Internalz 1.2 brings Master Mode, IPK installer, patcher, and much more! | webOS Nation

Internalz 1.2 brings Master Mode, IPK installer, patcher, and much more!

by Jason Robitaille Sun, 25 Jul 2010 9:51 pm EDT

Just in time for WebOSQuickInstall's birthday, the day is finally here:  Internalz v1.2.0 and FileMgr v1.1.0 are available for public download! The above video is a quick tour of all the changes and you'll want to watch it to the very end.   Among the long list of changes posted in Internalz's forum thread, v1.2 most notably brings "Master Mode", a built-in Ipk Installer, and a built-in Patcher.

Internalz, for those who have yet to try it, is "the first and best file manager for the webOS".  You can create, edit, rename, move, copy and delete virtually any file or directory on your device. Not only that, but Internalz features a built-in image viewer and built-in text editor.

Not sure what "Master Mode" is? Well, put simply, it removes all restrictions in Internalz. Normally, you aren't allowed to edit, move, or delete files outside of the USB Mode section or /var.  With "Master Mode" enabled, the sky's the limit. However, this means uninformed users could accidentally destroy their system, which is why the feature is disabled by default.

And what's this Ipk Installer you keep hearing about?  The Ipk Packager is able to open .ipk files, letting you install or uninstall it. Better yet, it scans the .ipk file, displaying package information, so you know what you're installing. And since Internalz registers itself as the default .ipk handler (among other file extensions), you can simply tap a .ipk link in the browser and it'll open in Internalz.

Lastly there's the Patcher. It lets you install or uninstall .patch files, similar to WebOSQuickInstall. Since the Patcher is an extension of the Text Editor, you're able to view and edit the patch file too!

So if you haven't tried Internalz yet, now's your chance. As the slogan says, "Control your device, don't let your device control you."