webOS users, be on the lookout for a very important and mandatory system update

webOS users, be on the lookout for a very important and mandatory system update
For those that are still carrying on with what was arguably one of the best mobile operating systems to never reach its full potential, you will want to pay attention.

On July 23rd, a certificate used on webOS expires which will render use of cloud services like backup/restore and App Catalog unusable. Fortunately, HP has updated the certificate so that webOS devices will continue to work.

The update has been available since early June, and if you are running webOS version 2.1 or later you can have the new certificate installed automatically by simply accepting the update. For devices running an older version of webOS, a manual update is required.

Fortunately, the manual update is about as simple as it gets, go to the HP App Catalog and select the app called “App Catalog Update,” download and install. If for some reason you catch this article after July 23rd, click on the source link and follow instructions to update your device. Fortunately again, that process is relatively painless too, it just involves turning “network time” off, but follow the steps and you will be good to go.

source: HP

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5 Comments

1. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

Wow! Now thats support. Maybe Nokia should have bought WebOS.

2. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

I seriously thought it's dead.

3. zekes

Posts: 230; Member since: Aug 14, 2012

i love web os

4. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Long live webOS!

5. MyJobSux

Posts: 106; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Its pretty much as dead as it can get without being totally written off. I bought 4 of the tablets in the fire sale and gave 3 to family members then updated all but one to dual boot CyogenMod. I also had a Palm Pre and was hoping to get the new Pre but HP fiddle farted and it never came to my carrier. I agree WebOS is an awesome OS, one of the best around but there just isnt enough interest to make their app store go anywhere. Homebrew was better but I really only update the apps I have once in a blue moon now. Hope WebOS comes...

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