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How to pwn your Palm Pre

Written By Unknown on Wednesday, June 24, 2009 | 9:56 AM

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I recently pwned my Palm Pre, it's a very hackable device. If you're a hacker you will definitely love it! Unlike Apple, Palm has been really friendly to the Pre hacking community and they haven't taken any action to block people from pwning it. If you own a Palm Pre and you want to pwn it, follow the steps below!

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Pwn Palm Pre on Windows (Does not work on Windows 7!)
1. Download the most current webOS image
2. Rename the webOS image file to .zip, and extract it
3. Put your Palm Pre in developer mode by typing the Konami code: upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart. After your Palm Pre reboots plug it in to your computer
4. Find the following file in your extracted folder: webosdoctorp100ewwsprint/resources/NovacomInstaller_x86.msi and run it
5. Install Python 2.6 from http://www.python.org 6. Get the rooter from subversion at Saurik's site: http://svn.saurik.com/repos/webos-dev/trunk/rooter/
7. Run the file talk.py inside of the rooter in subversion, and it'll output a bunch of lines. If you see an error, join the Pre Wiki IRC at irc.freenode.net #webos-internals
8. Turn your Pre's WiFi on, and get your Pre's IP address. Now you can telnet into it using the username root!

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Pwn Palm Pre on Mac
1. Download the most current webOS image
2. Rename the webOS image file to .zip, and extract it
3. Untar the resources/NovacomINstaller.pkg.tar.gz folder
4. Run the NovacomInstaller.pkg package
5. Click through the installer
5. Put your Palm Pre in developer mode by typing the Konami code: upupdowndownleftrightleftrightbastart. After your Palm Pre reboots plug it in to your computer
6. Connect your Palm Pre to your Mac
7. Open terminal and type in the following commands:

  • cd /opt/nova/bin

  • ./novaterm

8. At this point you should now have root access to your Palm Pre!

So you Pwned your Palm Pre, now what?


Once you have root access to your Palm Pre, you can do a lot of cool things like enabling tethering (note: Sprint does not allow tethering so you may want to refrain from enabling it), enabling SSH, adding an NES emulator, running Doom or running VNC. There are a lot of different possibilites! All credit goes to Sargun and the folks at Pre Dev Wiki for bringing this to us! Stay tuned for more Palm Pre related posts. Feel free to post your Pre pwning experience in the comments!

[via Pre Dev Wiki: Enable Root Access]

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Sully
June 29, 2009 at 4:40 PM

Python.com is a porn site... you might wanna call it... hmm python.org that's the correct one lmao.

QuickPWN
June 29, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Wow, I didn't even notice that typo. Thanks a lot for correcting me Sully, I appreciate it! I'll be careful with my links next time. :)

pancho
July 14, 2009 at 6:59 AM

is it possible to run on verizon network

Mehmood
August 17, 2009 at 4:13 AM

hi there,

i want to buy palm pre and if i pwn it with quick pwn, will i be able to use any sim card like saudi telecom sim card?

angela
February 7, 2010 at 3:34 AM

I have an Iphone 3gs jailbroke with black rain, of course I love it, but I also have now palm pre plus on verizon...what are the perks of jailbreaking it? Thanks

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