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Tuesday
Jun232009

Video: Installing and testing the 'Pimp My Sounds' App on the Palm Pre

Tuesday
Jun232009

First usable Homebrew App install on Palm Pre without root access: Pimp My Sounds (Notification Sounds Changer)

Video: Installing and Testing 'Pimp My Sounds' app.

There's no limit in what devs can accomplish these days... Or maybe it was Palm's openness to hackers? Either way, the Dev Team behind PimpMyPre has released a homebrew app that you can install on your Pre-cious right now without hacking/rooting. That's not the end of it, the app let's you customize your...wait for it...Notification sounds! Now you can drop that boring notification sound to something you prefer.

This will be the first of many, many homebrew apps to come.

How to get the App:

1) Click here to send yourself an email with the link OR Email yourself with this link: http://pimpmypre.com/pmptemp/com.pmp.app.pimpmypresounds.ipk (The app will only install if you open it via the Mail App on the Palm Pre)

2) Open the link from your Palm Pre via the Email App.Your Pre will freeze for a few seconds.

3) You can now find the 'Pimp My Sounds' app on the first page of Apps on your Pre.

[Thanks, @PhilSouthWick]

Monday
Jun152009

Sprint Warns Against Palm Pre Tethering Hacking

Sprint had "politely" warned the guys behind Pre Dev Wiki to desist from all discussions regarding tethering for the Palm Pre during the Sprint exclusivity period, or Palm will be forced to take legal actions against the people running the wiki and IRC. The wiki guys have agreed upon this and is not allowing any further discussions about tethering. This all feels like a weird dream... Though I'm sure tethering hacking will still go on, else where.

Pre Dev Wiki Tethering page:

"We have been politely cautioned by Palm that any discussion of tethering during the Sprint exclusivity period (and perhaps beyond—we don't know yet) will probably cause Sprint to complain to Palm, and if that happened then Palm would be forced to react against the people running the IRC channel and this wiki.

We want to retain a good relationship with Palm, hence we are not allowing discussion of tethering on the IRC channel, or in this wiki.

Note that Sprint does not have a plan available for use with the Pre which allows tethering under the Terms Of Service.

Once there is a version of the Pre available for a carrier that does allow tethering, or an unlocked GSM version, then we may be able to change this policy."