Don't install HWpen!

Discussion in 'iPod touch Hacks' started by Lostatsea3, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Lostatsea3 macrumors member

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    Don't get it.... it "bricked" my ipod in a completely non-literal way. Just had to add that because everyone comes in here like, "OMG My ipod is bricked WTF omgomgomgomg!1!!!11!!"

    Anyways, upon installing HWpen I was disapointed with it because it sucked at recognizing characters... of maybe my handwriting sucked. So I uninstalled it, exited out of Installer and then my ipod entered the Turn on, shut off, turn on, shut off sequence. Anyways, the holding Home and Sleep thing worked like a charm.... now I just have to reinstall everything and rejailbreak it. Dammit.
     
  2. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Yeah this has been posted alot on iPot Forums. When it uninstalls, it will give you the SWOD (Spinning wheel of death). Just wait 5-10 minutes to it finish and walla, your iPod should be fine.
    P.s In future try using iBares
    :)
     
  3. PMB macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    how well does that program work?
     
  4. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    It's pretty pathetic to be honest mate. I wouldn't install it again. Props to the developers for creating it, but it's really messed up. If you write a T it could come out as an I. It usually drops things as capitalized all the time, too.
     
  5. Lostatsea3 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it's basically worthless. Its actually slower then the QWERTY keyboard, because you have to redo everything 3 or 4 times before it gets it. If a little more recognition was developed into it, and you could maybe use a stylus (Yes I know, impossible on iPhone) then it might be worthwhile.
     
  6. alsnchns macrumors newbie

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    Comments in installer?

    My iphone is spinning as I type this post.......hoping another 5 minutes will let it finish. Is there a way to add comments to the installer package for this piece-of-sh*t file so others will be aware major issues exist prior to installing? If I had known, I wouldn't have installed it.
     
  7. PMB macrumors 65816

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    Yes, it is called Macrumors :D
    but unless the installer links you to a forum, you cant
    We need a rating system like customize...
     
  8. PMB macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    so, sorry for the dubble post, but aginst advice, I installed it and this post is brought to you after 30 minutes of trying to figure out how it works, and I am actually suprised for a beta how well it works
    also, I have yet to ruin my iPod, but it does ned work....
     
  9. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    As I said, for what it is at the moment it's okay but nothing serious..
     
  10. PMB macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    It is still cool though, it has MAJOR problems with my 5's, A's, and T's

    But besides that, it would be nice if it recognized symbols, and whole words
     
  11. caa4444 macrumors member

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    spinning wheel of death comes since when uninstalls it uninstalls system/library/launchdaemons/com.apple.SpringBoard.plist or sumthing like that
    on modmyifone forums it tells u to back up that file
    so i think ssh into it and put back will fix
     
  12. BLUEMINT macrumors newbie

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    You'd write numbers on the right top & bottom boxes *only*; for number 1, start your stroke inside the top-right box, cross it down and end in the bottom-right box. For 8, start at top-right, cross down to bottom-right, and cross again back up to top-right.

    You'd write punctuations within the top-right box only.

    HWPen beta is *amazing* for its intended purpose, which is to write in Chinese characters. There's just no comparison. I don't think it's really meant for writing English.

    But if you understand why the input area is divided into 4 small boxed areas, you'll have less difficulty writing. I'm still trying to figure out how to write in capital letter though....
     
  13. ranwanimator macrumors newbie

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    Just wanted to point this out.

    http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/a31f/

    Peace
     

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