A coder going under the nick “black_zero” ported the PS3 jailbreak to the Palm Pre. Find his instructions for “PS3 Freedom for Palm Pre” on the PSX-Scene.com.
[Update] In contrast to “PS3 Groove” this version also seems to enable the possibility of backups – means circumventing of copy protections. It is legally not allowed to apply this in most european countries and the U.S.
Sony’s protection has been compromised, no matter what they’re gonna do in the future. It is likely that there will be an update soon to stop the stack overflows in the USB code. But it won’t help them anymore.
The reason is simple: Sony will not be able to make that insecure system secure again. Because of the jailbreak the PS3 now allows accessing all features. That means that any update to come will be decrypted first, analyzed, modified to re-enable debug backdoors and then installed with all the debug features enabled again. Custom modified firmwares are the next logical step.
So although this seems to be good news for the homebrew scene, since there is hope now for a universal media center based on the PS3, the downside is still that some versions of the jailbreak also enable to play illegal backups.And since Sony’s biz model is selling licenses and games they will fight the jailbreak by trying to detect it and to block jailbroken devices from accessing the Playstation Network. And this means: permanent updates. For people playing a lot this will not be an option as they will have to wait again and again for custom firmwares that are likely to not work very long.
Adobe.com today announced, that Adobe Flash 10.1 for mobile devices has been released to mobile platform partners:
Flash Player 10.1 was also released to mobile platform partners to be supported on devices based on Android, BlackBerry, webOS, future versions of Windows® Phone, LiMo, MeeGo and Symbian OS, and is expected to be made available via over-the-air downloads and to be pre-installed on smart phones, tablets and other devices in the coming months.
Palm/HP: keep testing Flash, your userbase is keen on finding Flash on the App Catalog soon.
The Examiner.com reports that they got information from HP insiders. Under code name “Hurricane” it is rumored that HP and Palm are prepping a slate tablet running Palm’s latest operating system WebOS. Their timeline says Q3/2010. Read more on Examiner.com. With HP in the back that slate could become a real competitor to the iPad. We are very curious about it…
German Palm.de site reports that the Palm Pre Plus and the Pixi Plus are going to be released in Germany on April 28th, 2010. The exclusive partnership between Palm and O2 in Germany is over, Vodafone is going to offer the Palms aswell.
There is currently no information available about pricing.
As of version 1.4 it seems Palm has managed to get WebOS out of beta status. Anyway there are still some things that could be a tiny bit better. We therefore compiled an (incomplete) list ;-) of packages, we are currently using on our Pre’s.
These packages require a Palm Pre put into developer mode and an installed Preware installer.
Putting Palm Pre into Dev Mode by simply entering the Konami Code – see here how to do it
Install WebOS-Internals’ Preware installer – see here how to do it.
Both steps are easy as saying “1, 2, Pre”…
The Incomplete Preware Packages List
Done and happy? Ok then, here we go:
Turns on airplane mode each night at a defined time
Brightness of Keyboard and Brightness of Screen can now separately be adjusted
Turns your Pre into a WiFi to 3G router. Extremely helpful on vacation.
We recently reported that the developers unixpsycho and caj2008 released an overclocked kernel for webOS 1.3.5. allowing to run webOS between 720MHz and 800MHz. Now the testing phase is over and they released their patches for webOS 1.4. Check the vid to get an overview how amazing fast webOS is at those clockcycles.
Anyway there is warning: overclocking may result in cut down lifetime and reduced battery runtime. It may also void your warranty. Unixpsycho and caj2008 had a team of 40 betatesters.
unixpsycho and caj2008 have determined that they believe this overclocking method doesn’t result in excess heat. Caj tells us that heat problems actually can happen at any CPU frequency and that one especially hot time is when a Pre downloads massive 3D games after a wipe.
A team of developers consisting mainly of caj2008 and unixpsycho from PreCentral-Forums managed to overclock the Pre, now running 800MHz stable.
Currently this requires a custom modified kernel. caj2008 and unixpsycho released a kernel for webOS 220.127.116.11, a kernel for webOS 1.4 is still under development. Anyway you may check this vid: webOS unbelievable fast.