[Community] Goldelico Replicant 4.2 with Wifi

Ryan de Laplante (personal) ryan at ryandelaplante.com
Fri Mar 14 02:28:54 CET 2014


I am *very* happy to see progress being made on getting Replicant to run on GTA04, thank you!   Hopefully the Neo900 will be available soon along with a fully usable release of Replicant OS.

Thanks,
Ryan


On Mar 13, 2014, at 2:35 PM, Lukas Maerdian <luk at slyon.de> wrote:

> 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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