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What is it that you want to do on your webOS device?

Look below and choose the best option for you:
  1. Easy Using a computer to install homebrew applications on your webOS device. Suitable for those that do not have a lot of computer know-how. Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux Computers.
  2. Moderate The second option is best for those that have some computer know-how and want to get to know how their device works a little bit more. This option requires more work, however. Since webOS devices are Linux based devices, it is helpful if you know how to use Linux. Cross-platform compatible.
*Hacking is called "Accessing linux." It is highly recommended that you read this article if you are thinking about doing option two: Accessing Linux!="Rooting your webOS device"

Recommended for Non-Computer-Savvy Folks


Getting Started Option 1: Installing a Homebrew App Easily

WebOS Quick Installis a Mac/Windows/Linux computer app that installs the homebrew apps onto your webOS device. You'll need the latest version of Java and install WebOS Quick Install, and it'll do the rest for you!

To install and update applications while on the device use Preware. Follow the steps on the page to install Preware through the WebOS Quick Install.

Webos Applications WebOS Homebrew App Listings

This list contains pages where people can write about their various applications and is the portal for WebOS-Internals projects.

Note: PreCentral has more apps available. Already able to add apps? Then check out the homebrew apps made by webos-internals.org users and affiliates. Can be used with options 1 and 2.

Recommended for Moderate-Advanced Computer Users


Getting Started Option 2: Accessing Linux

Do you want to take the extra risk of accessing the Linux on your webOS device? Or do you have a good understanding of Linux or programing? (Cross-platform)

Remember-Read this article if you're going to Access Linux!="Root your webOS device"

Development Tools Development Tools and Programs

Get all the tools you need to make your own applications, to access you webOS device's Linux codes, for cross-compiling, etc,

Need help/Want to contribute?

Development Tools IRC

Download an IRC client and join us in #webos-internals on FreeNode.

The same rules apply as those on the wiki for discussion.

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