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The Palm Pre Has Been Jailbroken

The Palm Pre Has Been Jailbroken

Posted June 12, 2009 at 7:23pm by iClarified
Steven Troughton-Smith has jailbroken the Palm Pre while at WWDC in San Francisco.

Well, success :-) I gave up Tuesday eve because I couldn't get the device into restore mode no matter what I did, but on Wednesday morning I figured it out: you have to hold the volume-up button while the device is off before plugging it into USB, and from there you can use Palm's firmware flashers to do whatever you like with it. As the device can run unsigned firmware (!!!) I was easily able to hack out the activation check, and get up and running and enable the root shell. In that respect, I may just have the first jailbroken Pre in existence.

Troughton-Smith says that for hacking, the Pre is incredible. It runs unsigned firmware, has root shell over USB, its entire UI and all apps are written in javascript, and you run write C/C++ native Linux apps.

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mlap - June 12, 2009 at 7:52pm
who cares about this piece of xiet
Braden - June 12, 2009 at 9:30pm
If you had a brain, you'd know it's not a crappy phone. It's quite good, actually.
Javier - June 13, 2009 at 10:06am
Dude, Show respect for others.. If you do not like, just ignore it.
Braden - June 13, 2009 at 1:55pm
Since when did we start claiming opinion as fact, hmm? For you, it might suck (although I don't see how. You're just being biased to the iPhone), but for others it is a good phone. As good as the iPhone? No. A good phone, nonetheless? Yes.
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