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The HP Touchpad Guide Thread (get help with webOS, preware, video converters, etc)


#481 soccerstud652   J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:53 AM

Are people still able to update to WEBOS 3.0.2? I have 3.0.0 and I hit system update, and it is telling me my touchpad is up to date...

#482 GaMeR_2007   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:13 AM

Are people still able to update to WEBOS 3.0.2? I have 3.0.0 and I hit system update, and it is telling me my touchpad is up to date...

Me and my friend had to install WebOS doctor for it to update our TPs because it wouldn't work for us either and we couldn't see all the apps in the catalog.

#483 yuanhongsung   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

yuanhongsung

Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:13 AM

Are people still able to update to WEBOS 3.0.2? I have 3.0.0 and I hit system update, and it is telling me my touchpad is up to date...


i hope so... i wont have my touchpad till monday.

#484 soccerstud652   J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:16 AM

i hope so... i wont have my touchpad till monday.


Well mine isn't recognizing the update...

#485 Z-Saber   moon2S CAGiversary!   6801 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:56 AM

Running ScummVM to play Day of the Tentacle on my Touchpad, which is enough awesome to drown the universe in.


Full Throttle is where it's at.

#486 yuanhongsung   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

yuanhongsung

Posted 09 October 2011 - 01:29 PM

anyone have any luck with the update to 3.0.2? or from now on we all need to use webos doctor to update?? (getting my touchpad on monday hopefully)

#487 Strell   LOBSTERS!....IN MY PANTS! CAGiversary!   26583 Posts   Joined 16.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2011 - 02:06 PM

That will probably be played next.

/triple Hot Mario Bros bump

#488 soccerstud652   J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

soccerstud652

Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:07 PM

Where is the WEBOS Doctor and how does it work?

#489 GaMeR_2007   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 04:47 PM

Where is the WEBOS Doctor and how does it work?

I had to do a Live Chat with Palm Support to get help with the whole process.

#490 Vulcan2422   Merchandiser With The Mouth CAGiversary!   5217 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:27 PM

Apparently with the new WebOS update you wont be able to install the Cyagen Android. Just a heads up for people that are going to install the WebOS update.

#491 soccerstud652   J-E-T-S JETSJETSJETS CAGiversary!   3060 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 07:06 PM

I had to do a Live Chat with Palm Support to get help with the whole process.


Thanks, I am trying this now.

Edit: The representative explained "This might be an issue with the server. We are going to release 3.0.4 version for Touchpad. Due to this, there might be a server problem."

Rep explained that it will be released in the next few days, and I can use WebOS doctor to update to 3.0.2 today.

http://kb.hpwebos.co...e/44809_en.html

Touchpad WebOS doctor link:
www.hpwebos.com/rom

Steps:
1. Back up Touchpad (click on "Back UP" app)
2. Shut down Touchpad (hold button on upp right hand and select shut down)
3. Hold power button and volume up button until a large usb icon comes on screen.
4. Download WebOS doctor for Touchpad.
5. Follow WebOS doctor instructions. It should reload the latest OS on the device.

The representative was very helpful. Service is terrific for this device, especially considering it is now abandoned by HP.

Edited by soccerstud652, 09 October 2011 - 07:33 PM.


#492 GaMeR_2007   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 09 October 2011 - 10:49 PM

^ No prob, and thanks for the info. I didn't think they would make anymore updates, but hopefully it will fix all the freezing and lag.

#493 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10867 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:28 PM

Enjoying my touchpad for now. If I dont really get much use out of it in the next few weeks I'll sell it

i have to say this it is much faster and more responsive then my rooted nook color

#494 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   10867 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:33 PM

So just fired mine up Im liking it so far. What are the advantages of installing pre-ware? Im guessing access to more apps etc.

#495 x3x1x   So fresh and so clean CAGiversary!   2210 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 09 October 2011 - 11:41 PM

So just fired mine up Im liking it so far. What are the advantages of installing pre-ware? Im guessing access to more apps etc.


It's for homebrew. It's full of unofficial apps, patches, and tweaks. From my experience I recommend it just for overclocking at the very least.

#496 CheapAssHustla   Hustle..Hustle Hard CAGiversary!   8358 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:09 PM

Youtube runs fine on my touchpad. It even runs well at 1080p/i. Other flash sites run pretty choppy though.


Another thing to note is that they're aren't any ads from my experience. I hate ads personally. To each his own.

#497 yuanhongsung   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   30 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

yuanhongsung

Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:40 PM

just a update- got my touchpad today, already comes with webos 3.0.2. but no luck overclocking to 1.9ghz. only 1.5 works so far bc it wont let me add some feeds from preware. so far i like it a lot lol

#498 Sk   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   742 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

Posted 10 October 2011 - 05:58 PM

Where is the WEBOS Doctor and how does it work?


FYI, the doctor may or may not work with your PC. Its usually a 50/50 shot for it to work on my computer. Generally, any time I use it I delete the NOVCOM drivers and reinstall them. That seems to work 70% of the time. If that fails I just retry the program till it works. The doctor is really picky.

#499 Vulcan2422   Merchandiser With The Mouth CAGiversary!   5217 Posts   Joined 14.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:02 AM

Overclocking, Hulu fixed, ad blockers, don't have to keep refreshing a web page to see new stuff.

#500 gantt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3001 Posts   Joined 14.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 09:53 AM

So just fired mine up Im liking it so far. What are the advantages of installing pre-ware? Im guessing access to more apps etc.


I'd recommend running stock for a while. Otherwise, you won't know if your issues are native or caused by tweaking.

So far I haven't found performance to be an issue, so see no need for overclocking. The major issue is poor network connectivity. Either it's losing the Wi-Fi signal, or showing a strong signal but getting page load errors in the browser. Meanwhile, my Android phone is surfing away on the same Wi-Fi signal in the same location. Also, it lost audio the other day; it came back after I restarted. Haven't installed anything except 3.0.2.

#501 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3607 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:22 PM

Quick question.
I always miss out on the HP Touchpad newsletter promotions because I get the emails while at work and by the time I get home all the free apps have been claimed.

Is there anyway to download these from your computer and send them to your touchpad?

I dont bring my touchpad to work and I would really like the chance to download some of these free limited promotional Apps. Thanks

#502 jdpace2   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   13 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 07:43 PM

flybrione,

Unfortunately, you have to use the HP App Catalog on your TouchPad to use the promo code for the free apps.

#503 The End   America's Sweetheart CAGiversary!   6231 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:36 PM

I'm sorry to report that they're all dead now.

I managed to get three of the four (missed paratrooper).

#504 mightymek   Welcome to the Gutter CAGiversary!   5365 Posts   Joined 11.4 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:39 PM

I'm sorry to report that they're all dead now.

I managed to get three of the four (missed paratrooper).


When did new codes come out? Usually someone posts them here since most of us can't get emails from the mailing list. I don't see anything posted here though, so I didn't even know :cry:

#505 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3607 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:41 PM

I'm sorry to report that they're all dead now.

I managed to get three of the four (missed paratrooper).


Missed them again. I wonder how many of these they even make available.

#506 flybrione   Guitar Solo CAGiversary!   3607 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:44 PM

When did new codes come out? Usually someone posts them here since most of us can't get emails from the mailing list. I don't see anything posted here though, so I didn't even know :cry:


I got the email at 2pm and they are all gone by 3:30pm. I have never been able to take advantage of any of the free apps because I'm always at work when I get the email. Its a nice promotion but I would like to know how many of these free apps they even make available.

#507 Strigol   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   277 Posts   Joined 11.0 Years Ago  

Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:46 PM

really wish they'd find a day and time and just send them then every week, the guessing game has alot of us missing out on some decent apps it seems

#508 GaMeR_2007   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   931 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 08:54 PM

Me and my friend could only get Auction Mate Pro. We were out when we got the email.

#509 hhhdx4   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1466 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2011 - 02:27 AM

really wish they'd find a day and time and just send them then every week, the guessing game has alot of us missing out on some decent apps it seems


and then apps will "sell out" in about 4 minutes tops.

#510 eliter1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2957 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 12 October 2011 - 05:19 AM

WebOS 3.0.3 got leaked and apparently it's faster than on overclocked 3.0.2! I haven't installed it yet but I will do it a little later.

EDIT: Installed 3.0.3 and it is a lot quicker than 3.0.2, I don't know if it's as quick as the overclocked version but it's pretty close. There is also a stock camera app included with this version of webOS. Follow these instructions if anyone is interested http://www.webosbuzz...0-3-update.html

Edited by eliter1, 12 October 2011 - 08:20 AM.