Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

Summary: Add a camera/camcorder app and pair non-webOS phones to your HP TouchPad with this latest build of webOS from HP.

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  • Step 3: Don't believe what you see
    If you're sure you have not installed this update but your TouchPad is telling you it is up-to-date, simply tap on the "refresh" arrow at the bottom of the screen to try to connect to the server again. It took me about 10 tries before my tablet could access the update so don't give up!

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
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  • Step 4: Update available!
    Before you know it, you will see that your TouchPad is eligible for the upgrade to webOS 3.0.4, which will require 53 MB of space to install. Tap on "Download now."

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
    Captions By: Gloria Sin

  • Step 5: Update downloaded
    Once your TouchPad finishes retrieving the file from HP, it will prompt you to install the update to your device. Tap on "Install now."

    Read on for my tips and thoughts on webOS 3.0.4.

    Photo Credit: Gloria Sin
    Captions By: Gloria Sin

Topics: Hewlett-Packard, Apps, Mobile OS, Operating Systems, BlackBerry

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  • RE: Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

    I updated my TouchPad and works great. Also updated and unlocked the Veer with http://www.palmunlocker.com/
    phonefanatic
  • The browser is still buggy

    It's virtually useless for business apps that run web service calls, since the browser randomly refreshes. Typical web-based apps put a single image on-screen, then update the various 'fields' (text boxes) with data retrieved via web service and similar calls.

    The Touchpad browser randomly and completely unpredictably refreshes the base screen, thereby removing all data retrieved via underlying web service calls.

    The designers obviously have no business background in web programming. This particular bug has been brought to HP's attention many times.

    Disappointing, to say the least.
    no_axe_to__grind
    • RE: Updating your HP TouchPad to webOS 3.0.4 (how-to)

      @no_axe_to__grind
      Auto refresh of the browser is a setting that you can just go and turn OFF.

      You may also want to double check that the page you are on isn't doing timed refresh within the javascript or whatever client side code the program itself is using. This is not a touchpad browser issue.
      rengek
  • Preware

    Be patient after installing update 3.0.4 if you had a lot of Preware apps and patches installed. They may not work after installing 3.0.4, but after a few days, updates will show up that corrects the incompatibility.
    nevertells1