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Making Android More Like webOS

Making Android more like webOS is not an idea without precedent. webOS Nation covered a similar article in 2013 and there are several posts on XDA and webOS Nation about that very thing. Some still work and some don’t.

Mods like webcm10, which offers swipe up card switching, were designed for Cyanogenmod 9 and 10. You can see it in action here. Old themes for Android launchers might still work but there have been a lot of changes to Android since they were released 2+ years ago so YMMV. I’m talking about WebOS GO Launcher EX Theme for GO Launcher, of course.

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Guide: How to Fix YouTube for webOS 2.x

UPDATE: Stop what you’re doing and check out LuneTube. It doesn’t integrate into webOS for links yet but it’s developing very nicely as a YouTube client for webOS and LuneOS!

As for the fix below, it still works but the suggested YouTube site links per device are now only showing RTSP feeds. Bad quality! The patched app and patch itself still work for better quality but only if you hit the 3 dot menu on the upper right of the mobile site and select Desktop. It’s a bit harder to see but the videos play with normal quality. Also, going to the desktop view immediately puts the cursor in the search bar so once the page loads, just start typing for what you want. If you scroll first or tap the search bar you’ll get the annoying bug where typing jumps up to the URL bar in the browser.


This fix for YouTube is for 2.x devices only. I have tried it on 1.x but it didn’t work. Logs show “Error: service request: “com.palm.app.youtube” was not found. Smart people feel free to figure that one out! I know I’ll be grateful since I do like to use my Pixi from time to time.

I have installed this fix onto a Pre3 with 2.2.4, a Pre 2 with 2.2.4, a Veer meta’d to 2.2.4, and a Pre+ meta’d to 2.1.0. Other 2.x versions should work fine but your results may vary. To clarify though, if you’re on a stock 2.2.4 doctor for Pre3 or Pre2…just install the patch from TheOneill.

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New Preware and Our Own Feed

As of right now there is an update to Preware. Version 1.9.14 is available to the masses. pivotCE has worked closely with the nice folks at webOS Internals and Ports for a while now and coupled with our last announcement about the new Preware Catalog Search via browser service we started, we also would like to introduce the pivotCE app feed now built-in to Preware!

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