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This is my webOS [from the forums]

by Derek Kessler Sun, 27 Jan 2013 8:12 pm EST

This is my webOS [from the forums]

Despite it having been well over a year since the last update to webOS, my TouchPad and Pre3 are the constant recipients of updates thanks to the webOS homebrew community. These updates are typically smaller than a system upgrade, with the homebrew community engaging in smaller piecemeal improvements, though there are larger package upgrades like LunaCE from WebOS Ports and the Advanced System patches by Sconix. I personally swap out my patches on a fairly regular basis; there are a couple of configurations that serve me well, but I like to keep things fresh. There might be a small part of me that interprets regularly changing up the way my webOS devices operate as a refresh of sorts, standing in for the formal update these devices will never receive.

Garrett92C started a thread that caught our attention in the webOS Nation Forums with a clever title and concept: This is my webOS. In it he offers up what his personal customizations to webOS look like on his device (including a llama), and asks others to do the same. With more than hundreds of patches and themes available for webOS devices, chances are you could customize your Pre or TouchPad to be entirely unique, not to mention looking and operating exactly how you'd like it to.

My current set-up is as follows. My TouchPad is running the last version of LunaCE, and that's the only customization I've made to it. I used to have a dozen or so patches installed, but after having to doctor early on in the LunaCE alpha process I never got around to reinstalling those patches. And frankly, it's working just fine without them. LunaCE offers up a number of improvements that I don't think I could do without. These patches, somehow, I seem to be living without. At least for now - my homebrew binges tend to come on without warning.

My Pre3, on the other hand, is heavily customized. In addition to the UI Scale patch you see in action above, I'm running with the almost the complete suite of Sconix's Advance System patches (Behavior, Menu Prefs Framework, Calendar Prefs, Email Prefs, Phone Prefs, and System Prefs), Jason Robitaille's Advanced Reset Options and Device Menu Megamix, Hold Tap Context Menu for both Email and Web, Custom Carrier String, Character Counter, and Sharing Super Mix.

There's also a slew of patches meant to just make webOS run more smoothly (Increase Touch Sensitivity and Smoothness, Mojo FPS Booster, Mojo Smooth Scrolling, Muffle System Logging, and Unthrottle Download Manager); I'm not sure what impact they're all having, but combined they make my Pre3 generally buttery smooth. Really rounding out the buttery smoothness though is UberKernel, which though having not been updated in a year is still a great improvement in performance and battery life for the Pre3, especially when coupled with Govnah for personalizing how it behaves.

So that's what my webOS looks like. I'm sure yours looks different, my tastes and needs are no doubt different than yours. Go ahead and head to the forums and share your webOS; you've put the work into customizing it the way you want, might as well show of your configuration.