Latest in Hack

Image credit:

Upgrading old Pres, Pre Pluses to webOS 2.1 slightly easier, fraught with less danger thanks to new scripts

Chris Ziegler
02.27.11
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Let's be honest, Palm user: in all likelihood, your days with your Pre or Pre Plus are numbered. At this point, you've got the Pre 2 available, the Pre 3 and Veer in the pipeline, and countless awesome assaults from other platforms in constant danger of stealing you away. Might as well have a little fun, right? Maybe try your hand at an unauthorized upgrade to webOS 2.1, for example? WebOS Internals has thrown together some scripts that make updating a variety of Pre and Pre Plus versions from Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, Telcel, and Bell -- devices that HP recently decided wouldn't get webOS 2.0 -- relatively painless, though they're quick to note that any number of absolutely awful things could still happen to your device or your Palm Profile. It's not for the faint of heart... but then again, carrying around a Pre these days shows a level of platform defiance that isn't for the faint of heart, either, so you're no stranger to bravery.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

Engadget's Guide to Privacy

View
Turns out smartphones aren't making millennials grow horns after all

Turns out smartphones aren't making millennials grow horns after all

View
Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

Google makes Assistant available via a free phone call in India

View
Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

Arcimoto is finally shipping its three-wheeled EV to customers

View
Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

Tesla's Model 3 joins Audi's E-Tron in claiming top safety award

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr