What is it that you want to do on your Pre?
Look below and choose the option that is best for you-
- Easiest 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! You will have to follow the steps in option two if you want to install apps using Mac OS or Linux OS systems.)
- 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
Recommended for Beginner-Advanced Computer Users
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