line that says (press 'i' in vi to insert/edit text)

"visible": false


"visible": true

5. Press ESC to exit insert mode, and save and quit vi by typing ':x' (without quotes).

Remount the file system as readonly:

sudo mount -o remount,ro /

6. Restart your Pre.

Patching Process

This patch appear in the webos-internals gitorious repository Applying Patches but the patch application may or may not work with 1.1. However following the editing steps above does work.