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


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

  1. Easiest INFO: We're try to get a better, more recommended way of doing this, so just sit tight. I'll update this page with the new method as soon as it comes out. ((Current method not recommended: Homebrew app installation is a fairly simple and easy process, so it is suitable for those that do not have a lot of computer know_how. Also this option is good if you aren't sure if you want to "hack*" into your Palm Pre just yet. (NOTE: Windows users only! Mac and Linux OS use option 2.)))
  2. Harder 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 a lot more work, however. Since the Palm Pre is a linux based device, it is best if you know how to use Linux. Most, if not all commands, require the use of linux command lines. (If you don't know what this means, then it is best to stick with option 1.) NOTE: 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}} Get Started Installing a Homebrew App(Currently Being Revised)

INFO: We're try to get a better, more recommended way of doing this, so just sit tight. (Current method not recommended: Only want to install a few Homebrew Apps without having to "hack*" into the Pre? Have no idea what acessing the linux on the Pre is? Then these very simple, tech savvy-free steps are for you. There's only a couple, don't be scared. :) (Works with Windows OS only.))

Preferred method as of now is a little bit harder, but still good enough: Accessing Linux Remember-Read this article if you're going to Access Linux="Root your Pre"

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

Already able to add apps? Then check out the homebrew apps made by our users and affiliates.

Recommended for Beginner-Advanced Computer Users

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

Do you want to take the extra risk of access the linux on the Palm Pre? Or do you have a good understanding of Linux or programing? (Works with Mac OS, Windows OS's, and Linux OS's)

{{#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 a IRC client and join us in #webos-internals

The same rules apply as those on the wiki for discussion.