[Community] Goldelico Replicant 4.2 with Wifi

Lukas Maerdian luk at slyon.de
Thu Mar 13 19:35:07 CET 2014


Hi all!

I'm glad to announce a new Replicant 4.2 testing-release for the GTA04.
The binary, single partition image for your GTA04 can be found here:
  http://download.goldelico.com/gta04/replicant/4.2/20140313-WiFi-4.2/

The big change since the last release, is that basic wifi support is
now integrated. Which means you can scan for and connect to available
networks via the UI (incl. getting an IP address via DHCP). This makes
the device quite a bit more usable for testers, as you can now surf
the web or manage your mails. Please note that the first time boot of
this system will take a bit longer as usual, as some one-time tasks
are executed.

To connect to your device via USB, use the Android Debug Bridge, ADB
should work like this:
* sudo adb start-server (on host)
* Connect USB cable.
* Verify the hosts fingerprint on the device (a popup should
atomatically open on the first time connect).
* adb shell (on host)
To get a root shell:
* adb root (on host)
* Replug USB cable
* adb shell (on host)

Note that you need ADB>=v1.0.31 on your host, to be able to connect to
a Android device>=v4.2.2!

If you want to get to the source of know how to help developing this
system, please refer to:
http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/page/Replicant-4/
http://git.goldelico.com

Known issues:
* If you go to suspend while Wifi turned on/connected, wifi will be
broken on resume. Turning it of before suspend and back on on resume,
keeps it working.
* Older issues listed at our bug tracker:
http://projects.goldelico.com/p/gta04-replicant/issues/

Please play around with this image and post comments. Your feedback is
appreciated!

Cheers,
  Lukas


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