PHEM: Palm Hardware Emulator

PHEM: Palm Hardware Emulator


PHEM (the Palm Hardware Emulator M68k) emulates the hardware of many different models of Palm PDAs. It supports up to Palm OS 4.2 and runs thousands of Palm applications, utilities, games, and hacks.

***IMPORTANT!*** Like other hardware emulators, PHEM requires software in the form of a Palm OS ROM image to run.

Supports:
• Black and white, grayscale, 8-bit, and 16-bit color. It even supports the Handera 330's "High Res" grayscale screen!
• Sound and (for versions of the Palm OS that support it) vibration.
• Multiple different "sessions" emulating different Palms - multiple models, multiple versions of a single model, or both.
• Using your device's storage as a virtual expansion card.
• Network communication using your device's network connection (wifi or cellular), including network HotSync.
• Cutting and pasting text between the emulated Palm and your device.
• Hardware keyboards if present on your device.
• "Skin" files that precisely mimic the appearance of particular Palm devices.
• Most Palm "Hacks".

PHEM is based on the Palm OS Emulator, a development and debugging tool originally created by Greg Hewgill and later developed by Palm, Inc. Full source is available under the GNU Public License.

Notes on permissions used:
• "Access Fine Location" is used to pass GPS information to the emulated Palm, only when explicitly activated by the user.
• Network access is used to allow the emulated Palm to access network resources.
• Storage access is used to access ROMs, applications, and to emulate memory cards.

Recent changes:
1.3
• Dynamic detection of Palm encoding - now supports Big5, GB2312, KSC5601.
• Non-GPS data filtered by default in GPS passthrough
• Restored support for Android devices without GPS

NOTE: New "Access Fine Location" permission used only to pass GPS data to the Palm. This can be verified by examining the application source code at the PHEM website.
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About PHEM: Palm Hardware Emulator
PHEM (the Palm Hardware Emulator M68k) emulates the hardware of many different models of Palm PDAs. It supports up to Palm OS 4.2 and runs thousands of Palm applications, utilities, games, and hacks.

***IMPORTANT!*** Like other hardware emulators, PHEM requires software in the form of a Palm OS ROM image to run.

Supports:
• Black and white, grayscale, 8-bit, and 16-bit color. It even supports the Handera 330's "High Res" grayscale screen!
• Sound and (for versions of the Palm OS that support it) vibration.
• Multiple different "sessions" emulating different Palms - multiple models, multiple versions of a single model, or both.
• Using your device's storage as a virtual expansion card.
• Network communication using your device's network connection (wifi or cellular), including network HotSync.
• Cutting and pasting text between the emulated Palm and your device.
• Hardware keyboards if present on your device.
• "Skin" files that precisely mimic the appearance of particular Palm devices.
• Most Palm "Hacks".

PHEM is based on the Palm OS Emulator, a development and debugging tool originally created by Greg Hewgill and later developed by Palm, Inc. Full source is available under the GNU Public License.

Notes on permissions used:
• "Access Fine Location" is used to pass GPS information to the emulated Palm, only when explicitly activated by the user.
• Network access is used to allow the emulated Palm to access network resources.
• Storage access is used to access ROMs, applications, and to emulate memory cards.

Recent changes:
1.3
• Dynamic detection of Palm encoding - now supports Big5, GB2312, KSC5601.
• Non-GPS data filtered by default in GPS passthrough
• Restored support for Android devices without GPS

NOTE: New "Access Fine Location" permission used only to pass GPS data to the Palm. This can be verified by examining the application source code at the PHEM website.

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A Google User
Jul 17, 2014
Too fast it's too fast for some games...
A Google User
Jul 10, 2014
Awesome nostalgic diversion I really got a kick out of this emulator. It installed easily and I was able to find and install a rom file in just a few minutes (in fact, I did it while waiting for a conference call to start). It's really cool to see my S3 take on a palm appearance. Fun to play some of the old palm games (and actually - I'm impressed with how well some of them held up to the times). I did have a crash - but that's not very unusual for an emulator - especially since my prc files are from all over the place and nothing I do on the emulator will ever be mission critical. It played some old classics surprisingly well (Like Zap2016). If you want to relive some of the old handheld days, this is a great way to do it. It's just 99 cents - I've been playing it for an hour so I've got my money back already.
A Google User
Jul 2, 2014
Excelent app
A Google User
Jun 21, 2014
Awesome I had Palm OS devices for years. This app works and works well!
A Google User
Jun 3, 2014
Crashes constantly. Very unstable on S4. Graphics are nice tho.