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Palm-Pre in 2017
Palm Pre is still running here for me daily, because I use it as an modem for my computer.
One of the cool things about the Pre is it's operation system: WebOS (Linux).
Unlike Android devices nowaydays, there is no problem to login a root user.
That's easy, just get the novacom package, start novacomd as root, and then
establish a shell session via novaterm. No login required. Because it's not
so easy to find the novacom package nowadays, I uploaded an backup (see bottom of page for links).
If you want to enable ssh access via network, you will have to put your
public key into the authorized_keys file on your palm (/home/root/.ssh/authorized_keys).
Preware is the name of the homebrewn software eco-system. When you install it,
you can select from thousands of linux applications for your palm. It's based on
ipkg package manager. However, the domain that the system uses has expired and
so it's not possible to use preware without modifications.
You will have to add the follwing entry to /etc/hosts on your palm:
It's probably best to do that before you try to install the Preware client on your palm.
All further informations can be taken from here: WebOS-Internals wiki page and the NSLU2 Linux webpage.
If you want to have software which is not available via Preware, you will need the Palm SDK.
You might want to use the Preware/Optware system to compile and pack the software.
Web OS SDK