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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Factory Picture in Palm Pre

I guess it's good that they tested the camera, I am disappointed that I didn't get a picture of the nice person working on my Pre. Anyway, rooting the Palm Pre couldn't be easier, I think it will help them in the long run.

Quick Steps as per predev wiki:

  1. Download the webOS image.
  2. Rename this file to .zip, and extract it.
  3. Untar resources/NovacomInstaller.pkg.tar.gz (tar -xzvf).
  4. Run NovacomInstaller.pkg.
  5. Click through the installer.
  6. Put your Pre in DeveloperMode (upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart)
  7. Connect to your Mac via USB cable. There is no need to select a mode, as it doesn't seem to matter.
  8. cd /opt/nova/bin
  9. ./novaterm
  10. At this point you should have root.


There you go:
Processor : ARMv7 Processor rev 3 (v7l)
BogoMIPS : 498.07
Features : swp half thumb fastmult vfp edsp
CPU implementer : 0x41


This is the first interesting thing I found so far:





Anyway, did you find a better picture?
Look in /var/log/hwtest/ted/pics/