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Preware is it worth it?

Journeyman

Preware is it worth it?

My Pre is working nicely right now after a few little problems with earlier updates. i have seen several people like Levi4u and others talking about downloading preware onto the Pre. what are the chances it might screw up my phone? (coming form a real idiot with these kind of devises) is it easy to install preware? is it worth it?

i read about a better spell checker for txting and the ability to read email in the landscape mode, true?

thanks in advance for helping Twiddle Dee here

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Master

Re: Preware is it worth it?

I know you are looking for others advice(besides just mine) But it is well worth installing Preware. In no way can it mess up your phone. Besides the Pre has WEB OS Dr. in case anything was to go wrong that will re-flash your phone back ot original. If you need any help installing it I'd be more then happy to help.

Here is a list of my installed patches.(for details on what they do visit the link(tweeks) below)

4x4 icons v3

add date mm/dd

battery icon as %

call block rejector

call duration in call log

capture with volume keys

change # of bookmarks

character counter

enable add/delete pages

enable landscape email

enable landscape messagaging

enter key for new line

gesture tap for info and delete

gps on device menu

headset advance vibrate

hide amazon

hide music player (Download "Music Player Remix" much better app)

hide nascar

hide nfl

ignore a.an,the

improved photo naming PRE

multi mod

match state to area code

more reminder alarm times

more standby times

named pages in launcher

no auto refresh after idle

poor mans twitter client

read delete all emails

replies/forwards black font

reset scroll position

ringer switch icon

show app details

simple shutter sound off

swipe to delete

timestamps clean

unhide dev mode

video downloads

video camera flashlight

http://www.precentral.net/getting-started-preware
You'll need this on your PC: You will need it to install "Preware"

http://forums.precentral.net/canuck-software/228310-webos-quick-install-v3-02-a.html

It will let you install these tweaks;

http://forums.precentral.net/webos-patches/206807-official-patch-discussion.html#post2102121

It will let you install themes;

http://www.precentral.net/webos-themes-by-rating

And FREE apps;

http://www.precentral.net/homebrew-apps

http://www.precentral.net/apps

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Journeyman

Re: Preware is it worth it?

thanks Levi, yes i look for all the info i can get from anyone and everyone but in reading your posts it isnt as complicated as some make it and that is HUGE

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Journeyman

Re: Preware is it worth it?

go figure, i didnt get it going.

i got to the part where it is looking for the Novacom and it cant find it. i redid the .  This time it should see your Pre or Pixi. If not, click Tools then Options then Attempt Novacom Reinstallation i have tried it a few times and still no Novacom

do you know what is wrong or what i need to do, or most likely what i did wrong?

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Master

Re: Preware is it worth it?

An installer should pop up when you click attempt Novacom (re)installation, Turn your firewall off and see if it helps.

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Journeyman

Re: Preware is it worth it?

my firewall is off. the webos quick install comes up and goes almost to the end, then a black pop up comes on and says service removed

then nothing

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Master

Re: Preware is it worth it?

Go over this post here and if you still have issues let me know.

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Journeyman

Re: Preware is it worth it?

Go over this post here and if you still have issues let me know.

what post, the one we are working on?

sorry, my stupidity is really coming out.

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Master

Re: Preware is it worth it?

Opps, Sorry My bad. I forgot to add the link. http://www.precentral.net/how-add-homebrew-apps-patches-and-themes

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Journeyman

Re: Preware is it worth it?

i keep getting to the same place and then doesnt go further.

i click on Download here, then click on the SAVE button on the File Download screen, then right click on WebOS Quick install and Java is the defalt. then it says download complete and i click on OPEN FOLDER

i click on FILE and then option. i set the DEVISE TO USE as USB devise then click on ATTEMPT NOVACOM (RE) INSTALLATION. then the little box comes up and says prepairing to install and it goes all green bar, then a second bar, Novacomd comes up and goes about 80% and stops, then the little black box comes up and says service removed and the WebOS install screen is still empty

any ideas what i am doing wrong?

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Master

Re: Preware is it worth it?

I'm pretty sure that is what it is supposed to do.

First do this, Go to  StartMenu->Run...->Type in "services.msc" and look for a "Palm Novacom" entry and making sure it's started. Is it in there? If it is it installed correctly.

OR check in "Control Panel" "ADD OR REMOVE PROGRAMS" and check if "NOVACOMD" is installed.

Now to be clear, You have got both "WEB OS Quick Install" AND "WebOS Dr." placed in the same folder?

Open folder and double click WEB OS QuickInstall to start it,

Enable DEV MODE on your phone, by typing "upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart", opening the DeveloperMode app, and enabling the feature.(your phone will restart)

Plug your phone into your PC and choose "JUST CHARGE"

The WEB OS Install screen will be empty untill you choose what to install into it,

Tap the "BLUE ARROW"  An "IPKG REPOSITORY VIEWER" in the top menu choose "WEBOS-INTERNALS FEED (ALL)",

In there choose, "PACKAGE MANAGER SERVICE" and "PREWARE"

Tap "DOWNLOAD" after it downloads tap "CLOSE"

Then choose "INSTALL"

If it tells you it needs to install anything else for the programs to run let it install them.

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Journeyman

Re: Preware is it worth it?

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS  GREAT thanks for your help. i just DLD the email in landscape mode

thanks again for ALLLLLLLL your help and patience

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