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WebOS Ports (webos-ports.org) is a team dedicated to:

  • providing community support to facilitate the development of system updates for legacy TouchPad devices using the webOS Community Edition (WOCE) release; and
  • moving forward to well-documented mobile devices with readily available hardware drivers using the Open webOS 1.0 release.

The Team was setup by WebOS Internals and is led by Tom King (ka6sox).


#webos-ports on Freenode

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Latest News

XX September 2013 Wiki Re-design

Dear Community,

You may have noticed that efforts are under way to significantly rework our Wiki. The changes are aimed at:

  • re-organising the Wiki pages into more logical categories;
  • making Developer Resources / Guides, information on Ports for specific devices and the Team's other projects easier to locate; and
  • ensuring there is more consistency across the Wiki pages.

Please be patient with us while we work towards making it easier for your access the information you need!

webOS Ports Wiki Team

26 June 2013 Alpha 2 Release Announcement and General Update

Dear Community,

Today we're pleased to announce an Alpha 2 release. We have worked very hard over the past few months to achieve our goals of having a usable device running Open webOS, but due to a variety of factors we aren't as far as we thought we could be. Nevertheless, we have now implemented some important features that warrant the Alpha 2 release.

These features include:

  • Video Acceleration for card web apps (not perfect yet)
  • Audio playback support (including HTML5 audio support)
  • Telephony support through the Android telephony stack (based on the great work of the Ubuntu Touch project. Thank you very much guys!)
    • Mostly not available through the UI, but if you put a SIM card with unlocked PIN into your device you will notice the telephony indicator.

Our porting efforts are currently based on top of the libhybris project, which enables us to utilize Android hardware drivers to support most hardware dependent components such as accelerated graphics, telephony, sensors, and GPS. libhybris is the same key component that powers Ubuntu Touch and provides it with the ability to be ported to Android-based devices. Our developers are continuously contributing to the libhybris project so that we can share work developed as part our implementation of the libhybris project, with the project's other users (eg. Mer, Salfish and Ubuntu Touch).

Whilst we have already achieved a lot, we are still not quite at the point of having a usable day phone or tablet. This is mainly due to the fact that we still have a lot work to do on the applications side to build out missing functionality. Work has already commenced to port Preware to Enyo 2, but there are still a lot of other areas in which we need help. We have created a list with things we need help with here. If you're a webOS enthusiast or like our projects, please feel free to contribute. You can find all ways to contact us here. We need all the help we can get to achieve our final goal of having a usable phone & tablet!

If you want to try out our Alpha 2 release on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone (codename maguro), you will find instructions and a link to the images below.

The webOS ports team!


Multiple Applications
QT5 Applications
Settings Application
Wifi/Telephony Working


WebOS Ports is an open source firmware distribution for smartphones and tablet computers based on the Open webOS mobile operating system.