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Posts Tagged: WebOS

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We have seen some truly amazing ports over the past few years here on XDA. Many are done in platforms that are being worked on by hundreds of devs on our site, so help and information is wide and abundant. But what happens when you have an OS like our latest addition (WebOS) where little development happens? The result is that from time to time you end up with shinning beacons of light that bring life back to these seemingly forgotten fora. XDA memberĀ TravisAntonio just became such beacon as he wrote a guide about being able to run Windows 95 on the Palm Pre Plus, which runs on WebOS. Needless to say, this is not truly a port, but the OS runs rather smoothly in the device with start up times as fast as 30 seconds, and all the goodies that you know (and probably miss) from the ancient Microsoft OS. So, if you wanted to have Windows on the “palm” (pun very much intended) of your hand, this is your chance. One word of advice is hat you will need to own a copy of Windows 95 or an image of the OS in order to make it work.

Please leave some feedback if you were able to get this to work. Keep in mind that this will only work on the Palm Pre Plus for the time being, so do not try it on older devices as this is currently being worked on by the dev.

 

  • 512MB Hard Disk
  • Games Included
  • Sound working perfect.
  • Boot time just 50 seconds (Can be 30 seconds or less but is better to take a lot because is more stable).
  • Winrar.
  • And more!.

You can find more information in the guide thread.

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webOS 2.1

Believe it or not, not everything in our beloved xda forums is about Android or Windows Phone 7. There are other alternatives that people use on a daily basis. One such platform is the very proprietary, very closed WebOS, which was developed by one of the pioneers in the field of pdas, Palm. The rights for all of this were recently purchased by HP, which was a lifeline both for Palm as well as for HP who wa falling behind radically to other electronics manufacturers such as Toshiba and Acer. Some of the newest devices featuring WebOS have been blessed with version 2.1 of this OS, and as it is tradition with most devices, older or legacy devices are not upgradable to the latest installment. However, if you are sporting a Palm Pre or similar, you will be glad to know that XDA memberĀ rwhitby has posted a very handy, and most importantly, legal, way of upgrading your left for dead device. The process use something call MetaDoctor from WebOS internals which should certainly do the trick for you.

Please leave some feedback if you tried this method and it worked for you.

Palm has only officially released webOS 2.1.0 for the Pre 2 device, and the German O2 Pre+ device.

Using the WebOS Internals MetaDoctor tool, the webOS 2.1.0 doctor for German O2 Pre+ devices can be modified by an end-user and installed on any other Pre- or Pre+ device.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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